Stacy Brewster's work has appeared most recently in qu.ee/r Magazine, Plenitude and Rougarou. He is the co-founder of the Full Frontal Writing Collective and runs writing workshops for Write Around Portland, a non-profit that provides free workshops for people who may not have access to writing in community because of income, isolation or other barriers. He works as a Public Advocate and Media Manager with the City of Portland, Oregon. www.stacybrewster.com
Jo-Anne Cappeluti is a widely published poet, appearing in Spiritus, Grey Sparrow, Passager, Blue Unicorn, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Christianity and Literature. She is also a widely published scholar, with a recent essay, "Making Nothing Happen: W. H. Auden's Romantic Legacy," appearing in Renascence (Winter 2014). She earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of California at Riverside and is now retired, after teaching for thirty years at California State University, Fullerton.
James Allen Hall is the author of Now You're the Enemy, which received awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Texas Institute of Letters. Recent nonfiction and poetry appear in CutBank, The Journal, Arts & Letters, and Alaska Quarterly. He teaches at Washington College.
Lucinda Kempe lives in an Arts and Craft style house on Long Island where she exorcises with words. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, decomP, Corium, Metazen, and Metrofiction. She has been a student of the poet Larry Fagin, and recently completed a graduate class in humor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Lange's story appearing in this issue will be in his new collection, Sweet Nothing, which will be out in February 2015 (Mulholland/Little, Brown). His fiction has appeared in The Sun, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and as part of The Atlantic Monthly's Fiction for Kindle series. He has stories forthcoming in The Southern Review and Kenyon Review Online. He is the author of the collection Dead Boys and the novels This Wicked World and Angel Baby, which won this year's Hammett Prize. He received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow. email@example.com
Lance Le Grys lives and works in Vermont. His work has appeared most recently in Caveat Lector, The Naugatuck River Review, The Lullwater Review, The Licking River Review, and The Southern Humanities Review. firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Prato's short story collection is forthcoming from Press 53 in May 2015. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Hayden's Ferry Review, The Rumpus, Iron Horse Literary Review, Subtropics, and ZYZZYVA. She teaches, edits, and writes in Portland, Oregon. Anatomy of an Autopsy Report is excerpted from her recently completed memoir. www.lizprato.com
Melinda Ruth is currently a junior at Salisbury University, majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Gender Studies. During the 2013-2014 school year she was the Associate Fiction Editor, as well as Art and Design Editor for the school's literary journal, Scarab Magazine. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society, and likes to dabble in many genres including Poetry, Fiction and Script writing. This is her first publication. email@example.com
Donna Baier Stein's stories and poems have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, New Ohio Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Her story collection Great Drawing Board of the Sky was a Finalist in the Iowa Fiction Awards and was published in December 2013 as Sympathetic People. Her novel, Fortune, received the PEN/New England Discovery Award. She was a Founding Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review and currently publishes Tiferet Journal. www.donnabaierstein.com
P. Ivan Young is author of Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (forthcoming from Brick House Books) and the chapbook, A Shape in the Waves (Stepping Stones Press). He received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council (2011), and is the 2013 winner of the Norton Girault Literary Prize. His most recent publications are in the anthology A Sense of the Midlands (Muddy Ford Press) and in Hayden's Ferry Review, Apple Valley Review, Blood Lotus, The Delaware Review, and Crab Orchard Review. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and two children. firstname.lastname@example.org