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.
Tricia Leaf-Prince resides in Durham, NC and teaches in the English department at North Carolina Central University. She lives with four crazy males: husband, John; sons, Nathaniel and Gabriel; and dog, Oscar. “Three Minutes” is a short piece from the memoir she is writing.
Alle C. Hall was a semi-finalist for the 2015 New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest. In 2009, she won the Richard Hugo House Favorite publications include: Creative Nonfiction, Brevity (the blog), Eunoia Review, Bust, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer). She interviewed Leonard Nimoy for The Stranger. RIP—although he was a bit of a pill. Disappointing.
Chelsey Clammer is the 2015 winner of the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her creative thesis, Circadian (publication in Fall 2017). She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated and award-winning essayist who has been published in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, The Water~Stone Review and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown, a reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine, Editorial Coordinator of World of DQ, and Founding Editor of www.insideoutediting.com. Her first collection of essays, BodyHome, was released by Hopewell Publications in 2015. Her second collection, There Is Nothing Else to See Here, is forthcoming from The Lit Pub (Fall 2016). You can read more of her writing at: www.chelseyclammer.com.
Jamie Cattanach (happily) dropped out of her creative writing MA program to return to her native Florida, where she writes full-time for a popular web publication. Her poetry has been featured in DMQ Review, Hinchas de Poesia, Sweet: A Literary Confection and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.
J.J. Anselmi is the author of Heavy: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music. You can find more of his work here: www.jjanselmi.com
Francesca’s work includes contributions to The New York Times Motherlode, Drunken Boat, Brain, Child Magazine, Glasscases.com, S3 Magazine, and Interview Magazine among others. She has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, with a focus on Writing Instruction and Feedback for Improvement. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel. Francesca lives in Newton, MA with her husband Nick and two children, Theo and Brieza.
Robert Kerbeck is the recipient of the upstreet short fiction scholarship for the 2016 VCFA writer’s conference. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, upstreet, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, and The MacGuffin. His first play, Putin And The Snowman, opens Off-Broadway in July.
Yaki Margulies is a writer, actor, comedian, and musician from Seattle, WA. His literary work has appeared in Every Writer, The Jewish Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine, Meat For Tea, and others. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Olivia Slezik recently graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with a BA in English Writing & Literature. She will be applying to pharmacy school in the fall. This is her first publication.