Anne Babson's first collection is The White Trash Pantheon. Her work has appeared in over one hundred journals on five continents and has been anthologized by publishers in both Europe and the U.S. She is featured on a compilation hip-hop CD, The Cornerstone (New Lew Music, 2007), and writes libretti for opera. Catch her blog about her North-South culture shock at www.carpetbaggersjournal.com

Garrett J. Brown is the author of Manna Sifting (Briery Creek Press, 2009), winner of the Liam Rector First Book Prize, and Cubicles (Finishing Line Press, 2012). His essay, "Galileo in the Uecker Seats," was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays of 2014. His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Poetry East, TriQuarterly, and Black Warrior Review. garrettjbrown.com

Krista Christensen writes poetry and nonfiction, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in GTK Creative Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, Word Riot, Rappahannock Review, and more. She is an MFA candidate at Ashland University and is drafting a memoir tentatively titled Hysterics: Pelvic Truths from a Nervous Wreck, which details her struggle to find peace after a sudden hysterectomy at age thirty-two. kristachristensen.com

Holly Day's published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and The Book Of, while her poetry has recently appeared in New Ohio Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle. Her newest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press. lalena@bitstream.net

Bill Gaythwaite's short stories have appeared in various print and online publications, including Superstition Review, Alligator Juniper, The Ledge and Word Riot. His work is also included in Mudville Diaries, an anthology of baseball-themed essays published by Avon Books. His short play, Assistance, was a second place finalist in the Lamia Ink! Play Competition and was given a staged reading at Circle Rep in New York City. Bill is on the staff of the Committee on Asia and the Middle East at Columbia University. bgaythwaite@gmail.com

Le Hinton is the author of five poetry collections including, most recently, The Language of Moisture and Light (Iris G. Press, 2014). His work has been widely published and can be found in The Best American Poetry 2014, Little Patuxent Review, Baltimore Review, and outside Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, incorporated into Derek Parker's sculpture "Common Thread." irisgpress@aol.com

Rich Ives is a winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander and the 2012 winner of the Creative Nonfiction Prize from Thin Air magazine. His book of days, Tunneling to the Moon, is available from Silenced Press; a fiction chapbook, Sharpen, from Newer York Press; Light from a Small Brown Bird, a collection of poems, from Bitter Oleander Press; and his story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, is available from What Books. ivesrich@yahoo.com

Jed Myers lives in Seattle. His poetry collections include Watching the Perseids (Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award), the chapbook The Nameless (Finishing Line Press), and a chapbook forthcoming from Egress Studio Press. His work has received Southern Indiana Review's Editors' Award, the Literal Latte Poetry Award, and Blue Lyra Review's Longish Poem Award. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Harpur Palate, Crab Creek Review, Briar Cliff Review, Atlanta Review, Quiddity, and elsewhere. medjyers@hotmail.com

Becky Tuch is the founding editor of The Review Review. She has received literature fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the Somerville Arts Council, and her stories have received awards from Moment Magazine, Briar Cliff Review, Glimmer Train and elsewhere. Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, Virginia Quarterly Review, Salt Hill, Cleaver, Hobart, Quarter After Eight, and other publications. She lives in Pittsburgh. beckytuch.com

Stephen Williams' work has appeared in issues of The Homestead Review, Kestrel, Leading Edge, The Ottawa Arts Review, Foliate Oak, Jelly Bucket, Windmills, Plainsongs, The Nashwaak Review, Poetry Northeast, Picayune Literary Magazine, Owen Wister Review, The G. W. Review, Potomac Review, Pear Noir, Wisconsin Review, Convergence, Prime Number, riverbabble, fiction fix, The Midwest Literary Review and The Redlands Review. stephen.williams.00@gmail.com