E. Kristen Anderson is the author of seven chapbooks including A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks 2014) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press, 2015), 17 DAYS (ELJ Publications) ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE (ELJ 2016), FIRE IN THE SKY (Grey Book Press 2016), and SHE WITNESSES (dancing girl press, 2016). Her nonfiction anthology, DEAR TEEN ME, based on the popular website of the same name, was published in October of 2012 by Zest Books (distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and her memoir in verse, THE SUMMER OF UNRAVELING, is forthcoming from ELJ. She’s currently a poetry editor for Found Poetry Review and also edits at Nonbinary Review and Lucky Bastard Press. She lives in Austin, TX and blogs at EKristinAnderson.com.
Prerna Bakshi is a Macao-based writer, scholar and translator of Indian origin. Her work has previously been published in over three dozen literary journals and magazines including Silver Birch Press, Wilderness House Literary Review, Peril Magazine: Asian-Australian Arts & Culture and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, among several others. Her full-length poetry collection, Burnt Rotis, With Love, is forthcoming from Les Éditions du Zaporogue (Denmark) later this year. She tweets at @bprerna.
Farah Ghafoor is a fifteen-year-old poet and a founding editor at Sugar Rascals. She believes that she deserves a cat and/or outrageously expensive perfumes, and can’t bring herself to spend pretty coins. Her work is published in places like alien mouth, Really System and Synaesthesia, and has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Find her online at fghafoor.tumblr.com.
Courtney Jameson is The Bowhunter of White Stag Publishing. Her chapbook “the unrequited <3<3 of red riding hood & her lycan lover” is forthcoming in 2016 from dancing girl press.
Katherine Nelson-Born lives in Pensacola where she writes and consults for K & K Manuscript Editing. Her poems have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review, Ellipsis, Emerald Coast Review, Excelsior ReView, GSU Review, Longleaf Pine, Maple Leaf Ragand Penumbra among others. Her poetry previously won the University of New Orleans Ellipsis award for poetry and placed twice among finalists in the Agnes Scott College Writer’s Festival, with a recent poem earning “Honorable Mention” at the 2015 Alabama Writers’ Conclave, http://alalit.com/.
Amy Meckler received her MFA in creative writing from Hunter College where she garnered the Academy of American Poets Award. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Rattapallax, Margie, Lyric, Brooklyn Review, Whiskey Island, Cider Press Review and Portland Review among other publications. Her first collection, What All the Sleeping Is For, won the 2002 Defined Providence Press Poetry Book Award and was published that year. Amy has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught poetry at Hunter College and currently works in New York City as a Sign Language interpreter.
Penny Montague writes fiction and poetry. She’s a Londoner who has just completed an MA in Literary Linguistics, during which she gatecrashed the Creative Writing classes and corralled her fellow students into creating an anthology. Her work has been published by Bunbury Magazine and Ink Pantry. She tweets at @pjmontague.
Sarah Frances Moran is a writer, editor, animal lover, videogamer, queer Latina. She thinks Chihuahuas should rule the world and prefers their company to people 90% of the time. Her work has most recently been published or is upcoming in The No Se Habla Espanol Anthology, Elephant Journal, Drunk Monkeys, Rust+Moth, Maudlin House, Blackheart Magazine, Red Fez and The Bitchin’ Kitsch. She is Editor/Founder of Yellow Chair Review. These days you can find her kayaking the Brazos in Waco, Texas with her partner. You may reach her at http://www.sarahfrancesmoran.comJulianne Neely
Sam Regal is a poet in Brooklyn. She is currently working toward her MFA at Hunter College.
Erin Slaughter holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. After spending a year working as a publishing intern for a non-profit poetry press in the Pacific Northwest, she is currently an MFA candidate at Western Kentucky University. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction has previously been published in The Harpoon Review, The North Texas Review, Hemingway’s Playpen, The Yeah Write! Review, Emerge Literary Journal, and S/tick.
Elizabeth Theriot is a Louisiana-native and enthusiastic feminist. Recently graduated from the University of New Orleans with an English degree in tow, she is currently in her first year as an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Elizabeth is also a mother to two small kittens, Simon and Mr. Darcy, and would like some lime with her whiskey, please. If you’re feeling brave, find her on Twitter at @elizavacious.