Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Chronicle of an Unsung Song Written by Melina Papadopoulos

Melina Papadopoulos is a recent college graduate. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Plume, Booth, The Monarch Review, among others.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Sixth Avenue Hos by Marie Manilla


West Virginia native Marie Manilla is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her novel, The Patron Saint of Ugly, received the Weatherford Award. Shrapnel won the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel. Stories in her collection, Still Life with Plums, first appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. Learn more at

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Northern Ignorance and Southern Evidence by Dave Harris


Dave Harris is a spoken word poet and playwright from West Philly. As a playwright, his plays have been featured at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, New Haven Arts and Humanities Co-Op High School, Yale Playwrights Festival, the Annual Festival of New Work, UMASS Amherst, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the Yale Repertory Theater. As a poet, his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Huffington Post, Button Poetry, Upworthy, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, The New Journal, Blueshift Journal, Freeze Ray Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly and The Misanthropy amongst others. He is one of the winners of Write Bloody Publishing’s 2016 Book Contest, and his debut collection of poetry will be published in 2017.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

The Favorite by Kelly Flynn


Kelly Flynn is an MFA student at Butler University in Indianapolis, where she reads for Booth. Kelly has maintained a herd of show rabbits since childhood and travels the country showing and judging rabbits in her spare time. Find her on twitter @iamkellyflynn.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

The Isle of Devils by Cassandra A. Clarke


Cassandra A. Clarke received her MFA in Fiction from Emerson College. Her work has been previously published at: Electric Literature, Cartridge Lit, Entropy, Gone Lawn and other speculative places. She’s the Chief Editor of the new-weird literary magazine, Spectator & Spooks and a proud member of The Pug Squad writing collective. When not writing, Cassandra can be found training to be an instructor at her dojang, Jae H. Kim Taekwondo, in Cambridge, MA.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

My First Mugging by m. h. burkett


From Louisiana, m. h. burkett has been in denial the 16 years he has lived elsewhere. He has lived in Virginia for “a house and two kids” worth of time. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reed Magazine, Stirring, Forge, The Penmen Review, and Buffalo Art Voice.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

After Nightmares: A Catalog of Dreams on 20mg of Citalopram by Danielle Zaccagnino

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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.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

August on the Haul Road by Mary Ann Thomas

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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.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

Snapshot by Brittany Hailer


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.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

Dust by Lucie Bonvalet

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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: