Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Something Dark Like Jazz by Amy Sprague


Amy lives and writes in a small town on Lake Superior. She started a lot of colleges, started a lot of stories, and is working on her memoir. Poems and essays have appeared in Frigg Magazine, The Writing Disorder, Open Minds Quarterly, Third Wednesday, Haggard and Halloo and elsewhere.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

The Best Man by Peter E. Murphy


Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of seven books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. His recent essays and poems appear in The Common, Diode, Guernica, The Hawaii Pacific Review, The Lindenwood Review, Mead, The New Welsh Reader, Passager, Rattle and Rhino. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which organizes the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Conatus by Annalise Mabe

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Annalise Mabe is a writer fro Tampa, Florida. She is completing her MFA at the University of South Florida where she writes nonfiction, poetry, and comics. Her work has appeared in Brevity, The Offing, The Rumpus, Booth, Word Riot, Hobart, and was nominated by The Boiler for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She reads creative nonfiction for Sweet: A Literary Confection and teaches composition and creative writing at USF.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Two Kinds of Love by Emmett Lindner

Emmett was raised in New England, and has been happily corrupted by the L.A. weather after only three years in the city. He graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in creative writing, and has since worked in television development and private aircraft chartering. He now resides in East Hollywood.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Mom Before New York by Rachel Ann Brickner


Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer from Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in PANK, Corium Magazine, and Burrow Press Review, among others. Currently, she’s at work on a collection of short stories about love, women, and capitalism and a memoir about debt.

Creative Nonfiction | June 20, 2016

Dual(ing) Rhetorics: Laundry Tub Love by Michelle C. Wright

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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.

Creative Nonfiction | June 20, 2016

Three Minutes by Tricia Leaf


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.

Creative Nonfiction | June 20, 2016

Are You There, Avatar? It’s Me, the ‘70s. by Alle C. Hall

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.

Creative Nonfiction | June 20, 2016

The Metabolic Process of Trauma by Chelsey Clammer

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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 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:

Creative Nonfiction | June 20, 2016

Risk by Jamie Cattanach

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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.