Nonfiction

Debbie Hagan

Debbie Hagan

Debbie Hagan is author of the creative nonfiction book Against the Tide (Hamilton Books, 2004). Her writing has appeared in Boston Globe Magazine, Brain, Child, Pleiades, Hyperallergic, Don’t Take Pictures, the anthology Dime Story, and elsewhere. She is the book reviews editor for Brevity online literary magazine and visiting writing lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  

Debbie Hagan

Debbie Hagan

Debbie Hagan is author of the creative nonfiction book Against the Tide (Hamilton Books, 2004). Her writing has appeared in Boston Globe Magazine, Brain, Child, Pleiades, Hyperallergic, Don’t Take Pictures, the anthology Dime Story, and elsewhere. She is the book reviews editor for Brevity online literary magazine and visiting writing lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  

Debbie
Hagan

Denise Emanuel Clemen

Denise Emanuel Clemen

Denise Emanuel Clemen’s fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Georgetown Review (including an honorable mention for their prize,) Literary Mama, The Rattling Wall, Knee-Jerk, Chagrin River Review, New Plains Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Serving House Journal, Sand Hill Review, and many other literary magazines. She’s received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, and was an Auvillar fellow in France in 2009. Her memoir, Birth Mother, was published by Shebooks in 2014. 

Denise Emanuel Clemen

Denise Emanuel Clemen

Denise Emanuel Clemen’s fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Georgetown Review (including an honorable mention for their prize,) Literary Mama, The Rattling Wall, Knee-Jerk, Chagrin River Review, New Plains Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Serving House Journal, Sand Hill Review, and many other literary magazines. She’s received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, and was an Auvillar fellow in France in 2009. Her memoir, Birth Mother, was published by Shebooks in 2014. 

Denise
Emanuel Clemen

Elizabeth Argento

Elizabeth Argento

Elizabeth Argento holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was a Ford Apprentice Scholar of Literature. She is currently an Adjunct English Instructor at Old Dominion University. In the past, she has worked as a writing consultant, a tutor, a Barely South Review editor, and a PetSmart sales associate. She lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a Jack Russell Terrier who never tires of her.

Elizabeth Argento

Elizabeth Argento

Elizabeth Argento holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was a Ford Apprentice Scholar of Literature. She is currently an Adjunct English Instructor at Old Dominion University. In the past, she has worked as a writing consultant, a tutor, a Barely South Review editor, and a PetSmart sales associate. She lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a Jack Russell Terrier who never tires of her.

Elizabeth
Argento

Judith Sara Gelt

Judith Sara Gelt

Judith Sara Gelt began pursuing writing at age fifty-five after a career in public education. Excerpts from her memoir in progress appear in Iron Horse Literary Review, The Portland Review, and Broad Street Magazine and a flash essay is published in Referential Magazine. She lives in Denver where she is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Judith Sara Gelt

Judith Sara Gelt

Judith Sara Gelt began pursuing writing at age fifty-five after a career in public education. Excerpts from her memoir in progress appear in Iron Horse Literary Review, The Portland Review, and Broad Street Magazine and a flash essay is published in Referential Magazine. She lives in Denver where she is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Judith Sara
Gelt

Julie Marie Wade

Julie Marie Wade

Julie Marie Wade is the author of eight collections of poetry and prose, including Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016) and When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014). Her first lyric essay collection, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, and her newest collection of poems, SIX (Red Hen Press, 2016), was selected by C.D. Wright as the winner of the AROHO/ To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize. Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.

Julie Marie Wade

Julie Marie Wade

Julie Marie Wade is the author of eight collections of poetry and prose, including Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016) and When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014). Her first lyric essay collection, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, and her newest collection of poems, SIX (Red Hen Press, 2016), was selected by C.D. Wright as the winner of the AROHO/ To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize. Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.

Julie Marie
Wade

Kirsten Voris

Kirsten Voris

Kirsten Voris tells stories to challenge her judgements, divine her motivation, and practice laughing at herself, in that order. Her work has appeared in Magic Magazine and Hippocampus. She has performed at Odyssey Tucson and her essay Zamzam will appear in the forthcoming Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the Turkish Table. She lives and writes and grows radishes in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes, she wishes she was still in Turkey.

Kirsten Voris

Kirsten Voris

Kirsten Voris tells stories to challenge her judgements, divine her motivation, and practice laughing at herself, in that order. Her work has appeared in Magic Magazine and Hippocampus. She has performed at Odyssey Tucson and her essay Zamzam will appear in the forthcoming Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the Turkish Table. She lives and writes and grows radishes in Tucson, Arizona. Sometimes, she wishes she was still in Turkey.

Kirsten
Voris

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas is a New Jersey-born-and-raised queer South Asian traveler. She has been published in Brown Girl Magazine, Word Riot, is a VONA/Voices fellow and writes about her adventures as a travel professional and long-distance bike tourist.

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas is a New Jersey-born-and-raised queer South Asian traveler. She has been published in Brown Girl Magazine, Word Riot, is a VONA/Voices fellow and writes about her adventures as a travel professional and long-distance bike tourist.

Mary Ann
Thomas

Meghan McClure

Meghan McClure

Meghan McClure lives in Washington. Her work can be found in Mid-American Review, LA Review, Water~Stone Review, Superstition Review, Bluestem, Pithead Chapel, Proximity Magazine, Boaat Press, and Black Warrior Review.  Her collaborative book, A Single Throat Opens, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2017.

Meghan McClure

Meghan McClure

Meghan McClure lives in Washington. Her work can be found in Mid-American Review, LA Review, Water~Stone Review, Superstition Review, Bluestem, Pithead Chapel, Proximity Magazine, Boaat Press, and Black Warrior Review.  Her collaborative book, A Single Throat Opens, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2017.

Meghan
McClure

Steven Howe

Steven Howe

Steve Howe is the Nonfiction Editor for Blue Mesa Review and his writing has appeared in The Rumpus and The Vermillion Literary Project Journal. Originally from South Dakota, he has lived in many cities around the country and now calls Albuquerque, NM home.

Steven Howe

Steven Howe

Steve Howe is the Nonfiction Editor for Blue Mesa Review and his writing has appeared in The Rumpus and The Vermillion Literary Project Journal. Originally from South Dakota, he has lived in many cities around the country and now calls Albuquerque, NM home.

Steven
Howe