Michael Gray holds an MFA from California State University-Fresno and won a 2012 AWP Intro Journals Project Award and the 2013 Hot Street Emerging Writers Contest in Poetry, and received a 2014 Best New Poets nomination, among other honors. He also served as an editorial assistant for The Normal School: A Literary Magazine.
Laura Adamczyk will read you stories, drink your drink, and change the music on your stereo.
Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire). His fiction appears, or is forthcoming, in Indiana Review, Quiddity, and SmokeLong Quarterly's The Best of the First Ten Years 2003-2013, among many others. A former finalist at Glimmer Train, Allen is also a multiple Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee. He lives in Germany.
Alexander J. Allison (b. 1991) is a writer from London. His novel The Prodigal is due to be published in 2013.
Megan Alpert lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her poetry has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Green Mountains Review, and Pebble Lake Review. She is at work on her first poetry collection, titled Unsettled.
Leah Angstman is a transplanted Midwesterner, unsure what feels like home anymore. She writes historical fiction and poetry and is editor-in-chief of Alternating Current Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts,Tupelo Quarterly, and Shenandoah. She can be found at leahangstman.com.
Mary-Kim Arnold's fiction has appeared online at Tin House and Wigleaf, and is forthcoming at The Pinch Journal. Her poems have been published in burntdistrict, Two Serious Ladies, and Sundog Lit. She has written for HTML Giant and for The Rumpus, where she is Assistant Essays Editor, and she is on the staff of Drunken Boat. She lives in Rhode Island.
David S. Atkinson is the author of Bones Buried in the Dirt. His writing has appeared in [PANK], The Rumpus, Grey Sparrow Journal, Interrobang?!, Atticus Review, & others. He spends his non-literary time as a patent attorney in Denver.
Wendy Babiak (Conspiracy of Leaves, Plain View Press) lives in Ithaca, NY with her family and writes poetry & prose to subvert the status quo. When she’s not scribbling, she’s doing things like harvesting black walnuts in her neighborhood or learning to bake sourdough and ferment vegetables.
Beasley Barrenton is the Editor/Head of Publishing/Bomb Shelter Maintenance for Dog On A Chain Press. There is a whimsical tale circulating around campfires in the Southeast speaking to his enjoyment of harassing jackals and his willingness to run down any of the other bastards as well.
Joseph Bates’s stories have appeared in such places as New Ohio Review, Identity Theory, and the South Carolina Review. He is the author of The Nighttime Novelist, published in 2010 by Writer’s Digest Books, and teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Sator Press: Holding great works.
Schuler Benson is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Southern stories. His fiction and poetry have been featured in Hobart, Kudzu Review, Thunder Clap Press, Cheap Pop Lit, The Fat City Review, and more. His first book is a collection of short fiction titled The Poor Man’s Guide to an Affordable, Painless Suicide.
Ben Bever is a poet and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, and an MFA in poetry from George Mason University in Northern Virginia. He maintains a blog at bit.ly/bbeverpoet and can be found on Twitter @bbeverpoet.
David Blomenberg teaches at Purdue University. Recently the poetry editor for Sycamore Review, he writes poetry and non-fiction, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Salzburg Review, Artifice, Confrontation, Willows Wept, and other journals.
Jordan Blum recently received his MFA in fiction, and he is currently teaching at various colleges and universities. On his downtime, he composes music, fiction, and poetry while also working as a music journalist.
Kristina Born ain't know a diamond from extremely great salt. Her favorite movie is Ginger Snaps 3.
Gabriel Boyer is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Mutable Sound, a publishing company and record label. He currently lives in Eugene, OR.
Currently an upper level creative writing student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Jessica is a double major in English with a focus on creative writing and Communications.
Eugene Cross was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and received an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh. His stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine, American Short Fiction, TriQuarterly, Story Quarterly, and Callaloo, among other publications. He's also been the recipient of scholarships from the Chautauqua Writers' Festival and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Rachelle Cruz hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour on Blog Talk Radio and is an Emerging Voices Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow, and a VONA writer, as well as the author of Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Bone Bouquet, [PANK], Muzzle Magazine, Splinter Generation, and KCET’s Departures Series, among others.
