Kate Asche is a poet and essayist. Her work was published in RHINO, Confrontation and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Soundings East. She was a finalist in the 2011 Missouri Review Audio Competition. A graduate of the UC Davis creative writing program, she teaches creative writing workshops in her community, co-edits the Sacramento Poetry Center's journal, Tule Review, and reads for Memoir. www.kateasche.com
BD Feil has credits in Mississippi Review, Slice Magazine, New Plains Review, and other journals. He lives in Michigan with quite the brood. bdfeil@yahoo.com
Brad Felver just recently stepped away from editing and was previously Fiction Editor of Mid-American Review. He holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University where he is now a full-time faculty member. Most recently he's published stories in The Minnesota Review, Ascent, and Atticus Review, among others. bfelver@post.harvard.edu
Sierra Golden received her MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Winner of the program's 2012 Academy of American Poets Prize, her work appears widely in literary journals such as Fourth River, Cirque, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, as well as place-based anthologies about the Pacific Northwest. Though she calls Washington State home, Golden has spent time in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina and summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman. sgolden@zagmail.gonzaga.edu
Nathaniel Hunt lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working toward his MFA at UMass-Boston. He also works as a freelance writer, editor, and tutor. His poems have been featured in Iconoclast, The Houston Literary Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Pennsylvania Literary Journal, among others. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the upstart literary journal Cartographer. subsonic87@gmail.com
Amanda Newell's poetry has appeared in such publications as Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, Poet Lore, and Tar River Poetry. She was the Donald Everett Axinn Contributor Scholar at the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was recently awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. anewell@gunston.org
Karin Rosman lives in Seattle with her husband and son. Her stories have appeared in Gargoyle, Revolution House, Platt Valley Review and others. She has worked as a race horse exerciser, horse groom, bartender and timber cruiser. She is currently working toward her MFA at Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. karinrosman@mac.com
Mark Simpson's work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Hiram Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Faultline, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. He works in Seattle as writer for an instructional design firm. msimpson@redcircle.net
Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer's short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Quiddity, Bluestem, Notre Dame Review, Stand, and Literary Mama. An essay is in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. In 2004, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for a story that was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She teaches in the Psychology department at Felician College in New Jersey. vilhauerr@felician.edu
Bryan Shawn Wang, a former biochemist, lives in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. His fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in places such as The Kenyon Review, decomP, Rathalla Review, Solstice, Prick of the Spindle, Prime Number Magazine, and Valparaiso Fiction Review. His work has been shortlisted for the storySouth Million Writers Award. bryan_s_wang@yahoo.com