Pushing Boundaries/Breaking Barriers
 

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Leah Angstman

Leah Angstman is the recent winner of the Loudoun Library Foundation Poetry Award and Nantucket Directory Poetry Award and was a finalist in the Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction (Washington & Lee University), Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition (Poetry and Fiction), Saluda River Prize for Poetry and Blue Bonnet Review Poetry Contest. She has earned three Pushcart Prize nominations and serves as Editor-in-Chief for Alternating Current Press and a reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, including Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Tupelo Quarterly, Electric Literature, Midwestern Gothic, Atticus Review and Shenandoah. She can be found at leahangstman.com.

Joseph Buehler

Joseph Buehler has published over fifty poems in The Tower Journal, ArLiJo, Nine Mile Magazine, Futures Trading, Two Cities Review, Common Ground Review, Serving House Journal, Mad Swirl, Bumble Jacket Miscellany and elsewhere. He is retired and lives in Georgia with his wife Trish.

Josephine Cariño

Pursuing a degree in English with a minor in music, Josephine Cariño is a senior at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Her poem “Postlude” was a finalist for the 2015 Jeff Marks Poetry Prize held by December Magazine and was subsequently published in its Fall/Winter 2015 issue. Most recently, her short fiction piece “Old as Rain” was a finalist for the 2016 American Fiction Prize at New Rivers Press, and will be published in the fall of 2017. Josephine will be attending North Carolina State University in the fall for her MFA in Creative Writing.

Samuel R. George

Samuel George is a graduate of CU, Boulder. A native of Louisiana, he resides in Galliano, LA. His stories have been published in Dirge Magazine, Stupefying Stories, Gypsy Shadow Publications, Growing Strange, Sloth Jockey and The Short Humour site. He has a previous publication under the pseudonym George LaMort, included in the compilation Apocalypse Culture II, Feral House 2000.

Darryl Graff

Darryl Graff is a NYC construction worker and nonfiction writer. His stories have been published in Akashic Books, Empty Sink, Gravel, Hippocampus, Bio Stories, Foliate Oak, Literally Stories, and elsewhere.

Leonore Hildebrandt

Leonore Hildebrandt is the author of The Work at Hand and The Next Unknown. A third collection, Where You Happen to Be, will be forthcoming in 2018 (Deerbrook Editions). She has published poems and translations in the Cafe Review, Cerise Press, the Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, The Fiddlehead, Poetry Daily and Poetry Salzburg Review, among other journals. Winner of the 2013 Gemini Poetry Contest, she received fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission. She was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. A native of Germany, Leonore lives “off the grid” in Harrington, Maine. She teaches writing at the University of Maine and serves on the editorial board of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Daniel M. Jaffe

Dozens of Daniel M. Jaffe's short stories have been published in literary journals, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the author of the novel-in-stories, The Genealogy of Understanding (Lethe Press, 2014), the short story collection, Jewish Gentle and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living (Lethe Press, 2011), and the novel, The Limits of Pleasure (Bear Bones Books, 2010).

Eileen McGorry

Eileen McGorry worked over forty years as a Registered Nurse. Her essay “The Novice” was published in the Examined Life Journal. She lives in Olympia Washington with her husband Ron and their two beautiful black cats.

Steven Ostrowski

Steven Ostrowski is a fiction writer, poet, and songwriter. His work appears widely in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. He has published a chapbook of stories as well as three chapbooks of poems. He teaches at Central Connecticut State University. 

Michelle Perez

Michelle Perez has had poems published recently in the ViêtNow National Magazine, The Binnacle, The Ilanot Review and Slipstream.

Maggie Rosen

Maggie Rosen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her poems have been published in Little Patuxent Review, Waccamaw, Cider Press Review, RiverLit, Blood Lotus, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Barely South and Conclave, among other publications. Her chapbook, The Deliberate Speed of Ghosts, was published in 2016 by Red Bird Chapbooks.

Erika Staiger

Erika Staiger is a first year MFA student at the University of South Florida, where she teaches freshmen composition. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University. “Liars” is her first story accepted for publication. Shortly after that, two other pieces were accepted and are now available in COG Literary Magazine and Black Fox Literary Magazine.

 
       
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