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The 15th by Krista Christensen

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Krista Christensen writes memoir and poetry, and is an MFA candidate in Nonfiction through Ashland University. She teaches Developmental English and Reading at AB Tech Community College in Asheville, North Carolina, and is working on a memoir tentatively titled Hysterics: Pelvic Truths from a Nervous Wreck.

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Broken by Patrick O’Neil


Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir, Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books), and the excerpted in part French translation, Hold-Up (13e Note Editions). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including: Juxtapoz, Sensitive Skin,, The Weeklings, Razorcake, and Fourteen Hills. He is a regular contributor to the recovery website After Party Chat, and has been nominated twice for Best of the Net. Patrick holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, lives in Hollywood, California, and teaches online and at a local community college. For more information please see

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The Fringe by Tom Bennitt

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Tom Bennitt’s short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Texas Review, Prairie Schooner, Burnt Bridge and Fiction Writers Review, among others. He received his MFA at Ole Miss and now teaches writing and literature at Nebraska-Lincoln. Born and raised in Pennsyltucky, his first job, at age 12, was delivering the Butler Eagle newspaper by bike around his neighborhood.

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Martin by Seth Fischer


Seth Fischer’s writing has appeared in PANK, Guernica, Best Sex Writing, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and his work was was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He was a 2014 Lambda Emerging Voices Fellow, and he teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

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His Apple Pie by L. Lanser Rose

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Lisa Lanser Rose is the author of the memoir For the Love of a Dog (Harmony Books) and the novel, Body Sharers (Rutgers University Press), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Recent essays and stories have appeared in Superstition Review, The Tampa Review Online, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Winning Writers, and Ascent Literary Magazine. Rose’s essay, “Turnpike Psycho,” won the 2013 Florida Review Editor’s Award. She teaches where it never sleets, trains Border collies on the beach, and runs a communal blog with cool women at

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Diane by Amanda Ann Klein


Amanda Ann Klein is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the English Department at East Carolina University. Her flash fiction has appeared in Fat City Review and Geeked Magazine. Her scholarship on film and television has been published in Jump Cut, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Flow, Antenna, Avidly and numerous anthologies. She is the author of American Film Cycles: Reframing Genres, Screening Social Problems, & Defining Subcultures (University of Texas Press, 2011). She also blogs regularly over at Judgmental Observer, a blog about media and popular culture, and curates the true story blog, Tell Us A Story.

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Waiting by Yennie Cheung

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Yennie Cheung holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside-Palm Desert. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Times, HITS Magazine, and decomP magazinE. A native of Southern California, she is currently working on a book about Downtown Los Angeles, slated for release in November 2015.

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An Era of Searching by Claudia Heath


Claudia Heath is an undergraduate student studying English at the University of Virginia. She is from Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Size of Their Toys by Paul Crenshaw


Paul Crenshaw’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Essays, anthologies by W.W. Norton and Houghton Mifflin, Glimmer Train, Ecotone, North American Review and Brevity, among others. He teaches writing and literature at Elon University.

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The Pickle Jar by Ryan Barrett


Ryan Barrett is a Philadelphia native who currently lives in New York City, where she works in advertising. She has been published in The Huffington Post and Philly Daily News, and profiled by The Washington Post and Politico. In her free time, Ryan likes to work on her French, talk to strangers, and laugh.

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