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Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in Sonora Review, The Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, SOFTBLOW, The Puritan, and other venues, and she is the managing editor of the Anthropoid collective and founder at Apiary Lit. She was born in West Texas and tumbleweeds wherever the wind takes her. Find her on twitter @cerena.

 

E. Kristin Anderson is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author who grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Kristin is the co-editor of Dear Teen Me, an anthology based on the popular website and her YA memoir The Summer of Unraveling is forthcoming in 2017 from ELJ Publications. Her poetry has been published worldwide in many magazines and anthologies and she is the author of four chapbooks: A Jab of Deep Urgency (Finishing Line Press) and A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks) Pray Pray Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (forthcoming from Porkbelly Press), and Acoustic Battery Life (forthcoming from ELJ Publications). She is an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker. She now lives in Austin, TX where she is currently working on a full-length collection of erasure poems from women’s and teen magazines. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com.

 

Joyce Chong writes fiction, poetry, and other types of lies while surrounded by farm land and wine country in Ontario, Canada. Her work has appeared in (parenthetical), Cartridge Lit, untethered magazine, and is forthcoming in Cool Skull Press’ Goddessmode anthology. You can find her other publications at joyceemily.weebly.com, or you can follow her mundane and occasionally excessive tweeting at @JoyceEmilyC.

 

William Emery is the author of Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley, and Kodoku. His work has appeared in The Collagist, Leveler, Sharkpack Poetry Review, Mastodon Dentist, and other journals. He is the founder of Ad Astra Books and Coffee House in Salina, KS. He lives in NYC.

 

Julia Dixon Evans is a writer living in San Diego. Her work can be found at Monkeybicycle, Hobart, Swarm, Black Candies, Like The Wind Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @juliadixonevans.

 

Lauren Elma Frament is a writer & restless soul living in Manchester, NH.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, FreezeRay Poetry, & The Harpoon Review, among others.  She likes cross-stitching & standing in the front at punk shows.

 

William Hoffacker is originally from New York City. His fiction and essays have appeared in Cartridge Lit, Cheat River Review, Sundog Lit, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, and others. He currently lives in Tucson, AZ. He tweets @YoungestOfOne.

 

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Peter Longofono received his MFA from NYU, where he edited international content for Washington Square Review and served as a Goldwater Fellow. His poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_N, The Bakery, Luna Luna Magazine, tenderloin, and Coldfront. He lives in Brooklyn.

 

An international nomad who grew up in Portugal, Brazil, Vietnam, Korea and Japan, Bo Yeon (Kim)’s journey continued as an anthropology/archaeology major at Bryn Mawr College — going on excavations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East — before her desire to write guided her to Los Angeles, where she attended the prestigious UCLA film school. Bo Yeon is currently a staff writer on Season 3 of The CW’s Reign.

 

In a previous life, Marc D Regan zigzagged the U.S. in search of reason. He then got involved in a collective of musical misfits that blew up P.A.s and created soundtracks in basements and professional studios. Today, he lives and writes fiction in remote northern California. His recent work (writing and two-dimensional art) has appeared in Microfiction Monday Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Bird’s Thumb Magazine, and his novel, The Continuing Adventures of Sparky & His Guardian Friggin Angel, will be published in serial form throughout 2015 by Blue Skirt Productions. In addition, his Story “Goin Up the Country” can be found in the 2015 Spring Issue of AADUNA. He has been a Finalist for Glimmer Train contests, twice.

 

Kara Rota (@karalearota) has written for xoJane, Literate Sunday’s Catalogue, Skillcrush, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

 

Brian Seemann’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in REAL, BULL, Red Savina Review, Mojave River Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Spelk among other journals and has been anthologized in Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand (Press 53) and The Mix Tape: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Fast Forward Press). He currently lives and teaches in Colorado.

 

Trevor Shikaze‘s writing has appeared in many scintillating author bios, both online and in print. His Internet home is www.trevorshikaze.com.

 

Eric Westerlind‘s half on one line with the hospital, ready for some ligamentwining. He continues to hold. Ewandi. TBR. SPR. One BA. They pick up. September 24th, a consultation. Here’s to hoping they tie grass into his knees, since that’s what’s already there.

 

Lauren Yates is a Pushcart-nominated poet who is currently based in Philadelphia. Her writing has appeared in Nerve, XOJane, FRiGG, Umbrella Factory, Softblow, and Melusine. Lauren is also a poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly and a member of The Mission Statement poetry collective. She is currently a Poet in Residence with the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University. Aside from poetry, Lauren enjoys belly dancing, baking quiche, and pontificating on the merits of tentacle erotica. For more information, visit http://laurentyates.com.

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