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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Jessica Leigh Alexander is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Utah. Her fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, and Pank, among other places. She is currently a fiction editor for Quarterly West.

Caren Beilin's novel, The University of Pennsylvania, is recently out with Noemi Press. Her fiction chapbook, Americans, Guests, or Us, is available from New Michigan Press. She is from Philadelphia. [email]

Lauren Brazeal's earlier work can be found in Painted Bride Quarterly, Salamander, Natural Bridge, and online at Verse Daily among other places. She's an East Coast transplant now living in West Texas. She needs to give a shout out to all the professors at Bennington Writer's Seminars who encouraged her nonsense. [website] [email]

Rae Bryant is the author of the short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals (Patasola Press). Her stories, essays and poetry have appeared in print and online at The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, McSweeney’s, StoryQuarterly, and Redivider, among others. Her intermedia has exhibited in New York, DC, Baltimore and Florence. Rae teaches creative writing at Johns Hopkins and she is the founding editor of The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. [website]

Ansley Clark is an MFA candidate at University of Colorado Boulder. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Sixth Finch, Jellyfish, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Ilk, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Geography, will be released from dancing girl press in fall 2015. [website] [email]

Lewis DeJong lives in Tucson, Arizona where he is a lecturer at the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in North American Review, Sonora Review, and Gritty Silk. Send praise to him on Twitter or get out of the way. 

Khaleel Gheba was raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. He currently studies and works at the University of Illinois, in the Graduate Library Science program. [email]

Sean Patrick Hill is the author, most recently, of the chapbook Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press, 2013). Poems appeared recently or are forthcoming in TYPO, Spork, Phantom Limb, Blueshift Journal, The Equalizer, Yes Poetry, and Country Music. As curator and publisher of Green Fuse Press, he produces letterpressed poetry broadsides in Louisville, Kentucky. [email]

Jess Jenkins lives, works, strategizes, markets, and delivers deliverables in Chicago, IL. Her most recent work, a chapbook called Prepare to Die, can be found at Cartridge Lit. [email]

Esther Lee is a poet, essayist, and artist (and letterpress fanatic). A Kundiman Fellow, she is the author of the poetry collection, Spit, selected for the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, and the chapbook, Blank Missives, by Trafficker Press. Her writing, visual art, collaborations, and book arts projects have appeared in Ploughshares, Verse Daily, Born Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has been awarded the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, Snowcroft Prose Prize, and Utah Writer’s Contest Award, and has nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. [email]

Jen Levitt's poems have appeared in Tin House; Sixth Finch; CutBank; No, Dear; and elsewhere. Her first collection is forthcoming in 2016 from Four Way Books.

Caitlin Neely is an MFA candidate at the University of Virginia. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal, Devil’s Lake and Banango Street. She is the founder of The MFA Years. [website] [email]

Elizabeth O’Brien lives in Minneapolis, MN. Her work—poetry and prose—has appeared previously in DIAGRAM, as well as in New England Review, Bayou Magazine, Sixth Finch, Whiskey Island, decomP, PANK, CutBank, Ampersand Review, Swink, Versal, and others. [website]

Lucas Southworth grew up in Oak Park, IL. His stories have recently appeared in TriQuarterly, Mid-American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Web Conjunctions, West Branch, Willow Springs, and others. His collection of short stories, Everyone Here Has a Gun, was winner of AWP's Grace Paley Prize and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2013. He is a professor of fiction and screenwriting at Loyola University Maryland. [website] [email]

Parker Tettleton is a Leo, a vegan, a resident of Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of the grocery-themed collection Greens (Thunderclap Press 2012) and Next Address (forthcoming 2015, Housefire Books). [website] [email]

Corey Van Landingham is a Wallace C. Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford University, and the author of Antidote, winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, The Awl, The Best American Poetry 2014, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Oakland, CA. [email]