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Eric Braun

is a nonfiction book editor living in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons. His fiction has recently appeared in Minnesota Monthly as the 2007 winner of the Tamarack Award, is forthcoming in Third Coast Magazine, and has appeared in The Green Mountains Review, The Great River Review, and The Adirondack Review.

Bill Gillard
teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin. His writing has appeared (or will shortly) in Writer's Chronicle, Chiron Review, The Poetry Journal, SNReview, Alimentum, Paradigm, Review Americana, Dark Sky, The Leading Edge, Slow Trains, The Literary Review, Poetry Bay, Surprising Stories, Spitball, Star Line, and Aphelion, among others. He is also the general editor of Fox Cry Review, a regional print literary magazine from the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley.

Allison Gruber
holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared on stage and in a variety of small press journals, including Pindeldyboz and New Zoo Poetry Review. She currently resides in Chicago, where she teaches college-level courses in composition and creative writing.

Ethan Joella
teaches creative writing and directs the ESL program at Albright College in Pennsylvania.  His writing has appeared in The International Fiction Review, Paradigm, Tiferet and Retort Magazine.  He lives in Pennsylvania and Delaware with his wife and daughter.

Anjali Khosla
is an MFA graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her poems are forthcoming in GlitterPony, and a broadside of her poetry will be released in July by Broadsided Press. She was born in 1980 and grew up in Minnesota.

Melanie Love
is currently working on her first collection of short stories. She has been writing for twelve years and will enter Johns Hopkins University in the fall as a Writing Seminars major. She is the Assistant Editor of The Daily Vault which regularly publishes her music reviews. She has also completed a young adult novel, entitled The Oarsman.

Lisa Markowitz
received an M.F.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has been published in Colorado Review, Interim, Mannequin Envy, and is forthcoming in Mimesis.

Tim Poland
grew up in Ohio and now lives and works in the New River Valley near the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia. He is the author of Escapee (America House, 2001), a collection of short fiction.
His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in
various literary journals, such as The North American Review, Beloit
Fiction Journal, Literal Latte, Appalachian Heritage, Rattle, Main Street
Rag, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Furnace Review
, and others. He is
the recipient of a Plattner/Appalachian Heritage Award (2002), a Best of
the Net Award (2007), and his work has also been nominated for a
Pushcart Prize. He is a professor of English at Radford University in
Radford, Virginia.

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