Faizan Adil is a documentary and conceptual photographer based in Lahore, Pakistan. In 2015, he graduated in journalism from Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan. Currently, he is undertaking a photography fellowship at Pakistan Photo Festival. His photographic expression derives life as a chapter of isolation, intertwined with hope, yet poetically distressed in the embrace of reality. He is interested in working for himself to understand the concealed eminence of integrated nature developed by the society.
Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian writer and environmentalist. His poems are featured or forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Prairie Schooner, Yemassee, Vinyl, Hobart, Nashville Review and elsewhere. His chapbook was a finalist for the 2017 Hyacinth Girl Press contest.
Clair Dunlap grew up just outside Seattle, Washington, and started writing poems at the age of six. She is the author of In the Plum Dark Belly (Beard Poetry 2016) and her work also appears in Souvenir, The Fem, The Harpoon Review, and more. She currently lives in the Midwest.
Mariel Fechik is a musician and writer from Chicago. She sings in the band Fay Ray and is a music writer for Atwood Magazine and Third Coast Review. She was recently chosen as a finalist for Rabbit Catastrophe Review‘s 2017 Real Good Poem Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Fat Magazine, Occulum, Sundog Lit, Glass, and others.
Being a native Floridian and current resident, Michelle Lizet Flores is happy to have returned to the land where trees don’t sleep. A graduate of FSU and NYU creative writing programs, she currently works as a 5th grade reading teacher where she fosters the next generation of American writers. She has previously been published in magazines such as Badlands and The Miami Rail.
Erik Fuhrer is a PhD and MFA candidate in English at The University of Notre Dame. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Figroot Press, Dream Pop Press, Third Wednesday, and various other venues.
Gretchen Gales is a writer, artist, and the managing editor of Quail Bell Magazine. Her written work has appeared in Ms., Underscore Review, Bustle, Yes Poetry, The Establishment, and many more. You can find all of Gretchen’s work at writinggales.wordpress.com.
Kelsie Hahn‘s chapbook “Last Days of the Microsaurs” is forthcoming from The Cupboard Pamphlet. Her chapbook “Responsibility” is available from Lit House Press, and other fiction has appeared in Passages North, Caketrain, Cartridge Lit, NANO Fiction, and others. She holds an MFA in fiction from New Mexico State University and lives near Seattle. More at kelsiehahn.com.
Rachana Hegde is an 18 year old Indian writer from Hong Kong. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in DIALOGIST, diode poetry journal, and The Blueshift Journal. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and nominated for Best of the Net. Find her at www.rachanahegde.weebly.com.
Caylie Herrmann is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at Eastern Washington University. Her work can be found in burntdistrict, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rust+Moth, the minnesota review, and others. She is (thankfully) better at writing poetry than she is at writing bios.
Marissa Higgins is a lesbian writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Her poetry has appeared in Apogee, Bone Bouquet, Rogue Agent, Calamus, and Softblow. Her first chapbook, SHOPGIRLS, is forthcoming with Headmistress Press.
Melissa Fite Johnson’s poems have appeared in Rattle, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere. Her first collection, While the Kettle’s On (Little Balkans Press, 2015), and her second, Ghost Sign (Spartan Press, 2016), which she co-authored, were both named Kansas Notable Books. She is also the author of A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky, winner of the 2017 Vella Chapbook Award (Paper Nautilus Press, 2018). Melissa and her husband live with their dog and chickens in Kansas, where she teaches English at her old high school. Please feel free to connect with Melissa at melissafitejohnson.com.
Abbie Lahmers is a fiction MFA candidate at Georgia College and State University and a managing editor of Arts & Letters. Her fiction has appeared in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment (winner of the 2016 Sweet Corn Contest), Beecher’s, Barnstorm, Lime Hawk, SLAB, and Pif Magazine.
Sarah Ann LaFleur is the author of Lioness Heart (2017) and Atoms and the Void (2017). Sarah has been published in elephant journal, Natural Awakenings Magazine, and The Burlington County Times. She also serves as Creative Nonfiction Editor for national literary magazine Duende. Sarah lives in New Jersey with her calico cat Fae.