Roy Bentley is the author of Walking with Eve in the Loved City, chosen by Billy Collins as finalist for the Miller Williams poetry prize; Starlight Taxi, winner of the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize; The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana, chosen by John Gallaher as winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize; as well as My Mother’s Red Ford: New & Selected Poems 1986 – 2020 published by Lost Horse. His work has appeared in Sierra Nevada Review, december, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, Rattle, Shenandoah, and Prairie Schooner among others. His latest is Beautiful Plenty (Main Street Rag, 2021).
Elizabeth Brown is an emerging writer, escaping from the dry and humorless world of medical writing and reveling in the endless creative opportunities of fiction. Elizabeth's story "Shelter" was previously published in the March 2022 issue of Blue Lake Review.
Sarah Busching has worked as a writer and editor in various industries for over a decade. She received a degree in English from the College of William and Mary, where she won the school’s top award in fiction, the Glenwood Clark Prize. Sarah's work has appeared in Potato Soup Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Literary Mama, and will soon appear in Sage Cigarettes.
Sarah Daly is an American writer whose work has appeared in Rejection Letters, Down in the Dirt, The Dribble Drabble Review, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and elsewhere.
Will Dolben was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences international screenwriting competition. His poetry has appeared or will appear in journals including Sugar House Review, Tipton Poetry Journal and Triggerfish Critical Review. His poem "Sad Movie" was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Lawrence F. Farrar is a former American Foreign Service officer, with multiple postings in Japan, as well as assignments in Germany, Norway, and Washington, DC. Short term assignments took him to places as diverse as Beijing and Tehran, Caracas, and Muscat. Farrar's work has appeared in literary magazines close to 100 times (https://www.northoakswriter.com). Many of his stories derive from events he experienced and people he encountered during 20 years living outside the United States. Farrar and his wife, Keiko, now live in Minnesota where he is a member of the Loft Literary Center.
Mark Jacobs has published more than 180 stories in magazines including The Atlantic, Playboy, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, and Blue Lake Review. A complete list of his publications including books can be found at markjacobsauthor.com.
Sean Maschmann's short fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Prime Number Magazine, and failbetter. Sean lives in Vancouver, where he teaches history at Langara College.