Vi Khi Nao
is a current MFA Brown University student living in Providence. Her work has appeared in Noon, Alice Blue Review, and elimae, and is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Black Warrior Review.
Christopher Marnach is pursuing his MFA at Columbia College Chicago. "Death Week at the Funeral Card Company" is his first fiction publication.
Perry Janes is a graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Poems have recently appeared in Salt Hill, The Collagist, and Prairie Schooner. This is his first fiction publication.
Tom Paine is the author of a short-story collection, Scar Vegas, as well as a novel, The Pearl of Kuwait.
Adam Schuitema is the author of the story collection Freshwater Boys. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including the North American Review, Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, and Crazyhorse. Adam earned his MFA and PhD from Western Michigan University. He teaches at Kendall College of Art.
Chad Schuster is a University of Washington graduate and award-winning journalist. "A Warning to the Cycling Community" is his first published fiction.
Erin Kate Ryan lives in Boston. She has never been in a bar fight. This is her first story accepted for publication.
Ben Fowlkes is a sports writer for USA Today. He has an MFA from the University of Montana, and a BA from San Diego State University.
Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, Emerald City and Other Stories, and The Keep. Her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize.
Lee Martin is the Pulitzer Prize Finalist author of The Bright Forever, in addition to three other novels, most recently Break the Skin. He's also published a short story collection and three memoirs, most recently, Such a Life. He teaches at Ohio State University.
June R. Edelstein has a BA in cinema production from the University of Southern California and an MFA in writing from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her stories have appeared in the New England Review, the North American Review, and Literal Latte.
Jane Delury's stories have appeared in publications including Narrative, the Southern Review, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. She is on the faculty of the University of Baltimore's MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program.
Christopher Bollen's first novel was Lightning People. He has written for the New York Times, The Believer, Artforum, GQ, and the Paris Review. He is editor at large of Interview magazine.
Katherine Heiny's stories have been published in the New Yorker, Southern Review, Antioch Review, Greensboro Review, Seventeen; presented on Selected Shorts on NPR; and performed off-Broadway. She has a story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow coming out in 2015, and a novel, of which "Leviathan" is a part, coming out in 2016.
Tom Dibblee's criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Point, he got his MFA from CalArts, and he founded and edits the online literary magazine Trop. This is his first print publication.
George Makana Clark is the author of a novel, The Raw Man, and a story collection, The Small Bees' Honey. His work has appeared in O. Henry Prize Stories, Granta Book of the African Short Story, Tin House, Ecotone, Zoetrope, Transition, Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, Southern Review. He teaches fiction writing and African literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
D.S. Sulaitis's short stories have been published in Boston Review. "Death Makes You Do Things" is part of a novel-in-progress, which received a 2013 grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation.