Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick (she/her) is the author of Before Isadore from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Gulf Coast Journal, The Texas Observer, Missouri Review, Four Way Review, Harpur Palate, Sixth Finch, and Passages North, among others.
Todd Dillard (he/him) lives outside of Philadelphia with his spouse and two children. His debut collection of poetry Ways We Vanish (Okay Donkey Press) was a finalist for the 2021 Balcones Poetry Award. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica, The Adroit Journal, Poet Lore, Waxwing, and Sixth Finch.
Minadora Macheret (she/her) is a queer, disabled, Jewish, first-generation American, poet and essayist and is the author of, Love Me, Anyway (Porkbelly Press, 2018). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in South Dakota Review, Salamander, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Connotation Press, and elsewhere. She received her Ph.D. in Poetry from the University of North Texas. She currently teaches at Norfolk State University and Texas Women’s University.
Joseph Pfister’s (he/him) fiction has appeared in PANK, Juked, X-R-A-Y, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches fiction at the Brooklyn Brainery. He is currently at work on his first novel.
Kimberly Garza (she/her) is the author of The Last Karankawas (Holt) and her prose has been published in Lit Hub, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Uvalde, Texas, she has served as a reader and editor at American Literary Review. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Rebecca Bernard’s (she/her/hers) debut collection of stories, Our Sister Who Will Not Die, won the 2021 Non/Fiction Prize from The Journal and is forthcoming from Ohio State’s Mad Creek Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Juked, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in Fiction from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Vanderbilt University. Her work received notable mention in the Best American Short Stories of 2018. She is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Angelo State University
Amanda Yanowski’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Bellingham Review, Hobart, The Carolina Quarterly, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas and has served as fiction, reviews and interviews editor for the American Literary Review. Originally from Minnesota, she lives in Denton, Texas, where she works as a writer and editor.
Joe Nasta (ze/zir) is a queer multimodel artist and former merchant mariner who works in Seattle and writes love poems. Ze is one half of the art and poetry collective Eat Yr Manhood and head curator of Stone Pacific Zine. Zir work has been published in The Rumpus, PRISM international, Occulum, Peach Mag, dream boy book club, and others. Zir’s first book I want you to feel ugly, too was released as a handmade limited edition in 2021. Joe is currently working on a book of short fiction.
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Sebastián H. Páramo (he/him) is the author of the forthcoming collection Portrait of Us Burning (Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books, 2023). His work has recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, The Academy of American Poets‘ Poem-A-Day, Split Lip, New England Review, and elsewhere. His work has received fellowships and support from the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program at UT-Austin, the Vermon Studio Center, and CantoMundo. He is Poetry Editor for Deep Vellum, and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.