MCK is a writer, performer, cartoonist, and artist living in Providence, Rhode Island. They have an MFA in literary arts from Brown University, where they taught comics and digital writing. Their work appears in Tin House, the New Yorker Online, and the Iowa Review, among others. MCK is currently nomadic & can be found on Instagram @canttakemeanywhere. or

D.M. Aderibigbe is from Lagos, Nigeria. His debut book of poems, How the End First Showed (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018), won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, among other honors. His poems appear in The Nation, Ploughshares, and New England Review, among others. He’s currently an assistant professor in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi (he/him) is a writer and dreamer from Nigeria. He holds a history and international studies BA from the University of Ilorin. A 2022 resident at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD), he was a finalist for the 2023 Kendeka Prize for African Literature. His writings appear in Chestnut Review, Roadrunner Review, Popula, Olongo Africa, and others.

Sarah Audsley is the author of Landlock X (Texas Review Press, 2023). A Korean American adoptee, a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and a member of the Starlings Collective, Audsley lives and works in northern Vermont. She is the Writing Program Director at Vermont Studio Center.

Jenny Belardi is an alum of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and of Pitch Wars. She’s been a semifinalist in the American Short Fiction Contest and has been longlisted for the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards and the Pen Parentis Fellowship. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she’s the chief advancement officer at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. You can find her on Instagram @belardijenny.

Victoria Buitron is a writer who hails from Ecuador and resides in Connecticut. She received an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University. She is currently the competitions editor for Harbor Review. Her debut memoir-in-essays, A Body Across Two Hemispheres, was the 2021 Fairfield Book Prize winner. In 2023, she received the Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lauren Camp is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico and author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020). Two new books—Worn Smooth Between Devourings (NYQ Books) and An Eye in Each Square (River River Books)—are forthcoming in 2023. Her honors include the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, Housatonic Book Award, and Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry.

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura is the author of Common Grace (Beacon Press, 2022) and Ubasute (Slapering Hol Press, 2021). His honors include a MacDowell Stanford Calderwood Fellowship, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Literature, and nominations for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets anthologies. His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Plume, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere.

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura is a Colombian-born writer, translator, and educator. Her honors include a John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship at the Anderson Center, an Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellowship at Ragdale, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry. Her work has also been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Luisa’s poems appear or are forthcoming in the Cincinnati Review, Sunken Garden Poetry 1992-2011, RHINO, Diode Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, Nashville Review, the Night Heron Barks, and elsewhere.

Robert Cording has published ten collections of poems, the most recent of which is In the Unwalled City (Slant, 2022). A book on poetry, the Bible, and metaphor, Finding the World’s Fullness, is also out from Slant. He has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in poetry. His poems appear in two Pushcart Prize anthologies and publications such as the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Kenyon Review, Image, The Common, AGNI, New Ohio Review, Orion, and The Best American Poetry 2018.

Michelle Donahue has work published in Passages North, Brink, Arts & Letters, and others. Her work has been supported by the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is associate editor of Ecotone and teaches creative writing and publishing at UNC Wilmington.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of nine poetry collections and three books of nonfiction, including most recently Exhibitions: Essays on Art & Atrocity (University of New Mexico Press, 2023). Her next book of poems, Civilians, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2025. Her writing appears in Poetry, New England Review, the Southern Review, and Ploughshares. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas.

Denise Duhamel’s most recent books of poetry are Pink Lady (Pittsburgh, 2025), Second Story (Pittsburgh, 2021), and Scald (2017). Blowout (2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a Distinguished University Professor in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

Sylvia Gallagher is a literary translator of Japanese. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, she now resides in Fukushima.

Majda Gama is the author of the chapbook The Call of Paradise selected by Diane Seuss as winner of the 2022 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize. Her full-length manuscript won the Wandering Aengus Book Award and will be published in 2025. She is a 2024 Gregory Djanikian Scholar and her poems appear in the Adroit Journal, Four Way Review, The Offing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Under A Warm Green Linden, and are forthcoming from Prairie Schooner, Tahoma, and

Daniel Garcia’s essays appear in Quarterly West, Guernica, Passages North, the Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Poems appear in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Electric Literature, swamp pink (formerly Crazyhorse), and others. Daniel is the InteR/e/views editor for Split Lip Magazine, a two-time Lambda Literary fellow, and a former Emerging Writer fellow with SmokeLong Quarterly. Daniel’s essays also appear as notables in The Best American Essays. Find Daniel on Twitter/X @_iloveyoudaniel.

Robin Gow (they/fae/it pronouns) is a trans poet and witch author from rural Pennsylvania. Fae is the author of several poetry books, an essay collection, YA, and middle-grade novels in verse, including A Million Quiet Revolutions (FSG Books for Young Readers, 2022).

