Robert Day's novel, The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His short fiction has won a number of prizes, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short Story and Pushcart citations. His fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines. He is the author of two novellas, In My Stead, and The Four Wheel Drive Quartet, as well as two collections of short fiction: Speaking French in Kansas and Where I Am Now. His nonfiction has also been widely published, and as a member of the Prairie Writers Circle his essays have been reprinted in numerous newspapers and journals nationwide. Among his awards and fellowships are a National Endowment to the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction. His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop; The University of Kansas; and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux. He is past Acting President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House; and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland where he is an Adjunct Professor of English Literature. Let Us Imagine Lost Love, a novel, will be published starting in September, 2013 as a serial and then as an e-book by Numero Cinq. He is represented by Russell and Volkening.

Emily Eckart graduated from Harvard University in 2012. Her first story was published in the April 2013 edition of The Bacon Review. eckarte@gmail.com

Graham Hillard is the editor of The Cumberland River Review and an associate professor of English at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. His poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Fugue, The Journal, Puerto del Sol, Regarding Arts and Letters, Southern Humanities Review, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. His essay "A Killing in Cordova: The Trial and Tribulations of Harry Ray Coleman" (Memphis Magazine) was a finalist for the 2012 Livingston Award for Young Journalists. ghillard@trevecca.edu

Stephen Longfellow watches the seasons go by in the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts. His poems have recently appeared in The Literary Review, Spillway, Sweet, Prism, and Quiddity. A first collection, Disappearing Act, should be out in August 2014 from FutureCycle Press. Steve is a 2001 graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program. slongfellow@gmx.us

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, critic, professor, and painter. His latest book, The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat, was selected in the Stephen F. Austin State University Press Poetry Prize contest. He has received the Bordighera Poetry Prize for Forty Floors from Yesterday; the Grolier Prize for Later on Aiaia; a Van Rensselaer Award, selected by Kenneth Koch; an Academy of American Poets Prize; and multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. His volume Almost a Second Thought was runner-up for the Salmon Run National Poetry Book Award, selected by X.J. Kennedy. Massimilla holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches at Columbia University and the New School. info@stephenmassimilla.com

New York poet Lisa Mullenneaux has published the collection Painters and Poets (2012) and maintains an ekphrastic art blog www.paintersandpoets.com. She contributes to journals such as The Broadkill Review, Stone Canoe, and The Fourth River. Her practice of poetry connects her with the happiest people on the planet. Who could ask for more? lisamull@aol.com

Rachel Nix grew up in Northwest Alabama, still residing a stone's throw away from her childhood stomping grounds. She is a lover of dogs and an avid reader of poetry, who chooses to believe that most everything else is either trivial or over her head. Her most recently published/forthcoming work can be found at cahoodaloodaling, Lummox, Petrichor Machine and Spillway. noceiling84@gmail.com

David Perlstein is the author of Slick!, a satiric geopolitical novel set in the Middle East. Kirkus Reviews selected it as one of the 25 Best Indie Books of 2012. A follow-up novel, San Café, is set in Central America. He has written two nonfiction books. Reviews and magazines have published several of his short stories. His new novel, The Boy Walker, will appear in late winter 2014. He lives in San Francisco. dhperl@yahoo.com

Erica Sklar is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at UNC Wilmington. Her work has been featured in The Master's Review and Barely South, and is forthcoming in Blue Earth Review. erica.sklar@gmail.com

Reed Wilson coordinates creative writing programs and teaches in the English Department at UCLA. His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere, and he has written poetry reviews for Poetry International and The Chattahoochee Review. rwilson@english.ucla.edu