Contributors' Notes

Issue Eighty-Nine: February 2017


Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton. She has been the editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. Companion to an Untold Story won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is the editor of Waveform: Twenty-First- Century Essays by Women published by The University of Georgia Press.

Ray Barker is the Chief Archivist/Librarian for Glenstone, a private, modern art museum in Potomac, Maryland. His work has previously appeared in Review Revue, The Pitch, and Music & Literature. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, DC. 

Suzanne Bottelli's poems have appeared in Poetry NorthwestThe Literary ReviewWest Branch, and Poet Lore, among others. Her chapbook The Feltville Formation (Finishing Line Press) was published in 2015.

Andrew Boylan is the author the novel Sacrifice and the films Home Sweet Home and At Your Own Risk. He lives with his wife and children in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

James Brubaker is the author of Pilot Season and Liner Notes. His work has also appeared in various venues, including Zoetrope: All Story, Hobart, The Normal School, Beloit Fiction Journal, Booth, and Michigan Quarterly Review, among others. He teaches creative writing at Southeast Missouri State University, where he also serves as director of the University Press and editor of Big Muddy.

Carrie Chappell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop. Some of her work has appeared in Bateau, Belleville Park Pages, Blue Mesa Review, Harpur Palate, The Iowa Review, Parcel, Paris Lit Up, and The Volta. Currently, she serves as Poetry Editor of Sundog Lit and lives in Paris, France. 

Joellen Craft lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she co-founded Durham’s Two Writers Walk into a Bar reading series. Her poems and reviews have recently appeared in Hunger MountainFugueThe Nashville Review, and Grist.

T. M. De Vos is the author of Cimmeria (Červena Barvá Press, 2016); a 2015 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellow; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Gloom Cupboard. De Vos's work has appeared previously in concīs, Juked, Pacific Review, burntdistrict, HOBART, and the Los Angeles Review. De Vos is the recipient of fellowships from Murphy Writing Seminars, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and has been named as a semifinalist for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and the Paumanok Poetry Award.

Meg Freitag was born in Maine. She is graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and her work has appeared in Tin HouseBoston Review, and Indiana Review, among others. Her first book, EDITH, was selected by Dorianne Laux as winner of the 2016 BOAAT Book Prize and is forthcoming from BOAAT Press in Fall 2017. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Malcolm Friend is a poet and CantoMundo fellow originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, and an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as La Respuesta magazine, the Fjord's Review's Black American EditionVinylWord RiotThe Acentos ReviewConnotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Pretty Owl Poetry.

David Hollander is the author of the novel L.I.E., and his short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of print and online forums, including McSweeney’sConjunctions, Agni, The New York Times Magazine, Poets & Writers, and previous issues of The Collagist. His work has been adapted for film and frequently anthologized, notably in Best American Fantasy. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two children and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Nicole Homer's writing has appeared in Muzzle, The Offing, FreezeRay Poetry, Cease Cows, Yellow Chair Review and elsewhere.  Her debut poetry collection, Pecking Order (Write Bloody), will be available in Spring of 2017. She is an Editor and regular contributor at BlackNerdProblems.

Anne-Marie Kinney is the author of the novel Radio Iris. Her work has appeared in Black Clock, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Rattling Wall and other journals, and online at Entropy and Trop. She is co-organizer of Los Angeles' Griffith Park Storytelling Series.

Nick Kocz is the winner of the 2016 Washington Square Fiction Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in a number of magazines, including Black Warrior Review, Five Chapters, Mid-American Review, The Nervous Breakdown, The Pinch, and Web Conjunctions.  

Glen Pourciau’s first collection of stories, Invite, won the 2008 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His second story collection, View, will be published by Four Way Books in March. His stories have been published by AGNI Online, Antioch Review, Epoch, Little Star, New England Review, Paris Review, and others.  Two of his stories have appeared previously in The Collagist.  

Hugh Sheehy is the author of The Invisibles (University of Georgia Press). He lives in one of New York's Hudson Valley river towns and teaches Creative Writing at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He's working on a trio of novels.

Jeffrey Winter is an English teacher in Cypress, Texas. His work has appeared in Pif Magazine, The Zodiac Review, Eunoia Review, Verse-Virtual, and elsewhere.

C Pam Zhang's fiction is in or coming to Black Warrior Review, The Missouri ReviewSonora ReviewThe OffingTin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. A Tin House Scholar, she was recently an honorable mention in the Zoetrope Short Fiction Contest and a runner up in The Missouri Review Editors' Prize. She mostly lives in San Francisco.

Leni Zumas’s second novel, Red Clocks, is forthcoming from Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown. She is also the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator and the novel The Listeners, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Portland State University.