Sebastian Hasani Paramo is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Salt Hill, Pleiades, Huizache, upstreet, North American Review, & other places.  He has received scholarships and awards from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Denton, Texas as a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas, where he is the Managing Editor for American Literary Review.  He co-founded the Pegasus Reading Series in Dallas. Learn more about him here.


Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick has chapbooks out with Thrush Press and Mouthfeel Press. Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, Stirring, Versal, The Texas Observer, Devil’s Lake, Four Way Review, among others. She is listed as a contributor of both poetry and prose in A Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assualt published by Civil Coping Mechanisms. Her first full-length collection Before Isadore was recently published by Sundress Publications.


E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press), and Hysteria: Writing the female body (Sable Books, forthcoming). Kristin is the author of eight chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), We’re Doing Witchcraft (Hermeneutic Chaos Press), and 17 seventeen XVII (Grey Book Press). Kristin is a reader at Sugared Water and was formerly a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker. Find her online at and on twitter at @ek_anderson.

POETRY READERS: Alex Greenberg, Mark Allen Jenkins


Joe Pfister studied Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison & received his MFA from  Sarah Lawrence College. His fiction has appeared in PANK, JukeddecomPA Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Extract(s), and others. His short story, “The Wake,” was long-listed by The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2013. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancée and is currently at work on his first novel.  You can read more about him here.


Kimberly Garza’s prose has been published or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Bennington Review, Puerto del Sol, Cutbank, Huizache, and elsewhere. Originally from Uvalde, Texas, she is a Ph.D candidate in fiction at the University of North Texas. She serves as reviews editor for American Literary Review.


Jahzerah Brooks is a writer, mother and MFA candidate at Antioch University Los Angeles. She currently serves as Lead Fiction Editor for Lunch Ticket. Jahzerah lives in the Midwest with her son and two rescue dogs.


AprilJo Murphy is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her writing has been published in Women’s Studies QuarterlySinister Wisdom, and Hippocampus, among other journals. She is currently working on a collection of essays. AprilJo lives in Austin, TX with her dog Roan.


Lauren Pilcher is a creative nonfiction masters student at the University of North Texas  who lives with her dog and four generations of backyard rabbits.


Marissa Isabel Gonzalez is a native Houstonian finishing up her studies in creative writing and studio art at the University of Houston. She is a writer and an artist, and has been an editor for Glass Mountain Literary Journal since Spring 2014. Currently, Marissa is working on the first drafts of a novel, and a collection of fiber art.


Janae Green is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Atticus ReviewCrack the SpineFiction FixPaper DartsThe Ofi Press, and other online and print literary journals. Follow her @thenaeword on Twitter.


Gardiner Brown graduated from Hampshire College with a concentration in Creative Writing and Cultural Anthropology. He now lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas.