Anne Agnes Colwell, a poet and fiction writer, is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her first book of poems, Believing Their Shadows, was published by Word Press. She received an Emerging Artist Award in Fiction from the Delaware State Arts Council. She also received the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize which included publication of her chapbook Fatherís Occupation, Motherís Maiden Name. Her work has appeared in several journals, including California Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, and Octavo.
Steffan Hruby is from Minneapolis, Minnesota where he currently lives. He's a martial arts instructor in Kali and Jeet Kune Do (no, not like karate, and he doesn't fight in a cage). He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English Literature, and has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hamline University in St. Paul.
Manoli Kouremetis earned an MFA from Old Dominion University in 2006, and was part of poetry workshops there with Luisa Igloria and Peter Meinke. Since then, he has been teaching at a private school for students with learning differences, and as adjunct faculty at his alma mater. His poetry has appeared in Boxcar Poetry Review, and his fiction has appeared in Southeast Review and Panhandler Magazine (forthcoming).
David L. McNaron is professor of philosophy at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He grew up and was educated in Birmingham, Alabama. He received the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Miami, and the MFA in writing from Vermont College. His poems have appeared in Ellipsis, Gulf Stream, Red Booth Review,, Quadrivium and a number of other literary magazines.
Amanda Mitzel is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of New Orleans. She currently resides in Taos, New Mexico with her husband and collection of animals. A native Floridian, Amanda grew up as fascinated by Marineland's Oceanarium and sea creatures as the narrator in her story. "Augustine" is her first published work of fiction.
Amanda Newell lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she teaches high school English at Gunston Day School. She was also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Paris in Creteil, France. Her chapbook, Fractured Light, was just announced as the winner of the 2010 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. Her work is published or forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, The Delmarva Review, and Little Patuxent Review.
Nicholas Rinaldi is the author of three novels: Between the Rivers (HarperCollins and Transworld), Bridge Fall Down (St. Martin's Press), and The Jukebox Queen of Malta (Simon & Schuster and Transworld). He is also the author of three volumes of poetry. His stories and poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly, The International Poetry Review, Yale Review, Prairie Schooner, Texas Review, New American Review, The Literary Review, Southwest Review, Sothebyís International, and many other literary journals. His novels have been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, London Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, and elsewhere, with starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.
Angela Rydell has poetry published or forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review and other journals. She is a recipient of Poets & Writersí Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.
Katherine D. Stutzman is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the Pennsylvania State University. Her book reviews have appeared in New Letters, Cider Press Review, and Pleiades. "Flight" is her first published work of fiction.
R.L. Ugolini is a short story writer whose work has appeared most recently in Johnny America, Annalemma Magazine, and Prick of the Spindle. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.