Daan Botlek (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) studied illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He likes to investigate the many different layers of the human psyche and the human physique. In his work the human body is perceived as an object that can be constructed, molded and dissected into various shapes and patterns. This results in surreal, humoristic, and metaphoric images. See more of his work at daanbotlek.com
Michelle Campagna holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and she’s currently at work on a full-length poetry book called Master Animal, as well as translations of Lorca’s gacelas. Her work has previously appeared in Lana Turner, Westwind, Babel, Storyscape, Black Rabbit Review, and autolycus. She works at the Academy of American Poets and is a co-host for the Mixer Music & Reading Series.
Amanda Kelley Corbin holds an MFA from the University of Kentucky and a BFA from Morehead State University. Her work has appeared in Inscape, Kentucky Monthly’s Writers’ Showcase, JMWW, Eunoia Review, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and the anthologies & Grace: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2015 (Accents Publishing) and The Messenger is Sudden Thunder: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2016 (Workhorse). She lives in Lexington , Kentucky with her husband and two sons.
Sarah Crossland was the recipient of the 2012 Boston Review Poetry Prize, a 2013 AWP Intro Journals Award, and the 2013 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Her manuscript, God Factory, was a finalist in the 2012 Lindquist and Vennum Poetry Prize from Milkweed Editions, and in the spring of 2011 she was invited to read her poetry at the Library of Congress for their Poetry at Noon Series. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Missouri Review, Narrative, Shenandoah, FIELD, TriQuarterly, The Iowa Review, A Public Space, Guernica, Crazyhorse, Witness, and others.
Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto (@ChinuaEzenwa) is a Nigerian and studied English Language and Literature at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. He is a lover of literature and his works have won the Association Of Nigerian Authors Literary Award For Mazariyya Ana Teen Poetry Prize, 2009; National Association Of Students Of English Language and Literary Studies (Certificate of Honour as the Best Student Poet, 2012, Delsu Chapter). He was a runner-up in Etisalat Prize For Literature, Flash fiction, 2014 with “I Saved My Marriage” and the winner of Speak to the heart inc. Poetry contest, 2016. He has also contributed his works to journals, magazines, and blogs such as Of Minstrelsy and Mask, Matatu, Germany, Awka Journal Of English Language and Literature, Lunaris Review, AFREADA, KALAHARI REVIEW, and elsewhere.
Michaela Florio received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She is Program Coordinator of Writopia Lab, Westchester, a non-profit organization that fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. When she isn’t dreaming of Alaska, she is writing about it, and is currently working on her memoir. She can be found hiking, camping, or enjoying pizza with her cat.
Monica Garwood is an illustrator, designer, and painter living and working in San Francisco. She graduated with honors from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration. She loves to paint all things girl power, botanicals, animals, and pop culture. Her clients include: Penguin Random House, The New York Times, Johnson & Johnson, Communication Arts, Pinterest, Old Navy, and BUST. Follow her @monicagarwood and monicagarwood.com
Greg Gossel was born in 1982 in western Wisconsin. With a background in design, his work is an expressive interplay of many diverse words, images, and gestures. Gossel’s multi-layered work illustrates a visual history of change and process that simultaneously features and condemns popular culture. See more of his work at greggossel.com
Steve Lambert is the author of the poetry collection Heat Seekers (2017, Cherry Grove Collections). His writing has appeared in Sky Island Journal, Emrys Journal, Into The Void, Spry Literary Journal, The Gambler, Cortland Review and elsewhere. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and one Best of the Net nomination. He lives in northeast Florida with his wife and daughter, where he works in a library and teaches part-time at the University of North Florida.
Eleanor Mae lives in Italy with a very handsome cat. She teaches English, and wishes she smoked so that she’d have something to do at parties. She has previously been published in The Forge Literary Magazine.
T. S. McAdams dropped out of an MFA program late in the 20th Century and spent much of the 21st teaching high school. He lives with his wife, son, and bullmastiffs in the San Fernando Valley, where he is not working on a screenplay. His story “Grassland” recently appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
Diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2014, Cameron Morse is currently a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and lives with his wife Lili and son Theodore in Blue Springs, Missouri. His poems have been or will be published in over 100 different magazines, including New Letters and Bridge Eight. Look for his first collection, Fall Risk, from Glass Lyre Press
Monica Prince is the 2017-2018 Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in poetry at Georgia College & State University. She currently writes and interviews for the Santa Fe Writers Project, as well as reviews and edits for Aquarius Press. Her work can be found in Madcap Review, Texas’s Best Emerging Poets, The Sula Collective, The Shade Journal, TRACK//FOUR, and elsewhere. Her choreopoem, “How to Exterminate the Black Woman”, will premiere in April 2018 in Selinsgrove, PA, where she teaches, writes, and performs.
Tony Riff is a London based illustrator with a love of experimenting and playing around with different visual styles and characters, his creations are a reflection of all the visual influences he had growing up, from cartoons, TV shows, and computer games, he uses a variety of mediums but feels most at home with a biro pen. See more of his work at tonyriff.com
Dan Sklar teaches creative writing at Endicott College in Massachusetts. He rides a bicycle to work.
Toma Vagner is a New York based illustrator born on Sakhalin Island, Russia. To see more of Toma’s work, visit tomavagner.com
Stephanie Valente lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has published Hotel Ghost (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and waiting for the end of the world (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and has work included in Susan, TL;DR, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Sometimes, she feels human. stephanievalente.com