Contributors' Notes

Issue Fifty-Four: January 2014


Rachel Adams has a handful of short stories in fine publications such as PANK, A Capella Zoo's "Bestiary," Atticus Review, Corium, and Parcel.

Maria Isabelle Carlos is a poet from Columbia, Missouri. She was awarded the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in 2009, the Blanche Armfield Prize for Poetry in 2012, and the Burrus/Academy of American Poets Prize in 2013 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. in English. She was a prizewinner in the Independent Weekly Poetry Contest in 2012. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Justin Carter is an MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University & co-editor of Banango Street. His recent work appears in The Bakery, Hobart, Red Lightbulbs, & other spaces. He blogs about sports at Poets on Sports & never uses his blog.

Patrick Crerand lives in Florida where he teaches at Saint Leo University. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Tarpaulin Sky, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and other magazines.

Tom DeBeauchamp lives in Connecticut. The Constitution State. The Nutmeg State. The Provisions State. The Land of Steady Habits.

David Hernandez is the recipient of a 2011 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry. Hoodwinked, his third collection, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and was published by Sarabande Books.

Jamie Iredell's most recent book is I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, a collection of essays.

Simon Jacobs is the curator of the Safety Pin Review, a wearable medium for work of fewer than 30 words. His first book, SATURN, a collection of David Bowie stories, will be available from Spork Press in early 2014.

Molly Sutton Kiefer is the author of the hybrid essay Nestuary (forthcoming, Ricochet Editions) as well as the poetry chapbooks City of Bears and The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake.  She is a member of the Caldera Poetry Collective, poetry editor at Midway Journal and runs Balancing the Tide: Motherhood and the Arts | an Interview Project.

Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, and music journalist based in Madison, Wisconsin. She can be found @erinlyndal.

Meghan McCarron's short fiction has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and she was recently awarded a grant by the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Gigantic Worlds and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and she's at work on a novel. She lives with her girlfriend in Austin, TX, where she is the editor of Eater Austin.

Veronica Popp is a writer, teacher and scholar. She has a BA from Elmhurst College in English and History and an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. Popp has been published in Middle Western Voice, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and Lunar Attic. She teaches Composition at Triton College and College of DuPage.

William VanDenBerg is the author of Lake of Earth (Caketrain Press, 2013) and Apostle Islands (Solar Luxuriance, 2013). Recent stories have appeared at Juked, Hobart, and Squalorly. He lives with his wife in Denver.

Tom Williams's novel Don't Start Me Talkin' will be published by Curbside Splendor in February, 2014. Williams is also the author of the novella The Mimic's Own Voice, and a contributor to the forthcoming anthology Four Fathers (Cobalt). He chairs the English department at Morehead State University.