Terrence Cheng is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Cheng earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Miami, Florida. He is the author of two novels, Deep in the Mountains and Sons of Heaven.
Vauhini Vara, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has been published in Epoch and Black Warrior Review, and she is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.
Adam Theron-Lee Rensch received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. He divides his time between Ohio and New York City.
Rawi Hage is a writer, visual artist, and curator. His first novel, DeNiro's Game, takes place during the Lebanese civil war. Hage's new book, Cockroach, takes place in contemporary Montreal during a single month in winter. In addition to his two books, his writing has appeared in such places as Tin House, Fuse, Mizna, Jouvert, the Toronto Review, Montreal Serai, and Al-Jadid.
Selena Anderson is a winner of the Transatlantic/Henfield Prize and has held fellowships at the Breadloaf Writer's Conference, the Carson McCullers Center, and the MacDowell Colony. Originally from Pearland, Texas, she lives in New York and is at work on a collection of short stories. This is her first story accepted for print publication.
John Stazinski's work has most recently appeared in the Southern Review, Missouri Review, Hopkins Review, and Chattahoochee Review. He teaches writing and literature at Quinsigamond Community College.
Juggling teaching, writing, and family life in no particular order, Amy S. Gottfried is a professor at Hood College, where she teaches American and environmental literature as well as creative writing. She's published in the Adirondack Review and has won honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction contest.
Sam Ruddick's fiction has appeared in the Threepenny Review, North American Review, and Prairie Fire. In 2007, he received a Henfield Prize for fiction. Michael Schiavone's short fiction's been published in Narrative Magazine, Night Train, Carve, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. His debut novel, Call Me When You Land, is forthcoming from Permanent Press in 2011. He lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Gabriel Brownstein is the author of two books: a short-story collection, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W, and a novel, The Man from Beyond. He teaches at St. John's University in Queens, New York.
Diane Chang was born near Shanghai, China and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of three. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from the University of Chicago. Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner and Green Mountains Review. Currently, she is training at Montefiore Medical Center's Primary Care Program in the Bronx.