is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. Jack’s work has appeared in Southern Review, Pidgeonholes, The Shore, Okay Donkey, EcoTheo, The Hopper, Terrain, and other journals. His latest collection is Color All Maps New (Mercer University Press, spring 2021). He served as Louisiana Poet Laureate 2017-2019.
Matthew Fiander’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Story Magazine, Zone 3, Massachusetts Review, Willow Springs, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. He currently teaches at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
writes poetry, CNF, and short stories. Her recent and forthcoming work can be found in Plume, Emerge, Flights, Punchnel’s, Stonecrop Review, Stone of Madness, Pandemic Poetry Anthology, and Pangyrus. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and Iowa City, Iowa.
Richard Holinger’s books released this fall include Kangaroo Rabbits and Galvanized Fences, a collection of his essays, and North of Crivitz, a first book of poetry focusing on the North Woods and Upper Midwest, available at his website. His work has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and his Thread essay received a “Notable” mention in Best American Essays 2018. Not Everybody’s Nice won the 2012 Split Oak Flash Prose Chapbook contest, and a chapbook of innovative fiction was published by Kattywompus Press. Among other journals, his fiction has appeared in Witness, The Iowa Review; creative nonfiction and book reviews in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Northwest Review; poetry in Boulevard, Chelsea. He lives an hour west of Chicago in the Fox River Valley.
holds a Bachelor’s from Ole Miss and a J.D. from Pepperdine Law School. He is currently finishing his MFA at Fairfield University, which has challenged him to both master the semicolon and write the Great Southern Novel, two oddly interconnected tasks. You can see how he progresses with these at his site stuartphillips.work or on Instagram @deltawriter12
Originally from England, Jo now lives outside New York City. She is the creative nonfiction editor at X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine and creative nonfiction contributing editor at Barren Magazine. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have recently appeared in PANK, Hobart, Jellyfish Review, Pithead Chapel, JMWW Journal, and others. Jo has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best Small Fiction, and is studying for her MFA.
is co-founder and poetry editor of Still: The Journal, an online literary magazine publishing literary, visual, and musical artists with ties to Appalachia since 2009. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX, Cheap Pop, and Grist, among other places. She received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and artist’s grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women. She co-edited Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop and is author of a poetry chapbook. Her poetry collection is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky, 2022. She grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and lives, writes, and teaches in southeast Kentucky.