Anna Prushinskaya’s writing has appeared in Redivider and Sonora Review, and on The Millions and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among other places. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and she is also the Midwest editor of Joyland Magazine. Find out even more about her here:

Christine Tierney’s work has been nominated for Best of the Net, a Pushcart Prize, and the Best New Poets anthology and has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Poet Lore, Skidrow Penthouse, theNewerYork, Lungfull!, Monkeybicycle, inter/rupture, The Boiler Journal, and others. You can read her work at

Stephanie Dickinson raised on an Iowa farm now lives in New York City. Her novel Half Girl and novella Lust Series are published by Spuyten Duyvil. Her work appears in Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Weber Studies, Nimrod, South Loop Review, Rhino, Fjords, among others. Port Authority Orchids, a novel in stories for young adults is available from Rain Mountain Press. Her fictional interview Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg was released in October 2013 from New Michigan Press. She received the Dr. Neila Seshachari Fiction Award given by Weber: A Journal of the Contemporary West. For more, visit

Tantra Bensko teaches fiction writing through UCLA Ex. Writing Program, Writers College, and her own Online Writing Academy. She has over 200 stories, novelettes, and poems in journals, and books out, with two slated. The upcoming novel from Dog Horn Publishing is Unside: A book of closed time-like curves, Literary Sci Fi Conspiracy novel spiraling with Plot Reversals. She lives in Berkeley.

Matt Bell is the author of the novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods. He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Northern Michigan University.