Anna Ruin currently lives and writes in Omaha, Nebraska and is working on her master’s degree in Library & Information Science with a focus in public librarianship. This is her inaugural publication.

Jennifer Conlon holds a MFA from Arizona State University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was awarded the 2017 Katherine C. Turner prize from the Academy of American Poets, the 2015-2016 Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing, and a 2016 fellowship from The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Her poems have been published by or are forthcoming in Blue Earth Review, Meridian, Bennington Review, Poetry South, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. Jennifer lives in North Carolina.

Katie Quinnelly is a climbing instructor in West Virginia. Her chapbook Sparrow Pie is forthcoming through Eggtooth Editions. Her work can also be found in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Occulum, among others.

John Meyers’ stories and poems have appeared most recently in SmokeLong Quarterly, The Louisville Review, Lunch Ticket, Cease, Cows, and Jellyfish Review.  John is online at @hammeredinmetal.

Kami Westhoff is the author of Sleepwalker, the winner of the 2016 Dare to Be Award from Minerva Rising Press. Her short stories, essays, and poems have appeared in various journals including Meridian, Third Coast, Redivider, West Branch, Passages North, Eclectica, Whale Road Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, The PinchWaxwing, and Carve, where she received the Editor’s Award for her short story “The Ways You are Gone.” She teaches creative writing at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wa.

Marcos Navarro is an illustrator and painter with a base in both Barcelona and the Basque Country. He is online at