Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Gartersand has two new chapbooks: Simpler Timesand Staring Down Miracles. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit,and Cream City Review.

William VanDenBerg’s short fiction has been published in No Tokens, Juked, A Velvet Giant, Occulum, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Literary Arts MFA program at Brown University and lives with his wife in Sunnyside, NY. His dog is no longer afraid of wind.

E.J. Schwartz is a writer from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Currently, she is pursuing her MFA degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has appeared in Semicolon, Essay Magazine, and Necessary Fiction. Learn more at

William Repass lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. His poetry has appeared in Bennington Review, Denver Quarterly, Hobart, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere.

Darren C. Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, North American Review, New Letters, Diagram, and The Colorado Review. He is the author of eleven poetry collections, most recently Emily As Sometimes the Forest Wants the Fire from Harpoon Books. Darren’s the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry and currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Cover art by Sara Khan.