Laura Valeri's most recent book, a collection of linked essays, After Life as a Human, will be released by Rain Chain Press in the United States in 2020 and is currently in print with Galaad Edizioni in the Italian language, under the title L’Isola del Silenzio. She has previously authored three collections of stories, The Dead Still Here (SFAU Press 2018), Safe in Your Head (SFAU Press 2013) and The Kinds of Things Saints Do (UI Press 2003). Awards and honors for her writing include an Iowa John Simmons Award, a Binghamton John Gardner Award, and an SFAU Press contest winning manuscript selection for the literary fiction category. Laura Valeri’s writing appears in various journals, including SFWP Quarterly, The Forge, Fiction Southeast, South85 Journal, Cagibi, PRISM, among others.
Danelle Lejeune’s debut poetry collection is Landlocked: Etymology of Whale Fish and Grace (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her writing has also appeared in Literary Mama, Glass Poetry Journal, Red Paint Hill, Whale Road Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Nottingham Review, The Olive Press, Driftwood Press, Drunk Monkeys, Moon River, Mothers Always Write, and Red Rose Review. She teaches writing at Georgia Southern University and is the Assistant Director at the Ossabaw Writers’ Retreat.
Joel Caplan is an art photographer and a former technical writer for J.P. Morgan. His photography has appeared in numerous galleries in San Francisco, New York, and Savannah, where he currently resides. He has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Pratt.
Lily Couldridge is from Columbus, Georgia. She loves to read and write primarily fiction, though she is also interested in creative nonfiction. She is enrolled in the Writing & Linguistics BA at Georgia Southern University and has ambitions to become an author of children’s books, and either an editor at a literary publishing house or a grant/proposal writer for nonprofits.
Jeff is Discovery Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Jeff's current interests include the impact of library automation on the discovery-to-delivery process and its ramifications for publishing and scholarly communication practice. Jeff is an advocate for open access publication and protecting authors' ownership of their work.
Jared Yates Sexton