Linda Blaskey is the recipient of two fellowship grants from Delaware Division of Arts. She is poetry/interview editor for The Broadkill Review and is coordinator for the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. Her work has been selected for inclusion in Best New Poets and for the North Carolina Poetry on the Bus Project. Originally from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas she now lives on a small horse/goat farm in the flat lands of southern Delaware.

Tara A. Elliott lives along the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and son, and teaches English and Language Arts. She is the founder and director of Salisbury Poetry Week, and has been honored to serve as a Light of Literacy Educator. Her recent poems have been published in The Ekphrastic Review, The TAOS Journal of International Poetry & Art, Wildness Journal, among others, and are forthcoming in both MER, and Triggerfish Critical Review.

Justin Fenech is a twenty-eight-year-old writer from the Mediterranean Island of Malta. He writes short-stories, novels, poetry and travel pieces, always with a keen interest in the way people struggle to find purpose and happiness in life—especially people who are marginalized. He has had various short stories published in reviews like The Brasilia Review, Rum Punch Press, Cecile's Writers and many others.

Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York, and now lives in Oregon. He is the author of four collections of poetry and the memoir Back Seat with Fish. An active angler, naturalist, and literary critic, he edited two Everyman's Library anthologies on fishing, and his essays and reviews appear regularly in Harvard Review. He teaches at Western Oregon University.

Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram and Almost Famous: In and Out of Show Biz. She's a retired clinical psychologist, former performer and film historian. Her many lengthy retrospectives on the lives of often-forgotten Hollywood performers and others have appeared in Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. More recently, her essays and short stories have been published in many places, including The Rumpus, Matador Review, The Manifest-Station, Litro, and The Coachella Review. Her play, Life Without was a semi-finalist in the Ebell of Los Angeles Playwriting Competition. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

Kenneth Pobo has a new book out from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. Forthcoming from Grey Borders Press is his chapbook called Dust And Chrysanthemums. He teaches creative writing and English at Widener University in Pennsylvania where he lives with his husband and two cats.

Jessica Regione lives in New York City where she works in publishing. She is a recipient of fellowships from Summer Literary Seminars and has publications forthcoming in Dialogist. She is currently completing her first poetry collection.

Adam Scheffler's first book of poems, A Dog's Life, was selected by Denise Duhamel as the winner of the Jacar Press Poetry Book Contest. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, Rattle, North American Review, Verse Daily, and many other venues.

Yong Takahashi is a first generation Korean-American who is married to a Japanese-Brazilian. She grew up in Detroit but has lived most of her adult life in Atlanta. This mash-up of cultures finds its way into her stories. Yong won the Chattahoochee Valley Writers National Short Story Contest and the Writer's Digest's Write It Your Way Contest. She was a finalist in The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, and runner up in Gemini Magazine's Short Story Contest and the Georgia Writers Association Flash Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in many places, including Cactus Heart, Crab Fat Magazine, Emerge Literary Journal, and Flash Fiction Magazine

Gina Willner-Pardo has written short stories published in Origins Online Journal, Berkeley Fiction Review, Pleiades, The South Carolina Review, and Whetstone, which awarded her story "Accident" the John Patrick McGrath Memorial Award (1999). She has also written seventeen books for children, all published by Clarion or Albert Whitman. Figuring Out Frances won the 1999 Josette Frank Award, presented by the Bank Street College of Education. Gina has a BA in English from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has studied with James Frey.