Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and five chapbooks, including recently Security Theater (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). His poems can be found in CrazyhorseJubilatLana Turner, and other journals and anthologies.


Katherine Agard is an artist who writes, paints and performs. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California – San Diego in Literature where she holds a residence in the Department of Visual Arts. She was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.


Oliver Baez Bendorf is a queer trans Latinx poet and teacher from the Midwest. He is the author of The Spectral Wilderness (Kent State U., 2015), selected by Mark Doty for the Wick Poetry Prize. Poems from his next book have recently been published in, or are forthcoming from, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Poetry Northwest, and Third Coast. He is the 2017-2018 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


Emma Bolden is the author of House Is An Enigma (forthcoming from Southeast Missouri State University Press), medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2015) and Maleficae (GenPop Books, 2013). She received a 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best Small Fictions, and Poetry Daily as well as such journals as the Mississippi Review, The Rumpus, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Madrid, TriQuarterly, ConduitShenandoah, the Greensboro Review, The Pinch, and Guernica. She currently serves as a Senior Reviews Editor for Tupelo Quarterly.


Annah Browning is the author of a chapbook, The Marriage (Horse Less Press, 2013) and her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Painted Bride Quarterly, and other places. She recently completed her PhD in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ben Gemmel is an independent game designer and has collaborated on a number of games through his one-man studio, Paracat Games (, alternately serving as coder, artist, designer and audio engineer. Brooke Wonders is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa and nonfiction editor at the North American Review; her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Cutbank, Diagram, Clarkesworld, and elsewhere. Browning and Wonders are founding editors at Grimoire, a literary journal of the dark arts.


Emily Corwin is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington and the former Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, New South, Yemassee, THRUSH, and elsewhere. She has two chapbooksMy Tall Handsome (Brain Mill Press) and darkling (Platypus Press) which were published in 2016. Her first full-length collection, tenderling is forthcoming in 2018 from Stalking Horse Press. You can follow her online at @exitlessblue.


Sera Hayes was born and raised in the Midwest. She has myriad visual interests, but is particularly drawn to nostalgic beauty and decay in small town America. Her work has appeared in various online and print publications such as Midwestern Gothic. Find her online at


Marcos Gonsalez is currently a PHD candidate in English and Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and teaches writing courses at Baruch College. His essays can be found at Electric Literature, Catapult, The Rumpus, The New Inquiry, Latino/a Rising: An Anthology of U.S. Latino/a Speculative Fiction, among others. He is currently seeking representation for an essay collection on his experiences with racism, trauma, and coming of age as a gay man with undocumented parents in rural New Jersey. He lives in New York City.


Carlea Holl-Jensen was born on a Wednesday. Since then, her fiction has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Queers Destroy Fantasy!, and the Sundress Publications anthology Curious Specimens, among others. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is the co-editor of The Golden Key, an online journal of speculative writing.


Aysegul Savas is a writer based in Paris. Her first novel, Walking on the Ceiling, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.


Stephanie Lane Sutton was born in Detroit and is currently a Michener Fellow at the University of Miami. Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming it Crab Fat Magazine, The Puritan, Dream Pop Press, and Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos. She is the co-founding editor of |tap| lit mag and a contributing blogger for The MFA Years.


Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, Passages North, Columbia Poetry Review, and Washington Square Review. She edits poetry for Big Lucks and the Adroit Journal, and is an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan.


Cori A. Winrock is the author This Coalition of Bones (Kore Press), which received the Freund Prize for a first collection. She is the winner of the 2016 Boston Review Poetry contest and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best New Poets anthology, West BranchCrazyhorseMid-American Review, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Creative Writing and Literature program at the University of Utah where she is Poetry Editor of Quarterly West.