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Michele Alouf

Michele Alouf is an empty-nester who lives and writes in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently working on her first novel and a graduate degree in creative writing and literature from Harvard Extension School. She has also worked as a teacher for children with disabilities, owned a yoga business, and was a writer and editor for a local magazine.

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David Blackmore

David Blackmore was born in Pittsburgh. He spent the first half of his childhood in the Pittsburgh area and the second half in the small town of Kane, Pennsylvania. He received an AB in English from Harvard and an MA and PhD in English from UCLA. After many years of teaching English and Latin American studies at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, David is returning permanently to Pittsburgh in 2023 to coordinate the first-year writing program at Chatham University. Most of David's previous publications have been scholarly in nature, but he is hard at work on his book-length memoir Chemical Works Road, so stay tuned...

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Lynne Burnett

Lynne Burnett’s publications include American Journal of Poetry, Arc Poetry, Blue Heron Review, Calyx Journal, Comstock Review, Crosswinds, CV2, Kissing Dynamite, IthacaLit, Malahat Review, Mockingheart Review, New Millennium Writings, Pedestal Magazine, Ristau, River Styx, Tamsen, Taos Journal of Poetry, Wordrunner eChapbooks and several anthologies. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, she won the 2016 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit PP, 2019 Jack Grapes PP and was a finalist for the 2022 Montreal International PP. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook, Irresistible in 2018. Visit her at https://lynneburnett.ca

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William Cass

William Cass has had over 295 short stories accepted for publication in a variety of literary magazines such as decemberBriar Cliff Review, and Zone 3.  He won writing contests at Terrain.org and The Examined Life Journal. A nominee for both Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net anthologies, he has also received five Pushcart Prize nominations. His first short story collection, Something Like Hope & Other Stories, was published by Wising Up Press in 2020, and a second collection, Uncommon & Other Stories, was recently released by the same press. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Julie Dron

Julie lives in Taiwan and began writing in her sixties. Short listed with commendation Scottish Arts Trust Flash Fiction, published in their anthology Beached. Also published in Blink-Ink, Secret Attic, Wicked Shadow Press anthology Abominable and CultureCult anthology Cosmic Contact. Published in online magazines Flash Fiction Magazine, Syncopation Literary Journal (vol 2), The Wild Word (issue 73) and Shorts Magazine (vol 4). “The Land Where her Ancestors Live” was long listed in Oxford Flash Fiction summer 2022 but unpublished.

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Joyce Hinnefeld

Joyce Hinnefeld is the author of two collections of short stories, Tell Me Everything and The Beauty of Their Youth, and two novels, In Hovering Flight and Stranger Here Below, along with other stories and essays. She is an Emerita Professor of English at Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA, and the founder of the Moravian Writers’ Conference; she now works as a Program Facilitator for Shining Light, an organization that provides reentry programming for incarcerated people throughout the U.S.

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Heikki Huotari

Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. Since retiring from academia/mathematics he has published poems in numerous journals and in five poetry collections. His manuscript, To Justify The Butterfly, won second prize, and publication, in the 2022 James Tate Chapbook Competition.

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Brenda Jacobsen

Brenda Jacobsen was born in London, Ontario, and resides in Norwalk, CT. She has immersed herself in writing since June of 2021 when she participated in a six week online writing workshop with Natalie Goldberg. Both a student and a trained Amherst Writers & Artists affiliate; her local communities include the Purple Sofa Writers and Westport Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared in FlashFlood, Pathos to Play Anthology, National Flash Fiction Day, and Amherst Writers & Artists blog. She has also led therapeutic art programs in healthcare, taught elementary school, and played the bagpipes.

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Lita Kurth

Lita Kurth, MFA-Rainier Writers Workshop, has published in three genres, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. “Are We Not Ladies” was nominated by Watershed Review for Best of the Net, 2017 and “Fish Genesis” was nominated by Rabid Oak for Best of the Net, 2019. “This is the Way We Wash the Clothes” (CNF) won the 2014 Diana Woods Memorial Award (Lunchticket). Her creative nonfiction “Pivot,” and short story, "Gardener's Delight" (Dragonfly Press DNA) were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is co-founder of San Jose’s literary reading series, Flash Fiction Forum. A sampling of publications: The Millions, Atticus Review, Brain,Child, Main Street Rag, Microfiction Monday, Concis, Rappahannock Review. Her first, but not yet published novel, The Rosa Luxemburg Socialist Strip Club was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom contest and has been a finalist in several others. One piece has been accepted for publication: "The Revolutionary's Brother" in Flashbackfiction.com. She is also completing a book of creative writing prompts.

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David MacWilliams

David MacWilliams earned his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University, Ohio in 2011. His essays have appeared in Pilgrimage, Mason’s Road, Apple Valley Review, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. His fiction has appeared in the tiny journal, Too Well Away, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. He was a reader for Riverteeth magazine and now reviews nonfiction books for them. This story derives from an exercise he began at the Writers Studio of New York City.

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Madeleine McDonald

Madeleine McDonald lives in chilly Yorkshire, England, and finds inspiration walking on the empty beach. Her published work ranges from newspaper columns to romance novels, by way of Shakespearean sonnets and radio stories. Her short fiction has been published in various anthologies and journals, including Mslexia, The Healing Muse and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

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Laura Sweeney

Laura Sweeney facilitates Writers for Life in Iowa and Illinois. She represented the Iowa Arts Council at the First International Teaching Artist's Conference in Oslo, Norway. Her poems and prose appear in sixty plus journals and ten anthologies in the States, Canada, Britain, Indonesia, and China. Her recent awards include a scholarship to the Sewanee Writer's Conference. In 2021, she received an Editor's Prize in Flash Discourse from Open: Journal of Arts & Letters; Poetry Society of Michigan's Barbara Sykes Memorial Humor Award; and two of her poems appear in the anthology Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism, which received an American Book Fest Best Book Award in Current Events category and finalist in the Social Change category. She is a PhD candidate, English Studies/Creative Writing, at Illinois State University.

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