Halie Binstock is a twenty-year-old student living and working in the Boston area.
Ariella Carmell is a student at the University of Chicago. Her pieces can be found in Words Dance, Cleaver Magazine, The Adroit Journal, Literary Orphans, Neutrons/Protons, and other publications. She is a three-time recipient of National Scholastic Gold and Silver Medals, a 2014 Foyle Commended Poet of the Year, a 2015 winner of the Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, and a semifinalist for the LUMINA Fiction Prize. 
Marcus Clayton grew up in South Gate, CA, and holds an MFA. in Poetry from CSU Long Beach. He is an English instructor at Long Beach City College and Fullerton College, and an executive editor at Indicia. Some of his published work can be seen in Tahoma Literary Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Bird’s Thumb, Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, and Lipstick Party Magazine among others.
Aaron Coder is a writer from the Midwest, though waylaid in the South for the past twenty-five years. He is currently at work on two projects: a book of mycology, and a translation of his dog’s poetry into English. Neither he nor the dog condone driving under the influence.
Elizabeth Crowell lives outside Boston. Her work has been published or is shortcoming from Sewannie Review, Lost City Review, Storm Cellar, Cortland Review, and other publications. She is currently seeking a publisher for her novel about senior year of high school, entitled American Lit.
nyoka eden lives in Columbia, South Carolina for now, but soon she’ll be on a barstool near you. Find her in journals such as After the Pause, Gambling the Aisle, and Maudlin House. She’s currently working on her first chapbook. Tweet @nyokaeden.
Derek Graf’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Booth, Portland Review, and The Boiler. He has a chapbook called “What the Dying Man Asked Me”. He lives in Oklahoma.
Carmella de los Angeles Guiol hangs her hula hoop in South Florida. Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Toast, The Normal School, Lunch Ticket, Spry, The Fourth River and The Inquisitive Eater. You can often find her working in the garden or kayaking the Hillsborough River, but you can always find her writing here.
Sharon Israel hosts the radio program, Planet Poet, an edition of  the Writer’s Voice, on WIOX FM, in Roxbury, New York. As a poet and soprano, Sharon collaborates with composer Robert Cucinotta on works for voice, live instruments, and electronics and has premiered several of his works in New York. She was an early recipient of Brooklyn College’s Leonard Hecht Poetry Explication Award, and her work most recently appeared in Per Contra, SPANK the CARP, 5:2 Crime Poetry Weekly and Medical Literary Messenger (fall 2015 issue).
Ani King is the Editor in Chief of Syntax & Salt: Stories, A Journal of Magical Realism. She lives and works in Lansing, Michigan. She can also be found here.
Steve Lambert’s writing has recently appeared in Silver Apples Magazine (Ireland), The Cortland Review, MadHat Lit and Red River Review. He has work forthcoming in Red Truck Review, The Gambler and Eunoia Review. He is a three-time finalist (and third-place winner) in contests held by Glimmer Train Stories, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and Million Writers Awards. He lives in North Florida with his wife and daughter, and is an MFA candidate at UTEP.
Ann McLellan Lardas grew up in Boston and graduated from Commonwealth School and Wellesley College She is married to Rev. George D. Lardas and has four adult children, two daughters-in-law, and a grandchild who has stolen her heart. She has written for Religion Under Communism, Caelum et Terra, Orthodox America, Living Orthodoxy, Orthodox Family, The Christian Science Monitor, and Radish Magazine and helped create and edit a women’s magazine for Toyota’s home page in the early days of the internet. She works as a substitute teacher and choir director while pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing through Fairfield University’s limited residency program. She gardens, cooks, reads, knits, drinks too much coffee, and doesn’t sleep much, but is happy.
Michal Leibowitz was born and raised in White Plains, NY. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Boxcar Poetry Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Winter Tangerine Review and a Gigantic Sequins feature. Michal is a freshman at Stanford University.
Resoketswe Manenzhe is an engineering graduate. She received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in 2013. Although born in Gauteng, she was raised in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She is currently in the process of writing her first novel.

Her short stories—”Southern Wind” and “Moths and Butterflies” have been published in The Kalahari Review and Review Americana, respectively; her poems—”A Song from Leonard” and “The Old Man at the Sinking Ship Brothel” have both been published in Bunbury Magazine. In the interest of separating the different genres she writes, she occasionally assumes the pseudonym ‘K. T. Marcus.

You can reach Resoketswe by e-mail here.

Brian McCarty has been known to refer to himself in the third person, even when not writing an author’s bio. Like his poetry, this habit elicits puzzled looks. His poems have previously been published in Flyway, Common Ground Review, Lunch Ticket, and others. He lives in Manhattan, Kansas, with his wife, dog, cockatiel, and rabbit.
Marlene Olin‘s short stories have been featured or are forthcoming in over sixty publications. She is the winner of the 2015 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award as well as a Best of the Net nominee.
Laura Sloan Patterson is an English professor at Seton Hill University in western Pennsylvania.  Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sugared Water, Absinthe Poetry Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rust + Moth, Not One of Us, and Mom Egg Review.
Dan Pinkerton lives in Urbandale, Iowa. Poems of his have recently appeared in Apt, 32 Poems, Canteen, Rhino, and Cimarron Review.
Jenny Qi is a cancer scientist and writer based in San Francisco. Her poems and essays are published or forthcoming in various journals and news outlets, including Rattle, the Intima, The Atlantic and The New York Times. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Anton Rose lives in Durham, U.K., with his wife and their very fluffy dog. He writes fiction and poetry, and his work has appeared in a number of print and online journals. Find him at here or @antonjrose

Paul Smith writes poetry & fiction. He lives in Skokie, Illinois with his wife Flavia. Sometimes he performs poetry at an open mic in Chicago. He believes that brevity is the soul of something he read about once, and whatever that something is or was, it should be cut in half immediately.
Brett Stuckel lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hothouse Magazine, Black Denim Lit, and SPANK the CARP. On Twitter, he’s @1KMarquis.
Ryan Tahmaseb is a graduate of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and teaches at The Meadowbrook School in Weston, Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in Kindred, *82 Review, and Education Week. His first chapbook, Mutual Incomprehension, was published by Anchor & Plume Press in January 2016. You can find him online here.”
Charlene Ashley Taylor is a recent graduate with a BA in English from the University of Louisville. She is the mother of two, works third shift, and volunteers as a writing labs mentor for Sarabande Books. Her first collection of poetry and fiction, titled escapism, is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, and at Carmichael’s Bookstores in Louisville, Ky.
Scott Wordsman is an MFA student at William Paterson University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Slipstream, Common Ground Review, Futures Trading, The Main Street Rag, and others. He lives in Jersey City.