ANNE CORAY is author of Bone Strings and Soon the Wind, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment, forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press. The recipient of grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and an Individual Artist Award from the Rasmuson Foundation, she lives on Oizhjeh Vena in southwest Alaska.
ANNE CORBITT is a third-year fiction MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi on the John and Renée Grisham Fellowship. She serves as fiction editor for The Yalobusha Review, and her work has previously appeared in The Summerset Review and The Jabberwock Review.
THOMAS DERR earned a BA in English and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in writing from the Iowa Writers” Workshop. His work has previously appeared in Northwest Review. He currently lives and teaches in Austin.
CRAIG FOLTZ is a multimedia artist who work has appeared in numerous venues including 14 Hills, Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and the Hoxie Gallery, among others. He lives and works in New Zealand.
MELODY S. GEE lives in Indiana and teaches writing at Purdue University. Her work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Water~Stone Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Zone 3, among other journals.
LANDON GODFREY was born and raised in Washington, DC, and now lives in Black Mountain, NC, where she works as a writer and artist. Her poems have appeared in various journals including POOL, Lyric, Chelsea, and Cimarron Review.
K.A. HAYS holds the Stadler Emerging Writer Fellowship at Bucknell University. Her work appears in such literary magazines as The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Antioch Review, and Best New Poets 2007. Her first book of poems is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
JULIA JOHNSON is author of a book of poems, Naming the Afternoon, from Louisiana State University Press. She has had work appear in Third Coast, Poetry International, New Orleans Review, and Caketrain, among other journals. A native of New Orleans, she is winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers” 2003 New Writing Award, and teaches in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.
DAVID KRUMP has received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and the Florence Khan Memorial Award. His work appears in such journals as Colorado Review, Poetry, Fugue, and Verse. He teaches at Viterbo University and serves as Arts Administrator for The Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, WI.
LESLIE LACHANCE grew up in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York and currently lives in northwest Tennessee where she studies yoga, teaches writing, and works on community arts projects. Her work appears in Free Lunch, Juked, Slow Trains, and Broadsided.
JACOB LAMPART was born in Poland and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His work has previously appeared in Commentary and been cited in Best American Short Stories. Currently, he lives in Israel.
BENJAMIN MILLER has had work appear in No Tell Motel, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, and previously in The Greensboro Review. He earned his MFA in writing from Columbia Univeresity, an AB from Harvard University, and is currently studying composition and rhetoric at the City University of New York.
MAMIE MORGAN received her MFA in writing from UNC Wilmington and serves as an adjunct professor at Wofford College. She is currently Poet-in-Residence at the South Carolina Governor”s School for the Arts and Humanities.
JOANNA OSBORNE lives and works in Washington, DC. Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, and The Cincinnati Review.
AIMEE POKWATKA is currently in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. Her stories have appeared in such magazines as Other Voices, The Literary Review, Backwards City Review, and Small Spiral Notebook.
GRETCHEN STEELE PRATT received her MFA from Purdue University and is the winner of the Southwest Review”s Morton Marr Poetry Prize for 2007. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, and RATTLE. Originally from Connecticut, she now lives in Indiana.
ANDREW PRYOR is an MFA candidate at the University of Missiouri-Saint Louis, where he serves as editorial assistant for Natural Bridge.
CURTIS SMITH is author of The Species Crown, a novella and stories, published by Press 53. His next novel, Sound and Noise, is forthcoming from Casperian Books.
JEANETTE TOPAR lives in New York City and is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train”s Short Story Award for New Writers and Very Short Fiction Award competitions. This is her first national publication.
ADAM VINES teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and co-edits Birmingham Poetry Review. His work has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Barrow Street, Third Coast, Blue Mesa Review, and other journals.