Mark Belair's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, The Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East and The South Carolina Review. His most recent collection is Breathing Room (Aldrich Press, 2015). Previous collections include Night Watch (Finishing Line Press, 2013); While We're Waiting (Aldrich Press, 2013); and Walk With Me (Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2012).

Kevin Casey's work is forthcoming or has appeared recently in Paper Nautilus, Gulf Stream, Rust+Moth, Chiron Review, and other publications. His chapbook, The wind considers everything, was published earlier this year by Flutter Press, and another is due later in 2016 from Red Dashboard.

Jill McCroskey Coupe is a former librarian at Johns Hopkins University. She has an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and has had stories published in Warren Wilson Review, Pebble Lake Review, and Against the Grain, winning the annual fiction contest there. The latter two stories are excerpts from her newly-published novel, True Stories at the Smoky View.

Barbara Crooker is the author of six books of poetry; Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems is the most recent. She has received a number of awards, including the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

Darrin Doyle is the author of the story collection, The Dark Will End the Dark, and two novels, The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo and Revenge of the Teacher's Pet: A Love Story. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, most recently Passages North, Word Riot, Superstition Review, and BULL.

David Gillette's fiction has previously appeared in Alternative Fiction and Poetry, Albuquerque Monthly, and a number of other venues in the USA and abroad. His stories have received honorable mentions in the Eighteenth Annual Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction contest and the 2016 Glimmer Train fiction open contest. He currently lives in California where he teaches writing and interactive media at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Peauladd Huy was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 1980, after her parents had been murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime, she immigrated to the United States with her siblings and other relatives. With generosity and graciousness of the people at Connotation Press, her first manuscript is due out soon. She lives on the eastern coast of the U.S. with her family.

Nicholas Lord is a writer from Perth, Australia. He now lives in New York, where he is completing his Master's in nonfiction and fiction writing at the New School. This is his first publication in a literary magazine.

Tim McLafferty lives in New York City and works as a musician. His poems have appeared in Summerset Review, Santa Ana River Review, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor at Forge Journal.

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Miami, and educated at the University of Michigan, Marlene Olin is the author of a short story collection as well as a recently completed novel. Her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in over sixty journals including The Massachusetts Review, The Water~Stone Review, upstreet, Steam Ticket, Vine Leaves, Poetica, and Crack the Spine. She is the winner of the 2015 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. Twitter: @writestuffmiami

Emily M. Trask is a poet and theatre artist originally from Wisconsin. Her essays, blogs, scholarly commentary and award-winning plays/adaptations have been published by Simon and Schuster, among others. Emily received her BA from Grinnell College, where she studied under poet George Barlow, and her MFA in acting from Yale University School of Drama. She currently lives in Houston, Texas where she is a member of the resident acting company at the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre.

Emily Tuszynska lives in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Rhino, Southern Poetry Review, and Valparaiso Review.