Jennine Capó Crucet's debut story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, recently won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize and is forthcoming from University of Iowa Press. "And in the Morning, Work" is part of this collection. Other work of hers has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, the Southern Review, and Northwest Review, and she has been a finalist for the Missouri Review Editor's Prize and the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize. Visit her web site at
Kori E. Frazier is an MFA fiction candidate at West Virginia University and received her BA in creative writing from Ohio Northern University. Her work has appeared in North Central Review, Genie, Up the Staircase, and the Appalachian women's anthology The Zinnia Tales. You may reach her at
Jennifer Oh currently lives and works in New York City. She graduated with an MFA in fiction from Columbia University in 2004, and is now studying for her doctorate in eastern medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has won national awards for her fiction, including the Very Short Fiction Award from Glimmer Train Stories. Visit her web site at
Peter Schumacher is a senior at Colorado College, where he studies English and philosophy, writes short fiction and poetry, and explores the mountains as much as possible.
This is his first publication. He can be reached at
Amy Willoughby-Burle's work has appeared in Inkwell, The MacGuffin, Potomac Review, Sycamore Review, and the Cuivre River Anthology. She has pieces forthcoming in Reed Magazine and Pennsylvania English. Write to her at