Sophie Allen studies English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was once a cashier in a haunted convenience store. Find her on Twitter: @sallentxt.

Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and currently lives in Georgia with his wife and son. His hybrid chapbook, The Leo Burke Finish, is available now from Gimmick Press and he has previously published work with journals including The Normal School, Passages North, and Hobart. He works as a contributing editor for Moss. Find him online here or follow him on Twitter: @miketchin. 

Natalie Crick, from the UK, has poetry published in Bare Fiction, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Scotland and The Moth. Outside of the UK she has work published in Rust and Moth, The Chiron Review, The Perch Arts and Literary Magazine (Yale University), Plath Profiles and Red Paint Hill. She is studying for an MA in Writing Poetry at Newcastle University (UK) and is currently taught by Tara Bergin and Jacob Polley. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice. 

Deborah Crooks is a writer and performing singer-songwriter living in Alameda, CA. She’s released a number or records under her own name and with the band Bay Station. Previous publications include No Depression, Kitchen Sink and in the anthology “The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Enlightenment” (Seal Press). Learn more here.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently “Two Towns Over”, which was selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press. He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Nathan Elias is the author of the novelette A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here (August 2017) and the forthcoming chapbook Glass City Blues: Poems (2018). Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Nathan spent six years in Los Angeles, California writing screenplays and working on films. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida where he now focuses on fiction and poetry. He received an MFA in Creative Writing (with an emphasis in fiction) from Antioch University Los Angeles.

Elliott Gish is a writer and librarian whose work has previously appeared in the Dalhousie Review and Understorey Magazine. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and occasionally blogs about nothing in particular at The Mimsy.

Lindsey Harding is the Director of the Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia. Her flash fiction and stories have appeared in Spry, apt, Soundings Review, Prick of the Spindle, The Boiler, and others. She is currently working on her first novel. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and four small children.

Lois Marie Harrod’s 16th and most recent collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 from Five Oaks. She is continually published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. Visit her online work.

Candace Hartsuyker is a first-year fiction student in McNeese State University’s MFA Program. She has been published in Foliate Oak, Foxglove Journal, The Ginger Collect, Former Cactus, Anti-Heroin Chic, Bending Genres Journal and Orson’s Review.

Nancy Hightower has been published in The New York Quarterly, Heavy Feather Review, storySouth, Gargoyle, Sundog Lit, and Joyland, among others. Her first collection of poetry, The Acolyte, was published in 2015 by Port Yonder Press.

Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry & Poetics and the author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Cave (winner of The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013), as well as four chapbooks. His writings about wine, poetry book reviews, and poetry can be found at his blog, The Line Break. Twitter: @TheLineBreak

Cyn Kitchen teaches creative writing at Knox College. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry appear in such places as Midwestern Gothic, Louisville Review and Still: The Journal. Her short story collection, Ten Tongues, was published in 2010 by MotesBooks. Cyn lives and writes in Forgottonia, a downstate region of the Illinois prairie.

Marie Landau is a poet and editor living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in inter|rupture, District LitGramma, Red Paint Hill Poetry JournalSOFTBLOW, and elsewhere. She can be found on the web.

Olivia Lowenberg is a current master’s student at MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, Norway. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Argot Magazine, Cat on a Leash Review, and The Zodiac Review.
Blake Jon Mycal is a writer currently living in Tampa, Florida. He is soon to be a student of the MFA creative writing program at University of Montana.

James O’Bannon was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently resides in Fresno, California. He is a graduate of the Northern Kentucky University creative writing program and a current MFA candidate at Fresno State University. His writing has appeared in Loch Norse Magazine and True NKU.

Colin O’Connell is an East Stroudsburg University graduate. He was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, right on the border of New Jersey. With no MFA yet, he hopes to build a modest collection of works before entering into a program. He has been published in The Stroud Courier, proudly covering the APSCUF strike of 2016.

Kendall Pack is an adjunct professor in Mesa, Arizona, who prays daily for a full-time gig. He graduated from Utah State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s and in 2015 with a Master’s in literature and writing before realizing that there were other universities in the world. He has been published in The Disconnect and Superstition Review and is a former contributor to Utah Stories. He lives with his wife, Emily, a musician with far too much talent. 

Clifton Redmond is a member of the Carlow Writers’ Co-operative. A student of the Humanities at Carlow College St. Patrick’s, his poems have been published in magazines and journals and he has been placed in various competitions.

Iumi Richard-Crow is an artist, dancer, mime, actor, and poet whose work is a reflection of her multifaceted way of experiencing the world. Iumi has performed, exhibited, and published in several countries. More of her artwork can be viewed here.

Whitney G. Schultz lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland where she lives with her husband and two cats. She currently teaches English at an all-girls high school. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Whitney enjoys traveling with her husband and cooking for family and friends. Her poems and flash fiction have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, The Atticus ReviewBluestem, and 3Elements, among others.

Jessica Sucato is an emerging writer who lives in Pennsylvania. She will soon be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh where she currently studies French, English Writing, and Theatre.

Olivia Vittitow is a poet and fiction writer originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but now attending school between Burlington, VT, and London. She is also the co-founder and editor of a literary and visual arts zine called Trash Mag. She loves traveling, personal finance literacy, playing classical piano, and creating whatever, whenever she gets the chance. 

Marcus Whalbring’s poems have appeared in The Cortland Review, Now Culture, Blood Lotus and others. His first book of poems was published in 2013. Currently he’s getting his MFA from Miami University. He lives in Indiana with his wife and two children.  

Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in Texas and is an electrical engineer by profession.Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slice, Tin House Online, Yemassee, The Minnesota Review, Gargoyle, and other journals. She is a Prose Reader for The Common and has been nominated for Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of Small Fictions.