Lawrence F. Farrar is a former US diplomat with multiple assignments in Japan as well as postings in Germany, Norway, and Washington, DC. He also lived in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. His addition to those in Blue Lake Review, his stories have appeared 65 or so times in lit magazines, such as Bluestem Review, The Chaffin Journal, Zone 3, Streetlight, Curbside Splendor E-Zine, Evening Street Review, Big Muddy, Tampa Review Online, O-Dark-Thirty, Jelly Bucket, The MacGuffin, and Green Hills Literary Lantern. His stories often involve people coming up against the customs of a foreign culture.
Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared in The Florida Review, The Kenyon Review (KRO), Rattle, and various other journals. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks. The first one, On the Street Where We Live, won the 2012 Standing Rock Chapbook Award and the latest one, The Witness, won the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award for the Chapbook and was shortlisted for the Grand Prize. Her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a 2016 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Finalist, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an Eric Hoffer Finalist, and an IPPY Awards Bronze Medalist in the short story category. She works for the Inside Out Literary Arts Project in Detroit. www.kellyfordon.com
Alle C. Hall is the Senior Nonfiction Editor at JMWW Journal. Her work appears in Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Brevity (blog), Treehouse, The Citron Review, Euonia Review, Bust, Literary Mama, The Stranger (Contributing Writer) and The Best of Crack the Spine. "Wins" include: two-time finalist in Creative Nonfiction Magazine essay contests; a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot; First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works Competition; semifinalist in Hippocampus Magazine's "Remember in November" Creative Nonfiction Contest; and two 'Notable Essay' designations in The 2018 Memoir Magazine's #MeToo Essay Contest. Claim to fame: interviewed Leonard Nimoy. “He was a bit of a pill; disappointing.” Alle blogs at "About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children." (allehall.wordpress.com) Facebook: Alle C. Hall.
Marc Livanos's poetry appears in Straylight Magazine, POEM, Sheepshead Review, Artifact Nouveau, Old Red Kimono, Ship of Fools, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Wordeater, Glass Mountain’s Shards, Poets’ Espresso Review, Song of the San Joaquin Quarterly, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, and other journals.
Paul Lojeski was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. He attended Oberlin College. His poetry has appeared online and in print. Somehow, he has grown very old. He lives in Port Jefferson, NY.
Karl Miller’s fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Galley Sail Review, Subtle Tea, RE:AL, others. His play, A Night in Ruins, was produced Off Off Broadway. A Best of the Net nominee, Miller lives in Coral Springs, FL.
Daryl Scroggins taught creative writing and literature for a number of years at The University of Texas at Dallas and The University of North Texas. He and his wife, Cindy, now live in Marfa, Texas, where they pursue art and writing projects. His poems, short stories, and creative non-fictions have appeared in magazines and anthologies across the country, and his most recent book is This Is Not the Way We Came In, a collection of flash fiction and a flash novel (Ravenna Press).
Miles Varana’s work has appeared in Typehouse, The Penn Review, Crack the Spine, and is forthcoming in Passages North. He has worked previously as a staff reader and managing editor at Hawai’i Pacific Review. Miles lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he spends more time listening to podcasts than is probably healthy.
Diane Webster's goal is to remain open to poetry ideas in everyday life or nature or an overheard phrase and to write from her perspective at the moment. Many nights she falls asleep juggling images to fit into a poem. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Illya's Honey, River Poets Journal, and other literary magazines.
Robert Wexelblatt is professor of humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies. He has published five fiction collections, Life in the Temperate Zone, The Decline of Our Neighborhood, The Artist Wears Rough Clothing, Heiberg’s Twitch, and Petites Suites; a book of essays, Professors at Play; two short novels, Losses and The Derangement of Jules Torquemal; essays, stories, and poems in a variety of scholarly and literary journals, and the novel Zublinka Among Women, awarded the Indie Book prize for fiction. A collection of essays, The Posthumous Papers of Sidney Fein, is forthcoming in October 2018.