Cynthia Alby is a professor at Georgia College who is devoted to supporting others as they discover the power of teaching as a transformative activity. She writes and creates art on a farm called “Shangri-Baa” where she and her husband raise an endangered breed of sheep and share their home with a crew of rescued dogs.
Roy Bentley was selected as a finalist for the Miller Williams poetry prize last year. The University of Arkansas Press, then, published Walking with Eve in the Loved City. Poems from that book have appeared in Rattle, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Blackbird, and elsewhere. Also, Poetry Daily reprinted 'The Nascent Soul Selects a Set of Appalachian Parents,' a poem from the collection (April 27, 2019).
DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning short story and flash fiction writer with over 200 stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. DC's stories have appeared in: 34th Parallel, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Lunch Ticket, Raven Chronicles, Silver Pen, Front Porch Review, and many others. DC was nominated for Best of the Net Anthology. She lives on the California central coast with her wife and animals. dcdiamondopolous.com
Don Fletcher -- At age 101, Don continues to write, publishing nine books since 2003. Born in 1919, he grew up in Korea, son of Presbyterian medical missionaries, earned degrees at Princeton University (BA and PhD, English) and Princeton Theological Seminary, and served the Presbyterian Church in Chile, the Caribbean, and at headquarters. He also taught at high school, college and university levels in New Jersey, Alabama and Texas. In 2007 he moved to Lions Gate, a continuing care retirement community, with his wife, Martha, caring for her until her death from Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.
Gabrielle Griffis's work has received a runner-up mention in Jubilat’s chapbook contest. Her stories have been published in or are forthcoming from decomP and Cease, Cows. She has also worked as a program assistant and fellow for the Juniper Writing Institute at UMASS Amherst. Currently Gabrielle works as a librarian at Wellfleet Public Library.
Penny Jackson is a writer who lives in New York City. My stories and poems have appeared in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, StoryQuarterly, Real Fiction, The Croton Review, The Edinburgh Review, The Ontario Review and other magazines. Her stories have been published in the collection L.A. Child by Untreed Reads, and her novel, Becoming the Butlers was published by Bantam Books. Penny has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow in Fiction and also a Mireliies Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University. She is also a playwright and a screenplay writer.
Pam Munter has authored several books including When Teens Were Keen: Freddie Stewart and The Teen Agers of Monogram and Almost Famous. She’s a former clinical psychologist, performer and film historian. Recently, her essays, book reviews and short stories have recently appeared in more than 130 publications. Her play, “Life Without” was nominated for Outstanding Original Writing by the Desert Theatre League and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Pam has an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, her sixth college degree. Her memoir, As Alone As I Want To Be, was published in 2018.
Scott Parson's work has appeared previously in Typishly, Red Fez, The Oddville Press, in Dual Coast Magazine, Spank the Carp, and the now-defunct Digital Americana, among others.
Simon Perchik's poetry has also appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.