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Earth's Gravitational Pull Causes Cracks on the Moon. Oil and spray paint on canvas, 20 x 16 in. 2019. © Danielle Klebes.

Danielle Klebes has exhibited at notable galleries and museums including Albany Center Gallery in Albany, New York, the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Helikon Gallery in Denver, Colorado, Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont, and 77 Gallery in Rutland, Vermont, as well many other galleries in West Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Istria, Croatia. She was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA in November 2018 and at Vermont Studio Center in March 2019, and she has several domestic and international residencies coming up in 2019 and 2020. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications. Klebes holds an mfa in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Timea Balogh is a Hungarian American writer and translator with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her debut short story was nominated by Juked for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and she has another story forthcoming in Passages North. She has been an American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellow, and her translations of Hungarian prose and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in the Offing, Waxwing, Asymptote, Washington Square Review, and Arkansas International, among others. She divides her time between Las Vegas and Budapest.

Julia Eagleton's work has appeared in the Emerson Review and The Faber Academy Anthology. She was a finalist for the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize and a semifinalist for the American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Prize, and she received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers.

Willie Fitzgerald is a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. His fiction has appeared in the Stranger, Hobart, and elsewhere. For five years, he helped run APRIL, a nonprofit dedicated to small press publishing.

Rochelle Hurt is the author of In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems [End Page 182] (White Pine). Her poetry and nonfiction appear in Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She lives in Pittsburgh and teaches at Slippery Rock University.

Sabrina Islam is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She spent her early childhood in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. She holds an mfa in creative writing from University of Maryland, where she teaches college writing. Her writing engages with return, lost love, and family relationships. Her stories can be found in Flock, Acta Victoriana, and the minnesota review.

Christina Ma-Kellams teaches psychology to undergraduates in California when she isn't writing. Her fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, the Kenyon Review, Baltimore Review, Gargoyle, Necessary Fiction, Paper Darts, and elsewhere, ad her nonfiction has been published in the Wall Street Journal and by Rowman and Littlefield.

Becky Mandelbaum is the author of Bad Kansas, winner of the Flannery O'Conner Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, the Missouri Review, the Georgia Review, Electric Lit, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Originally from Kansas, she now lives in Washington State and teaches at Hugo House in Seattle. Her first novel is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. Visit

Gretchen VanWormer grew up in Burlington, Vermont. She is the author of a chapbook of essays, How I See the Humans (CutBank), and her essays have appeared in the Journal, Brevity, miCRo: The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Akpa Arinzechukwu is the author of City Dwellers (Splash of Red).

Peter Balakian is the author of seven books of poems, four books of prose, and three collaborative translations from the Armenian. Ozone Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He teaches at Colgate University.

Robert Bedick is the author of the novels Tomas and The Zimmerman File as well as An Argument in Favor of Television and Other Stories.

Despy Boutris's work has been published or is forthcoming in Palette Poetry, Third Coast, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast Online, and more. Currently, she...


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