Bruce Bagnell has a BA in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s from John F. Kennedy University. He has worked as a cook, a mechanic, and a college professor; held various management positions; was a USAF captain in Vietnam. Now retired, he focuses on writing and has been published in OmniVerse, The Scribbler, and several online magazines. Bruce also is a host at Poetry Express Berkeley and the East Bay Writer’s Drop-In workshop. A member of the Bay Area Poets Coalition, he was awarded honorable mention in their 2013 Maggi H. Meyer Memorial Poetry Contest.
Tony Conaway -- Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tony Conaway has written and ghostwritten everything from blogs to books. He has cowritten non-fiction books published by McGraw-Hill, Macmillan and Prentice Hall. In the past year he has begun to write fiction as well. His stories have been published in three anthologies and numerous publications, including Clever, Danse Macabre, Linguistic Erosion, the Rusty Nail and Story Shack. He is the past president of the Brandywine Valley Writers Group and current vice president of the Main Line Writers, two groups which meet in the Philadelphia area.
Daniel Camponovo is an East Coast ex-pat writer and linguist living in Chicago, Illinois, where he is pursuing an MFA in Fiction from Columbia College Chicago.
Wayne Cresser’s fiction has been nominated for awards at New Letters, the Tennessee Writer's Alliance and the Newport Review, published in the print anthologies Motif 1-3 (Motes Books), online at Wandering Army, The Written Wardrobe (@ModCloth), The Oklahoma Review, The Journal of Microliterature, Shark Reef Literary Magazine and The Burlesque Press Variety Show, and in such print journals as The Ocean State Review and The Sound and Literary Art Book (SLAB) .
Ron Burch's fiction has been published in numerous literary journals including Mississippi Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, Eleven Eleven, Pank, and been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Bliss Inc., his debut novel, was published by BlazeVOX Books; Aqueous Books is publishing his flash collection, Menagerie, later this year. He lives in Los Angeles. Please visit: www.ronburch.net.
Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Columbia College Literary Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.
Kassandra Konecny is an English major at the University of Utah. She has one published novel, Hidden in the Shadows. Currently, she is the senior poetry editor for the University of Utah’s undergraduate literary magazine, enormous rooms.
After winning first place in Metaphor’s poetry competition, her poem “Chaos” appeared in their magazine. In addition, her poems were recently published in the Meridian Atlas and Polaris. She has also had several poems printed in educational publications and anthologies.
Michael Maul is a writer whose work has appeared in various literary publications, most recently in The Montucky Review (August, 2013), Big River Poetry Review (September, 2013) and Bitterzoet Magazine (October 2013). He is also a past winner of the Mercantile Library Prize for Fiction, and his work was long-listed during judging in the international Fish Publishing (Ireland) poetry competitions in 2012 and 2013.
Kamaria Romeo lives in New York and graduated from Brooklyn College’s B.F.A. program in Creative Writing. When she’s not working toward the completion of her paralegal studies degree, you can catch her penning fiction stories. Her fiction appears in Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Alembic, and Forge.
Michelle Ross’s fiction has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, Gulf Coast, Faultline, Pebble Lake Review, and a Main Street Rag short fiction anthology entitled Slower Traffic Keep Right. She holds an MFA in fiction from Indiana University. Originally from Texas, she lives with her husband and son in Tucson, Arizona, where she writes science assessment and instructional materials for K-12 and is at work on a novel.
Mike Santora is a Cleveland, OH native currently finishing his MFA in poetry at The University of New Hampshire. His work has appeared in Booth Literary Journal and Short, Fast, and Deadly. He is a poetry editor for Barnstorm Literary Journal.