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Creative Nonfiction

Lightning Split of Oak Tree by Lily Ann Summerville


Lily Ann Summerville is a Tennessee native who loves sweet tea and her family garden. She’s a recent graduate from Western Kentucky University and an MFA candidate.

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Four Truck Drivers by Jessica Housand-Weaver


Jessica Housand-Weaver is a writer, artist and developer living in Albuquerque’s East Mountains. She has been published in many fine journals including New Madrid, Poetry Quarterly, Malpais Review and Red Ochre Lit. She is the founder and editor of the technology, art and literary journal, Carbon Culture Review

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How to Be a Gay Boy by Derick Edgren


Derick Edgren is a student at Sarah Lawrence College where he pursues a degree in Theater and Ethnic Studies. His plays have been recognized by the IHSA State Drama & Group Interpretation Competition, the Rockford Area Arts Council, and the International Thespian Society. They have been performed at the West Side Show Room, Auburn Creative and Performing Arts Theater, and La Strada Ensemble Theater. His play Earth from the Moon received its NYC premiere through Chance: A Festival of One Acts about Love, Fate & Destiny in March 2015. He is a blog contributor for Adroit Journal and staff writer for College News.

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The Flying Room by Jennifer L. Hollis

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Jennifer L. Hollis is a writer and music-thanatologist in Somerville, MA. She has a master of divinity from Harvard Divinity School and is the author of Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage (Praeger Publications, 2010). Her work has appeared in the Christian Century and Literary Mama (forthcoming). You can connect with her at

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Dada Does Dominoes by Glenda Reed

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Glenda Reed was born on a boat and raised on the sea. As a child she lived with her family on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. Currently, she is writing a memoir about hitchhiking around the world on sailboats. Her latest travel musings can be read on her blog ( and you can connect with her at www.facebook/hitchsailing.

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Stones Cry by Cheryl Smart

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Cheryl Smart is a 2nd year MFA candidate at the University of Memphis, studying Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. She is current Nonfiction Editor of U of M’s literary journal, The Pinch. During her undergrad college career, Cheryl divided her studies between Philosophy and Poetry. She has publications appearing or forthcoming in The Little Patuxent Review, Appalachian Heritage, Cleaver Magazine, Crack the Spine – Now, Word Riot – and others. Cheryl was a hip hop aerobics instructor in an alternate life, and is now retired from that bit of craziness (although she misses it).​

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Behind the Rink by Michael Berger

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Michael Berger is a writer and teacher living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is an editor of the arts and writing magazine, The Salted Lash, which is affiliated with the arts collective, The Iron Garters. Some of his other work can be found at The Rumpus, Pank, Dogwood, The Bolt and forthcoming in Whiskey Island.

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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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