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.
Ross Wilcox’s work has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, Nashville Review, Green Mountains Review, and is forthcoming in Gulf Coast. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and two cats.
Rebeka Singer a writer, executive, and designer at her self-created graphic t-shirt label rebelKOOLAID. She completed her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work appears in several literary journals. If she were a color, she would be red.
Michael Shirzadian lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he studies and teaches rhetoric at Ohio State University. Before Columbus, he lived in Grants, New Mexico, where he taught high school English, and Boulder, Colorado, where he received an MFA in fiction from the University of Colorado.
C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in such places as Wyvern Lit, Rattle, and The Colorado Review. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. He has held jobs in a wide range of vocations – everything from graveyard shift convenience store clerk to retail management with stops along the way as dive bar dj and swimming pool maintenance. He has also lived in New York and Ohio. He can be found on Twitter @c_c_russell
Amanda Gain graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in English. After graduating, she traveled as a tour guide in Alaska. Now, she resides in Seattle, where she hikes, writes and spends most of her free time exploring the Pacific Northwest. You can find her work in Scripting Change and The Vestal Review.