Claire Hopple is the author of four books. Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, New World Writing, and others. More at

An alumnus of Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Shriram Sivaramakrishnan is a third-year MFA student at Boise State University’s Creative Writing program. His poems have recently appeared in DIAGRAM, Hobart, among others. His debut pamphlet, Let the Light In, was published by Ghost City Press in June 2018. He tweets at @shriiram.

Sophie Panzer is the author of the chapbooks Bone Church (dancing girl press 2020), Mothers of the Apocalypse (Ethel Press 2019) and Survive July (Red Bird Chapbooks 2019). Her work has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Defenestration, HOOT Review, Josephine Quarterly, PULP Literature, carte blanche, and others. She lives in Philadelphia.

Anthony Varallo is the author of a novel, The Lines (U of Iowa Press), as well as four short story collections. Recent stories are out or forthcoming in One StoryX-R-A-YNew LettersDIAGRAMThe Normal School, and elsewhere.  Find him online at @TheLines1979 or

Marvin Shackelford is the author of Tall Tales from the Ladies’ Auxiliary (stories, March ’22), Endless Building (poems), and a volume of flash forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks. His work has, or soon will have, appeared in The Kenyon ReviewWest BranchPermafrostNew Ohio Review and elsewhere. He resides, quietly, in Southern Middle Tennessee.

Reneé Bibby (she/her) is the director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where she teaches beginner and advanced creative writing workshops. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Luna Station Quarterly, Third Point Press, The Worcester Review, and Wildness. Her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best Small Fictions. Reneé is involved in the writing community as the coordinator of Rejection Competition and Tucson-based Write Wednesday weekly writing meetup. / Tweets @special feather /

Cover art: Julie Liger-Belair