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I've published stuff in Fence, [PANK], McSweeney's, ZYZZYVA, Tin House online, and The Santa Monica Review. I've spent a lot of time on I-5.
Bill Weatherford Jr.
Bill Weatherford is a native Californian. He grew up in a small San Joaquin Valley town and much of his writing has its roots in the central part of the state. Primarily a short story writer, he also wrote the screenplay for and produced/directed the 2014 feature film, “Underclassmen”. It's plot came from his short story, "Lee Roy Soames". He hopes to produce another of his screenplays, “Killing Flies” on which this short story is based. At present, when not traveling, he lives and writes in California’s Central Coast.
Cora Hyatt is a poet, student, and Indiana transplant currently living in Portland, Oregon. She has been published in Affinity Magazine, Fiction Wars, and Writers Magazine. Read more @lipglossdiet on Instagram. If delivering flowers, send red carnations.
Darren C. Demaree
Darren C. Demaree is the author of fourteen poetry collections, most recently “Unfinished Murder Ballads”, (October 2020, Backlash Press). He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.
David Joseph is a graduate of Hobart College and the University of Southern California’s Graduate Writing Program, where he was awarded the Kerr Fellowship. His writing has been published in The London Magazine, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Doubletake Magazine, and Rattle. A recipient of the John Henry Hobart Fellowship for Ethics and Social Justice, he spent the past two decades as an educator and nonprofit executive in Los Angeles. He has taught at Pepperdine University and at Harvard University. He lives in San Roque, Spain with his wife Karen and their sons Jackson and Cassius.
writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her story, “Pray for Rain” was
selected as runner-up finalist for Light and Dark Magazine’s Flash Fiction
Contest and “Iris with Mermaids” was shortlisted for the 2019 Into the Void
Fiction Prize. Recent work has been anthologized in “Addiction and Recovery” by
Madness Muse Press, Ethel, and in the “Runaway Anthology” by Madville
Publishing. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Goddard
E.G. Rand is a part time funeral director and writer based out of LA.
Jacob Nantz received his MA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Evansville Review, Sinking City, Emerge Literary Journal, Gigantic Sequins, and elsewhere. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he currently lives and writes near Washington DC, and can be found on Twitter @JacobNantz
The Poetry Box Select published Jeanne Julian’s full-length collection, Like the O in Hope (2019). Her prior publications include two chapbooks, Blossom and Loss and Relic and Myth. Her poems appear in Prairie Wolf Press Review, Poetry Quarterly, Lascaux Prize 2016 Anthology, pacificREVIEW, The RavensPerch, Snapdragon, and other journals and have won awards from The Comstock Review, Naugatuck River Review, and the North Carolina Poetry Society. She lives on a creek near the Croatan National Forest and keeps Canada geese out of her yard with a fake coyote.
Jenn Ashton is an Award-winning author and visual artist living in North Vancouver, B.C. She is currently completing a book about the history of her family in Vancouver and is a Teaching Assistant in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, where she is helping others learn how to tell their stories.
Before becoming a freelance author, Joanna Theiss worked as a public defender, a government attorney, and a health researcher. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in academic journals and popular magazines. More of her writings and reviews can be found at www.joannatheiss.com. Joanna lives in Washington, DC.
Joe Nasta is a queer writer and mariner who splits zir time between New York, Seattle, and the Ocean. Zir work has been published or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Yes Poetry, Peach Mag and others. Ze co-curates a zine of unconventional art and writing at stonepacificzine.com and serve as prose reader for The Adroit Journal. Find Joe on Instagram and twitter @roflcoptermcgee
Randy William Santiago
Randy William Santiago is an Afro-Puerto Rican writer from inner-city Chicago. He is a graduate of Cornell College's English program, a Fulbright Scholar and an ACM Mellon Fellow. Randy's fiction has been published in Prometheus Dreaming and is forthcoming in Storm Cellar Quarterly, his non-fiction in Litro Magazine, and his poetry in eris and eros.
Born in Austin TX, Will Pewitt now lives in Jacksonville FL where he teaches global literature. He publishes in a variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to history and philosophy. More of his work can be found at his website.