Creative Nonfiction | January 17, 2016

You, Too, Can Be a Shot Girl in Guatemala by Natalie Rose


Natalie Rose is a writer, teacher and MFA candidate at Northern Arizona University. A Mexican Lebanese American, she often writes about food, memory, identity, and how they intersect. Her work has appeared on Freerange Nonfiction, Gothamist, The Latin Kitchen and Honest Cooking. She is the assistant nonfiction editor of Thin Air Magazine. She is currently working on a memoir about her time in Guatemala. More of her work is available at

Creative Nonfiction | January 17, 2016

Inmates by Phil Quam


Phil Quam is a teacher and writer currently living in Indonesia. He documents his travels at

Creative Nonfiction | January 17, 2016

Everything I Know About Being a Gay Dad I Learned From The Official Preppy Handbook by David Morris Parson

David Morris Parson is a screenwriter and novelist. His stories are forthcoming in and/or have appeared in the anthology The Monsters Who Loved Me (Lucky Dark Press) and Conflict of Interest, as well as in Cold Mountain Review, Prime Mincer, and Jet Fuel Review (Best of the Net nom), among others. He is currently adapting his novel The Divorce Comedy into television. Additionally, as a creative director he has twenty years of experience writing another form of fiction: advertising. David is an MFA graduate from Antioch University Los Angeles. A recovering Arkansan, he lives with his partner, son, and two dogs in Austin, Texas.

Creative Nonfiction | January 16, 2016

From a Darkened Shore by David Z. Morris


David Z. Morris is a writer whose journalism has appeared at the Atlantic, Fortune, Aeon, and the Japan Times. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Milkfist, Analecta, and Steampunk Tales. He is on Twitter at @davidzmorris and the web at

Creative Nonfiction | January 16, 2016

Those I’ve Loved by Julia Jenkins

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Julia Jenkins is a book reviewer, librarian, beer drinker, dog lover, mountain biker and native Texan now residing in Bellingham, Washington. Her favorite color is green.

Creative Nonfiction | December 16, 2015

Eggs by Ashley Tobin


Ashley Tobin is a writer living in New Jersey. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Creative Nonfiction | December 16, 2015

Call Girl by Hannah Sward


Hannah Sward has work forthcoming in Anthology of the Mad Ones 2016. Her writing has appeared in Rozyln: Anthology of Women Writers (2015 Issue), Erotic Review, Hypertext, Alimentum, Other Voices (Canada), and Milk Magazine, among others. She has completed a collection of linking short stories, Queenie Goes to Bosnia and Other Stories and is currently finishing her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles.

Creative Nonfiction | December 16, 2015

How to Read This Essay by Kathryn Petruccelli


I currently live in western Massachusetts with my husband and two boys, while pining every day for an ocean – preferably the Pacific. I hold a degree in teaching English to Speakers of other languages from the Monterey Institute. My poetry has appeared in places such as Enizagam, red wheelbarrow and My book reviews and audio interviews with literary figures such as Gish Jen, Nikki Giovanni, Isabel Allende and others have appeared in the past on KUSP radio 88.9FM Santa Cruz and

Creative Nonfiction | December 16, 2015

Reduced by Annalise Mabe

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Annalise Mabe is completing an MFA at the University of South Florida, where she writes poetry and nonfiction. Her work has been featured in The Offing, Animal, Hobart and was nominated by The Boiler for a Pushcart Prize. She reads poetry for Sweet: A Literary Confection and is a poetry editor at Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. She lives in Tampa, Florida, where she teaches composition and creative writing at USF.

Creative Nonfiction | December 16, 2015

The Alley by Elisa Jay


Elisa Jay recently moved to LA from Chicago, where she received a degree in English Literature. The move to the mountains and ocean has revived her happy love of words. She has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine and 100word story, and can also be found in upcoming issues of Zest and *82. Follow her explorations on Instagram @e_letters.