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JESSICA ALEXANDER
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VI KHI NAO

VI KHI NAO is the author of six poetry collections: Fish Carcass (Black Sun Lit, 2022), A Bell Curve Is A Pregnant Straight Line (11:11 Press, 2021), Human Tetris (11:11 Press, 2019) Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), The Old Philosopher (winner of the Nightboat Prize for 2014), & of the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture (winner of the 2016 FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize), the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016). Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her first play, Waiting for God, is out of Apocalypse Party in January 2022. She was the Fall 2019 fellow at the Black Mountain Institute: https://www.vikhinao.com

Jessica Alexander’s novella, None of This Is an Invitation (co-written with Katie Jean Shinkle) is forthcoming from Astrophil Press. Her story collection, Dear Enemy, was the winning manuscript in the 2016 Subito Prose Contest, as judged by Selah Saterstrom. Her fiction has been published in journals such as Fence, Black Warrior Review, PANK, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, and DIAGRAM. She lives in Louisiana where she teaches creative writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Hunter
Lewinski

Hunter Lewinski is a writer and musican living in Madison, Wisconsin. His work focuses on sound and silence, citationality, and the history of the Midwest.

Geri
Lipschulz

 Geri Lipschultz’s publications include work in the The Rumpus, Ms. New York Times, the Toast, Black Warrior Review, College English, and others. She teaches writing at Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College and holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as well as a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Her novels have been finalists for Eyewear Publishing, Subito Press, the Eludia Award, New Rivers Press, Gertrude Press, Black Lawrence Press and for Iron Horse Literary Review. Geri was awarded a Creative Artists in Public Service (CAPS) grant from New York State for my fiction, and my one-woman show (titled 'Once Upon the Present Time') was produced in NYC by Woodie King, Jr.

Emily Hessney
Lynch

Emily Hessney Lynch (she/her) is a short story and memoir writer. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Spellbinder Magazine, Gastropoda Lit, Pastel Pastoral, Sledgehammer Lit, Lilac Magazine, The Plentitudes, and others. She lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and their three rescue dogs. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @EHL_writes or visit her website: www.ehlwrites.com.

Laura
Paul

 Laura Paul's writing has been published by The Brooklyn Rail, Coffin Bell Journal, Dream Pop Journal, Entropy Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE, grama, Luna Luna Magazine, Shirley Magazine, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair, Los Angeles Zine Fair, Interactive Fiction Competition, and Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction. In 2017, her first book of poetry, The Cool Wasteland, was published by FLAP Books.

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Jessica Alexander’s novella, None of This Is an Invitation (co-written with Katie Jean Shinkle) is forthcoming from Astrophil Press. Her story collection, Dear Enemy, was the winning manuscript in the 2016 Subito Prose Contest, as judged by Selah Saterstrom. Her fiction has been published in journals such as Fence, Black Warrior Review, PANK, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, and DIAGRAM. She lives in Louisiana where she teaches creative writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

VI KHI NAO is the author of six poetry collections: Fish Carcass (Black Sun Lit, 2022), A Bell Curve Is A Pregnant Straight Line (11:11 Press, 2021), Human Tetris (11:11 Press, 2019) Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), The Old Philosopher (winner of the Nightboat Prize for 2014), & of the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture (winner of the 2016 FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize), the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016). Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her first play, Waiting for God, is out of Apocalypse Party in January 2022. She was the Fall 2019 fellow at the Black Mountain Institute: https://www.vikhinao.com

Hunter Lewinski is a writer and musican living in Madison, Wisconsin. His work focuses on sound and silence, citationality, and the history of the Midwest.

 Geri Lipschultz’s publications include work in the The Rumpus, Ms. New York Times, the Toast, Black Warrior Review, College English, and others. She teaches writing at Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College and holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as well as a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Her novels have been finalists for Eyewear Publishing, Subito Press, the Eludia Award, New Rivers Press, Gertrude Press, Black Lawrence Press and for Iron Horse Literary Review. Geri was awarded a Creative Artists in Public Service (CAPS) grant from New York State for my fiction, and my one-woman show (titled 'Once Upon the Present Time') was produced in NYC by Woodie King, Jr.

Emily Hessney Lynch (she/her) is a short story and memoir writer. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Spellbinder Magazine, Gastropoda Lit, Pastel Pastoral, Sledgehammer Lit, Lilac Magazine, The Plentitudes, and others. She lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and their three rescue dogs. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @EHL_writes or visit her website: www.ehlwrites.com.

 Laura Paul's writing has been published by The Brooklyn Rail, Coffin Bell Journal, Dream Pop Journal, Entropy Magazine, FIVE:2:ONE, grama, Luna Luna Magazine, Shirley Magazine, and featured at the West Hollywood Book Fair, Los Angeles Zine Fair, Interactive Fiction Competition, and Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction. In 2017, her first book of poetry, The Cool Wasteland, was published by FLAP Books.

Andrew K. Peterson is an editor and author of five poetry books, most recently A Blue Nocturne Notebook (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2021). A chapbook The Big Game Is Every Night was mailed to the White House in 2017 alongside other publications from Moria Books’ Locofo Chaps as collective protest. Another previous chap bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Fact-Simile, 2011) was included in an exhibition of poets’ maps at the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center.  He is a co-founding editor of the online lit journal summer stock, and helped co-organize at his hometown Boston Poetry Marathon in 2017.

Jacob Schepers is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises (Outriders Poetry Project 2014) and his writing has appeared in Verse, [PANK], Tupelo Quarterly, Entropy, and elsewhere. He earned his MFA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame, where he now teaches in the University Writing Program and the Program of Liberal Studies.

Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York, although originally from the rings of Saturn. Joanna is the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Xenos, Sexting Ghosts, No(body), and A Love Story (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2021). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing By Survivors of Sexual Assault and the illustrator of Dead Tongue, a poetry collection by Bunkong Tuon as well as Raven King, a poetry collection by Fox Henry Frazier (Yes Poetry, 2021). Joanna received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine.

Maureen O'Leary's most recent and upcoming work appears in Coffin Bell Journal, The Horror Zine, Ariadne Magazine, Bandit Fiction, Live Nude Poems, Train Poetry Journal, Archive of the Odd Issue #1, Passengers Journal, Bag of Bones Press' 206 Word Stories, Penumbric Speculative Fiction, The Esopus Reader, Black Spot Books' anthology Under Her Skin, Punk Noir Magazine, Bourbon Penn, and Sycamore Review. She is a graduate of Ashland MFA.