Thomas O’Grady

Thomas O’Grady is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  His short fiction has been published in Harvard Review, The Abegweit Review, Dalhousie Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Alembic, The Antigonish Review and other journals.  He is also the author of two books of poems—What Really Matters (2000) and Delivering the News (2019)—both published […]

Lee Zacharias

Lee Zacharias was born in Chicago and grew up in Hammond, Indiana. She has written 3 previous novels, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays. Many of her essays have been cited by The Best American Essays, and “Buzzards” was reprinted in the 2008 edition. She has held fellowships from the National […]

Abigail DeWitt

Abigail DeWitt is the author of three novels: Lili (WW Norton), Dogs (Lorimer Press), and News of Our Loved Ones (HarperCollins). Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative, Five Points, Witness, Alaska Quarterly Review, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has been cited in The Best American Short Stories and has received grants and fellowships from the North […]

Rob McDonald

Rob McDonald is a photographer who has been living a double life as an English professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty at the Virginia Military Institute for a number of years.  His writing and photographs have appeared in Southern Cultures, South Atlantic Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and Shenandoah, among other literary journals. In 2019, […]

Becca Spence Dobias

Becca Spence Dobias lives in Southern California where she writes frantically as her children sleep. Her short stories have been published in two Writing Bloc anthologies, Inlandia: A Literary Journey and A Short Guide to Finding Your First Home in the United States. Her first novel, On Home, is in production with Inkshares, and she […]

Janet McCann

Janet McCann taught creative writing at Texas A&M from 1969 until 2015, is now Professor Emerita there.  Journals publishing her work include Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou’wester, Christian Century, Christianity and Literature, New York Quarterly, Tendril, Poetry Australia, etc. Her most recent book-length poetry collection: The Crone at the Casino, Lamar Univ. Press, 2015.

Virginia Pye

Virginia Pye’s collection, Shelf Life of Happiness, won the 2019 IPPY Gold Medal award for Short Fiction, and one of the stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of two award-winning novels, River of Dust and Dreams of the Red Phoenix. She has taught writing at New York University and the […]

Lenore H. Gay

Lenore H. Gay is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor. She ran a private counseling practice for ten years and later served as the Coordinator of the Internship Program at the Rehabilitation Counseling Department, Virginia Commonwealth University. The Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) has awarded her two writing fellowships. Her short story “The Hobo” won […]