Adrienne Gunn is the author of fiction, essays, and screenplays. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, PANK, and Five [Quarterly]. She has a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon where she also served as an instructor of fiction, composition, and humanities. Visit her at

Originally from Niagara Falls Ontario, Pushcart-nominee Bruce McRae is a musician who has spent much of his life in London and British Columbia. He has been published in hundreds of periodicals and anthologies. His first book, “The So-Called Sonnets” is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit his website:

Chelsea R. G. Kachman lives in Portland, OR, where she is pursuing both an MA and an MFA at Portland State University. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Portland Review, The Packingtown Review, Drunken Boat, and others. Prior to her Oregon life, she ran creative writing workshops in Detroit Public Schools.

Christopher Leibow is a  poet, a visual artist and a performer of small slights of hand. He is an MFA graduate of Antioch and has been published in numerous journals and online, including Juked, Interim, Barrow Street, and Cricket Online Review. His art has appeared in Lumina, 491 Magazine, and has been featured online with Cha: A Journal of Asian Writing and OFZOOs.  He is a two time Pushcart Award nominee and a Utah Book Award Nominee and the winner of the Writers@Work Writers Advocate Award in 2008. He currently lives in Salt Lake City with his cat El Guapo.

Cody Smith is an undergraduate student studying creative writing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a sojourner educating himself one road trip at a time. His life is a collection of scenes looking out of car windows from the Appalachians to Yosemite.

Doug Bolling's poetry has appeared in Marginalia, Slant, Iodine Poetry JournalThe Missing Slate, and others.

He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and currently occupies space time in Flossmoor, Illinois, part of the greater Chicago area.

Joe Baumann is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Review and the nonfiction editor of Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal. His work has appeared in SNReview, flashquake, Prick of the Spindle, Hawai’i Review, and several others, and is forthcoming from Oblong, matchbook, and others.

Karen Loeb’s writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers, including The Louisville Review, the anthology 100% Pure Florida Fiction, Phantasmagoria, Pinyon, the UK print journal Flash, and many other places. Two of her poems about China appeared in issue 6 of Terracotta Typewriter and five more China poems are in Shifting Balance Sheets from Wising Up Press. Other poems are forthcoming in Main Street Rag and Bloodroot.

Louis Gallo’s work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Southern Quarterly, Rattle, StorySouth, and many others. He was born and raised in New Orleans and now teaches at Radford University in Virginia.   

Jason Tauches is a graduate of the Emerson College MFA program and the father of two happy kids in Sonoma County.

Matt Dantes is a New York based fledgling poet, composer, and pianist. He is currently studying English as an undergraduate and is tethered to a mall retail job. 

Mercedes Lawry has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Poetry East, The Saint Ann’s Review, and others. She’s also published fiction, humor and essays, as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she’s received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She’s been a Jack Straw Writer, a Pushcart Prize nominee twice, and held a residency at Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, “There are Crows in My Blood”, was published in 2007 and another chapbook, “Happy Darkness,” was released in 2011. She lives in Seattle.

Naomi Kimbell is a writer and teacher from Missoula, MT. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana in 2008 and her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Calyx, The Indiana Review, and many others. One of her essays was short-listed for Best American Essays, 2010 and another was nominated for a Pushcart. Her website is  She is currently working on a collection.

Peter Cole Friedman is a poet and artist based in New York City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing, CounterExample Poetics, The NewerYork Press, Found Poetry Review, and others. He is currently a contributing editor for Anderbo and has recently begun pursuing an MFA at the University of New Orleans. His website is

Suzahn Ebrahimian is an Iranian/American writer, anarchist, a lover of birch trees, and is especially good at making people sort of uncomfortable. Essays have been published by the radical theory journal Tidal, as well as Waging Nonviolence. Poetry has been published in Release

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is the fiction editor of the webzine Ducts. Recent fiction and poetry appear or are forthcoming Asia Writes, Caribbean Vistas, The Dirty Napkin, Extracts, and in the anthology Long Island Noir (Akashic Books), among other places.


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