nonfiction

Alaina Symanovich

Alaina Symanovich

Alaina Symanovich studies creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Florida State University. Her work has recently appeared in Sonora Review, Santa Ana River Review, Entropy, and other journals, and she is the winner of a 2016 Best of the Net for her nonfiction essay The M Word.

Alaina Symanovich

Alaina Symanovich

Alaina Symanovich studies creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Florida State University. Her work has recently appeared in Sonora Review, Santa Ana River Review, Entropy, and other journals, and she is the winner of a 2016 Best of the Net for her nonfiction essay The M Word.

Alaina
Symanovich

Anthony Mohr

Anthony Mohr

Anthony J. Mohr's work has appeared in the 2013 California Prose Directory, DIAGRAM, Compose, Eclectica, Front Porch Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, The MacGuffin, Word Riot,  War, Literature, and the Arts, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize and received honorable mention from Sequestrum's Editor's Reprint Award. He is a reader for Hippocampus and an assistant editor of Fifth Wednesday Journal. Once upon a time, he was a member of the L.A. Connection, an improv theater group. By day he is a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Anthony Mohr

Anthony Mohr

Anthony J. Mohr's work has appeared in the 2013 California Prose Directory, DIAGRAM, Compose, Eclectica, Front Porch Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, The MacGuffin, Word Riot,  War, Literature, and the Arts, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize and received honorable mention from Sequestrum's Editor's Reprint Award. He is a reader for Hippocampus and an assistant editor of Fifth Wednesday Journal. Once upon a time, he was a member of the L.A. Connection, an improv theater group. By day he is a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Anthony
Mohr

Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes’s second collection of short stories, The Grass Labyrinth, was published by BkMk Press in 2016. Her stories and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Sun, The New Yorker, Epoch, New Letters, The Woven Tale Press, and Narrative, and her poems in American Poetry Review, Radar, Tar River Poetry, and other venues. She is at work on a collection of lyric essays that includes Open House. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at Penn State, where she also directs the creative writing program.

Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes’s second collection of short stories, The Grass Labyrinth, was published by BkMk Press in 2016. Her stories and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Sun, The New Yorker, Epoch, New Letters, The Woven Tale Press, and Narrative, and her poems in American Poetry Review, Radar, Tar River Poetry, and other venues. She is at work on a collection of lyric essays that includes Open House. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at Penn State, where she also directs the creative writing program.

Charlotte
Holmes

Emily Townsend

Emily Townsend is a senior English major at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Bookends Review and Junto Magazine, and are also forthcoming in The Thoughtful Dog Magazine and Sink Hollow. Her nonfiction essay has been nominated to represent SFASU in the AWP Intro contest. She is not terribly scared of honeybees, but she feels mega uncomfy when they want to collect the sugars in her salad.

Emily Townsend

Emily Townsend is a senior English major at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Bookends Review and Junto Magazine, and are also forthcoming in The Thoughtful Dog Magazine and Sink Hollow. Her nonfiction essay has been nominated to represent SFASU in the AWP Intro contest. She is not terribly scared of honeybees, but she feels mega uncomfy when they want to collect the sugars in her salad.

Emily
Townsend

Gabrielle Montesanti

Gabrielle Montesanti

Gabrielle Montesanti is a current MFA student at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a BA in mathematics and studio art from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. 

Gabrielle Montesanti

Gabrielle Montesanti

Gabrielle Montesanti is a current MFA student at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a BA in mathematics and studio art from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. 

Gabrielle
Montesanti

Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle’s creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, and has earned two Notables in Best American Essays. Her flash fiction collection The Missing Girl is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in fall 2017. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at California State University, East Bay. 

Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle’s creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, and has earned two Notables in Best American Essays. Her flash fiction collection The Missing Girl is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in fall 2017. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at California State University, East Bay. 

Jacqueline
Doyle

Joe Bardin

Joe Bardin

Joe Bardin is a writer based in Scottsdale, AZ. His literary nonfiction has appeared in Louisville Review, Eclectica, Rock & Sling, JMWW and Burrow Press Review, among others. An alumni and scholarship recipient of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, he is a Rhode Island International Film Festival screenplay semifinalist, and a member of the Dramatists Guild, whose plays have been performed professionally.

Joe Bardin

Joe Bardin

Joe Bardin is a writer based in Scottsdale, AZ. His literary nonfiction has appeared in Louisville Review, Eclectica, Rock & Sling, JMWW and Burrow Press Review, among others. An alumni and scholarship recipient of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, he is a Rhode Island International Film Festival screenplay semifinalist, and a member of the Dramatists Guild, whose plays have been performed professionally.

Joe
Bardin

Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler teaches British literature at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She also writes speculative fiction and watches too much television. Her fiction has appeared in Podcastle, NonBinary Review, and Metaphorosis; her poetry has appeared in Arsenika. She is currently at work on a novel about a theme park featuring genetically-engineered mythological animals and an essay series about leaving the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler teaches British literature at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She also writes speculative fiction and watches too much television. Her fiction has appeared in Podcastle, NonBinary Review, and Metaphorosis; her poetry has appeared in Arsenika. She is currently at work on a novel about a theme park featuring genetically-engineered mythological animals and an essay series about leaving the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Kate
Lechler

Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast is the author of The Crack Between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family and a novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, winner of first place for fiction from the Wordwrite Awards. Following a career in dance, she received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and published stories in The Sun, Nimrod, Carve, Rosebud and others. Her essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer’s Chronicle, Fiction Writer’s Review and elsewhere. She’s received a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council, third prize in the Hackney Literary Contests and two Pushcart nominations.

Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast is the author of The Crack Between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family and a novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, winner of first place for fiction from the Wordwrite Awards. Following a career in dance, she received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and published stories in The Sun, Nimrod, Carve, Rosebud and others. Her essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer’s Chronicle, Fiction Writer’s Review and elsewhere. She’s received a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council, third prize in the Hackney Literary Contests and two Pushcart nominations.

Maggie
Kast

Tessa Barkan

Tessa Barkan

Tessa Barkan graduated from Tulane University in May of 2015 in English and Psychology. She currently lives in a small town in rural Utah where she writes, hikes, works at a restaurant, and associate produces a mental health radio show. Her works of poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in the Tulane Review and in Hot Metal Bridge.

Tessa Barkan

Tessa Barkan

Tessa Barkan graduated from Tulane University in May of 2015 in English and Psychology. She currently lives in a small town in rural Utah where she writes, hikes, works at a restaurant, and associate produces a mental health radio show. Her works of poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in the Tulane Review and in Hot Metal Bridge.

Tessa
Barkan