Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press, forthcoming February 2013). His poems can be found in such places as Crowd, VeRT, Volt, Fence, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.
Heather Cox edits Ghost Ocean Magazine and its imprint chapbook press Tree Light Books. Heather’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, Mid-American Review (Editor’s Choice, 2012 Fineline Competition), Moon City Review, Pear Noir!, Midwestern Gothic, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other journals. Heather’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her chapbook Dream Seller was a 2012 Strange Machine Books finalist. Heather lives in Chicago with her partner and their two dogs and blogs at.
Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Carolina Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Cottonwood, The Tribeca Poetry Review, and Whiskey Island.
Mary Stone Dockery
Mary Stone Dockery’s first poetry collection, Mythology of Touch, was released by Woodley Press in 2012. She is the author of two chapbooks, Aching Buttons (Dancing Girl Press) and Blink Finch (Kattywompus Press), both forthcoming in 2012. She is a co-author of the collaborative chapbook Honey and Bandages (Folded Word Press 2013), written with Katie Longofono. Her poetry and prose has appeared in many fine journals. She currently lives in Lawrence, KS where she co-edits the Stone Highway Review.
Margaret A. Frey
Margaret A. Frey writes from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals including Notre Dame Magazine, Cezanne’s Carrot, Kaleidoscope and Camroc Press Review.
Tyler Gobble is a member of the Magic Helicopter Press team, lead editor of Stoked Journal, and a contributor with Vouched Books. He is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Goodness is a Fine Thing to Chase, part of The Fullness of Everything featuring Christopher Newgent and Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012). Find more at http://www.tylergobble.com.
Cari Gornik is currently pursing my MFA in fiction at Cleveland State University where she is on the editorial staff of Whiskey Island.
Annie Hartnett lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She has recently had stories published in Indiana Review, PANK Magazine, and Smokelong Quarterly.
Natalie van Hoose
Natalie van Hoose is third-year fiction writer in the MFA program at Purdue.
Robert Kaye’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Monkeybicycle, Per Contra, Staccato Fiction, Green Mountains Review, Jersey Devil and about three dozen elsewheres, with multiple nominations for Pushcart, Best of the Web and Story South prizes. My novel Taking Candy from the Devil, about good coffee, fake Bigfoot and enormous trebuchets, is published online. Links to these appear at http://www.RobertPKaye.com together with the Litwrack Blog, about the spectacular slo-mo collision of literature and technology.
Allison Leigh thinks and makes art and writes poems, stories and pop music and was born in Bakersfield in 1989. She studied poetry, literature and film/media in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, where she earned a BA in 2011. She won an Academy of American Poets Prize in 2010 and is the founder, publisher and editor of Orange Quarterly and Nothing Press. Her work can be found in Evergreen Review, The Collagist, MUZZLE, Michigan Quarterly Review, elsewhere. Allison lives in downtown Traverse City, where she works for the public schools. She volunteers for the National Writers Series, the public library and the Traverse City Film Festival. She blogs atand teaches poetry and blogging workshops at Northwestern Michigan College.
Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory’s writing has been previously appeared online and in print, most recently in Saul Williams’ anthology Chorus: A Literary Mixtape published on MTV Books in September 2012. She is currently a grad student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Tired Hearts Press () and 3 online poetry journals, and as Junior Editor of DEATH HUMS magazine ( ).
Erin L. Miller
Erin L. Miller received her BA in English with a minor in writing at Kent State University, and is currently working on an MFA in Poetry at Bowling Green State University. You can find her work in Arsenic Lobster, Luna Negra and Rufous City Review. In 2011, she received an honorable mention in the Wick Poetry Center Undergraduate Competition, and in 2012, she was a finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award. She is currently an assistant editor for Mid-American Review.
David Mohan is based in Dublin, and received a PhD in English Literature from Trinity College. He writes poetry and short stories. He came second in the Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Award and won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer Award. He has had stories published in Necessary Fiction, Opium, Contrary, elimae, Flash International magazine and The Chattahoochee Review. He has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize.
Michael Peck was born and raised in upstate New York. His fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in The Believer, Juked, Eclectica, Crime Factory, and others. He is a sometime book critic for the Missoula Independent, and now lives in Montana. The Last Orchard in America, his first novel, is currently being serialized at The 2nd Hand.
Aaron Samuels graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2011, and now lives in New York. His poems appear in Muzzle, Sole Literary Journal, Mandala Journal, and the Tidal Basin review. He has a book forthcoming on Write Bloody Publishing this coming August 2013.
Parker Tettleton is an English major at the University of Mississippi. His work is featured in Dark Sky,>; kill author, DOGZPLOT & Mud Luscious, among other places. His chapbook Same Opposite is available from Thunderclap Press. Find more of his work here.
Jeanaan Verlee’s writing has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, failbetter, and kill author, among others. She is the author of Racing Hummingbirds (Write Bloody Publishing), which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for poetry and she is a poetry editor for Union Station Magazine and director of Urbana Poetry Slam in New York City.
Mark Waclawiak is a recent graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and an intern at The Believer.
Lauren Yates is from Oceanside, CA. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Creative Writing. While at Penn, Lauren directed the performance poetry collective The Excelano Project. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in FRiGG, Melusine, The Bakery, and The Legendary. She currently lives in Philadelphia.