Danielle Zaccagnino is from Queens, New York. She is in her third year of the MFA program at Texas State University. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, The Butter, Puerto del Sol, SAND Journal, and Rust + Moth. She is a poetry reader for Third Point Press and Front Porch Journal.
Mary Ann Thomas is a New Jersey-born-and-raised queer South Asian traveler. She has been published in Brown Girl Magazine, is a VONA/Voices fellow and writes about her adventures as a travel professional and long-distance bike tourist.
Brittany Hailer has taught creative writing classes at the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House as part of Chatham University’s Words Without Walls program. Her work has appeared in The Fairy Tale Review, Gravel Magazine,HEArt Online, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. She is the nonfiction editor for IDK Magazine and MFA program assistant at Chatham University.
Lucie Bonvalet is a writer, a visual artist, and an MFA candidate in nonfiction at Portland State University. She is a frequent participant in Portland’s OuLiPo reading series, 1000 words, and her writing appears in Women in Clothes (edited by Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton and Heidi Julavits) and Café Globulot, a French art & culture zine. Her drawings and paintings can be found at: lbonvalet.tumblr.com
Amy lives and writes in a small town on Lake Superior. She started a lot of colleges, started a lot of stories, and is working on her memoir. Poems and essays have appeared in Frigg Magazine, The Writing Disorder, Open Minds Quarterly, Third Wednesday, Haggard and Halloo and elsewhere.
Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of seven books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. His recent essays and poems appear in The Common, Diode, Guernica, The Hawaii Pacific Review, The Lindenwood Review, Mead, The New Welsh Reader, Passager, Rattle and Rhino. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which organizes the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad. www.peteremurphy.com
Annalise Mabe is a writer fro Tampa, Florida. She is completing her MFA at the University of South Florida where she writes nonfiction, poetry, and comics. Her work has appeared in Brevity, The Offing, The Rumpus, Booth, Word Riot, Hobart, and was nominated by The Boiler for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She reads creative nonfiction for Sweet: A Literary Confection and teaches composition and creative writing at USF.
Emmett was raised in New England, and has been happily corrupted by the L.A. weather after only three years in the city. He graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in creative writing, and has since worked in television development and private aircraft chartering. He now resides in East Hollywood.
Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer from Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in PANK, Corium Magazine, and Burrow Press Review, among others. Currently, she’s at work on a collection of short stories about love, women, and capitalism and a memoir about debt.
Michelle C. Wright is an instructor and third year doctoral student in English Studies, specializing in creative writing and Women’s and Gender Studies at Illinois State University. Her creative works have appeared in Inwood Indiana Press. She is currently serving as a resident writer for Project Phoenix and collabARTive, a community arts initiative for displaced individuals in St. Louis. She has served as an editor for Euphemism and judge for National Poetry Competitions. Passionate about hybrid forms, she finds inspiration everywhere, but particularly in the extraordinary moments of everyday life.