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Sarah Alcaide-Escue is a night owl and flaneuse from the swamplands of the south. She's the author of the chapbook Bruised Gospel (The Lune, 2020), and her work has most recently appeared in Reliquiae, The Lit Pub, Mud Season Review, Always Crashing, The Literary Review, and The Meadow. [instagram]
Tyler Barton is an artist and writer living in Saranac Lake, NY. He's the author of Eternal Night at the Nature Museum (Sarabande, 2021), and The Quiet Part Loud (Split/Lip 2019). With the artist Erin Dorney he co-curates the ongoing literary conceptual art installation, The Hidden Museum, currently on view at Susquehanna Museum of Art. [website] [instagram]
Meghan Maguire Dahn grew up in the middle of the woods. Accordingly, she developed her sense of time and space in relation to—for instance—how long it takes a group of beavers to make a dam and how the shape of the river changes. Or how long will a fisher cat scream in the middle of the night. Or what amount of ice will make a tree creak. Her first poem was published in Cricket magazine and so was primarily read by kids in doctor's waiting rooms. She is the author of the full length collection Domain and the chapbook Lucid Animal. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Iowa Review, Lana Turner, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, and others. She lives in New York City with her family, who are better than fisher cats. [instagram] [email]
Rebecca Flowers is a creative nonfiction writer who is obsessed with sharks. [website]
Josh Fomon's first book, Though We Bled Meticulously, was published by Black Ocean. New poems from "Our Human Shores" have appeared in or are forthcoming in Afternoon Visitor, Heavy Feather Review, Poetry Northwest, Provincetown Arts, and Vestiges. He lives in Seattle. [website] [twitter] [contact]
Wendy J Fox is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel If the Ice Had Held and the recent short-story collection What If We Were Somewhere Else. She has written for The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, Self, Business Insider, and Ms., and her work has appeared in literary magazines including Washington Square, Euphony, and Painted Bride Quarterly. [website] [email]
Eileen G'Sell is a poet and culture critic with recent contributions to Fence, The Hopkins Review, Current Affairs, Air / Light, Hyperallergic, Reverse Shot, and other outlets. Her first full-length volume of poetry, Life After Rugby, was published in 2018 by Gold Wake Press. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. [email] [twitter]
Janalyn Guo is currently based in Philly. Her short story collection, Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins, was published by Subito Press in 2018, and more recent works appear in Hennepin Review, Honey Literary, and wildness. [website]
Jac Jemc's novel Empty Theatre was released from MCD x FSG books in February 2023. She is also the author of The Grip of It, False Bingo, My Only Wife and A Different Bed Every Time. She is a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow who teaches creative writing at the University of California San Diego and serves as Faculty Director of the Clarion Writers' Workshop. [website]
Jory Mickelson is a trans writer whose first book WILDERNESS//KINGDOM was published by Floating Bridge Press. Their work appears in Court Green, Jubilat, Sixth Finch, Diode, Terrain.org, and The Rumpus. They live in the Pacific Northwest. [email] [website]
Susan Neville lives in Indianapolis and writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her latest story collection is The Town of Whispering Dolls, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. [website] [email]
Bridget O'Bernstein is a poet from Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been published in The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and Indiana Review among others. Her chapbook Several American Flowers is forthcoming with Poetry Society of America. [email]
Betty Rosen is a writer of essays, fiction, and poetry, as well as a late-stage Ph.D. Candidate in Arabic Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has appeared in The Point, Qu, The New Engagement, phoebe, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. She divides her time between the Bay Area, London, and Dublin. [email]
Jackie Sabbagh is a writer and comic living in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing is published or forthcoming in journals such as Passages North, Bennington Review, Nashville Review, The Louisville Review, SOFTBLOW, and RUST + MOTH. [twitter] [email]
Brendan Sherry lives in North Carolina. Recent work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Annulet, Birdfeast, Guesthouse, The Spectacle and elsewhere.
Carrie Shipers's poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and other journals. Her most recent collection is Grief Land (University of New Mexico, 2020). [email]
Madeleine Wattenberg is the author of I/O (University of Arkansas Press, 2021). Find other work in Poetry, Poetry Daily, Salamander Magazine, The Rumpus, Puerto del Sol, sixth finch, cream city review, and Best New Poets. She is an Assistant Professor at Lakeland University. [email]
Hantian Zhang is a writer based in San Francisco. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Offing, Eclectica, Manifest-Station, Waxwing, and elsewhere. He is a data scientist by day. [email]