Joni Abilene has been published in Pithead Chapel and in August 2014 she will have a story featured by Five Quarterly. joniabilene@gmail.com

James Dissette is a freelance writer and a publisher and fine-book designer at Chester River Press in Chestertown, Maryland. He recently finished hand printing Pulitzer poet Franz Wright's book, Transfusion. His forthcoming collection of poems, Passenger's Pulse, will be out in early July, 2014. jamesdissette@gmail.com

Sandy Hiortdahl lives with Kismo Blue, an irascible Australian Cattle Dog, in East Tennessee. She's a recipient of the Sophie Kerr Prize, has an M.F.A. from George Mason and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. She teaches at Northeast State Community College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming this year in THEMA, Punchnel's and Barely South Review. www.sandyhiortdahl.com

Jacob Margolies is a reporter and lawyer for The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper. His journalism, essays, and book reviews have appeared in leading newspapers in Europe, Asia and America, and his New York stories have appeared in Project Syndicate, Volume 1 Brooklyn and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. jacob.margolies@gmail.com

Mitzi McMahon lives in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan, where she writes fiction and chases the light, camera in hand. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in over two dozen publications, including The Bitter Oleander, The Santa Fe Literary Review, The Evansville Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, and Prime Number Magazine. mitzimcmahon@ameritech.net

Born in Pennsylvania, David Anthony Sam is the grandchild of immigrants. He has lived in Michigan, Florida and now resides in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda. They have two children and three grandchildren. Sam has written poetry for over forty years and has been published in various journals and has one collection, Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves. He serves as president of Germanna Community College and writes poetry that seeks to understand the unity of all being. dasam_97@yahoo.com

Mia Sara, a film and television actress for many frenetic years, has finally found her form, in poetry. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in The Southampton Review, Pembroke Magazine, poemmemoirstory, Superstition Review, The Write Room, Forge, Helix, Pank, and Cultural Weekly, among others, and she is a regular contributor to Pank's blog. She lives in Los Angeles and New York City with her husband, Brian Henson, and her children, Dash and Millie. http://wheretofindmiasara.tumblr.com

Catherine Stearns published a collection of poems, The Transparency of Skin (New Rivers Press). She is the recipient of a McKnight Foundation Award, the Dana Award, and was a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She has had poetry and short fiction appear in several journals, and has poems forthcoming in Salamander. She lives and works outside of Boston. katestearns4@gmail.com

Reed Wilson's poems have been published in The Antioch Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere, and his book reviews have appeared in Poetry International, The Chattahoochee Review, and The Summerset Review. He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches in the English Department at UCLA. rdwilson@ucla.edu