MARK POLANZAK (“Genie”)’s fiction has appeared in Third CoastThe American Scholar, and The Southern Review, among others, and won second place in the 2013 Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction. He is a founding editor for draft: the journal of process and teaches writing and literature at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He lives in Cambridge.



KYLE COMA-THOMPSON ("Lost Dances") is the author of The Lucky Body (Dock Street Press, 2013); Qua, a novel, is forthcoming in Spring 2015.



BOB JOHNSON ("Pay the Fish Lady") holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He lives and writes in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife Cindy and his retriever/lab mix Ellie.