Carolyn Light Bell has read work locally and regionally on radio and television. She has organized poetry readings in several high schools and edited literary magazines for adults and young adults. Her work has appeared in Cottonwood, Crack the Spine, Forge, The Griffin, Limestone, Louisiana Literature, New Plains Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Phoebe, and West Wind Review, among many others.

Gary A. Berg, MFA (UCLA) is the author of short stories and eight non-fiction books. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications including Euphemism, Santa Fe Writer's Project, Synchronized Chaos, Cheap Pop, Vending Machine Press, Indian Summer Quarterly, and Work Literary Magazine.

Adam Giles' short fiction has won the 2013 University of Toronto Magazine Short Story Contest, and has been runner up or longlisted in other contests such as PRISM International's and the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award. He has fiction forthcoming in Riddle Fence: A Journal of Arts & Culture.

Toby Tucker Hecht's previous publication credits include fiction that appeared in The MacGuffin, The Baltimore Review, New Plains Review, Epiphany, Red Wheelbarrow, Bluestem, and other print and online literary journals. She has studied writing with Richard Bausch and taken fiction workshops with Kelly Cherry, Justin Cronin, Chris Offutt, and Pinckney Benedict. When not writing, she can be found at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland where she works in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.

Michael Lauchlan's poems have landed in many publications including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, The Dark Horse, Tar River Poetry, Harpur Palate, and The Cortland Review. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave. from WSU Press.

Kelly Lenox's poems, translations, and prose appear in American Journal of Nursing, Faultline, Still: The Journal (forthcoming 2015), Third Wednesday, Raven Chronicles, Dirty Goat, RHINO, Hubbub, The Drunken Boat, Stony Thursday Book (Limerick, Ireland), and elsewhere. Other translations appear in Voice in the Body (Ljubljana: Litterae Slovenicae, 2006), Six Slovenian Poets (Lancaster, U.K.: Arc Publications, 2006), and a chapbook, Chasms, by Barbara Korun (PM Books: 2003). She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Kelly is the Cave Region Review 2014 featured poet.

Amanda Newell's poetry has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Gargoyle, Pearl, Poet Lore, War, Literature & the Arts, and Zone 3, among others. She is recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and The Frost Place and has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Warren Wilson College and lives in Centreville, Maryland, where she teaches English at The Gunston School.

Two books of James Owens' poems have been published: An Hour is the Doorway (Black Lawrence Press) and Frost Lights a Thin Flame (Mayapple Press). His poems, stories, translations, and photographs appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Superstition Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Connecticut River Review, Lime Hawk, and The Stinging Fly. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in central Indiana and northern Ontario.

Grant Sorrell studies English at Sam Houston State University and lives in Huntsville, Texas. His previous publications include poetry in Concho River Review, Redactions, SHS Review, Fractal, and Outrider Review.

Helen Wickes lives in Oakland, California, where she worked for many years as a psychotherapist. She is the author of four books of poetry. In Search of Landscape was published in 2007 by Sixteen Rivers Press, Dowser's Apprentice and Moon over Zabriskie were both published in 2014 by Glass Lyre Press, and World as You Left It was published in 2015, also by Sixteen Rivers Press.