Melissa Lewis-Ackerman

Melissa Lewis-Ackerman is a bi-coastal English Professor, dividing time between LA and New York. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. Melissa has published Letter To New York, Crab Fat Magazine (January 2017); The Jew Who Loved Me, Claudius Speaks, “Buried” (January 2017), White Light, Flights (Fall 2015), Seventy, DUENDE (Fall 2015), and Clock […]

Marcia Krause Bilyk

Marcia is a writer, photographer, and retired Elder in the United Methodist church. She lives in rural New Jersey with her husband Ed and three dogs. She and Wally, their 110 lb. Bernese Mountain Dog, visit Hospice House and the local middle school, where Wally listens to students with learning disabilities read.

Kelly Shire

Kelly Shire is a native of Southern California and received her MFA from Cal State Long Beach. Recent work has been published by Full Grown People, Hippocampus, and Angels Flight/Literary West, and was included in the 2014 Seal Press anthology SPENT: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping. When not working on a memoir-in-essays collection, she […]

Chuka Susan Chesney

A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Chuka Susan Chesney is an imaginative artist. “Extremely prolific” is how one would describe her creative output, but more important is her pleasure in experimentation, pushing her to include new techniques and materials. Much of her work is narrative. Watercolor is a favorite base […]

Jeanette Geraci

Jeanette Geraci is originally from New York and graduated from Florida Atlantic University’s MFA Creative Writing program in Spring 2017. Her creative nonfiction, flash fiction, original poetry, and translated poetry have appeared/are forthcoming in Room Magazine, 3Elements Review, Blue Fifth Review, Lunch Ticket Literary Magazine, Lingerpost, Anomaly (FKA: Drunken Boat), and numerous other publications. Jeanette […]

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, The Asian American Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Notre Dame Review, along with several web journals such as r.k.v.r.y., Redux, aaduna, Bangalore Review, and elsewhere. She is interested and in love with poetry, lyricism, moral reflection, racial and social justice, solidarity, […]

Jillian Schedneck

Jillian Schedneck is the author of the travel memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights. Her work has been published in Panorama Journal, The Manifest-Station, and Brevity, among others. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Adelaide, Australia and runs the Writing Centre at the University of Adelaide.

Shiv Dutta

Shiv Dutta’s personal essays have appeared in Under the Sun, Tin House, Connotation Press, The Grief Diaries, South85 Journal, River & South Review, The Evansville Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hippocampus Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, Epiphany, The Evergreen Review, Silk Road Review, Pilgrimage, Front Porch, and other journals. He has also produced forty-five technical papers and […]

Kevin McGeary

Kevin McGeary is a Mandarin translator, musician, and MBA candidate. His Chinese-language songwriting has been the subject of features in China Daily and on Guangdong Television. He is working on a collection set in the Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen.

Caroline Plasket

Caroline Plasket’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, and The Hollins Critic, among others. She was a fall 2016 mentee in the AWP Writer to Writer Program. She lives in the Cincinnati area. Photo credit