Contributors' Notes

Issue Sixty-Six: January 2015


Colleen Abel is the author of a chapbook, Housewifery (dancing girl press, 2013). A former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow, she has published work in numerous venues, including The Southern Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades, Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review and elsewhere. She lives in Wisconsin.

Margo Berdeshevsky’s book of short stories Beautiful Soon Enough received Fiction Collective Two’s Ronald Sukenick/Innovative Fiction Award (University of Alabama Press). Her most recent poetry collection is Between Soul and Stone (Sheep Meadow Press.) Her But a Passage in Wilderness was also published by Sheep Meadow Press. Honors include the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, the & Now Anthology of the Best of Innovative Writing, 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, 2 Pushcart special mention citations, the Chelsea Poetry Award. Her works have appeared in literary journals including Kenyon Review, Agni, Pleiades, New Letters, Poetry International, Gulf Coast, Cutthroat, Poetry Daily, Cerise, Meena, Cimarron Review, The Southern Review, and in Europe in Poetry Review (UK), The Wolf, Europe, Siécle 21, and Confluences Poétiques. Her new poetry book, Square Black Key is at the next gate, and a multi-genre novel, Vagrant is forthcoming.

Patrick Crerand lives and writes in Florida where he teaches at Saint Leo University. His work has appeared in Knee Jerk, Monkeybicycle, McSweeney's and other magazines.  He edits an on-line literary magazine called Lightning Key Review

Janelle DolRayne is a former poetry editor of Copper Nickel and the current production editor at The Journal. She lives in Columbus, OH where she is getting her MFA at The Ohio State University. Her poems and essay have appeared or are forthcoming in The Laurel Review, The Indiana Review, Apt, Parcel, Interrupture, and the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Vandewater Poetry Award. She is originally from Coal Creek Canyon, CO.

David Ebenbach’s first full-length collection of poetry,  We Were the People Who Moved, won the Patricia Bibby Award, and will be published by Tebot Bach in 2015. He is also the author of the poetry chapbook Autogeography (Finishing Line Press), two collections of short stories—Between Camelots (University of Pittsburgh Press) and  Into the Wilderness (Washington Writers’ Publishing House)—as well as The Artist’s Torah (Cascade Books), a non-fiction guide to the creative process. Ebenbach has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and he teaches creative writing at Georgetown University.

Lauren Foss Goodman is a writer, teacher, mother, hiker, amateur dumpling-maker and lover of bitter melon. A Heart Beating Hard is her first novel. In addition to writing fiction, Lauren studies, writes, thinks, and talks about the intersections between technology, education, and storytelling.  She endures winter and ravishes summer in Western Massachusetts with her husband Yuchao and their son Bodhi. 

Steve Himmer is author of the novels The Bee-Loud Glade, Fram, and Scratch (forthcoming 2016), and editor of the webjournal Necessary Fiction

Will Kaufman's work has appeared in Unstuck, PANK, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and a number of other journals, with more forthcoming in Lightspeed and in A Book of Uncommon Prayer, which will be published by Outpost 19. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and an MFA from the University of Utah, and attended the Clarion workshop in 2013. Will currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he works as a bookseller, and hopes maybe he can finish a novel someday. 

Benjamin Landry is the author of Particle and Wave (Chicago) and is a Research Associate in Creative Writing at Oberlin College. He held the Mina Shaughnessy Scholarship in Writing at the Bread Loaf School of English and the Meijer Post-MFA Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He and his wife — the fiction writer Sara Schaff — have taught creative writing and English in the United States, Colombia, and China for a decade. His poetry has appeared in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. He has reviewed poetry collections for Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. 

Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks (Dzanc Books) and Avatar (Six Gallery Press). He teaches creative writing at New Mexico State University and serves as an editor at Noemi Press.

Dan Lopez is the author of Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea (Chelsea Station Editions). His work has appeared in StorychordMary LiteraryTime Out New York, and Lambda Literary, among others. He lives in San Francisco where he tries to get out on the bay as often as possible. You can follow him on Twitter, or catch him on Instagram where he documents the queer sensibilities of Star Trek under the handle Sissy_That_Trek. 

Poems and essays by L.M. Myers have appeared or are forthcoming in Tule Review, Shadowgraph Magazine and The Massachusetts Review. She lives in Napa, California. 

Yuriy Tarnawsky’s latest publications are a book of Heuristic poetry, Modus Tollens, from Jaded Ibis Press, and Crocodile Smiles/short shrift fictions from Black Scat Books. He is working on a companion volume to Modus Tollens, a collection called Modus Quasi Ponens.

Andrew R. Touhy, a recipient of the San Francisco Browning Society’s Dramatic Monologue Award and Fourteen Hills’ Bambi Holmes Fiction Prize, is also a nominee for inclusion in Best New American Voices. His work appears in New England Review, Conjunctions, New American Writing, The Collagist, New Orleans Review, Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, and other literary journals. He teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley, and lives in Oakland with his wife and child.

Angela Woodward is the author of the collection The Human Mind and the novel End of the Fire Cult. Her forthcoming Origins and Other Stories was the winner of the 2014 Collagist prose chapbook competition.