LARISSA PHAM (“Three Lessons”) is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a columnist at Nerve and her work has also appeared in Adult Magazine, The Intentional, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, and other publications.


DAN SHERRELL (“Tributaries”) is a climate change organizer based in the Bronx. His writing has previously appeared in the Colorado Review.


DOREEN ST. FÉLIX (“When God Came to the Washerwoman”) is a writer born and bred in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Hairpin, and Pitchfork, among others. She is editor-at-large of Lenny Letter. She tweets @dstfelix





LEONARD RICHARDSON (“Alice’s Adventures in the Whale”) is a novelist and a software developer for the New York Public Library.


CADY VISHNIAC (“Copy’s Last Day”) is beginning an MFA at Ohio State. Her work is out or forthcoming in CutBank, Hobart, and Corium. She also reads for The Journal, copyedits Raleigh Review, and blogs for The MFA Years.


WILL KAUFMAN (“October’s Son”) lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3.8 million strangers. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Utah, and attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop in 2013. His stories have appeared in Unstuck, The Collagist, PANK, Lightspeed Magazine, and a number of other journals. You can find links to his published work at