Carolyn DeCarlo is the editor of the lit mag UP. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Maryland. She is the author of Twilight Zone (NAP 2013), with Jackson Nieuwland, and Strawberry Hill (Pangur Ban Party 2013). She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Josh Denslow's stories have appeared in Third Coast, Black Clock, Pear Noir!, Cutbank, Wigleaf and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, among others. He is a staff editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and a blog editor at The Lit Pub. He plays the drums in the band Borrisokane.
Alyssa DiSalvo is a freshman in the Honors Program at American University in Washington, D.C. She is a Data Assistant for The Lit Pub, and an intern with Chrysalis Editorial and Gargoyle Magazine/Paycock Press.
Darrin Doyle's short stories have appeared in Puerto del Sol, The Long Story, Cottonwood, Alaska Quarterly Review, Night Train, Harpur Palate, Laurel Review, The MacGuffin, and other journals.
Laura Ender earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in Ascent, Monkeybicycle, Aethlon, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel.
James Esch lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and teaches literature and writing at Widener University. Recently, his work has appeared in Shaking Like a Mountain, 322 Review, Willows Wept Review, and juked.
Sharon Faelten served as a senior book editor and magazine writer at Rodale, Inc. for 25 years. Most recently, she served as Vice-President of the League of Vermont Writers, a professional organization for authors in all genres. Ms. Faelten is also a member of the Honorary Board of the Burlington Book Festival, Burlington, Vermont.
Paul Fauteux received his MFA from George Mason University, where he was the 2011-2012 Completion Fellow. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fat City Review and Sugar Mule, and his first chapbook, "The Best Way to Drink Tea," is out from Plan B Press. How to Un-do Things, a book-length manuscript, was recognized as a semi-finalist in the 11th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize.
Kathy Fish guest edited Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010 and has published three collections of short fiction: Together We Can Bury It, Wild Life, and a chapbook in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women.
Tessa Fontaine ran away with a circus sideshow. Writings about that adventure can be found at The Rumpus, and other work can be found in Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, Seneca Review, and more. She lives beside the mountains in Salt Lake City
gabby gabby is the author of three self-published e-chapbooks. she has two chapbooks, airplane food and congratulations, you own a large rounded stone at the bottom of the sea forthcoming. her full length collection of poems, alone with other people, is also forthcoming. you can find her blog at http://gabbygabbypoetry.com/
Cassandra Gillig is not a girl, not yet a woman. She has chapbooks forthcoming from NAP and Love Symbol Press. She still lives with her parents.
Teow Lim Goh lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus and Pilgrimage Magazine.
Nathan Goldman’s creative and critical work appears or is forthcoming in Metazen, HTMLGiant, Full Stop, Agora, and elsewhere. He is a student at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, where he is co-editor of the Gadfly and Energeia.
J.C. Hallman is the author of a number of books. Wm & H’ry: A Short Meditation on Literature, Art, Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and the Correspondence of William and Henry James will appear from the University of Iowa Press in Fall 2012. His blog about the letters can be found here.
Trish Harris is an independent curator, writer, and artist currently teaching in Michigan. She edits the Pea River Journal and curated and designed the Remaking Moby-Dick project. Her poems, stories, and micromemoirs have appeared in McSweeney’s online tendency, Cortland Review, and Brevity. At Twitter, she is @trishlet.
j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.
Patrick Hicks is the author of Finding the Gossamer and This London. He is also the editor of A Harvest of Words, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in the Midwest where he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College. In the summer months you'll usually find him poking around Northern Ireland.
Liz Hildreth’s poems, translations, and essays have been published in Hayden's Ferry Review, McSweeney's, Parthenon West, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Forklift, Ohio, among other places. She lives in Chicago and works as a writer in online education.
Dave Housley's second collection of short fiction, If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home, is coming out next year from Dark Sky Books. He's one of the editors and all-around do-stuff people at Barrelhouse magazine, and co-organizes DC's Conversations and Connections writer's conference.
Miguel Jimenez received his MFA in fiction from California State University, Fresno. Much of his work explores the commingling of race and urban landscapes, as well as diaspora communities in the U.S. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at DePauw University.
Dave K. is a writer, graphic designer, and A/V technician who lives in Baltimore. When he's not writing, Dave is a brown dwarf substar located 28.6 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Pisces.
