Tabitha Blankenbiller is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA program who lives outside of Portland, Oregon. Her essays have been featured in a number of journals including The Rumpus, Electric Lit, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, Brevity, and Barrelhouse. She also enjoys constructing tiny paper houses and making overly complicated dinners. Her debut essay collection “Eats of Eden” is forthcoming from Alternating Current Press in Fall 2017.
Karen Chen is a 17 year old from New York City, New York. Her writing has been honored regionally and nationally by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; in 2016, she was an American Voices Nominee. She was also a winner of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Promising Young Writers Program in 2013. In addition, she is a monthly columnist for English Salon magazine, which is a publication used in many schools in China as a high-level academic resource that teaches English to high schoolers. Her work has been published in Visceral Brooklyn and is forthcoming in Yo-NEW YORK! In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, fencing, and doing math.
Joyce Chong is a poet and writer living in Ontario, Canada. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from One Throne Magazine, Wildness, Hypertrophic Literary, and Spy Kids Review, among others. Her micro-chapbook, “Inventory,” was recently released from Ghost City Press. You can find her at joycechong.ca or you can follow her on Twitter at @_joycechong.
After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans,
Matt Dennison’s work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made videos with poetry videographers Michael Dickes, Swoon, and Marie Craven.
Joel Hans is the managing editor of Fairy Tale Review, and his fiction has been published in Caketrain, West Branch, Redivider, Yemassee, Booth, and others. His novel, What Stills Never Survives, was an honorable mention in the 2016 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize. Find him online at joelhans.com or @joelhans.
Jessica Hilt is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop and University of California San Diego. When she’s not writing odd little stories, has a fabulous career as a tech socialite. Her work has appeared in Bourbon Penn magazine, on stage at The Old Globe, and in various bars around town — with or without provocation. You can find her on Twitter @bzztbaa.
Julia Rose Lewis is working on her PhD in poetry at Cardiff University. When not in school, she lives on Nantucket Island and is a member of the Moors Poetry Collective. Her poems have appeared in their anthologies, 3am Magazine, Poetry Wales, and Missing Slate. Zarf Poetry is publishing her chapbook this autumn.
Douglas Luman is the Book Reviews Editor for the Found Poetry Review, Head Researcher at appliedpoetics.org, Art Director for Stillhouse Press, Poetry Editor for Phoebe, a book designer, teacher, and digital human.
Devin Kelly earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York City. He is the author of the collaborative chapbook with Melissa Smyth, This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume) and the forthcoming books, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (ELJ Publications). He has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes. He works as a college advisor in Queens, teaches poetry at Bronx Community College, and lives in Harlem. You can find him on twitter @themoneyiowe.
Essentially a cat with anxiety and opposable thumbs, Zoha Batool Khan is a Pakistani intersectional feminist who’s into trolley problem memes and jewelry. She tweets at @nightwitchling and blogs at spitgreenfire.wordpress.com. Her work has appeared in Heather Press, Rising Phoenix Press, Thought Catalog and Feminism in India. Currently studying for her A-Levels, she’s working to ensure no kid is as shaped by abuse as she is.