Daniel was born in Spain. He studied French Literature as an undergrad (French Lycée in San Sebastian). He now lives and writes in Switzerland with his wife and two children. Daniel’s work is forthcoming or has been recently featured in Queen’s Ferry Press anthology The Best of Small Fictions 2016, LA Review, Superstition Review, Dewpoint, and Berkeley Poetry Review. Daniel was a Pushcart nominee (2015). His chapbook ‘Familya’ is coming up in late 2018 thanks to BPL Press.
Emily Banks lives in Atlanta, where she is a doctoral candidate and poetry lecturer at Emory University. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Superstition Review, Cimarron Review, Free State Review, and Yemassee. Her first collection, Mother Water, is forthcoming from Lynx House Press.
Sayantani Dasgupta is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Awards—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Phoebe, and Gulf Stream, among other magazines and literary journals. Honors include a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and a Centrum Fellowship. Sayantani is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and she has also taught in India, Italy, and Mexico.
Khalypso is a Sacramento-based activist, actor, and poet. They are fat, black, neurodivergent, queer, and badass. Their work can be found in Calamus Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Rigorous Journal, Wusgood Magazine, and Shade Journal, as well as a few others. Their chapbook, THE HOTTENTOT LIGHTS THE GAS HERSELF, was a runner up for the Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize. They are a Leo-Virgo cusp, they want to be your friend, and you can find them on Twitter at KhalypsoThePoet.
Stacy Boe Miller
Stacy Boe Miller is a mother, writing consultant, and third year MFA Creative Writing candidate at the University of Idaho. Her work can be found in Frontier Poetry, Driftwood Press, and Midwestern Gothic, as well as other journals.
Grace Loh Prasad
Grace Loh Prasad was born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey and Hong Kong before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Grace received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and is an alumna of the VONA workshop for writers of color along with residencies at Hedgebrook and the Ragdale Foundation. Her essays have appeared in Catapult, Jellyfish Review, Ninth Letter, The Manifest-Station, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and Hedgebrook Journal. She is a contributor to the anthology Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America, and her memoir-in-progress is entitled “The Translator’s Daughter.”
Anne Rasmussen lives in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in jail, advised graduate students, and constructed giant bear costumes worn by Rockettes. Her writing appears in or is forthcoming from Split Lip Magazine, Jellyfish Review, Sundog Lit, Cosmonauts Avenue and The Southeast Review. She edited Late Night Library’s Late Night Interview column from 2014-2017 and her interview with author Jim Grimsley is included in the paperback edition of How I Shed My Skin (Algonquin Books, 2016). She sympathizes with unreliable narrators.
Veronica Sandoval is a doctoral candidate of American Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Race, at Washington State University. She is Lady Mariposa, a spoken word artist from the Texas Rio Grande Valley, who has been writing and performing for over 18 years. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and online publications including: Aunt Lute Press, University of Delaware, Lamar University Press and Texas A&M University Press. Her research includes the Chola Pinup Network, the Ovarian Psycos, Adelitas, Pachucas, homegirl aesthetics, chola agency, and an emphasis on Chicana feminist epistemology that centers community knowledges and Chicana legacies of resistance.
Renee Simms’ writing appears in Callaloo, Oxford American, Ecotone, Literary Hub, Southwest Review, North American Review, The Rumpus, Salon and elsewhere. She is a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow, a 2018 John Gardner fiction fellow with BreadLoaf, and has received support from Kimbilio Fiction, Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, Cave Canem, and PEN Center. Her debut story collection is Meet Behind Mars (Wayne State University Press, 2018).
Lynne Thompson was awarded the 2018 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize for her manuscript Fretwork, which will be published in 2019. Her previous collections were Start With a Small Guitar (2013) and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Ecotone, New England Review, Barrow Street, Salamander, Poetry, as well as the anthology Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Thompson is Reviews and Essays Editor for the literary journal, Spillway.