Jon Sokol

Jon Sokol is a writer, forester, traveler, and furniture-maker. He lives in Northeast Georgia with his wife, Karen. He mostly writes fiction often drifting toward Southern gothic and his fascination with all things peculiar. Jon’s work has appeared in the James Dickey Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Gutwrench Journal, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, […]

Julie E. Bloemeke

Julie E. Bloemeke (she/her) is the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist for Poetry for her debut full-length collection Slide to Unlock (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020), which was also chosen as a 2021 Book All Georgians Should Read.  Co-editor with Dustin Brookshire for the forthcoming Dolly Parton poetry anthology (Madville Publishing, 2023), she is also an associate editor […]

Erica Plouffe Lazure

Erica Plouffe Lazure is the author of PROOF OF ME AND OTHER STORIES (March 24, 2022; New American Press), which is the winner of the New American Fiction Prize. She is also the author of two flash fiction chapbooks, Sugar Mountain (Ad Hoc Press, 2020) and Heard Around Town (Arcadia, 2015), and a fiction chapbook, […]

Steven Croft

Steven Croft studied creative writing at the University of Georgia with Georgia author Warren Leamon.  He is the author of New World Poems (Alien Buddha Press, 2020).  His work has appeared in Willawaw Journal, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, North of Oxford, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and other places and has […]

Blake Sanz 

Blake Sanz is the author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling (October 15, 2021; University of Iowa Press), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. He has published fiction in Ecotone, Puerto del Sol, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and elsewhere. A native of Louisiana, he now lives in Denver, Colorado and teaches writing at the University of Denver. You can visit him at blakesanz.com.

Julia Lindsay

Julia Lindsay was born and raised in North Carolina and received her B.A and M.A in English from Appalachian State University. She is now a Ph.D candidate at the University of Georgia, combining her interest in SF and Southern literature in her research on contemporary Afrofuturist texts taking place in the American South. She has […]