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Chelsea Jackson (they/she) is a writer, editor, consultant, and the author of the forthcoming collection All Things Holy and Heathen (April Gloaming, 2024). Their work asks hard questions, interrogates inherited social narratives, and explores what it means to be human. Chelsea has an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and is published in Passengers Journal, Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine, Hearth and Coffin Literary Journal, and Beyond Queer Words, among other publications. They were also a finalist in the 2020 Driftwood Press In-House Poetry Contest and the 2022 Animal Heart Poetry Collection Contest. After moving around for more than a decade, they recently returned to their home state of Virginia and now live in Richmond with their partner and cuddly pitbull. You can connect with them at chelsea-jackson.com or on Twitter/Instagram/TikTok @sea_c_j.
Adam Grabowski (he/his) is the author of the chapbook Go on Bewilderment (Attack Bear Press, 2020) and his poems have appeared in such journals as New Ohio Review, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. A multiple Pushcart nominee, Adam holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the recipient of a Parent-Writer Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. He lives in Western Massachusetts. www.adamgrabowskipoetry.com You can reach him at email@example.com.
Avanti is a media and publications manager based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently working on investigative and multimedia projects, in both visual and literary mediums. Her body of work focuses around uncovering hidden stories; she enjoys searching for secrets, puzzles, and mysteries. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basmah Sakrani is a Pakistani-Canadian writer living in Memphis TN, with her husband and two dogs. Her work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, High Shelf Press, Woven Tale Press, and other journals. In addition to contributing to The Maine Review, she works at Wunderman Thompson and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Shanta Lee Gander is an artist and public intellectual whose work has been featured in many publications. She is the author of GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues (Diode Editions) and author of a forthcoming collection, Black Metamorphoses (Etruscan Press). In addition to teaching media studies at The Putney School, she is a regular contributor to Vermont Public Radio, Art New England, and is a Ms. Magazine blog writer. To learn more about her visual art and written work, visit: www.shantalee.com/
Megan Vered is an essayist and literary hostess. Her recent essays and interviews have been published in Shondaland, Kveller, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Writer’s Chronicle. Her essay “Requiem for a Lost Organ” was long-listed for the DISQUIET 2022 Literary Prize and she was a finalist for the Bellingham Review’s 2021 Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Megan lives in Marin County, where she leads local and international writing workshops, participates in literary readings, and heads the governance committee on the board of Heyday Books. Her memoir, A Dance to Remember, Confessions of a Medical Maid of Honor, is currently being considered for publication.
Chanel lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing on gender, reproductive health and justice, as well as popular culture and religion, can be found in New York Magazine, Lilith, Rewire, Cosmopolitan, and others. She has an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is at work on a novel about American Jews in Israel and Palestine in the aftermath of the 1967 war. She appears in the new documentary, My So-Called Selfish Life, about the choice to be childfree. Follow her on Instagram at cdubofsky.
Rebecca’s poems can be found in RHINO, Spillway, Carve, and elsewhere. Named the 2020 Monson Arts: MWPA Poetry Fellow, she has received residencies from Norton Island, SAFTA, and Hewnoaks. Rebecca holds an MFA from VCFA, and lives in Portland, Maine. Her website is rebeccairene.com. She tweets @cicadacomplex.
Shavahn received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Cimarron Review, Carve Magazine, Salamander, The Baltimore Review, and Sugar House Review, among others. She was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize and awarded a Crossfield Fellowship by Cuttyhunk Island Writers Residency. You can reach her at email@example.com
Lauren Myers-Hinkle is currently completing an MFA in Poetry and Translation at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has a background in Cinema and Media Studies from The University of Chicago and studied English and American Literature at Brown University. Her work has appeared in such publications as RHINO and Carve. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her family. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brett Willis is a former resident of Hewnoaks Artist Colony. His writing is forthcoming in an anthology of short fiction published by Littoral Books and has appeared in Intrinsick Mag and The Maine Review. He lives with his wife, daughter, and large dog in Portland, Maine. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Rashmi holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Literary Nest, Numéro Cinq, and elsewhere. Born and raised in India, she now lives and writes in New York State’s North Country. She is working on her first novel. Rashmivaish.com. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Grubb, a retired US Coast Guard Warrant Officer, has been a creative writer his entire life, yet never focused on it because of career and family. In 2013 he flipped the script and everything is going quite well. Debut novel, A Trip From God Book 1, releases on Dec 6, 2022. https://www.agrubbylife.com/ You can read David at email@example.com
Emily’s writing has appeared in Under the Sun, Pithead Chapel, Fourth Genre, The Maine Review, Under the Gum Tree, and Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. She was a contest finalist in Fourth Genre and Creative Nonfiction Magazine, nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project, and given honorable mention in Glimmer Train. She holds a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Middlebury College, an MA in English education from Columbia University Teachers College, and an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her wife and pup in New York City where she works as an English tutor/learning specialist and runs the Figure Eight Writer’s Workshop. She is currently working on a collection of linked creative essays. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler Orion (they/he) is a trans/non-binary writer and photographer living in northern Vermont. Orion works at a small, independent bookstore, and is in the process of starting their own pop-up bookstore called Lucky Cloud Books that focuses on work by queer/trans and BIPOC writers and books in translation. Orion is also Assistant Flash Editor for Split Lip, and they have work published recently in Orion, The Hopper, GASHER, The Offing, Brevity, an anthology from Damaged Goods Press, and elsewhere. Orion holds an MFA in Writing & Publishing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. IG: @luckycloudbooks.
