Susan Bloch is the author of Travels with My Grief, a memoir. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in a variety of publications including The Antigonish Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Forward, The Citron Review, STORGY, and HuffPost. She received a notable mention in Best American Essays 2017 and placed in the Travelers' Tales Solas Awards. A lifelong traveler, she lived in South Africa, New York, Tel Aviv, London, and Mumbai before alighting in Seattle.

Lisa Compo is an MFA candidate and teaching assistant at UNC - Greensboro. She has published poems recently in The Journal, Rhino, The Shore, Crab Creek Review, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere.

Adam Day is the author of Left-Handed Wolf (LSU Press, 2020) and Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books). He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha and a PEN Award.

Peter Grandbois is the author of thirteen books, most recently the Snyder prize-winning Last Night I Aged a Hundred Years (Ashland Poetry Press, 2021). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, and his plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is poetry editor at Boulevard magazine and teaches at Denison University in Ohio.

Kathleen Hellen's latest collection is Meet Me at the Bottom from Main Street Rag Publishing Co. Her credits include The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin, her award-winning collection Umberto's Night, published by Washington Writers' Publishing House, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. She has been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.

John P. Loonam has published fiction in a number of small magazines and websites, including The Santa Fe Writer’s Project, descant, and The Madison Review. His work has been anthologized alongside stories by Annie Proulx, and John Edgar Wideman. He regularly reviews books for The Washington Independent Review of Books, and has had short plays read in the Mottola Theater Company's Cherry-Picking Festival. He has lived in Brooklyn since before it was cool, with Maria, JJ, and Joe, who were always cool.

Zachary Lundgren received his MFA in poetry from the University of South Florida and has been published in several literary magazines and reviews, including The Columbia Review, The Wisconsin Review, Clockhouse, Beecher's Magazine, and The Louisville Review. He recently received his PhD in rhetoric and composition and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Theresa Jean Puckett is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. After earning her MFA from Texas State University, she moved to California where she currently teaches English and Creative Writing and writes fiction.

Martha Silano is the author of five full-length poetry collections, most recently Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books 2019). Co-author of The Daily Poet: Day-by-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, she has published her work in Poetry, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her honors include North American Review's James Hearst Poetry Prize and Cincinnati Review's Robert and Adele Schiff Award. She teaches at Bellevue College.

Brian Sutton's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Journal, Oyster River Pages, Woven Tale Press, Seventeen, and over a dozen other journals or magazines. Four of his plays have been produced, including a musical comedy which won the Stage Rights / NYMF Publishing Award after a successful run on 42nd Street in New York, and has now been performed at the high school, college, community-theatre, and professional levels. He won three Hopwood Awards for Creative Writing, two for collections of short stories and one for one-act plays. He volunteers at an animal shelter.