Chris Antzoulis is a New York-based poet and comic book writer with an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. His poetry has appeared in Yes Poetry, Newtown Literary, Luna Luna, FLAPPERHOUSE, decomP magazinE, and others. He currently lives in Queens, NY, with his two evil cats and teaches creative writing at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. For more information, or to contact Chris, you can visit chrisantzoulis.com.
Paisley Burklow is a native of Hohenwald, Tennessee, although she grew up all over Georgia, and is currently residing in Atlanta. She studies English Literature with a focus in Creative Writing at The University of West Georgia. She writes a mixture of her local Southern experiences and her sporadic international travel, namely Mexico and Italy.
Jen Clem received the Graduate Phelan Personal Essay Award and the Graduate Phelan Critical Essay Award from San José State University, where she earned her MFA. She lives and teaches in San José, California.
Matt Hall is a street photographer coming out of Cambridge, England. He has been documenting the streets of his home town for the last three years, which has led to being featured in several publications. Silhouettes, obfuscation, and abstraction play a big part in Matt’s style and images. More of his work can be found on his Instagram feed @the13thsecond and his website www.the13thsecond.co.uk
Shirley Jones-Luke is a poet and a writer from Boston, Mass. Shirley has an MFA from Emerson College. She will participate at VONA, Tin House, and Breadloaf this summer.
Kelsey Ann Kerr teaches writing composition at the University of Maryland and American University, and holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland. She has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Big River Writers’ Conference. Her poetry also was nominated for Best of the Net 2017. Kelsey’s work can be found in Stirring: A Literary Collection, New Delta Review, Mezzo Cammin, The Sewanee Review and the Atlanta Review, among others.
Adam Kotlarczyk is the 2017 Winner of the Tillie Olsen Short Story Award. His short fiction has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Adam has work recently appearing or upcoming in The Tishman Review, Pif Magazine, and The First Line, among others. He teaches writing and literature at a gifted school near Chicago.
Dominic Laing lives in Portland, Oregon. He’s currently learning how to remodel his house and be a good long-distance uncle. He believes Storytelling is the dual grace of knowing and becoming known.
J.C. Mari resides in Florida and is the author of the sun sets like faces fade right before you pass out.
Joe Mills is a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has published several collections of poetry with Press 53, most recently Exit pursued by a bear and Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers (2nd edition). Currently he is at work on a fiction manuscript entitled “Bleachers.” More information about his work is available at josephrobertmills.com
Dave Neale is a filmmaker and director of photography from Brighton, UK. To see more of his work, visit davenealefilm.com
Andres Rojas has an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and is the author of the audio chapbook The Season of the Dead (EAT Poems, 2016). His poetry has been featured in Best New Poets, 2017, and has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in, among others, AGNI, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, New American Writing, New England Review, Notre Dame Review, and Poetry Northwest.
Darlene Anita Scott is a poet, visual artist, and university professor. Her poetry has most recently appeared in J Journal: New Writing on Justice, S/Word, and Star 82 Review where it was nominated for Best of the Net. Her visual art has been featured in Ohio State University’s The Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, and at The Girl Museum, a virtual exhibit celebrating global girlhood.
Margaret Siu is majoring in Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas, has a certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the National Taiwan Normal University (國立臺灣師範大學) and a business certificate from Harvard Business School’s HBX program. Siu is the founder and Editor in Chief for international, multimedia publication Apricity Magazine; in addition, she is the recipient of the James F. Parker Poetry Prize. Siu is an avid fan of Naomi Shihab Nye, Mong-Lan, and Lin Manuel Miranda—those who endeavor to narrate their cultures through verse.
David Slingerland is a dedicated cameraman and street photographer. He has liked to watch and observe situations and people all his life. The unusual captures his eye. He only shoots in monochrome, because it creates an artistic distance between his camera and the objects of his photography. To see more of David’s work, visit @lovethosestreets © on Instagram.
Daniel Soares is an independent filmmaker, photographer, and creative director based in NYC. With his work, he strives to create meaningful pieces that impact people’s lives. To learn more about Daniel or his projects, visit http://danielsoares.me/
Ana Vidosavljevic is from Serbia and currently lives in Indonesia. Her work is published or forthcoming in Down in the Dirt (Scar Publications), Literary Yard, RYL (Refresh Your Life), The Caterpillar, The Curlew, Eskimo Pie, Coldnoon, Perspectives. She worked on a GIEE 2011 project: Gender and Interdisciplinary Education for Engineers 2011 as a member of the Institute Mihailo Pupin team. She also attended the International Conference “Bullying and Abuse of Power” in November, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic, where she presented her paper: “Cultural intolerance”.