Erica Dawson is the author of two collection of poems: Big-Eyed Afraid, winner of the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and The Small Blades Hurt, winner of the 2013 Florida Book Awards Bronze medal in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals and anthologies. She is an assistant professor of English and Writing at the University of Tampa, where she serves as Acting Director of the Low-residency MFA.

Jonathan Louis Duckworth is an MFA student at Florida International University in Miami, where he serves as a reader and copy-editor for the Gulf Stream Magazine. His work appears in or is forthcoming in Sliver of Stone Magazine, Mount Island Magazine, Clapboard House, and Gravel: A Literary Journal among others.

Thomas Gillaspy is a northern California photographer with an interest in urban minimalism. His photography has been featured in a number of magazines including the literary journals Compose, DMQ Review and Citron Review.

Barbara Hamby is the author of five books of poems, most recently On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems (2014)  published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, which also published Babel (2004) and All-Night Lingo Tango (2009). She was a 2010 Guggenheim fellow in Poetry and her book of short stories, Lester Higata’s 20th Century, won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award. She teaches at Florida State University where she is Distinguished University Scholar. She has new poems in American Poetry Review and Ploughshares, and her story “Dole Girl” just won the Boston Review Fiction Prize.

Michael Derrick Hudson lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he works for the Allen County Public Library in the Genealogy Center. His poems have appeared in various journals, including Poetry, Boulevard, Columbia, Fugue, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, New Letters, Washington Square and West Branch.

Brad Johnson’s first full-length poetry collection The Happiness Theory (Main Street, 2013) is available at Work of his has also been accepted by Atlanta Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Meridian, Nimrod, Permafrost, Poet Lore, Salamander, The South Carolina Review, Southern Indiana Review and others.

Janne Karlsson is an artist from Sweden whose dark and surreal work is widely spread over the world. His books and chaps are available at Amazon and Epic Rites Press. Janne’s website is here:

EE Lampman is an MFA candidate in poetry at Oklahoma State University. Her poetry has appeared in the Jackpine Writers Bloc’s The Talking Stick: Volume 19 and St. Olaf College’s The Quarry. She is an editorial contributor for Hazel and Wren

John Liles is a vertebrate, poet, science writer, and living heterotroph. He is an MFA candidate in the Brown University MFA program. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Arcadia, inter/rupture, and at His poetry has also been chosen for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Award. Send thoughts of small animals to

Bonnie Losak is an attorney practicing in Miami, Florida, and a MFA candidate at FIU. She lives and writes in Miami Beach. Her writing has appeared in the Florida Book Review.

Jennifer Met is a writer, artist, and nature-lover living in the wilds of North Idaho. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she received the Jovanovich Award for Imaginative Writing. Her haibun and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Barely South Review, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, PacificREVIEW, Aperion Review, Acorn, The Heron’s Nest, The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, and others.

Erin Money is an artist and educator, born in Delaware and residing in Miami, FL.  Erin Received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Masters of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University.  She currently works in Little Haiti teaching art through a lens of promoting social justice.  As an artist she explores a wide variety of media but feels most at home while painting.

Claudia Putnam lives in Western Colorado, where she enjoys all the standard Colorado outdoor things. Her poetry and fiction appear in dozens of journals, including Confrontation, I-70 Review, RHINO, Artful Dodge, Poetry East, and Barrow Street. A chapbook, Wild Thing in Our Known World, is available from Finishing Line Press. She was the 2011-12 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy; this year she’ll be at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. More info:

Elahzar Rao currently lives in Seattle, WA and works as a technical writer for a medical company. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Literary Imagination, Gargoyle, and many other publications.

Stephanie Selander lives and writes in Florida, where she is an MFA candidate in fiction at Florida International University.

Laurie Sewall’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, among other publications. She received an MFA in poetry from New England College and an MA in counseling psychology from Lesley University. She currently lives and teaches in rural Iowa.

Louis Staeble lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. His photographs have appeared in Agave, Blinders Journal, Digital Papercut, Driftwood, Four Ties Literary Review, Iron Gall, Microfiction Monday, On The Rusk, Paper Tape Magazine, Revolution John, Tupelo Quarterly, Up The Staircase Quarterly, and Your Impossible Voice. His web page can be viewed at

Danno Van Groll is an anthropology major and animal shelter worker hailing from the frigid north of Wisconsin. He enjoys spending time in nature, shooting photos and confounding rebel armies.

Holly M. Wendt is Assistant Professor of English at Lebanon Valley College and is a contributing editor at The Classical. She was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists from the American Antiquarian Society and a fellowship from the Jentel Foundation. Her writing has appeared in MemoriousThe RumpusSport Literate, and Stymie Magazine, among others. She is currently at work on a novel about pirates.

Olivia Wolfgang-Smith holds an MFA from Florida State University. Her writing has appeared in Ninth LetterThe Common, Fourth GenreNecessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been longlisted for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a novel.

Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His short stories have appeared in a number of journals including The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Columbia and Glimmer Train. He began taking photographs a few years ago while recovering from an illness. His photographs can be seen in his gallery –

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