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DeVonna R. Allison
DeVonna R. Allison is a United States Marine Corps veteran and freelance writer whose work has been featured in a variety of publications, both online and in print. Most recently her work has been included in a veteran's anthology, Proud to Be, Volume 3, published by Missouri Humanities Council with the Southeast Missouri State University, and the University of Maine's literary magazine, The Binnacle. She and her husband, Earl, have been married thirty four years, have four children and reside in southern Michigan, where they enjoy spending their free time listening to live blues music.

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Robert Bradford
Robert F. Bradford has won two Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Best Play in the Fringe of Marin Festival, and his plays have also been produced by Construct Theatre Company in New York, the Black Box Festival at College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, the Ross Valley Players, the Petaluma Arts Council and Café Amsterdam in Fairfax, CA, and published in Mused (Bella Online). His stories have been published in Carbon Culture Review, Pithead Chapel, Coastline Journal,  Bohème Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Slow Trains Literary Journal, and Long Story Short. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Humanities, teaching Critical Inquiry & Reflective Writing  and Foundations: American Pluralism, at Dominican University of California.

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Meg Eden
Meg Eden's work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, and Rock & Sling. Her poem “Rumiko” won the 2015 Ian MacMillan award for poetry. Her collections include Your Son (The Florence Kahn Memorial Award), Rotary Phones and Facebook (Dancing Girl Press) and The Girl Who Came Back (Red Bird Chapbooks). She teaches at the University of Maryland. Check out her work at: www.megedenbooks.com

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Jamie Gage
Jamie Gage is a freelance writer who has published poems or has work forthcoming in Main Street Rag, Inkwell, Mountain Gazette, Powhatan Review, Out of Line, and others. A husband and father of three, he is also the General Manager of Vermont.gov.

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Teresa Giordano
Teresa Giordano writes non-fiction television programming on topics ranging from earwigs to forensic anthropology, to the southwest border, to bad-ass presidents. Her fictional short story “Reina” was published in the March 2014 issue of Devilfish Review, and it placed as finalist in the 2014 Pyschopomp short fiction contest. “Sock Puppet” was chosen to be read by actress Lori Wilner in the 2014 Red Hook, NY Literary Festival. She enjoys splitting her time between New York City and upstate New York where there is a thriving, supportive literary community that is kind to sock puppets and other strangers.

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G. Timothy Gordon
Gordon divides personal and professional lives between Asia and the Mountain/Desert Southwest. His Open House (fictions) will be published in January, while Ground of this Blue Earth and Under Aries were published in 2012 and 2014, respectively. An expanded edition of the prize-winning RiverStone Press poetry chapbook competition, Everything Speaking Chinese, is pending book publication. Awards include National Endowment for the Arts & Humanities Fellowships and writing residencies, while several poems have been nominated for Pushcarts. Night Company was nominated for an NEA Western States' Book Awards.

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Barbara G. Hallowell
Barbara G. Hallowell is a Master NLP practitioner in Northern California.  She has spent most of her life involved in creative endeavors and has won prizes for her paintings.  Barbara has struggled with dyslexia all her life and only recently had the courage to submit anything she has written. “Bill” is her first published work.

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Katharyn Howd Machan
Katharyn Howd Machan, Professor of Writing at Ithaca College, holds degrees from the College of Saint Rose, the University of Iowa, and Northwestern University. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines; in anthologies and textbooks such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013, Poetry: An Introduction, Early Ripening: American Women’s Poetry Now, Sound and Sense, Writing Poems, Literature: Reading and Writing the Human Experience; and in 32 collections, most recently Wild Grapes: Poems of Fox (Finishing Line Press, 2014), H (Gribble Press, 2014—national winner) and When She’s Asked to Think of Colors (Palettes & Quills Press, 2009—national winner). Former director of the national Feminist Women’s Writing Workshops, Inc., in 2012 she edited Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology (Split Oak Press).

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Nancy Méndez-Booth
Nancy Méndez-Booth is a fiction writer. She teaches writing and Latina/o literature and culture at colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey. Her work has appeared in print and online, including in Jersey City Independent, KGB Bar Literary Magazine, Latina, The Packinghouse Review, Poets and Writers, and Salon, as well as on Mamapedia.com and RealSimple.com. Nancy is looking for representation and a publisher for Underbelly, a novel told in closely linked stories. She is currently at work on a second manuscript and posts regularly on www.nancymendezbooth.com/blog.

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Erika D. Price
Erika D. Price is a writer and social psychologist in Chicago. Her work has appeared in The Toast, The Rumpus, Bacopa Literary Review, Midnight Breakfast, and others. She writes the science fiction podcast Wrong State University.

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Sheree Shatsky
Sheree Shatsky has called Florida home for over fifty years. She writes short fiction believing much can be conveyed with a few simple words. Her work as an opinion writer has appeared in print and online. Recent publication credits include Sassafras Literary Magazine, the Journal of Microliterature, and Dirty Chai with work forthcoming in Sleet Magazine.

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Amelia Wright
Amelia Wright originally hails from outside Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has attended Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Richmond in London, earning a degree in literature and education in 2013. She is now pursuing various graduate school opportunities to follow her dream of earning a doctorate in literature. This is her second published work.

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Müesser Yeniay
Müesser Yeniay has won several prizes in Turkey including Yunus Emre (2006), Homeros Attila İlhan (2007), Ali Riza Ertan (2009), Enver Gökçe (2013) poetry prizes. She was also nominated for Pushcart Prize 2016 by Muse Pie Press (USA). Her first book, Darkness Also Falls Ground, was published in 2009 and her second book, I Founded My Home in the Mountains, is a collection of translation from world poetry. I Drew the Sky Again was published in 2011. Her poems have appeared in the following magazines abroad: The Voices Project, The Bakery, Sentinel Poetry, Yellow Medicine Review, Shot Glass Journal, Poesy, Shampoo, Los Angeles Review of Books, Apalachee Review (USA & England); Kritya (India); Casa Della Poesia, Libere Luci (Italy); Poeticanet, Poiein (Greece); Revue Ayna, Souffle, L'oiseau de feu du Garlaban (France); Al Doha (Qatar); Tema (Croatia).

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