Anthony Borruso is pursuing his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Florida State University where he is a Poetry Editor for Southeast Review. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and was selected as a finalist for Beloit Poetry Journal's Adrienne Rich Award by Natasha Trethewey. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Pleiades, Spillway, The Journal, THRUSH, Moon City Review, CutBank, Frontier, and elsewhere. Instagram handle: @borruso.ant

Sam Gridley is the author of three books of fiction, most recently The Bourgeois Anarchist (Finishing Line Press, 2021). His fiction and satire have appeared in more than sixty magazines and anthologies. He has received two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and neurotic dog.

Lucinda Kempe's work has been published or is forthcoming in The Disappointed Housewife, Yellow Mama, Unbroken Journal, New South Journal, New World Writing, Matter Press, and The Summerset Review. An excerpt from her memoir was short listed for the Fish Memoir Prize in April 2021. She lives on Long Island where she exorcises with words.

Kathleen Zamboni McCormick is Professor Emerita of Literature and Pedagogy at Purchase College, SUNY. Her creative work has appeared in Moon City Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Madison Review, Euphony, South Carolina Review, Superstition Review, and Kestrel, among others. Her novel, Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian Sometimes Awesome but Mostly Creepy Childhood was shortlisted for the 2020 Rubery Award, won the 2017 Foreword Reviews Gold Medal in Humor, and other awards in humor and religion. "Patchouli, Bras, and Friendship Bracelets" will be part of her next novel which focuses on social class and abuse.

Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll is a retired piano teacher living in Delaware. Her publications include Grace Only Follows, winner of the National Federation of Press Women contest; two chapbooks; and a collection with three other poets, Walking the Sunken Boards. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Kestrel, Poetry East, Naugatuck River Review, and Poetry South. She serves as co-editor of Quartet, an online poetry journal for women over fifty.

Jeff Mock is the author of Ruthless (Three Candles Press). His poems appear in American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, New England Review, The North American Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He directs the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State University and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife, Margot Schilpp, and their daughters, Paula and Leah.

Kate Pyontek writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Their poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Four Way Review, Southeast Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. They are originally from New Jersey and currently live in Maine.

Kevin Roy is a professor of Family Science in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland in College Park. For twenty years, he has taught, mentored, conducted community-based life history interviews, and published more than fifty articles and book chapters. His poems have been published or are forthcoming work in Kestrel, The Shore, Broadkill Review, Slant, and elsewhere.

Douglas Steward has been published in the Zizzle short stories book series (Volume 1), Atherton Review, Blackworks, Brief Wilderness, Louisiana Literature, October Hill Magazine, SLAB and Waxing & Waning. He has attended several creative writing workshops, including Gotham Writers Workshop classes. Semi-retired from a career that has included working in the automotive industry, manufacturing technologies, and real estate development, Douglas now devotes his time to writing and taking care of his two collie dogs.

Heather Truett holds an MFA from the University of Memphis. Her debut novel, Kiss and Repeat, was released from Macmillan in 2021. She has work in Thimble, Hunger Mountain, Sweet, Constellations, Jabberwock, and other journals. She serves on staff for The Pinch and Beaver Mag.