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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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Mormon Boys in Cars by Ryan Shoemaker


Ryan Shoemaker’s work has appeared in Gulf Stream, Santa Monica Review, Silk Road Review, and Juked, among others. Find him at

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Catcher by Spencer Hyde


Spencer Hyde’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, The Pinch, Sweet, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a long-ish story about a birder’s epidemic. He edits for elsewhere magazine. He currently lives and writes in Colorado.

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Terminal by Stephanie Golisch


Stephanie Golisch writes screenplays, short stories and travel essays. She has been published in two anthologies of PDX Writers, Bengal Lights and will have a piece in the upcoming edition of Mission at Tenth. A recipient of a 2014 Oregon Literary Arts fellowship, she calls Portland home.

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