Contributors’ Notes

Sue Hyon Bae is an M.F.A. candidate at Arizona State University and International Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her work appears in Minetta Review, Apple Valley Review, Fredericksburg Review, and elsewhere. Find more at

Jessica Barksdale’s fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, is forthcoming in March 2016 from Urban Farmhouse Press. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in Compose, Salt Hill Journal, The Coachella Review, Carve Magazine, Mason’s Road, and So to Speak. She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and teaches novel writing for UCLA Extension. She holds an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. You can read more at

Liam Brown, 19, was born in Bennington, Vermont, and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. His work is comprised mostly of oil paintings that pay homage to the rich color of the impressionists. Beginning as a landscape painter at Buxton School, a Massachusetts-based progressive boarding school, he now is a sophomore at Tyler School of Art, looking to earn a M.F.A. in Painting. Contact him at 610-955-8551, or by email at

Kay Gabriel is a student in the Classics Ph.D. program at Princeton University. Her poetry has appeared in Industrial Lunch. She is a co-editor of Vetch: A Journal of Trans Poetry and Poetics.

Kamden Hilliard is the author of the chapbook DISTRESS TOLERANCE (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016). He’s received good vibes from The Ucross Foundation, The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, and Callaloo. Kamden prefers Kam, is an editor at Jellyfish Magazine, a reviewer for The Review Review, and a staff writer for Drunk Monkeys. Kam’s work has appeared in (or will drift into) Juked, The Atlas Review, DREGINALD, Word Riot, and other lovely places. He has no chill and wonders if you’ve got some to spare. Find him @KamdenHilliard.

Charlie Manis exists in Philadelphia, as far as such a thing is knowable. He used to spend his time hauling road garbage out of Chesapeake Bay wetlands, but now he mostly teaches poetry and writing. His work has appeared recently in Voicemail Poems, Switchback, and Fifth Wednesday.

Michael Mazza is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His stories have appeared in Other Voices, WORDS, Blue Mesa Review, and ZYZZYVA. He is best known as an internationally acclaimed art and creative director working in the advertising industry. He is currently at work on a novel. Find more at

Kaitlin Moore is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Creative Writing and Philosophy of Science. Once an astrophysics major, Kaitlin writes stories that experiment with time, space, and superpositive cats that are both alive and dead. Kaitlin is the author of two novels and half a dozen short stories and essays. Her work has appeared in 3Elements Review, Filament Magazine, and Blue Door Quarterly.

Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX, 2010). His poems, creative nonfiction, translations, and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, Colorado Review, Diagram III, Drunken Boat, E・ratio, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. Currently, he is Assistant Editor at Interim. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute Fellow in Poetry and is now on faculty.

Alina Stefanescu lives in Tuscaloosa with her partner and three small native species. She dreams in Romanian. Her story, “White Tennis Shoes,” won the Ryan R. Gibbs Flash Fiction Award from New Delta Review this year. She wants to imagine you reading it. More online at

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is the author of several poetry books in English and Bulgarian, most recently The Porcupine of Mind (Broadstone Books, 2012, in English) and How God Punishes (ICU, 2014, in Bulgarian), which won the Ivan Nikolov National Poetry Prize. In January 2010, Katerina launched the independent literary press Accents Publishing. Katerina co-wrote the independent feature film Proud Citizen, directed by Thom Southerland, and acted in the lead role.