Ian (he/him) is a grant writer, a professional cook and gardener, and a broad reader based in Maine. A graduate of Bennington College, his literary interests include questions of genre, literary work as a commons, agrarian and environmental fiction, and Wittgenstein. He may be found at the edges of mixed hardwood forests and under stands of old hemlock. You can contact Ian at email@example.com
Peter Welch is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at Bay Path University. He’s currently working on his memoir about his life growing up in 1970’s Maine. Peter lives in Kittery Point with his partner Michael and their rescue pup, Dasher.
Fiction: Kathleen Siddell, Nan Byrne, Jeanette Le Quick, Sara Marzana, Darren A. Deth, Jennifer George, Emmy Ritchie, D.E. Hardy, R.S. Saha, Linda Yoon, Jieen Zheng, Elizabeth Lemieux, Richard Stimac, Gina Thayer, Kaitlyn Martin, MK Manoylov, Lauren Davis, Marc Allen, Shannon Meehan, Melissa Loftus, Sarah Lawrence, Omi Anish, DC Restaino, Meredith Davidson, Diana Kurniawan, Veronica Marshall, Ripley Nolan, David Lee, Rachael Workman, Emma Cecil, Tom Storch, Tucker Struyk
Nonfiction: Jocelyn Winn, Tamzin Mitchell, EJ Bowman, Brooke Middlebrook, Kris Haines-Sharp, Susanna Childress, Elizabeth Royer Johnson, Kate Macolini, A.E. Ryan, Shelley Gaske, Amy Schenier, Wendy BooydeGraff, Oakley Ayden
Poetry: Japman Aneja, Katherine Hagopian Berry, John Browning, Jenny Doughty, Michelle Lewis, Eric Morris-Pusey, Kate Morgan, Bill Frayer, Sara Backer, Preeti Parikh, Jonah Meyer, Tanya Young, Briggs Helton, Caryn Dreibelbis, Elizabeth Galoozis, Daisy Bassen, and Rachel Ouellette,
Rosanna (she/her) lives in Maine with her family and the perfect number of dogs (six, in case you were wondering). Her award-winning work has appeared or is forthcoming in New South, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Bacopa Literary Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently pursuing a PhD in environmental remediation at Antioch University.
Dewaine is the author of the novel Revolutions of All Colors (Syracuse University Press, October 2020). His stories and essays have appeared in the Southern Humanities Review, the New York Times, CRAFT, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and War on the Rocks, among others. You can find more of Dewaine’s writing at dewainefarria.com.
Elizabeth’s recently completed novel, The Space Between, was shortlisted in the 2019 William Faulkner William Wisdom Competition, Novel-in-Progress category. She holds an MFA Fiction and Translation from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in English from Middlebury College, and an A.B. from Harvard University. She writes and teaches in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
Megan holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA in poetry from Goddard College. Her essays have won numerous national awards including a Pushcart Prize. She has been published in such journals as The Threepenny Review, The Florida Review, Hotel Amerika and Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s True Story. She currently lives in Syracuse, NY, with her fiancé and their three beloved dogs.
Meghan Sterling’s work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes in 2021 and has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, and others. Her collection These Few Seeds is out from Terrapin Books. Read her work at meghansterling.com.
Fiction: Erica Kent, Bree Leslie, Matthew Schwager, Rhonda Zimlich, Kathrine A. Boyer, Katherine Cart, Reed Patterson, Cassie Powers, Robert Atwood, Terri Bruce, Jonathan Calloway, Frank DiPalmero, Siarra Riehl, Laci Mosier, Sruthi Narayanan, MK Sturdevant,
Nonfiction: Aaron Hand, Anne McGrath, Deanne Battle, Grace Gilbert, E. Isabel Park, Teo Garza Linda Presto, Andrea Vassallo
Poetry: Santino DallaVecchia, Zackary Lavoie, Madeline Miele, Elizabeth Austin, Anna Turner,
Robert Wilson, Carolyn Ogburn, Janine Horber
Embody: Kimberly Ann Priest, BellaBianca Lynn, Brittany Capozzi, Alex Andy Phuong