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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.

Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton, and of Companion to an Untold Story, which won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is the editor of Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women, published by the University of Georgia Press (with teachers' guide here), and has been the editor of the journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. [website]

Ali Black is a writer from Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has appeared in December, jubilat, LitHub, The Offing, and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry If It Heals At All was selected by Jaki Shelton Green for the New Voices series at Jacar Press and it was named a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards. [website] [email]

Gavin Boyter is a London based Scottish writer and filmmaker, who recently ran from Paris to Istanbul, publishing the memoir Running the Orient about this adventure. [twitter] [website] [email]

Author of Eye, Thus Far, Unplucked (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2017) and two previous limited editions, Collier Brown is a photography critic and poet currently living near Boston. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Rattle, Asheville Poetry Review, Cortland Review, Poetry East, and Barrow Street. He teaches writing at Harvard University and is the founding editor of Od Review, an online venue for the photographic arts. 

Steven Church lives in Fresno, California and he likes it there. He coordinates the MFA Program at Fresno State where he also edits The Normal School: a Literary Magazine. He writes pretty regularly for the annual March Xness tournaments. [website] [email]

Rebecca Cross's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Quarterly West, Hotel Amerika, Baltimore Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Harpur Palate, among other journals. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She lives in Vermont.

Cooper Dart wants to cook you a seven-pound bone-in pork butt. He grew up in Hailey, Idaho, and recently graduated from Bowdoin college in Maine. This is his first published essay. [email]

Tom DeBeauchamp's writing can be read online, at Big Other, Entropy, The Rupture, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, OR. [email]

Tyler Flynn Dorholt is the author of the prose poem and photography book American Flowers (Dock Street Press), and five chapbooks, including Modern Camping, selected by the Poetry Society of America for its chapbook fellowship. Some of his current work appears in Washington Square Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Catapult, and others. He co-edits and publishes the print journal and press, Tammy, and the online journal Unearthed. He lectures in, and directs, the Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications Program at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

Kira K Homsher is a writer from Philadelphia, currently living in rural Virginia. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Passages North, New Delta Review, The Normal School, and others. [website] [twitter] [email]

Shannon Hozinec lives in Pittsburgh, PA.  Recent work of hers has appeared in Thrush, The Hunger, Deluge, and SWWIM. [email]

noor ibn najam is a poet who teases, challenges, breaks, and creates language. She's a Callaloo and Watering Hole fellow and a recent resident of the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have been published and anthologized with The Academy of American Poets, ANMLY, the Rumpus, Bettering American Poetry, Best New Poets, and others. noor's chapbook, Praise to Lesser Gods of Love, was published by Glass poetry press and mulls over the ever-shifting role love in the human experience—and how best to worship such a multitudinous deity. [website] [email]

Joe Kapitan lives in the southern reaches of Cleveland. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in dozens of print and online venues, most recently in Atticus Review, Booth, and Passages North. A collection of Ohio-based short stories, Caves of the Rust Belt, was published by Tortoise Books in 2018. His debut novel manuscript is out looking for love. [twitter] [email]

Bethany Kaylor s a writer and illustrator in Berkeley, CA. She paints dogs, surfs Craigslist, and writes things. Her work can be found at Mid-American Review, LitHub, Salon, and elsewhere. [instagram] [website] [email]

Melanie Kleid is an animator and musician living in Philadelphia. [instagram] [email]

Eric LeMay's latest book is Remember Me. [email]

Cade Mason is a native Texan currently living in Denton. His writing can be found in LitHub, in Ninth Letter, as a Tiny Truth in Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. He stays up too late too frequently, tweeting pictures of his cats and playing video games. [twitter] [email]

Sean Prentiss is the award-winning author of Finding Abbey: the Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, and Crosscut: Poems. He is also the author of two textbooks, Environmental and Nature Writing and Advanced Creative Nonfiction. Prentiss is co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfictionand co-editor of The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction. He lives in northern Vermont and is an associate professor at Norwich Univerity and core faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts. [email]

Joe Sacksteder is the Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts and a PhD candidate at the University of Utah. His books are Make/Shift (Sarabande Books) and Driftless Quintet (Schaffner Press)—plus he has an album of Werner Herzog audio collages, Fugitive Traces (Punctum Books). Publications include Salt Hill, Ninth Letter, New South, and Denver Quarterly. [website] [instagram] [email]

dennison ty schultz is from Arkansas and is currently queering Kansas City. Their work has appeared in Foglifter, New Delta Review, Sycamore Review, Black Warrior Review, and Split Lip Magazine, among others. [twitter] [email]

Brett Stout is a 40-year-old artist and writer. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and paramedic. He creates mostly controversial work usually while breathing toxic paint fumes from a small cramped apartment known as "The Nerd Lab" in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. [email]

Irina Teveleva's poetry is forthcoming in echoverse. She was born in Moscow and now lives in Chicago. In graduate school, she won a prize for the best writing on animals for a story about insect girls titled "Larvae." [website] [email]

Joni Tevis is the author of two books of essays, most recently The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse. Her essays have appeared in Orion, The Southern Review, The Oxford American, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. She serves as the Bennette E. Geer Professor of English at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is at work on a new book of nonfiction about music and destruction.

Evan Williams is an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. He has difficulty winding up hoses, has no clue what a carburetor is, and takes a LEGO geologist named Garth with him for rock-photoshoots when he travels. [twitter] [instagram] [email]

Maddie Woda is an editor and writer from Columbus, Ohio. She has been published in the Maine Review, the Emerson Review, and others.

Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work has appeared in Atticus Review, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Pidgeonholes, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere. She is an editor for Heavy Feather Review and assistant fiction editor for Pithead Chapel. [twitter] [website] [email]