Cris Harris spends the school year teaching writing and experiential education at an independent high school outside of Cleveland. He devotes his summers to growing vegetables and fixing up a century-old barn in rural Ohio. His poems and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in The Flexible Persona, Alice Blue Review, Skylark Review, The New South, Rogue Agent, TheGambler, and Cleaver Magazine.
Emma Ignaszewski lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey. She received her B.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Cornell University, and her work has been published in Washington Square Review, Driftwood Press, Burrow Press Review, and the Cortland Standard. “Myths” is an adaptation of a wintry reflective night in upstate New York that reunited the author with her childhood fascination with the Greek tale of Eros and Psyche.
Bill Lascher is a journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific.
Avery Malone is a Ph.D. student, researcher, and sometimes writer. This is his first (non-research-related) publication. Malone lives in Buffalo, New York, with his cat Aerith. When not in the lab or classroom, he plays bass guitar (terribly) and is an advocate for the dignity and rights of transgender people.
Katey Schultz is an award-winning fiction author and founder of Maximum Impact: Precision Courses & Services for Writers, Artists, & Trailblazers. Her 2013 debut short story collection, Flashes of War, was awarded IndieFab Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews and received a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Originally from Portland, Oregon, and a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, Katey now lives in Celo, North Carolina.
Sarah Van Bonn is a world-wandering writer based in New York City when she’s not on the road. Her work has been featured in/on WNPR, The Rumpus, South Asia Journal, MakeBlank, and various elsewheres. New Orleans ties for first place as her most-loved American city beginning with the word “New.”
Emily Varnell is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, studying English, Creative Writing, and Business Foundations. Her short fiction has appeared in The Blue Route. This is her first crack at creative nonfiction. She divides her time between her apartment in Austin and her childhood home near Dripping Springs, writing best after taking long walks through historic Hyde Park or sitting under oak trees.
Emily Vieweg is a poet and playwright originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in Foliate Oak, The Voices Project, Red Weather Literary Magazine, WritingRaw.com, Soundings Review, Art Young’s Good Morning, and more. Emily earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2015 from Lindenwood University. Her debut chapbook, Look Where She Points, is forthcoming from Plan B Press in 2016. Emily lives in Fargo, North Dakota, where she is a single mother of two, pet parent, data processor, and adjunct English instructor.
S.M. Whitfield is a writer based in New England. Her flash memoir “Photography” won second place in Split Lip Magazine’s Livershot Memoir Contest. You can find her on Twitter as @sm_whitfield.