WILL COMERFORD lives in Brooklyn, NY, and has worked as a music journalist and medical writer. His work is forthcoming in LIT.
CHRISTINA DUHIG is a recent graduate of the MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro. Her poems have recently appeared in Washington Square.
WILLIAM EISNER is author of a collection of short fiction, Done In by Innocent Things. His novel, The Sévigné Letters, was adapted for the stage and played at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara. He lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.
REBECCA KAISER GIBSON has had work appear in such journals as AGNI, Field, Harvard Review, Northwest Review, and others. She has been awarded residences at the MacDowell Colony and the Heinrich Böaut;ll Cottage on Achill Island, Ireland. She teaches poetry at Tufts University.
TOM HAUSHALTER earned his MFA in writing from Columbia University. His poems have appeared in New Orleans Review and Harpur Palate, and he contributes book reviews to Small Spiral Notebook. An Indiana native, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY.
JEANNE LARSEN teaches in the writing program at Hollins University. Most recently, she is author of Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women’s Poems from Tang China. Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in many journals, and she has received grants from the NEA, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
KELLI ANNE NOFTLE is pursuing her Masters of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California. Her work has appeared in Harvard Summer Review and Driftwood. She is completing her first collection of poems, Somnambulist.
DEBRA NYSTROM has published two books of poetry, Torn Sky and A Quarter Turn. Her work has appeared in Slate, AGNI, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Triquarterly. She is the recipient of the James Dickey Prize in Poetry, as well as awards from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the American Anthropological Association. She teaches at the University of Virginia.
JON OBERMEYER lives in Greensboro, NC, where he is chief executive officer of Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network. He earned his MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro and has had work appear in such journals as Spectrum, International Poetry Review, Blue Pitcher, and others.
LAURA VAN PROOYEN is author of a collection of poems, Inkblot and Altar. Other poems have appeared in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, Slate, and Sycamore Review. She has received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Illinois.
HOLLIS SEAMON has had fiction appear in The Nebraska Review, Fiction International, Calyx, Chicago Review, and Bellevue Literary Review, among other journals. She is the author of Flesh: A Suzanne LaFleshe Mystery and Body Work: Stories, and the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She teaches at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
KENT SHAW graduated from the Naval Nuclear Propulsion School and served on board the U.S.S. Eisenhower. His work appears in Quarterly West, New Orleans Review, and Smartish Pace, and has been awarded the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. He is pursuing his PhD in creative writing at the University of Houston, where he serves as poetry editor of Gulf Coast.
AL SIM lives in Arizona, where he works in the software industry. He is author of Stories in the Old Style and Los Huertos, a forthcoming novel-in-stories. Other work has appeared in numerous publications and has won Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award.
LYTTON SMITH has had work appear in American Letters & Commentary, The Atlantic, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, and Verse, among other journals. His first book manuscript, The All-Purpose Magical Tent, has been a finalist for the Dorset Prize and the Sawtooth Prize. He lives in New York City.
CAM TERWILLIGER earned his MFA in writing from Emerson College. His work has appeared in 5 AM, The Strange Fruit, GSU Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and other journals. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award and lives in Boston, MA.
ANTHONY VARALLO is author of This Day in History, winner of the 2005 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Fiction Prize. His stories have appeared in Epoch, StoryQuarterly, New England Review, Black Warrior Review, Shenandoah, and other journals. He has received a fellowship from the NEA, and he teaches at the College of Charleston.
AMANDA RACHELLE WARREN earned her PhD in American literature from Western Michigan University, where she was poetry editor of Third Coast. Most recently, her poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Quarter After Eight, Crazyhorse, LIT, and Tampa Review. She lives in Kalamazoo, MI.
DON WATERS won the 2007 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His debut collection, Desert Gothic, is forthcoming. Other work has appeared in such journals as Epoch, The Kenyon Review, StoryQuarterly, and Southwest Review. He lives in Berkeley, CA.