Linda Caradine is a Portland Oregon based writer whose work has appeared in The Oregonian Newspaper, Down in the Dirt, Animal Wellness, and other publications. She is currently working on a memoir.

Barbara Crooker is a poetry editor for Italian Americana and author of nine books, most recently Some Glad Morning (Pitt Poetry Series). Her awards include the Best Book of Poetry 2018 from Poetry by the Sea, the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships. Her work appears in a variety of anthologies, including The Bedford Introduction to Literature.

Russell Doherty is a University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, with degrees in Screenwriting and Music Composition. He has studied with Greg Iles, Whitney Scharer, Priya Parmar, Kit Frick and Dawn Ius. His Irish Music travel memoir, The Quiet Man Fiddles, was published by Human Error Books. His Irish folk group, Dannsair, has numerous CDs and dozens of YouTube videos. He was once called the Mick Jagger of Irish Music. This is his first published short story.

Kevin Grauke's collection of stories, Shadows of Men (Queen's Ferry Press), won the Texas Institute of Letters' Steven Turner Award for Best First Work of Fiction in 2013. Originally from Texas, he teaches at La Salle University in Philadelphia. The shorts here come from a series of shorts all set in Yonder, a fictional town in West Texas. He tweets at @kevingrauke

Graham Hillard has contributed to 32 Poems, The Believer, Epoch, Image, Notre Dame Review, and numerous other journals. He teaches English and creative writing at Trevecca Nazarene University, where he is the founding editor of the Cumberland River Review.

Bill Hollands holds degrees from Williams College, Cambridge University, and the University of Michigan. He is a teacher and poet in Seattle, where he lives with his husband and their son. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, 3Elements, PageBoy, and elsewhere.

Born in India, Susannah Kennedy grew up in New York and San Francisco. She was a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald and a freelancer before receiving a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford and living and working abroad. She recently returned with her family to the California coast and is now querying Reading Jane, a memoir about mothers and daughters, narcissism and identity.

Suphil Lee Park is a bilingual writer who grew up in South Korea. She holds a BA in English from NYU and an MFA in Poetry from UT Austin. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, and The Missouri Review, among many others. Her fiction received an honorable mention in the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest and is forthcoming in J Journal, Storm Cellar, and The Iowa

Satya Dash's poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Cortland Review, Passages North, Review, and elsewhere. He holds a degree in electronics from BITS Pilani-Goa and has been a cricket commentator. His work has been twice nominated for the Orison Anthology. He spent his early years in Odisha, India, and now lives in Bangalore. He tweets at @satya043

Dale Stuckey has resided the last forty years in Wichita, Kansas, and originally hails from Houston, Texas. He currently owns a small environmental consulting firm and helps smaller companies navigate the maze of EPA regulations. For many years he has also dabbled in writing, earning his MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University in 2014. His publishing credits include short stories in The Adelaide Literary Magazine and The Broadkill Review, and essays in Writers' Notes magazine and Mikrokosmos. He continues to write with the goal of publishing a short story collection and perhaps tackling a novel.

Kelly Whiddon has published poems in Crab Orchard Review, Southeast Review, Meridian, Poetry International, Southern Poetry Review, Slipstream, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, The House Began to Pitch (Mercer University Press), received the Adrienne Bond Poetry Award. An associate professor at a small university in Georgia, she has also published in the anthologies Writing on Napkins at the Sunshine Club, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and Inspired Georgia.