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Michael Chang (they/them) is the author of many collections of poetry, including SYNTHETIC JUNGLE (Northwestern University Press, 2023) & EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS (GreenTower Press, 2024). They edit poetry at Fence.

Q&A with John Steinbeck Prize Winner

Alice Hatcher is the author of The Wonder That Was Ours (Dzanc, 2018), long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Award. Hatcher’s fiction has appeared in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, The Masters Review, and Post Road. Hatcher teaches at the Tucson branch of the Writers Studio.

Nonfiction: Fanfare for the Common Man's Baseball Team

Jasmine Marshall Armstrong is a writing instructor, poet, and nonfiction writer from Bozeman, Montana. She holds an MFA from Fresno State University. Her work is found in Typishly, America Magazine, Sojourners Magazine, Poets Reading the News, In Parentheses, Cathexis Northwest Press, The Dewdrop, The Ulu Review and Anacapa.

Q&A with Gabriele Rico Prize Winner

Amelia Skinner Saint (She/Her) is a writer and professor living in the Midwest. Her writing has won the Lorian Hemingway award, H. E. Francis award, and has been published in Cutthroat, Barnstormer, Storyscape, and elsewhere. You can find her on Instagram @SkinnerOrSaint mostly sharing pictures of cats, dogs, and children.

Poetry: To Prove You Are Not a Robot by Anne Cheilek

Anne Cheilek is a writer and editor living in the heart of Silicon Valley. Her work has appeared in RHINO Poetry, Catamaran Literary Reader, Reed Magazine, Gone Lawn, Juked, and other literary journals. She is a poetry editor for DMQ Review and a founding editor of Midnight Chem.

Q&A with Markham Prize Winner

Marina Kraiskaya is a Ukrainian-American Writer and editor of the journal Bicoastal Review. She recently placed second in the Joy Bale Boone Prize and was a finalist in the Mississippi Review and Driftwood poetry prizes. Find Her in Poetry International, The L.A. Review, Southeast Review, Zone 3, The Shore, Ecotheo, Deep wild, Leavings, and more.

Fiction: NightShade

Brennan Barney is a Creative Director residing in Michigan. Recently his fiction "Maureen" was published in Whiskey Island Magazine.

Poetry: Structure of Desire

Kylan Rice is the author of An Image Not a Book (Free Verse Editions 2024), a collection of poems, and Incryptions (Spuyten Duyvil 2021), a collection of essays. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Image, Kenyon Review Online, Seneca Review, West Branch, and elsewhere. He is the associate editor at The Missouri Review.

Nonfiction: Reflections in the Eye of a Condor

Mark Crimmins (he/him) published his first book, travel memoir Sydneyside Reflections, in 2020. His place-based writings have been published in many magaziunes, including Chicago Quarterly Review, Columbia Journal, Tampa Review, Kyoto Journal, Queen's Quarterly, Apalachee Review, Fiction Southeast, Del Sol Review, Confrontation, and Flash.

Poetry: Mentha Spicata

Elizabeth Kate Switaj works at the College of the Marshall Islands. She is the author of one book of literary criticism (James Joyce's Teaching Life and Methods, Palgrave, 2016) and two poetry collections (Magdalene & the Mermaids, Paper Kite Press, 2009; The Bringers of Fruit: An Oratorio, 11:11 Press, 2022).

Fiction: Wild Persimmon

Linda McMullen is a wife, mother, daughter, diplomat, and homesick Wisconsinite. Over 200 of her short stories and the occasional poem have appeared in literary magazines.

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