Joe Kapitan lives in northern Ohio, near the third notch on the Rust Belt. Some of his recent short fiction has appeared online at decomP, Untoward, Wigleaf and Per Contra, and in print at The Cincinnati Review, Bluestem and A Cappella Zoo. He qualified for the 2012 US Olympic team in men's freestyle hammock.
Josh Kremer is a recent graduate of English Lit and Creative Writing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Kenji C. Liu is a Pushcart Prize nominee and first runner-up finalist for the Poets & Writers 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including CURA, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, Generations, Lantern Review, and others.
Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of Amazon best-seller, Watering Heaven — which was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Int’l Short Story Award — Bald New World, and The Wingless. He has a variety of work published in places like the Evergreen Review, Gargoyle, New Letters, and Rain Taxi. Follow him at tieryas.wordpress.com.
Kirsty Logan writes fiction and has tattooed wrists. Say hello at kirstylogan.com.
Sheila McMullin received her MFA from George Mason University. Her chapbook Like Water was a finalist for Ahsahtha Press’s 2013 chapbook competition. For more thoughts, please visit: www.moonspitpoetry.com.
LaTanya McQueen's stories have been published in The North American Review, Fourteen Hills, New Orleans Review, Potomac Review, and others. She received her MFA from Emerson College and is currently in the PhD program at the University of Missouri.
Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American finishing up her degree at Sarah Lawrence College. She has been published in After the Fall, The Oxford Student newspaper, has won two fiction contests on Tin House’s blog, and has had a story featured on the front page of Wordpress.com. Most recently, she has won the Rex Warner Literary Prize at Oxford University.
Joe Milazzo is the author of The Terraces. His writing has mostly recently appeared in H_NGM_N, Super Arrow, The Collagist, and Exits Are.
Erika Moya is a writer from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Amber Nelson lives in Seattle where she forages for blackberries and rides her bike for miles and miles.
Maggie Nelson is the author of eight books of poetry, memoir, criticism, and scholarship, most recently The Art of Cruelty and Bluets. Her 2007 book Women, The New York School, and Other True Abstractions has recently been released in paperback. She currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.
Despite his reputation, Christopher Newgent probably does not want to fight you. He would probably rather cook you bacon.
Joseph Michael Owens is the author of Shenaniga
Melanie Jane Parker is a freelance writer of short fiction, essays, and poetry. She attained a position at A Public Space as Events & Outreach Coordinator through an internship in 2011.
Charles Parsons is a professional writer living in the township of Black Horse, Ohio with his cat. He has an MA in English Literature and a BA in Literature and Writing Minor. His work has appeared in regional magazines and various little journals. In addition to writing, he reads, indexes, and edits manuscripts for a living.
Tim Sandel’s work can be found in various small literary journals. He has taught writing in both prisons and schools.
E. L. Schmitt’s poetry has been published in Four and Twenty, Sagebrush Review, and Three Line Poetry. Her nonfiction has previously appeared in Monkeys with Typewriters and is forthcoming in The Rectangle.
Brooke grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and her novel, Borderlands, about the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants who becomes a performance artist, shifts between that landscape and the landscape of New York. Brooke has just begun publicizing three summer workshops, which you can read about here.
Peter Sheehy has, over the years, organized his bookcases thusly: by title, by author, by date, by publisher, by color, by bookstore, by (living) writers he'd most like to sleep with, and once with the spines facing in, but what a disaster that was.
Matthew Sherling lives in San Francisco. He runs an interview blog called Cutty Spot & an online lit magazine, Gesture. Among other places, his work appears or is upcoming in The Columbia Review, The Believer, Thought Catalog, Fanzine, BIRP!, NAP, Upliterature & Banango Lit.
Eric Shonkwiler is a writer preoccupied with ruination. His latest work can be found in [PANK] Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Peripheral Surveys.
Lee Slonimsky’s most recent collection of poems isWandering Electron. He has poetry and prose in The Carolina Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Measure, New Ohio Review, The New York Times, and Poetry Daily, among others. Lee manages a hedge fund with an interest in the developmentally disabled, Ocean Partners LP.
“His name is Sam, and his life is a Song,” said his high school painting teacher. Sam is a Data Assistant here at Lit Pub, and loves his job very much. He just graduated fresh out of a suburban Maryland high school and shall attend St. Lawrence University beginning the fall of 2014.
