Rachel Adams lives in Washington, DC, where she is the editor of a peer-reviewed academic journal and of the quarterly literary journal Lines + Stars. Her collection What Is Heard was published in 2013 by Red Bird Chapbooks. Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Memoir, Arsenic Lobster, Town Creek Poetry, Four and Twenty, Crack the Spine, Urbanite Baltimore, and elsewhere. She received her BA in English from the Catholic University of America and her MA in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. rachelcloudadams.com

Dick Bentley has published fiction, poetry, and memoir in over 200 journals, magazines and anthologies on three continents. His books, Post-Freudian Dreaming and A General Theory of Desire, are available on Amazon, Powell's Books, or at dickbentley.com. He served on the board of the Modern Poetry Association (now known as the Poetry Foundation) and was the prizewinner in the Paris Review/Paris Writers Workshop International Fiction Awards.

Barbara Daniels' chapbooks Black Sails and Quinn and Marie are available from Casa de Cinco Hermanas, and her book Rose Fever: Poems from WordTech Press. Her poetry has appeared in Mid-Atlantic Review, Solstice, The Literary Review and many other journals. She earned an MFA from Vermont College. barbarajdaniels@comcast.net

Kathryn Gahl hears voices and writes them down as fast as she can in any genre that strikes her fancy. She has written a poetry collection, Life Drawing Class, and recently completed a novel. Her poems and stories appear in numerous journals, including Margie and Chautauqua. When not writing, she dances mad hot ballroom. kathryngahl@gmail.com

John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in International Poetry Review, Chrysalis and the science fiction anthology, Futuredaze, with work upcoming in Potomac Review, Sanskrit and Fox Cry Review. jgrey10233@aol.com

Christine Hennessey's work has been published in LIT, Treehouse, Forge, and Molotov Cocktail. She is currently an MFA candidate and teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and at work on her first novel. christine.hennessey@gmail.com

Caroline Horwitz has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University. Her first piece to appear in a national magazine was published in our Fall 2011 issue. Subsequent publications include those in Lowestoft Chronicle, Forge, The Los Angeles Review, and The Fourth River. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and newborn son. www.carolinehorwitz.com

Michael Lauchlan's poems have appeared in many publications including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Innisfree, Thrush, Crab Creek, The Tower Journal, Nimrod, The Dark Horse and The Cortland Review, and have been included in Abandon Automobile (WSU Press) and A Mind Apart (Oxford). He has recently been awarded the Consequence Prize in Poetry. mlauchlan@gmail.com

Corbitt Nesta is a retired English and English-as-a-second language teacher who has taught in schools and colleges in the US, England and Italy. Her short stories, essays and articles have appeared in The Snow Monkey Anthology, The American Magazine and Transitions Abroad and online at Toasted Cheese, Dead Mule, Eclectica, and East of the Web. Two of her short stories are on Kindle. She lives with her husband in Brescia, Italy. cass43@bigfoot.com

Wendy Oleson is a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she served as a senior reader for Prairie Schooner. Her poetry and fiction appear in Baltimore Review, Rattle, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She won the 2013 Fiction Award from Washington Square Review. weoleson@huskers.unl.edu

Jean Ryan a native Vermonter, lives in Napa, California. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including Other Voices, Pleiades, The Summerset Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Blue Lake Review, Damselfly and Earthspeak. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, she has also published a novel, Lost Sister. Her debut collection of short stories, Survival Skills, was published in April 2013 by Ashland Creek Press. Please visit her website at jean-ryan.com

Jenniey Tallman currently lives and studies in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with her husband and three sons. Some of her other writing can be found in Gargoyle, elimae, The Rumpus, The Collagist, and Slice Magazine. jennieytallman@gmail.com