MIKA TAYLOR (“Todd Rogers’ Advanced Seminar in Auto Aviation”) lives in Willimantic, CT (aka Romantic Willimantic, aka Heroin Town USA, aka Thread City, aka Vulture Town) with her writer husband, PR Griffis, and Petunia von Scampers, their crime-solving dog. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, Guernica, Hobart, The Kenyon Review Online, Black Warrior Review and Diagram.


LINDSEY DRAGER (“After Math”) has prose published or forthcoming in Mid-American Review, The Journal, The Pinch, Zone 3, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, West Branch Wired, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver where she edits the Denver Quarterly and is at work on a project that investigates the intersections of museology, disability studies, and narrative theory.


KATY ROSSING (“The Semi-Famous Structural Artist”) lives in Tuscaloosa, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama.


JAMES WARNER (“Some Dragons Do Better in the Small Intestine”) is the author of the novel All Her Father's Guns, and of stories published in Mid-American Review, Narrative, Ninth Letter, Agni Online, and elsewhere. He is not sure if this is the first story ever published about intestinal dragons, but if so he would like this fact chiselled on his tombstone.