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Kathleen Bryson

Alaskan-born Kathleen Bryson received her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Anthropology from University College London. She studies prejudice/empathy in humans and other great apes and is currently a postdoctoral researcher with SHARESPACE, the European research project on mixed reality and virtual reality. She also is a published author of over 100 fiction pieces, including 3 novels. Her most recent novel is the experimental The Stagtress, published by Fugue State Press (2019), and her nonfiction book Why We Struggle With Ambiguity: The Quiddity Question will be published in late 2024. Her poems have been printed or broadcast in Magma, Ranger, Ghost City Review, Bombay Literary Magazine, Jalmurra, Erbacce, among many other magazines. www.kathleenbryson.com

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Chris Bullard

Chris Bullard is a retired judge who lives in Philadelphia, PA. In 2022, Main Street Rag published his poetry chapbook, Florida Man, and Moonstone Press published his poetry chapbook, The Rainclouds of y. His poetry has appeared recently in Jersey Devil, Stonecrop, Wrath-Bearing Tree, Waccamaw and other publications. He was nominated this year for the Pushcart Prize.

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William Cass

William Cass has had over 300 short stories accepted for publication in a variety of literary magazines such as december, Briar 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 six 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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Hugh Findlay

Hugh Findlay’s writing and photography have been published worldwide. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2020 for poetry and the Best Microfiction Anthology 2024, he is in the third trimester of life and hopes y’all like his stuff. Instagram: @hughmanfindlay. Portfolio: https://hughmanfindlay.wixsite.com/hughfindlay

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Julian Ford

“Satan on Your Best Day” is Julian Ford’s first publication in a literary journal. He is an incoming graduate student in the University of Maryland's School of Journalism who plans to pursue writing as a career. In between shifts at a coffee house job, he is working on a draft of his first novel. He lives in College Park, Maryland and has done some freelance journalism in the DC and Baltimore areas, mostly on theater and music. Samples of his writing may be found here: https://linktr.ee/julianford

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J.D. Mathes

J.D. Mathes grew up a feral child in the deserts of the American Southwest who loved to read library books and take photographs. In 2019 he was awarded a PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship. He has worked as a screenwriter with Rehabilitation Through the Arts, is a three-time awardee of the Norman Levan Grant, a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, an award-winning author of four books, photographer, screenwriter, and librettist. Although Mathes still struggles with subject-verb agreement and where to put commas, he is currently working on a book length project, Ill Served: Veterans and Mass Incarceration, which will tell the stories of justice involved veterans and their experiences with mass incarceration. He loves his two daughters very much. jdmathes.com

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Jaryd Porter

Jaryd Porter is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wichita State University where he is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program with a focus on Creative Writing Fiction. His story “Obama Black”was published by Fleas on the Dog online literary magazine (Issue 13) in February 2023. He is a Managing Editor on the WSU student literary journal Mikrokosmos in 2023-2024.

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Hoyt Rogers

Hoyt Rogers is a poet, translator, and novelist. He has published many books and contributed poetry, fiction, essays, and translations to a wide variety of periodicals. His latest collection of poems is Thresholds (MadHat 2023); his latest translation is Yves Bonnefoy's The Wandering Life (Seagull 2023), and his latest novel is Sailing to Noon (Spuyten Duyvil 2023, volume one of The Caribbean Trilogy). Born in North America to an ethnically diverse family, he has spent most of his life in Latin America and Western Europe. Please visit his website, hoytrogers.com

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Terry Sanville

Terry lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his artist-poet wife (his in-house editor) and two plump cats (his in-house critics). He writes full time, producing short stories, essays, and novels. His short stories have been accepted more than 500 times by journals, magazines, and anthologies including The American Writers Review,The Bryant Literary Review, and Shenandoah. He was nominated four times for Pushcart Prizes and once for inclusion in Best of the Net anthology. Terry is a retired urban planner and an accomplished jazz and blues guitarist.

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Jay Shearer

Jay Shearer’s writing has appeared, among other places, in Chicago Quarterly Review, Other Voices, Tikkun, and Mayday magazine. He is the author of a novel (Five Hundred Sirens, Cairn Press), a chapbook novelette (The Pulpit vs. the Hole, Gold Line Press) as well as two full-length plays (The Full Treatment ran at Broom Street Theater in Madison, WI, where The Song Fight is now under consideration). He teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the city where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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Colleen Wells

Colleen Wells writes poetry and creative nonfiction. She believes writing is a healing force and aspires to help others feel more empowered to share their stories. She is the author of Dinner with Doppelgangers—A True Story of Madness & Recovery, and Animal Magnetism, a poetry chapbook. Her work has appeared in Gyroscope Review, NUVO, Ravensperch, Rockvale Review, and The Potomac Review. Themes reflected in her work include mental illness, adoption, empty nest, the elderly and the environment.

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