LISA BUBERT is a writer and librarian currently living in Denton, Texas.
KYM CUNNINGHAM will receive her MFA from San Jose State University with emphases in creative nonfiction and poetry.
NAIMA KARCZMAR is a bi-racial, semi-youthful, fairly gay student living and writing in Portland, Oregon.
JESSICA SANTILLAN received her MFA in creative writing from Fresno State.
GABRIEL RICARD is an editor and contributor with Kleft Jaw, the author of Captain Canada's Movie Rodeo, and a contributor at Cultured Vultures.
ETHAN STURM is a poet and spoken word artist who lives in Italy.
JAKE BUCKHOLZ is a young writer out of Central Texas.
PETER V. DUGGAN hosts the reading series Celebrate Poetry at the Oceanside Library in Oceanside, New York.
MARCIA KRAUSE BILYK is an essayist, photographer, and hospice volunteer who lives in rural New Jersey.
SARAH SZABO is a child of America.
LEVI ROGERS is a writer and coffee roaster out of Salt Lake City, Utah.
KAI COGGIN is a poet, author, and teaching artist living on the side of a small mountain in Arkansas.
MONICA GOLDBERG is an Australian poet and prose writer.
TRIIN PAJA is an Estonian living in a small village in rural Estonia.
JENNIFER TODHUNTER is a numbers nerd by day, word fiddler by night.
ALEX SCHUMACHER has toiled away in the relative obscurity of minimum-wage jobs and underground comics longer than he cares to admit.