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Robert Clinton

Robert Clinton's poems and stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, Plume, Prairie Schooner, Hanging Loose, Main Street Rag, Antioch Review, The New Guard, and DecomP. A book of his poems, Taking Eden, was published by Sarabande Books. He was born and raised in upstate New York, attended Union College and has an MFA from Goddard College. He has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

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Cathy Cruise

Cathy Cruise’s stories have appeared in journals such as American FictionAppalachian Heritage, Blue Mesa ReviewNew Virginia Review, Phoebe, Michigan Quarterly Review, and others. Her first novel, A Hundred Weddings, was a finalist for a Next Generation Indie Book Award and a ScreenCraft Cinematic Book prize. She’s also received an American Fiction prize and a Washington Independent Writers Award, as well as a Pushcart nomination. She has an MFA from George Mason University and works as an editor in Virginia.

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Lisbeth Davidow

Lisbeth Davidow has been a finalist in Event Magazine'snonfiction contest, Alligator Juniper's National Creative Nonfiction Contest, The Southeast Review's Narrative Nonfiction Contest, Iron Horse Literary Review's Nonfiction Trifecta and was nominated to be included in Best of Creative Nonfiction. Volume II. Her writing has appeared in Alligator Juniper, Blue Lyra Review, Helix, Lunch Ticket, Mandala, Marco Polo, Pilgrimage, Prime Mincer, Revolution House, Spank the Carp, Spittoon, Sliver of Stone, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and The Tishman Review. She lives in Malibu, California with her husband.

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Sam Gridley

Sam Gridley is the author of the novels The Shame of What We Are and The Big Happiness. His fiction and satire have appeared in more than sixty magazines and anthologies. He has received two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and neurotic dog and hangs out at the website Gridleyville.blog.

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Ashley Jeffalone

Ashley Jeffalone is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She received her Master's degree in Literary and Cultural Studies with a creative writing focus from the University of Oklahoma. She currently works in interactive narrative. Her work is forthcoming in Third Point Press. “Farewell to Easter Weekend” is Ashley's first publication.

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Michelle Lerner

Michelle Lerner received an MFA in Poetry from The New School. Her full-length manuscript "in the absence of roofs" was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Pamet River Prize at Yes Yes Books. Her poems have been individually published by numerous journals including Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Women's Law Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Adanna, and others, as well as several anthologies including The American Voice in Poetry: the Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg and The Poetry of Place: North Jersey In Poetry. She is a legal aid lawyer currently on disability while recovering from late stage lyme disease, living with her family in northwestern New Jersey.

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John P. Loonam

John P. Loonam has published fiction in various anthologies and journals, most recently Lock and Load, an anthology of gun-related fiction with work by Annie Proulx, John Edgar Wideman, Bonnie Campbell and others.  His short plays have been featured by the Mottola Theater Project. He has work forthcoming in descant. John is married and the father of two sons; the four have lived in Brooklyn since long before it was cool. He taught English in New York City public schools for over 35 years.

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Kandi Maxwell

Kandi Maxwell is a creative nonfiction writer who lives off-grid in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. She has been an English teacher, a backcountry and rock-climbing guide, a musician, a recreation therapist and a client to several psychotherapists. She is a wife, a mother and a grandmother. Her stories have been published in Hippocampus Magazine, KYSO Flash, The Door is Ajar, The Offbeat, The Ravens Perch and in many other literary journals and print anthologies. 

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Eileen Obser

Eileen Obser's articles and personal essays have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Ms., The Village Voice, The East Hampton Star, Proteus and The Southampton Review literary magazines, and in many anthologies. She is a longtime teacher of creative writing. A second edition of her memoir Only You was published by Sunbury Press in 2019. She lives in East Hampton, Long Island, NY. More details on her background plus some of her published work are at: www.eileenobser.com.

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Loren Sundlee

Loren Sundlee has published a dozen short stories in various literary magazines in the U.S. and overseas. He taught English in Australia, Japan, Pakistan, Denmark and the U.S. His first novel is with publishers, and he is working on the second. Raised in Western Minnesota, he now lives with his family in Central Washington.

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Lazar Trubman

Lazar Trubman is a college professor from the former USSR, who immigrated to the United States in 1990. He was assigned to Arizona, where he taught the Theory of Literature and Romance Languages for twenty-three years. In 2017 he retired from teaching to devote time to writing. Since then, his prose has appeared in literary publications across the United States, Canada and the UK, among them, Forge, Lit Mag, The Threepenny Review, The Vestal Review, Selcouth Station Press and others.

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Guinotte Wise

Guinotte Wise writes and welds steel sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and enough money to fix the soffits. Five more books since. A five-time Pushcart nominee, his fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals including Atticus, The MacGuffin, Southern Humanities Review, Rattle and The American Journal of Poetry. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it (until the stay-at-home order). Some work is at www.wisesculpture.com

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