Mike Stein received his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program. A former Editor of So to Speak, he is a Senior Staff Writer at DCBeer.com. His work has been published in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oxford, England and online. He lives in SE Washington, D.C. with wife Sarah, and dogs, Athena and Bock. He brews beers that no longer exist.
Christi R. Suzanne co-founded a monthly book group in 2011 called MBG por vida (Mini Book Group for life), a group dedicated to the art form of the novella. Her stories and personal essays are published in Crack the Spine, The Splinter Generation, Circa: A Literary Review and Wonder and Risk. She has recently completed writing her first novel. Incidentally, she loves to watch dogs sleep.
Diana Tappert is a DC native and a student at Johns Hopkins University. An intern for The Lit Pub, she is pursuing a career in publishing.
TC Tolbert earned his MFA in Poetry from UA in 2005 and currently teaches Composition at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College.
David Tomaloff builds things out of ampersands and light. His work has appeared in publications such as Metazen, Heavy Feather Review, Northville Review, CBS Chicago, Necessary Fiction, HTML Giant, A-Minor, Pank, and elimae.
Meg Tuite's writing has appeared in numerous journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, Epiphany, JMWW, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and Boston Literary Magazine. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press, and is also the author of Domestic Apparition, Disparate Pathos, and Reverberations.
Sarena Ulibarri is nearing the end of her MFA. She's a first reader for Timber Journal and an occasional judge for NYC Midnight contests. Her fiction has appeared in Birkensnake, Lightspeed, The First Line, The Coachella Review, Monkeybicycle and elsewhere.
Leah Umansky’s first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is out now by BlazeVOX [Books.] Her Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream is forthcoming from Kattywompus Press in early 2014. She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG and Tin House, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus and a live twitterer for the Best American Poetry Blog. She also hosts and curates the COUPLET Reading Series.
Marc Vincenz is Swiss-British, was born in Hong Kong, and currently divides his time between Zurich, Reykjavik, and New York. His work has appeared in many journals, including Washington Square Review, Fourteen Hills, The Potomac, The Canary, Saint Petersburg Review, The Bitter Oleander, and Guernica. His latest book is Mao's Mole.
Chris Vola's writing appears or has appeared in The Rumpus, PopMatters, The Collagist, Rain Taxi, The Brooklyn Rail, elimae, and elsewhere.
Alana Noel Voth never writes on a full stomach. Her first book, Fall, is forthcoming from Tiny Hardcore Press in 2012.
Michael Joseph Walsh lives in Fairfax, Virginia and is the poetry editor for Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. His work is forthcoming in Fence.
Brandi Wells is editor of Black Warrior Review and a web editor at Hobart. She is the author of Please Don’t Be Upset and the forthcoming This Boring Apocalypse. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Fairy Tale Review, Forklift Ohio, Indiana Review and other journals.
Chris Wiewiora’s book TORO! was an honorable mention in The Lit Pub’s first prose book contest. He lives in Ames where he attends Iowa State University’s Creative Writing & Environment Program & manages Flyway Journal.
Steve Williams writes fiction and lives on Long Island. He is an adjunct professor of English at St. John’s University and Long Island University.
Colin Winnette is the author of three books: Revelation, Animal Collection, and Fondly (forthcoming fromAtticus Books in 2013). He was the recipient of the 2012 Sonora Review's Short Fiction Award, and his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in American Short Fiction, The Believer, and Hobart, among others. Colin lives in San Francisco.
Ryan Woldruff is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the University of Tennessee. He lives in Knoxville with his wife, daughter, and his dog Zelda. He is currently at work on a novel.
Andrew Worthington is the editor of Keep This Bag Away From Children. His work has been published in various spots on the Internet and in print.
Liz Wyckoff's short fiction has been published in Annalemma, The Collagist, and fwriction : review, and her nonfiction has previously appeared in Slice magazine and the Tin House blog. She currently does book publicity for A Strange Object, Barrelhouse, and Penn State Press.
darija žilić is a croatian poet, journalist and literary critic. her latest books are dance, modesty, dance (poems, 2010), muse out of the ghetto (essays, 2010), parallel gardens (interviews, 2010) and nomads and hybrids (essays, 2011).