Over a dozen essays by Michelle Cacho-Negrete have appeared in The Sun Magazine, one of which was listed as notable in Best American Essays 2008, and others have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies. She has won the Hope Award for creative nonfiction, the Women in the Arts Literature Contest, and was recently granted residencies at the Ragdale Foundation and Casa Libre. She is included in the book, Thoreau's Legacy, an anthology by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Money from the anthology, available online, goes to combat global climate change. mcacho@maine.rr.com.
Jon Morgan Davies is a native of California. He received a B.A. in English from California State University, Los Angeles, and an M.A. from the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in such places as Cutbank, Menda City Review, and the Yalobusha Review. no1bag@gmail.com.
Robert Day’s novel The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His short fiction has won much recognition, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short Stories and Pushcart citations. His fiction has been published in many belles-lettres magazines. He is the author of two novellas, as well as Speaking French in Kansas, a collection of short stories. Forthcoming publications include We Should Have Come By Water (poems) and The Committee to Save the World (literary nonfiction). Among his awards and fellowships are a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, both Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction. His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop; The University of Kansas, and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux. He is past President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, Maryland, where he is an Adjunct Professor of English Literature.
Jehanne Dubrow’s work has appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is the author of two poetry collections, From the Fever-World (Washington Writers’ Publishing House 2009), and The Hardship Post (Three Candles Press 2009). Her third poetry collection, Stateside, will be released by Northwestern University Press in 2010. She is an assistant professor in literature and creative writing at Washington College. jehannethepoet@aol.com.
John Harris is a Senior Editor at Getty Publications in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in the Cafe Review, Bark, Gay & Lesbian Review, Cairn, and Exquisite Corpse. He lives in Santa Monica. john0753@live.com.
Keely S. Kotnik has a Master of Fine Arts from the fiction program at the University of Arkansas, where she studied with Ellen Gilchrist, Molly Giles, and Donald Hays. She also has a creative writing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has appeared in PIF Magazine, Madison Magazine, and Canvas, among others. keelykotnik@gmail.com.
Kelly Lenox’s poems, translations, and prose appear in Dirty Goat 20, RHINO, Hubbub, The Drunken Boat, MARGIN, Ellipsis, and elsewhere. She is co-translator of Voice in the Body (Ljubljana: Litterae Slovenicae, 2006), Six Slovenian Poets (Lancaster, U.K.: Arc Publications, 2006), and a chapbook, Chasms, by Barbara Korun (PM Books: 2003). She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a contributing editor for Hunger Mountain. Kelly is a free-lance editor and also works for Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. kellylenox@gmail.com.
B.Z. Niditch is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher, as well as founder and artistic director of The Original Theatre in Boston. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia: A Magazine of Literature and Art, The Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Prism International, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Le Guepard (France), Kadmos (France), Jejune (Czech Republic), Leopold Bloom (Budapest), and others. bzniditch@msn.com.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Family of Man (Pavement Saw Press) is scheduled for Fall 2009. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at simonperchik.com.
Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, now lives in Napa, California. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including Other Voices, Pleiades and the Massachusetts Review. She has also published a novel, Lost Sister. lena1000@sbcglobal.net.