K. Johnson Bowles has exhibited in more than 80 solo and group exhibitions nationally. Feature articles, essays, and reviews of her work have appeared in more than 30 publications including Sculpture, SPOT, Surface Design Journal, and The Washington Post. She is the recipient of fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, Houston Center for Photography, the Visual Studies Workshop, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She grew up in North Carolina and spent most of her career in Virginia. Her MFA in photography and painting is from Ohio University and BFA in painting is from Boston University.
Mazzer D'Orazio is a fiction writer, high school English teacher, and mother living in the DC area. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Your Impossible Voice, Sad Girls Literary Club, Scary Mommy, and elsewhere. She also hosts a podcast called Terrible Writing where she reads and dissects embarrassing things she wrote long ago. You can read more at www.mazzerd.com.
Sara Gilbert is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at Oklahoma State University. Sara earned a BA and an MA at the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MFA from American College Dublin in Ireland. Her work has been featured in New Plains Review, Minerva Rising’s The Keeping Room, Cathexis Northwest Press, Havik Literary Journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Jenny Online Magazine, NUNUM’s MFA Dispatch, and the Santa Clara Review. Sara’s writing explores coming-of-age stories, family dynamics, feminism, and identity.
Anastasia Jill is a queer writer living in the Southeast United States. She has been nominated for Best American Short Stories, Best of the Net and Best Small Fiction Anthology, as well as several other honors. Her work has been featured with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, Pithead Chapel, apt, Minola Review, Broken Pencil, Gertrude, and more.
Jami Kimbrell is a mother of four and a trial attorney practicing in Tallahassee, Florida. Her short fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Monkeybicycle, Vestal Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, New South Journal, Tin House Online, Fiction Southeast, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and the Masters Review. Her poetry has appeared in Birdcoat Quarterly and her nonfiction has appeared in Tahoma Literary Review.
Elaine Monaghan is originally from southwest Scotland and began writing for a living when she became a foreign correspondent for Reuters in 1993. After decades of travel that included postings in Moscow, Kyiv, Dublin and Washington DC, she landed in southern Indiana, where she teaches reporting, writing and ethics at Indiana University Media School. Her work has appeared in The Times, The Washington Post and The Indianapolis Star. She is working on a book and pursuing an MFA at Mississippi University for Women. Having devoted years to acquiring French, German, Polish and Russian, she is constantly amused to find her superpower is her childhood accent.
Julian Santiago Munoz is an adjunct instructor at Miami-Dade College. He has an MA in Creative Process from the National University of Ireland. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia and currently lives and writes in Miami, FL. He is currently working on securing representation for his novel.
Sheree Shatsky writes wild words. Her most recent work has appeared in Fictive Dream, The Dillydoun Review, Ghost Parachute, BLACKCACKLE at Entropy, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. Her found poetry is forthcoming at Heron Tree. She is currently at work on a flash novella set in 1969 Florida. Read more of her work at shereeshatsky.com . Find her on Twitter @talktomememe.
George L Stein is a writer and photographer, formerly from Jacksonville, now living in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area with an interest in monochrome, film and digital photography, urban and rural decay, architecture, street, and more generally, art photography and digital manipulation.
Richard Stimac is influenced by 20th-century poets who used traditional forms to explore contemporary life. He uses local St. Louis landscapes of water and stone as metaphors for movement and rest and the relationship of time to both. He lives in Maplewood, Missouri, with his cat, Mr. Leo, short for Leonidas, king of the Spartans at Thermopylae. Richard has published poetry in Michigan Quarterly Review, Sou’wester, and a scholarly article on Willa Cather in The Midwest Quarterly.
Jessica Temple earned her PhD in poetry from Georgia State University and teaches at Alabama A&M University. She attended the 2019 Sewanee Writers' Conference for poetry and was named Alabama State Poetry Society's 2019 Poet of the Year. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Crab Orchard Review; Canyon Voices; and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems from Negative Capability Press, among others. She is the author of Daughters of Bone (Madville Publishing, 2021) and Seamless and Other Legends (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Find out more at jessicatemple.com.
Caitlin Thomson is the co-founder of The Poetry Marathon, an international writing event. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including: The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Radar, and Killer Verse. You can learn more about her writing at www.caitlinthomson.com.
Jess D. Taylor’s writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction’s Sunday Short Reads, MacQueen's Quinterly, Little Patuxent Review, Pidgeonholes, KQED, Wanderlust, Superstition Review, Mutha Magazine, Traveler's Tales, and elsewhere. She teaches college English, edits Made Local Magazine, and raises her two girls in Santa Rosa, California.
Zackary Vernon received a PhD in English from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014. He has published numerous creative non-fiction essays and academic articles on American literature, film, and culture. He is the editor of Summoning the Dead: Essays on Ron Rash (University of South Carolina Press, 2018) and Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies (LSU Press, 2019). Currently, he is an associate professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
T K Wallace is the author of Water Songs and Earth Tales, two collections of short stories, romantic comedies, true tales, outrageous fiction, film, scripts, cable series, music videos, stage plays, and songs. He resides in Thunderbolt, Georgia. For more information about TK and his work, visit www.tedkwallace.com.