Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet, translator and photographer. In 2013 he was a recipient of an Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship from the Poetry Project. A collection of poems, “Agua, Fuego” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the the Kundiman Poetry Prize and Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation. A founding editor of the online journal Paperbag, she is Managing Director at Kundiman. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Jen Knox’s short story collection, After the Gazebo, was released by Rain Mountain Press in 2015. Her work appears in The Adirondack Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Istanbul Review, PANK, Per Contra and Room Magazine, among others. She earned her MFA from Bennington’s Writing Seminars in 2010 and currently works as a writing coach and teacher in San Antonio. Find Jen here: www.jenknox.com.
Krista Madsen, found online at SleepyHollowInk.com, is the mother of two young girls and the author of two novels (Four Corners and Degas Must Have Loved a Dancer, both published by Livingston Press). Born and raised in Bristol, CT, she majored in English at Yale University and received an MFA in creative writing from The New School in New York City. Her short fiction and essays have been printed in The Citizen, 11211, Lit, Small Spiral Notebook, Urban Folk, Driftwood, and the River Styx, anthologized in Hunger and Thirst and Little Red Book, and found online on All Things Girl, Reading Divas, Front Street Review, Emerging Writers Forum, Bite Magazine, …
Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2017). His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Southern Indiana Review, Union Station Magazine and Inch. A recipient of scholarships from The Frost Place and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Nathan is a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers and a Cave Canem fellow. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Jennifer McGaha lives with her husband, five dogs, twenty-three chickens, herd of milk goats, and one high-maintenance cat in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her work has recently appeared in PANK,The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baltimore Fishbowl, Your Impossible Voice, The Brooklyner, theNewerYork, Switchback, Little Patuxent Review, Lumina, and dozens of other publications. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Kari Nguyen lives with her family in New Hampshire. Her writing has received nominations for a Pushcart Prize, awards from the Glass Woman Prize, and recognitions from Glimmer Train, The Binnacle, and New Hampshire Writers Magazine. Over twenty-five of her stories have been published online and in print. For more, visit karinguyen.wordpress.com.
Seni Seneviratne, born and raised in Leeds, is of English and Sri Lankan heritage. She has given readings, performances and workshops in UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Kuwait and Egypt. She currently works as a freelance writer, trainer and mentor. Her debut collection, Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin, (2007, Peepal Tree Press) includes a poem, which was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize. Her second collection, The Heart of It, (2012, Peepal Tree Press.) is described by Mimi Khalvati as “a tender, moving collection full of passionate intensity and an unswerving faith in the power of reconciliation and love” and includes her poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ which was shortlisted …
Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father’s House, You Can Make Him Like You, Orphans, which won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award in Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal, Lost in Space, which received an Honorable Mention in the Chicago Writers Association 2014 Book Awards Traditional Non-Fiction category, and the upcoming The New York Stories. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men’s Health, directs Publicity and Content Strategy for Curbside Splendor, and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his vast, albeit faux, lifestyle empire.
Cynthia Blake Thompson, a Pittsburgh native, has lived in Venice, Italy as well as in Rome, London, Itabuna, Brazil and Bolivia. She has an MFA from Columbia University and resides in Manhattan where she teaches at New York University and Baruch College, City University of New York. She spent two years in Bolivia as a Fulbright Scholar (Creative Writing), and as a David Boren Fellow (Quechua) to research a book set in Bolivia’s northern Amazon region. She is currently revising her novel set in Bolivia and working on a novella set in Venice. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Bolivian Times, The Bradt Travel Guide to the …