Fiction

Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallos short story collection, Out Loud, won the 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press). His first collection, This Day in History, won the 2005 John Simmons Short Fiction Award (University of Iowa Press). Varallo is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, and his stories have appeared in Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Epoch, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa/Iowa Writers Workshop, and his PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Currently he is assistant professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he is the fiction editor for Crazyhorse.

Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallo

Anthony Varallos short story collection, Out Loud, won the 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press). His first collection, This Day in History, won the 2005 John Simmons Short Fiction Award (University of Iowa Press). Varallo is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, and his stories have appeared in Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Epoch, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa/Iowa Writers Workshop, and his PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Currently he is assistant professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he is the fiction editor for Crazyhorse.

Anthony
Varallo

Devin Walsh

Devin Walsh

Devin Walsh earned an MFA in Playwriting from Adelphi University. His plays have been produced in San Francisco and Asheville. His short stories and poems have appeared in Swamp, Pindledyboz, Switchback, and Edifice Wrecked. He lives in Long Island with his wife and two cats.

Devin Walsh

Devin Walsh

Devin Walsh earned an MFA in Playwriting from Adelphi University. His plays have been produced in San Francisco and Asheville. His short stories and poems have appeared in Swamp, Pindledyboz, Switchback, and Edifice Wrecked. He lives in Long Island with his wife and two cats.

Devin
Walsh

Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti is a James A. Michener Fellow in playwriting and fiction at the University of Texas in Austin and graduate of the University of Iowa. Her short play Post Wave Spectacular was produced in the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her play Semantics was a 2010 finalist for the New Harmony Project. Her adaptations of 1,001 Nights and Alices Adventures in Wonderland were commissioned and produced by Walden Theatre. For the two years prior to relocating to Austin, Diana lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she worked as a teacher and translator.

Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti

Diana Grisanti is a James A. Michener Fellow in playwriting and fiction at the University of Texas in Austin and graduate of the University of Iowa. Her short play Post Wave Spectacular was produced in the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her play Semantics was a 2010 finalist for the New Harmony Project. Her adaptations of 1,001 Nights and Alices Adventures in Wonderland were commissioned and produced by Walden Theatre. For the two years prior to relocating to Austin, Diana lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she worked as a teacher and translator.

Diana
Grisanti

Doug Cornett

Doug Cornett

Doug Cornett lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a student in the M.F.A. Fiction program at Portland State University. He earned his B.A. from Skidmore College and was the recipient of the 2003 Denise Marcil Prize in Fiction. His work has previously appeared in such publications as Fringe Magazine, Word Riot, and Prick of the Spindle. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

Doug Cornett

Doug Cornett

Doug Cornett lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a student in the M.F.A. Fiction program at Portland State University. He earned his B.A. from Skidmore College and was the recipient of the 2003 Denise Marcil Prize in Fiction. His work has previously appeared in such publications as Fringe Magazine, Word Riot, and Prick of the Spindle. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

Doug
Cornett

Erik Russell Olson

Erik Russell Olson

Erik Russell Olson is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. He teaches engineering classes and tutors writing for students of all ages. He has won the James Phelan awards for two critical essays, one on TS Eliot and the other on Joyce and Hemingway. His fiction has been published in the Orchard Valley Review.

Erik Russell Olson

Erik Russell Olson

Erik Russell Olson is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. He teaches engineering classes and tutors writing for students of all ages. He has won the James Phelan awards for two critical essays, one on TS Eliot and the other on Joyce and Hemingway. His fiction has been published in the Orchard Valley Review.

Erik Russell
Olson

E.C. Jarvis

E.C. Jarvis

E.C. Jarvis is an Assistant Professor at Eureka College, where he edits ELM. His work has appeared in Isotope, Bitter Oleander, and Heliotrope. KNOCK magazine nominated his work for a Pushcart Prize.

E.C. Jarvis

E.C. Jarvis

E.C. Jarvis is an Assistant Professor at Eureka College, where he edits ELM. His work has appeared in Isotope, Bitter Oleander, and Heliotrope. KNOCK magazine nominated his work for a Pushcart Prize.

