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Summer/Fall 2020

Contributors - Fall 2020 Issue

Brittany J. Barron has an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College, where she served as co-Assistant Poetry Editor of Arts & Letters. Her poetry has appeared in StillThe Examined Life Journal, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, among others. Currently, she teaches at Florida State University, where she is a Ph.D. student.

Therese Beale is a Seattle-based writer whose obsession with storytelling is rooted in her early career as a newspaper journalist in her home state of Virginia. She is a graduate of James Madison University and has a master’s degree in Communication from Northwestern University in Chicago. Outside of her work as a corporate storyteller for a global consulting firm, Therese enjoys hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest with family and friends. Her work is forthcoming at Talking Writing and she is working on a memoir about a 30-year friendship that changed her life.

Mike Burrell is the author of The Land of Grace (Livingston Press, 2018), a satirical novel about an Elvis worshiping religious cult. His short fiction has appeared in several literary journals, including, storySouth, Still: The Journal, and Southern Humanities Review. Mike lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Debra. You can connect with him at his website mikeburrell.com and on Facebook at Mike Burrell, Writer.

Rachel Browning is a writer, attorney, and musician originally from Houston, Texas. She has participated in fiction workshops at the Bethesda Writer's Center in Maryland, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Writers in Paradise Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Everyday Fiction, The Write Launch, The Esthetic Apostle, and New Plains Review. She currently is working on a collection of stories, as well as a novel set in Galveston, Texas, about espionage, WWII U-boat patrol, and the 1950s polio epidemic. She lives in Maryland with her six-year-old twin daughters, the true storytellers in the family.

Nia Dickens is an emerging fiction writer, whose work centers on Southern Black coming-of-age narratives. She's a former fellow of Richard Hugo House (Seattle) and alum of Hurston/Wright and VONA Voices workshops. She’s currently an MFA Fiction candidate at the University of Miami.

Elizabeth Fergason is a native North Carolinian and an emerging writer who graduated from the MA English program at San Francisco State University. The past year's publications include Flash Fiction Magazine, Typehouse, Parhelion, Ligea, and Blue Moon. These works may be connected to through elizabethfergason.com.

Andy Fogle is the author of Across from Now, and six chapbooks of poetry. Other poems, co-translations, and a variety of nonfiction have appeared in Blackbird, Best New Poets 2018, Gargoyle, Image, Parks and Points, and elsewhere. He was born in Norfolk, grew up in Virginia Beach, lived for 11 years in the DC area, and now lives in upstate NY, teaching high school.

Seth Grindstaff teaches high school English in northeast Tennessee. He received an MA in English from ETSU. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, and his work has been published in The Baltimore Review, among others. He spends his time alongside his sun-loving wife and foster children.

Nicole Hylton is a writer-of-all-trades from Southern Maryland. She writes poetry, short stories, nonfiction essays, and has completed two novellas, Internet Official and Dropping Her Gloves. Her work has appeared in The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review (where she is Assistant Nonfiction Editor), Aethlon, and Little Patuxent Review

Katie Knecht is a copywriter and native Kentuckian living in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College and has been published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Nerd League, and Mutha Magazine, and was featured in Upper Hand Press' anthology, She Will Find Her Way. She's also a reader for Carve Magazine. She particularly enjoys obsessing over podcasts, reading books found on the street, and cuddling with her senior cat Margot.

Ellen Malphrus is the author of the novel Untying the Moon (USC Press, foreword by Pat Conroy). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in journals and collections including Poetry South, Natural Bridge, Weber—The Contemporary West, William & Mary Review, James Dickey Review, Haight Ashbury Review, Blue Mountain Review, Fall Lines, Catalyst, Yemassee, Without Halos, Southern Literary Journal, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Essence of Beaufort & the Lowcountry, and Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Ellen studied with James Dickey and is presently Writer-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Julie Mihaly is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Vassar College before earning a BFA & MFA in photography from The San Francisco Art Institute. After teaching photography for more than a decade at schools such as NYC’s School of Visual Arts & Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University, Mihaly contributed her talents as a photo director, editor & researcher to magazines such as Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly & Garden Design. She also worked on a film project for Al Gore & wrote for Martha Stewart Living, Budget Living & Organic Style before returning to the more full-time pursuit of her own photography. Mihaly has exhibited her photography in the U.S., Canada, & Britain, winning inclusion in a number of juried exhibitions. She is one of four 2018 recipients of a Working Artists Organization grant & won first prize in the SoHo Photo Gallery 2019 competition for excerpts from The Attic. Nine books of Mihaly’s work have been published, the latest of which are The Attic & When We Weren't Watching. Mihaly currently lives & works in the Hudson River Valley. To see more of her work please visit: http://www.juliemihaly.com/Photo.html 

Forrest Rapier’s poetry is forthcoming in Appalachian Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly Review, and Shift. He has held writing residencies at the University of Virginia and Brevard College and has received fellowships from BOAAT, Looking Glass Falls Writers’ Conference, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Winner of the Amon Liner Poetry Award, and former editor for Greensboro Review, he recently received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he now lives.

Niles Reddick is author of the novel Drifting Too Far from the Shore, two collections Reading the Coffee Grounds and Road Kill Art and Other Oddities, and a novella Lead Me Home. His work has been featured in thirteen anthologies, twenty-one countries, and in over three hundred publications including The Saturday Evening Post, PIF, New Reader Magazine, Forth Magazine, The Boston Literary Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and With Painted Words.

Stephen Scott Whitaker (@SScottWhitaker) is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the managing editor for The Broadkill Review. Whitaker is a teaching artist with the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an educator, and a grant writer. His poems have appeared in Fourteen Hills, The Shore, Revolute, Oxford Poetry, Crab Creek Review, & Third Wednesday, among other journals. He is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and a broadside from Broadsided Press. Mulch, his novel of weird fiction is forthcoming from Montag Press in 2020.

Angela Wright is a pastor and activist writing a memoir about faith, family, and power in the South. She was the editor and lead contributor to Love Has No Borders, a book about immigrant rights in Alabama. Her essays appear in Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, Wraparound South, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Beyond Words Literary Journal, the tiny journal, and various newspapers.