Michael Czyzniejewski is the author of three collections of short stories, most recently I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories (Curbside Splendor, 2015). I serve as Editor of Moon City Press and Editor-in-Chief of Moon City Review. In 2009, I was awarded an NEA fellowship in prose. 

Mary Grimm has had two books published, Left to Themselves (novel) and Stealing Time (story collection) – both by Random House. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Antioch Review, and the Mississippi Review, among other places. Currently, she is working on a historical novel set in 1930s Cleveland. She teaches fiction writing at Case Western Reserve University.

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Alicia Rebecca Myers holds an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she was the recipient of a Goldwater Teaching Fellowship. Her poetry and nonfiction has been published in FIELD, Creative Nonfiction, Best New Poets, Entropy, The Rumpus, Fairy Tale Review, American Literary Review, and Gulf Coast. Her chapbook of poems, My Seaborgium (Brain Mill Press, 2016), was selected as a winner of the inaugural Mineral Point Chapbook Series, and in 2019, she attended the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference as one of two scholarship recipients in creative nonfiction. She lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband and son.

Benjamin Niespodziany is a Pushcart Prize nominee recently featured in the Wigleaf Top 50. He has had work in Fairy Tale Review, Fence, Hobart, Cheap Pop, and various others. He is working on a novella about a hearse.

Luke Wortley holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University, where he served as fiction editor for Booth: A Journal. His fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Inch, Hobart, Best Microfictions, The Lascaux Review, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere. You can follow him on Twitter (@LukeWortley) or visit

Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work has appeared in Fractured Lit, The Conium Review, Contrary, New Delta Review and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Microfiction 2021. She edits for Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review and Pithead Chapel. Find her at or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.