E.C.
Jarvis

Fletcher Cline

Fletcher Cline

Fletcher Cline lives in the Sonoran Desert as a graduate of Arizona State University's School of Creative Writing. Most recently published in Analecta the National Literary and Art Journal of the University of Texas at Austin, he specializes in short stories and novellas that involve recurring characters and each piece reveals more of their person, travelling deeper into this fictitious world.

Fletcher Cline

Fletcher Cline

Fletcher Cline lives in the Sonoran Desert as a graduate of Arizona State University's School of Creative Writing. Most recently published in Analecta the National Literary and Art Journal of the University of Texas at Austin, he specializes in short stories and novellas that involve recurring characters and each piece reveals more of their person, travelling deeper into this fictitious world.

Fletcher
Cline

Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer's work has appeared in So To Speak, Rumble, Word Riot, Salon, The Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. Her chapbook The End of the World As We Know It was runner-up for the 2006 Michael Rubin Chapbook Award from San Francisco State University. For the last four years, she has been a judge of the Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards. She is also co-founder of the writing group Word Pirates.

Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer's work has appeared in So To Speak, Rumble, Word Riot, Salon, The Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. Her chapbook The End of the World As We Know It was runner-up for the 2006 Michael Rubin Chapbook Award from San Francisco State University. For the last four years, she has been a judge of the Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards. She is also co-founder of the writing group Word Pirates.

Joy
Lanzendorfer

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Michael Davis received a MFA in fiction writing from the University of Montana in 2002 and a PhD in English from Western Michigan University in 2010. His stories have appeared in Descant, The San Joaquin Review, The Jabberwock Review, The Black Mountain Review, Eclipse, Cottonwood, The Mid-American Review, Full Circle, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Georgia Review, Storyglossia, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, Arcana, and, most recently, in The Normal School. His first book, Gravity, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2009.

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Michael Davis received a MFA in fiction writing from the University of Montana in 2002 and a PhD in English from Western Michigan University in 2010. His stories have appeared in Descant, The San Joaquin Review, The Jabberwock Review, The Black Mountain Review, Eclipse, Cottonwood, The Mid-American Review, Full Circle, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Georgia Review, Storyglossia, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, Arcana, and, most recently, in The Normal School. His first book, Gravity, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2009.

Michael
Davis

Sean Lovelace

Sean Lovelace

Sean Lovelace teaches creative writing at Ball State University. HOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEIR EGGS is his award-winning flash fiction collection by Rose Metal Press. His works have appeared in Crazyhorse, Diagram, Quick Fiction, Sonora Review, Willow Springs, and so on.

Sean Lovelace

Sean Lovelace

Sean Lovelace teaches creative writing at Ball State University. HOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEIR EGGS is his award-winning flash fiction collection by Rose Metal Press. His works have appeared in Crazyhorse, Diagram, Quick Fiction, Sonora Review, Willow Springs, and so on.

Sean
Lovelace

Susan Messer

Susan Messer

Susan Messer has fiction and nonfiction published in Glimmer Train Stories, North American Review, Colorado Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Another Chicago Magazine, killingthebuddha.com, Lost, and others. Awards include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in prose, an Illinois Arts Council literary award for creative nonfiction, and writing prizes from Moment magazine, Chicago Public Radio, and the Center for Yiddish Culture. She has been a finalist in the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren competition and Chicago's Guild Complex nonfiction competition. Her first novel Grand River and Joy was published in 2009 by University of Michigan Press.

Susan Messer

Susan Messer

Susan Messer has fiction and nonfiction published in Glimmer Train Stories, North American Review, Colorado Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Another Chicago Magazine, killingthebuddha.com, Lost, and others. Awards include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in prose, an Illinois Arts Council literary award for creative nonfiction, and writing prizes from Moment magazine, Chicago Public Radio, and the Center for Yiddish Culture. She has been a finalist in the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren competition and Chicago's Guild Complex nonfiction competition. Her first novel Grand River and Joy was published in 2009 by University of Michigan Press.

Susan
Messer