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Nate Brown has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel, Harding, Nelson Center for the Arts, and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He is a coordinator at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Woody Brown lives in Buffalo, NY. He is the literary reviewer for Artvoice, Western New York's largest weekly newspaper. His undergraduate thesis was a novel titled Jump Ship. He also uses his college degree to wait tables at a local restaurant. He is 22. [email]

Craig Foltz lives on the slopes of a dormant volcano in New Zealand and is interested in a water-based vocabulary. All proposals for trans-oceanic collaborations are welcome. [website] [email]

Aram Kim splits her time between Seoul, where she works, and San Francisco, where she writes. She lives with her dogs, Rumba and Conan. "Someday" is her second published story, and she is currently at work on a collection.

K L is an enigma.

Catherine Lacey is a co-founder of the worker-owned Bed and Breakfast, 3B, which is located in Downtown Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Believer, The Atlantic.com, 52 Stories, Elimae, Cousine Corinne's Reminder, and her name is a dot com. [email]

Éireann Lorsung lives in Belgium, where she edits the journal 111O and co-runs MIEL, a micropress. Recent writing can be found in Colorado Review, The Collagist, Free Verse, ILK, and The Pinch; she is currently at work on a novel about archives and post-tsunami Japan. [website] [email]

Derek Sillerud is a writer and English professor and has been living in Tokyo for almost six years.

Maya Sonenberg is the author of Cartographies (University of Pittsburgh Press) and Voices from the Blue Hotel (Chiasmus Press). More recent fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Web Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, Hotel Amerika, White Whale Review, New Ohio Review, and Pear Noir! She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Washington, Seattle. [email]

Hillary Stevens is originally from San Antonio and now lives in Oxford, England. She is completing her first novel, a story of love and revenge inspired by Greek mythology and set in the West Texas desert. [email]

Ruth Williams is the author of a chapbook, Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her poetry has appeared in jubilat, no tell motel, H_NGM_N, alice blue, past simple, Bone Bouquet, 42 Opus, Barrelhouse, Barn Owl Review, New Delta Review, Lake Effect, and Bateau among others. Her reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in World Literature Today, The Iowa Review, and The Florida Review. She is a PhD student in English Lit. and Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati; however, at the moment, she is a Fulbright scholar in Seoul, South Korea.