Fiction

Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty's poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The Southern Review, and his stories have appeared in Sonora Review and Cortland Review. His most recent chapbook of poems is Appetites (Clemson University Press). Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College.

Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty's poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The Southern Review, and his stories have appeared in Sonora Review and Cortland Review. His most recent chapbook of poems is Appetites (Clemson University Press). Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College.

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Rafferty

Dawn Abeita

Dawn Abeita

Dawn Abeita writes fiction and raises children in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including American Fiction, Fiction Weekly, and Potomac. She has received grants from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College.

Dawn Abeita

Dawn Abeita

Dawn Abeita writes fiction and raises children in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including American Fiction, Fiction Weekly, and Potomac. She has received grants from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College.

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Abeita

Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Fiction Prize and the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction. His stories and essays have appeared widely, to include recent and forthcoming publications in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, New Madrid, Harpur Palate, and storySouth. His story “Safety” appears in the 2012 Best American Mystery Stories. He is the Fiction Editor for War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the University of Tennessee, he lives and writes in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Fiction Prize and the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction. His stories and essays have appeared widely, to include recent and forthcoming publications in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, New Madrid, Harpur Palate, and storySouth. His story “Safety” appears in the 2012 Best American Mystery Stories. He is the Fiction Editor for War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the University of Tennessee, he lives and writes in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Goolsby

JM Huscher

JM Huscher

JM Huscher is a writer, editor, and sometimes-illustrator originally from small-town Nebraska. Huscher currently lives in Sacramento, California, where he is working to complete an MA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis. Huscher's work has been published in over 20 journals. He has toured and performed extensively—he has presented workshops in 25 states, at seven National Poetry Slams, and in two federal prisons. In his spare time, he restores vintage motorcycles.

JM Huscher

JM Huscher

JM Huscher is a writer, editor, and sometimes-illustrator originally from small-town Nebraska. Huscher currently lives in Sacramento, California, where he is working to complete an MA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis. Huscher's work has been published in over 20 journals. He has toured and performed extensively—he has presented workshops in 25 states, at seven National Poetry Slams, and in two federal prisons. In his spare time, he restores vintage motorcycles.

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Huscher

Lucy Bryan Green

Lucy Bryan Green

Lucy Bryan Green lives in State College, Pennsylvania where she writes, gardens, hikes, and teaches composition and creative writing at Penn State University. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Penn State University. Her novel, Guarding Eden, was a semi-finalist for the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's 2012 Faulkner - Wisdom Competition. Her short fiction, personal essays, and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in So to Speak, Word Riot, Orion Headless, New Letters, Sojourners magazine, Green Mountains Review, and The Georgia Review, among others.

Lucy Bryan Green

Lucy Bryan Green

Lucy Bryan Green lives in State College, Pennsylvania where she writes, gardens, hikes, and teaches composition and creative writing at Penn State University. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Penn State University. Her novel, Guarding Eden, was a semi-finalist for the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society's 2012 Faulkner - Wisdom Competition. Her short fiction, personal essays, and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in So to Speak, Word Riot, Orion Headless, New Letters, Sojourners magazine, Green Mountains Review, and The Georgia Review, among others.

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Bryan Green

Mary Sojourner

Mary Sojourner

Mary Sojourner has written the novel Sisters of the Dream; short story collection, Delicate; essays Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest; memoir/essays Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire. She is writing a book on women and compulsive gambling for Seal Press and is co-writing with a man who has befriended a wounded eagle. Her short stories and essays are in High Country News, Mountain Gazette, and many literary magazines. She is an NPR commentator and teaches writing throughout the West. She began her serious writing in 1985 at 45, after she raised her three kids as a divorced mom.

Mary Sojourner

Mary Sojourner

Mary Sojourner has written the novel Sisters of the Dream; short story collection, Delicate; essays Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest; memoir/essays Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire. She is writing a book on women and compulsive gambling for Seal Press and is co-writing with a man who has befriended a wounded eagle. Her short stories and essays are in High Country News, Mountain Gazette, and many literary magazines. She is an NPR commentator and teaches writing throughout the West. She began her serious writing in 1985 at 45, after she raised her three kids as a divorced mom.

Mary
Sojourner

Michael Henson

Michael Henson

Michael Henson is author of Ransack, a novel, and A Small Room With Trouble on My Mind, a book of stories, as well as three collections of poetry. His latest work is Tommy Perdue, a novella from MotesBooks. He is a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative and has been active with the Urban Appalachian Council and other organizations for many years. He lives in Cincinnati.

Michael Henson

Michael Henson

Michael Henson is author of Ransack, a novel, and A Small Room With Trouble on My Mind, a book of stories, as well as three collections of poetry. His latest work is Tommy Perdue, a novella from MotesBooks. He is a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative and has been active with the Urban Appalachian Council and other organizations for many years. He lives in Cincinnati.

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Henson

Natalie Sypolt

Natalie Sypolt

Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches writing and literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review, Flashquake, and other literary journals. Natalie's writing has received several awards, including the 2009 West Virginia Fiction Award and the 2009 Betty Gabehart Prize. She is also the winner of the 2012 Glimmer Train New Writers Contest. Natalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and is co-host of SummerBooks: A Literary Podcast.

Natalie Sypolt

Natalie Sypolt

Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches writing and literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review, Flashquake, and other literary journals. Natalie's writing has received several awards, including the 2009 West Virginia Fiction Award and the 2009 Betty Gabehart Prize. She is also the winner of the 2012 Glimmer Train New Writers Contest. Natalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and is co-host of SummerBooks: A Literary Podcast.

Natalie
Sypolt

Sara Schaff

Sara Schaff

Sara Schaff received her BA from Brown University and her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she served as a Lecturer in the English Department Writing Program. She has also taught in China, Colombia, and Northern Ireland. Her work has appeared in Carve Magazine, Inkwell, and Fiction Writers Review, and she was awarded a residency from the Ragdale Foundation. She is working on a novel.

Sara Schaff

Sara Schaff

Sara Schaff received her BA from Brown University and her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she served as a Lecturer in the English Department Writing Program. She has also taught in China, Colombia, and Northern Ireland. Her work has appeared in Carve Magazine, Inkwell, and Fiction Writers Review, and she was awarded a residency from the Ragdale Foundation. She is working on a novel.

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Schaff

Teague Bohlen

Teague Bohlen

Teague von Bohlen is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Denver, where he also serves as Faculty Advisor for the student newspaper The Advocate. His fiction has been most recently seen in South Dakota Review and Hawaii Pacific Review, and his first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Fiction. He's currently finishing up a college-survival-guidebook called Snarktastic, a second novel, and a collection of flash fiction/photography, of which these three pieces are a part.

Teague Bohlen

Teague Bohlen

Teague von Bohlen is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Denver, where he also serves as Faculty Advisor for the student newspaper The Advocate. His fiction has been most recently seen in South Dakota Review and Hawaii Pacific Review, and his first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Fiction. He's currently finishing up a college-survival-guidebook called Snarktastic, a second novel, and a collection of flash fiction/photography, of which these three pieces are a part.

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Bohlen