Emma Bolden is the author of three full-length collections of poetry — House Is An Enigma (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2018), medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) and Maleficae (GenPop Books, 2013) – and four chapbooks. The recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA, her work has appeared in The Norton Introduction to Literature, The Best American Poetry, The Best Small Fictions, and such journals as the Mississippi Review, The Rumpus, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Madrid, TriQuarterly, The Indiana Review, Shenandoah, and The Greensboro Review. She currently serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief for Tupelo Quarterly and an Editor of Screen Door Review. Her memoir, The Tiger and the Cage, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in 2022.

Jeff Frawley lives and teaches in the mountains of southern New Mexico. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, Faultline, Portland Review, Crab Creek Review, South Dakota Review, Storyscape, and elsewhere.

Cassie Fancher lives in Gainesville, Florida, where she recently completed my MFA in creative writing at the University of Florida. Her first collection of short stories was the recipient of the Howard Frank Mosher First Book Award and was published in October 2021.

Jennifer Funk has a forthcoming manuscript from Bull City Press in early spring 2023, excerpts of which have appeared in Kenyon Review, Cimarron Review, Four Way Review, The Boiler, and elsewhere. She cut her poetry teeth at Warren Wilson and has had those precious summer scholarship stints at Bread Loaf and The Frost Place.

Hon Lai-chu (韓麗珠) is a novelist, essayist, and columnist from Hong Kong. She is the author of The Kite Family, which won the New Writer’s Novella prize from Taiwan’s Unitas Literary Association and was translated into English in 2015. Hon’s other accolades include the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Artist of the Year in 2018, the Third Annual Dream of Red Mansions Literary Award (Honorable Mention) in 2010, and the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature (Fiction) in 2005. Her latest publications include Skin Stitching, a short story collection, and Half-Eclipse, an essay collection.

Zoe-Aline Howard is an assistant at Howland Literary Agency and a literary publicist at Pine State Publicity. Her work has appeared previously in Voicemail Poems.

Thomas C. Jackson is a Midwestern artist whose work has been shown in over 100 national and international juried, invitational and solo shows.

Elliot Johnson is a 23 year old artist living and working in Michigan. His fiber art career began in elementary school when he would learn to crochet and knit, slowly building his skills and artistic style to what it is today. He has a BA in Art History with a minor in German from Central Michigan University. College is where he began to create more experimental and expressive fiber art, with hopefully no end in sight. He wishes to continue to solidify his artistic voice and dedicate as much time as he can to creating things he loves.

Jacqueline Leung is a writer and translator from Hong Kong. Her work has appeared in SAND Journal, Gulf Coast, Asymptote, Cha, and the Asian Review of Books, among others. She is assistant editor for The Offing, editor-at-large for Asymptote, and translations editor for Cicada.

Fritz McDonald is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop whose work appears in books, literary journals, and a documentary for public TV.

Rhiannon McGavin is a writer from Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Teen Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, and more. She is the author of Branches and Grocery List Poems (Not a Cult), and will receive a Master of Philosophy in literature from Trinity College.

Samuel Piccone is the author of the chapbook Pupa (Anhinga Press, 2018). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including, Sycamore Review, Frontier Poetry, Washington Square Review, and RHINO. He received an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University, serves on the poetry staff at Raleigh Review, and is a lecturer at Iowa State University.

Sara Potocsny is a writer in Syracuse, NY, where she lives with her son, Sol. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She has one chapbook called The Circle Room, published by Lover Books. She has work in or forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review, Juked, Hobart, Radar, HAD, The Racket, Rejection Letters, and others. You can find her on twitter at @sarapotocsny and IG at @spotocsny.

Kimberly Ramos is a queer, Filipina writer from Missouri. They will begin a PhD in Philosophy at Brown University this fall. Their work has been published in Southern Humanities Review, Jet Fuel Review, and West Trade Review, among others. Their first chapbook is set for publication with Unsolicited Press in 2023.

Chiew Ruoh Peng is a Malaysian Chinese poet who writes primarily in Chinese. He is also a regular spoken word poetry performer. He has won several literary awards including Hua Zong Literary Award (Malaysia), Hai-O Literary Award (Malaysia), and Outstanding Young Poet Award (Taiwan).

Julia Watson earned her MFA from North Carolina State University. Her works have been published in The Shore, Voicemail Poems, Identity Theory, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her grumpy dogs. You can read more of her work at juliawatsonwriter.com.

Connor Yeck’s poetry can be in Best New Poets, Prairie Schooner, Passages North, The Journal, The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, and Nimrod. A finalist for the 2021 Pablo Neruda Prize, he is the recipient of awards from Sonora Review, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, and The Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival. Currently, he is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati and Assistant Editor at The Cincinnati Review.

Yee Heng Yeh is a writer and translator from Malaysia. His poetry has been featured in The KITA! Podcast, adda, Strange Horizons, and a few local anthologies, and was shortlisted in the Malaysian Poetry Writing Competition 2021. He also has poetry translations forthcoming in Mantis.