William L. Alton was born November 5, 1969 and started writing in the Eighties while incarcerated in a psychiatric prison. Since then his work has appeared in Main Channel Voices, World Audience and Breadcrumb Scabs among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has published one book titled Heroes of Silence. He earned his both BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where he continues to live.
Pete Armetta currently resides in Charlottesville, VA where he gets to pursue his love of the outdoors in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Currently applying for writing fellowships and residencies, Pete now writes full-time, having given up his former “corporate slog” lifestyle to dedicate to enhancing his craft. He volunteers with the Fledgling Arts Collective, a 3000 plus member collective in the UK with a focus on writing, visual arts, original music and film, is a Contributing Writer of fiction for the River Journal and of poetry for Expats Poetry. His work has also appeared in Take It To The Street, Subtle Fiction and Best New Poems.
Carl Auerbach I lives in New York City, where he has a private practice of psychotherapy. He has had three poems and a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize.His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Amherst Review, The Baltimore Review, Bayou Magazine, Brink Magazine, Cairn, CQ (California Quarterly), Carquinez Poetry Review, The Chaffin Journal, Chrysalis Reader, Colere, Confluence, descant, The Distillery, Eclipse, Eleven Eleven, Euphony, Eureka Literary Magazine, Evansville Review, Flint Hills Review, Folly, Forge, Freshwater, Good Foot, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Griffin, G.W. Review, Half Tones To Jubilee, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Hollins Critic, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Kerf, Licking River Review, Limestone, Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Nimrod International Journal, North American Review, Orange Willow Review, Oregon East, Pangolin Papers, Passager, Pearl, Permafrost, Pig Iron, Poem, Quercus Review, RE:AL, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, Rio Grande Review, RiverSedge, Sanskrit, Schuylkill Valley Journal Of The Arts, Sierra Nevada College Review, Slant, The South Carolina Review, Spillway, Sulphur River Literary Review, Talking River, The Texas Review, Third Coast, Tightrope, Westview, Willard & Maple, Wisconsin Review, The Worcester Review, and Xavier Review.
Judy Bebelaar is a retired San Francisco public high school teacher of English and creative writing. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in many literary journals, including Canary, The Cape Rock, The Chaffin Journal, decomP, Folly, Front Range Review, Grasslimb, The Griffin, Harpur Palate, The Louisville Review, Many Mountains Moving, Meridian Anthology Of Contemporary Poetry, The Old Red Kimono, Pearl, Poem, Quercus Review, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, RiverSedge, Rudolf’s Diner online magazine, Schuylkill Valley Journal Of The Arts, Ship of Fools, Sierra Nevada Review, Soundings East, Squaw Valley Review, Stickman Review, StringTown, Westview, Willard & Maple, and the California Poets in the Schools anthologies True Wonders and Remembering What Happened. She is the co-host of a reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project teachers in Berkeley, California, and is currently at work on a book about experiences at an alternative school.
Barbara Brooks, author of “The Catbird Sang” chapbook, is a member of Poet Fools. She has had work accepted in Hospital Drive, Margie Review, Broken Plate, and Third Wednesday, on line at Marco Polo, Earthborne on line, and Poetry Quarterly among others. She is a retired physical therapist and lives in Hillsborough, N.C.
Melodie Corrigall is a prior contributor to Blue Lake Review. Her work has also appeared in Women and Words, Imagining, Room, Horizon, Dalhousie Review, Toasted Cheese, Blue Skies, Thunderclap, The November 3rd Club and Other Voices..
Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native and graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor's in English-Literature. Her poetry has been published in Magic Cat Press, Black-Listed Magazine, and Bigger Stones.
Lawrence Farrar -- As a career Foreign Service officer, Lawrence Farrar served in Japan (multiple tours), Germany, Norway, and Washington,DC. Short term assignments took him to nearly 40 countries. He also spent several years in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. His
stories have appeared in The MacGuffin, Red Cedar Review, Colere, G.W. Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Worcester Review, Straylight, Green Hills Literary Lantern, New Plains Review, Evening Street Review, and 34th Parallel.
Melody Heide's writing has appeared in The Beard, as well as Relevant Magazine online. She recently graduated with her MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University.
Lynne Huffer is a Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. She has a PhD in French Literature from the University of Michigan and have taught at Yale and Rice Universities. She is the author of Mad for Foucault; Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures; Another Colette; and numerous articles on feminist theory, queer theory, and French literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cadillac Cicatrix, Dos Passos Review, Eleven Eleven, Forge, Passager, The Rambler, Rio Grande Review, Southern California Review, Sou’wester, and Talking River Review.
George Korolog -- When not writing poetry on planes, hotels, bars, taxi's and the backs of restaurant napkins, George Korolog is an SVP of a Fortune 500 technology company in San Jose, California. He is also an active member of The Stanford Writers Studio and have had my work published widely in both print and online magazines such as Rattle, Riverbabble, Poets & Artists Magazine, Seventh Circle Press, The Monarch Review, Stone Highway Review, The Recusant, Contemporary Haibun, Red Ochre Press, Red River Review, Greensilk Journal and The Right Eyed Deer, among others. His work has also appeared in The Whittaker Prize Anthology.
Laura Pendell began writing poetry in college and participated in the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Place in New York City from 1967-1970. After some time pursuing other interests and careers, she was in a serious skiing accident in 1990 that inspired her to change my life. She became a Zen student and returned to writing, attending poetry workshops for the next six years in New York City. In 1998, she moved to California and was accepted into the MFA Program at Mills College, studying poetry and book arts, and earning my MFA in 2001. She currently lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains with her husband, where they raise Ponderosa Pine, oak, and manzanita trees, and she continues to write and make her own journals and artist’s books. Her artist’s book, Hibernation—based on her poem of the same name—has been featured in three juried book art shows. Her poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in the 2004 and 2006 editions of the Nevada County Poetry Series Anthology, Cocktails & Confessions (Six Ft Swells Press, 2007), Foliate Oak, Limestone, Soundings East, and Talking River.
Kenneth Pobo is a prior contributor to Blue Lake Review. His fiction appears online at Dogplotz, Word Riot, Medullah Review, Northville Review, and elsewhere. He is also the author of the poetry chapbooks, Tea on Burning Glass (Tandava Poetry Press) and Closer Walks (Thunderclap Press).