Christine Butterworth-McDermott’s poetry collection Woods & Water, Wolves & Women includes poems nominated for a Rhysling Award and honorable mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th annuals). Besides a chapbook, Tales on Tales: Sestinas, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron, LUNCH, The Normal School, River Styx, The Southeast Review and more. Her latest book of poems, Evelyn As, will be coming out from Fomite Press in 2019.
M. Brett Gaffney, originally from Houston, Texas, holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Exit 7, Penduline, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, Still: the Journal, Fruita Pulp, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, and Zone 3 among others. Her chapbook, Feeding the Dead, available from Porkbelly Press, was a nominee for the Elgin Award.
M. E. Perkins has a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has been published in The Deaf Poets Society and written articles for LUFKIN – Living the Life and The Artifice, an online arts magazine.
Joy Clark is a MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she serves as the Fiction Editor for the Arkansas International and as an intern for Tin House Publishing. Her work can be read in places such as Juked, New Delta Review, and Oblong, and in 2017-2018 she was awarded the Walton Family Fellowship for Fiction.
Tennessee Hill is included in the Best New Poets 2018, and was a finalist for the 2017 Dan Veach Younger Poets Prize. Currently pursuing an MFA at North Carolina State University, she has work in Crab Orchard Review, Sandy River Review, Kaaterskill Basin, and Indiana Review.
James A. Clark lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. He holds a Master of Arts in English from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received the AWP Intro Journals Award for fiction in 2015, and his work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review. One Sentence Poems, and Psaltery & Lyre.
Lauren Jeter has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and a minor in literature from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her poems have appeared in The Blue Route, The Cape Rock, Thin Air, and other journals. She resides with her husband in San Clemente, California, and works as an assistant editor for the Marine Corps Gazette.
Daniel Paul received his MFA from Southern Illinois University. His fiction, non-fiction and humor writing has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Puerto Del Sol, Hobart, New Delta Review, Lumina and other magazines. He has been awarded prizes for short fiction from Briar Cliff Review, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He lives in Ohio where he is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Cincinnati as a Charles P. Taft dissertation fellow.
Emily Townsend is a graduate student in English, with a creative writing emphasis, at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Superstition Review, cream city review, Thoughtful Dog, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Santa Clara Review, cahoodaloodaling, Watershed Review, The Coachella Review, The Coil and others. A 2017 AWP Intro Journals Award nominee, she is currently working on a collection of essays in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Our website was graciously created by Kay Porter Winfield who lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. She holds a MA degree in English From Stephen F. Austin State University. Her collection of poems, Virtual Worlds: Virtual People, was published by BlazeVOX Books.