Brandy Renee McCann

Brandy Renee McCann writes both creatively and scientifically about intimacy, aging, and Appalachia. She has a MA in English and a PhD in Human Development, both from Virginia Tech. Brandy’s recent short story, “Of A Certain Age,” can be found in The Dead Mule. Brandy currently lives in southern Vermont with her husband, sons, and […]

Susan Cushman

Susan Cushman is author of a novel, Cherry Bomb, and memoir, Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, and editor of Southern Writers on Writing and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be. Her essays have appeared in four anthologies and numerous journals and magazines. She was co-director of […]

James Baresel

James Baresel has a Master of Arts in philosophy from Franciscan University and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Cincinnati.  He has taught high school classes in English, Latin and the history of art and now works as a freelance writer.

Anya Krugovoy Silver

Anya Krugovoy Silver is a poet living in Macon, Georgia.   She is the author of four books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and From Nothing (2016), all published by the Louisiana State University Press.  Her fourth book, Second Bloom, was published in 2017 as part of the Poiema Series of poetry by Cascade […]

Excerpts from Julia Nunnally Duncan’s “A Neighborhood Changes”

Julia Nunnally Duncan’s forthcoming poetry collection A Neighborhood Changes (Finishing Line Press, August 17, 2018) explores the lives of the lonely, the aged, the ill, and the injured. The collection’s first section, A Neighborhood Changes, documents the author’s experiences from childhood to the present in a Western North Carolina town and explores the theme of change […]

Angela Eib Kraus

Angela Eib Kraus received her BA in history from Glenville State College, a Master’s in Special Education from West Virginia University, and completed graduate work at Penn State Fayette in Women’s History.  She is a retired public school teacher with experiences in four states: West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Montana. Her writing interests vary […]

Kathleen M. Rodgers

Kathleen M. Rodgers’s stories and essays have appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military Times, and in anthologies published by McGraw-Hill, University of Nebraska Press / Potomac Books, Health Communications, Inc., AMG Publishers, and Press 53. In 2014, Rodgers was named a Distinguished Alumna of Tarrant County College / NE Campus. Three of her aviation poems […]

Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The $5,000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize is awarded annually for best debut novel set in the American South (author may live anywhere). Books published between January 1, 2017 and May 15, 2018 may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible. $35 entry […]