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Kevin Canty's eighth book is a novel, The Underworld (Norton, 2017). He is also the author of three previous collections of short stories (Where the Money Went [Nan A. Talese, 2009], Honeymoon [Nan A. Talese, 2001], and A Stranger In This World [Doubleday, 1994]) and four novels (Nine Below Zero [Nan A. Talese, 1999], Into the Great Wide Open [Nan A. Talese, 1996], Winslow in Love [Nan A. Talese, 2005], and Everything [Nan A. Talese, 2010]). His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Esquire, Tin House, GQ, Glimmer Train, Story, the New England Review, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere.

Sally Wen Mao is the author of two collections of poetry: Oculus (Graywolf, 2019), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James, 2014). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she was recently a Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library. Her poetry and prose have appeared in the Best American Poetry, the Paris Review, Poetry, Harper's Bazaar, A Public Space, the Kenyon Review, the Georgia Review, and Guernica, among others.

Lois Parshley is a journalist and photographer. Her reporting has been published in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Atlantic, Granta, National Geographic, the Washington Post, and Businessweek, among others. A former Knight-Wallace fellow, her work has won numerous awards, including the Bricker and Mirror Awards.

Alicja Wróblewska is a visual artist and photographer. The focus of her work is anthropopressure, human impact on the environment and climate change, and the extinction of ecosystems. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in publications such as the British Journal of Photography, along with being recognized in the 2020 Siena Creative Photo Awards.

Anum Asi is a writer from Karachi, Pakistan. An alumnus of the graduate program in creative writing at Cornell University, her work can be found in Litro Online, Cherry Tree, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere.

Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator who occasionally publishes art books and zines under the name Captain Sears Press. Working primarily in ink on paper, they draw for clients such as the New York Times, the Paris Review, Smithsonian, Simon & Schuster, and Schwartz & Wade Books.

Taylor Callery's work has been featured in Harper's, Newsweek, TIME, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Money Magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (Norton, 2019), a New York Public Library Book Group Selection. His work appears in the Paris Review, BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, the Sun, Oxford American, and many other publications. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize.

Christopher DeLorenzo is a graphic artist living and working in Massachusetts. His work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, and Texas Monthly. Other clients have included Warby Parker, GoDaddy, and Airbnb, among others.

Tom Haines, author of Walking to the Sun (ForeEdge, 2018), is a journalist and an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, where he serves as director of the undergraduate journalism program.

Didi Jackson is the author of Moon Jar (Red Hen, 2020). Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the New England Review, the Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares, among other journals and magazines. She has had poems in Best American Poetry, Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith, and most recently Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University.

Baylea Jones holds an MFA in fiction from Western New England University. She has led writing workshops for GrubStreet, WITS, Putney Student Travel in Greece, and currently teaches at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Houston Community College. Her fiction received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train, and she has published essays at HuffPost, Electric Literature, BuzzFeed...


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