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Aaron Apps is currently a PhD student in English Literature at Brown University. His manuscript Dear Herculine won the 2014 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. His other collections include Compos(t) Mentis (BlazeVox, 2012) and Intersex: A Memoir (Tarpaulin Sky, 2015). His writing has appeared in numerous journals, including Pleiades, LIT, Washington Square Review, Puerto del Sol, Los Angeles Review, and Carolina Quarterly. [email]

Josh Bell is the author of No Planets Strike and is Briggs Copeland Lecturer, on English, at Harvard University. His second book is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in early 2016.

Alfred Brown IV is a Provost’s Fellow at the University of Southern California pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing. He performs with the band DANGERS and has a book of photography forthcoming. His writing appears elsewhere, most recently in Fence. [website] [email]

Juliana Daugherty's poems have appeared in Boxcar Poetry Review, the Midwest Quarterly Review, and the Asheville Poetry Review, among others. She lives mostly inside her head, which lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. [email]

Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches English at Washburn University. His chapbook The Sum of Two Mothers was released by ELJ Publications in 2013, and his work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, Fact-Simile, 1913: a journal of poetic forms, 3:AM, DIAGRAM, and others. He is a TALK Scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council, serves as Managing Editor for Woodley Press, hosts the Top City Poetry Reading Series, and volunteers at the YWCA of Topeka. [website] [email]

Natalia Holtzman's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Redivider, Hobart, B O D Y, Phoebe, and Grist. [email]

Sean Lovelace lives in Indiana, where he directs the creative writing program at Ball State University. His latest collection is about Velveeta and published by Bateau Press. He likes to run, far.

Sarah Minor is from the great state of Iowa. She writes, makes, teaches, and messes around as a doctoral candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Ohio University. She curates a quarterly interview series on visual writing at Essay Daily. Her work can be found in Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Seneca Review, [PANK] and other places. [website]

Adam McOmber is the author of The White Forest: A Novel (Touchstone 2012) and This New & Poisonous Air: Stories (BOA Editions 2011). His work has appeared recently in Conjunctions, The Fairy Tale Review, and Fifth Wednesday. He is the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika at Columbia College Chicago where he also teaches creative writing and literature. [email]

JoAnna Novak is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She lives in Massachusetts. [website]

Maya Catherine Popa's writing appears or is forthcoming in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Fence, Poetry London, FIELD, Narrative, Poets & Writers Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches in NYC. [website]

Stephanie Pushaw is a Los Angeles-based writer. She currently serves as Assistant Editor on The BelieverLogger. Her work has appeared in Fractal and Slippery Elm. [website] [email]

Philip Schaefer’s collaborative chapbook Smoke Tones is forthcoming from Phantom Limb (2015), and his poems are out or forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, RHINO, Fourteen Hills, Interim, NightBlock, and Tinderbox among others. He can usually be found tending bar at the craft distillery in Missoula or tutoring students at UM's writing center. [email]

Marco Wilkinson's work has appeared in Seneca Review, Kenyon Review Online, Terrain, Taproot, and the Bending Genre website. Trained as a horticulturist and permaculturist, he divides his labor among gardening efforts, working as Managing Editor for Oberlin College Press, and teaching writing at Oberlin College. He is building a wattle hut in his backyard.[email]