Rebbecca Brown’s debut novel They Become Her received an Honorable Mention in the 2009-2010 Starcherone Innovative Fiction Contest and was published in 2014 by What Books Press. In the past, she received an Honorable Mention from the Academy of American Poets, the Timothy Adams award for creative writing, the Rachel Sherwood Prize for Poetry and First Place in the LACC Writing Contest for Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in print and online journals such as American Literary Review, Confrontation, Requited, Masque & Spectacle, Eclipse, Miracle Monocle, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry and Ekleksographia (among others).
Patrick Crerand’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, New Orleans Review, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Cimarron Review among others and have received special mention in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and Best American Fantasy anthologies. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Saint Leo University in Florida, where he lives with his wife and three kids. You can find out more by visiting his website.
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Laura Krughoff’s debut novel, My Brother’s Name, was a finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Foundation Award. Her current novel project, based on her Pushcart Prize winning short story, “Halley’s Comet,” follows the personal and political lives of two women as they navigate the decade between Massachusetts legalizing same-sex marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications ranging from literary journals such as The Threepenny Review to the Gay Voices section of The Huffington Post to the podcast of the Chicago-based story-telling performance collective Second Story. She teaches in the English Department and in the Gender and Queer Studies Program at the University of Puget Sound.
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Brooke Larson is a writer, collagist, and fungi enthusiast. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and is currently a PhD student in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her poems, essays, and art have recently appeared in Foothill Journal, Split Rock Review, Gravel, The Swamp, Timber, Split Lip Magazine, and The Journal of Creative Geography. She calls home Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, where she is a sometimes wilderness guide.
J. David Stevens's Mexico is Missing won the Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction in 2006. His work has appeared in a variety of national magazines, including Harper's, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, River Styx, and Mid-American Review. In addition, several stories have been anthologized in collections from W.W. Norton and Longman, as well as in The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. He lives in central Virginia with his wife and two children, where he teaches English and creative writing at the University of Richmond.
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