Hannah Grieco is a writer in Washington, DC. She edits novels and prose collections for Alan Squire Publishing, where her anthology Already Gone came out in 2023. Her own work can be read in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Craft, The Rumpus, Brevity, Poet Lore, Fairy Tale Review, Passages North, and more. Find her on most social media platforms @writesloud.

A. K. Herman was born in Tobago. A. K. writes fiction and poetry and was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. A. K.’s writing appears in Doek! Literary Magazine, Small Axe, Lolwe, Water~Stone Review, and others. A. K. lives in New York, and her debut short story collection, The Believers, will be published in Fall 2024.

Kristy Hughes is a sculptor, painter, and educator. She was awarded a 2022–23 Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has been the recipient of a number of residencies across the United States. Recent solo exhibitions include the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Hughes has taught as a full-time Lecturer at the University of Vermont in Burlington and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University Bloomington. She served as the Residency Coordinator for the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency from 2021-24.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is a Zambian attorney, writer, and editor. She is the author of The Mourning Bird (Jacana), unmarked graves (Tusculum University Press), and Obligations to the Wounded (forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press). She is also the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize (2024), selected by Angie Cruz; the Tusculum Review Poetry Chapbook Contest (2022), selected by Carmen Giménez; the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award (2019), and Kalemba Short Story Prize (2019). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Overland, adda, Contemporary Verse 2, on Netflix, and elsewhere. Her creative practice has received support from the Young African Leadership Initiative, the Hubert H. Humphrey (Fulbright) Fellowship, the Hawkinson Scholarship for Peace and Justice, the Africa Institute, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is the founding editor of Ubwali Literary Magazine, a current Miles Morland Scholar, and a PhD student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she is also an Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) scholar.

Jen Karetnick is the author of eleven poetry collections, including Inheritance with a High Error Rate (Cider Press Review, 2024), winner of the 2022 Cider Press Review Book Award. Her work has won the Tiferet Writing Contest for Poetry, the Hart Crane Memorial Prize, and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, among others, and received support from the Vermont Studio Center, Roundhouse Foundation, Artists in Residence in the Everglades, and elsewhere. She is cofounder/managing editor of SWWIM Every Day.

Abbie Kiefer is the author of Certain Shelter (June Road Press, 2024). Her work is forthcoming or appears in the Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, RHINO, the Southern Review, West Branch, and other places. She lives in New Hampshire.

Robert Wood Lynn’s debut poetry collection Mothman Apologia (Yale University Press, 2022) was selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2021 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. His work has been featured in Antioch ReviewBlackbirdNew Ohio ReviewMichigan Quarterly Review, and other publications. He is an MFA student at New York University where he teaches in the undergraduate creative-writing program. He lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Melanie McCabe is the author of three collections of poems, most recently The Night Divers (Terrapin Books), which was a finalist for the 2023 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Her memoir, His Other Life: Searching For My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams, won the University of New Orleans Press Lab Prize. Her poems and essays appear in the Washington Post, the Georgia Review, the Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, the Massachusetts Review, and many other journals.

Sarah Fawn Montgomery is the author of Halfway from Home (Split/Lip Press, 2022), Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir (The Ohio State University Press, 2018), and three poetry chapbooks. Nerve, a craft book on unlearning the ableist workshop and developing a disabled writing practice, is forthcoming with Sundress Publications, and Abbreviate, a short collection of flash nonfiction, is forthcoming with Harbor Editions. She is an associate professor at Bridgewater State University.

Rachel Morgan is the author of the chapbook, Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey (Final Thursday Press, 2017). She is a coeditor of Fire Under the Moon: An Anthology of Contemporary Slovene Poetry, and her work is included in the anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America and recently appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, and Barrow Street. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and The Pushcart Prize. She was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series and winner of the 2020 Fineline Competition. Currently she teaches at the University of Northern Iowa and is an editor for the North American Review.

Nick Mullins is a comics artist living in California. His most recent books include Lounger and the short memoir Someone to Watch Over Me. His work appears in Nashville Review, Red Fez, and Fourteen Hills.

Weijia Pan is a poet and translator from Shanghai, China. His poems appear in AGNI, Boulevard, the Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, the Georgia Review, New Ohio Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. He’s a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Houston, where he won the Inprint Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry. His manuscript Motherlands was chosen by Louise Glück as the winner of the 2023 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2024.

Helena Pantsis (she/they) is an editor, writer, and artist from Naarm, Australia with a fond appreciation for the weird, the dark, and the experimental. Her debut short story collection, GLUTT, was published in 2024.

Mack Rogers is a queer Black writer whose work appears or is forthcoming in Foglifter, Diode Poetry Journal, Glass, and elsewhere. Mack is a poetry reader for Split Lip Magazine, staff critic for Pencilhouse, and poetry editor for Zero Readers Magazine. He has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and The Pushcart Prize. He lives with his partner and their three cats near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rachel Rothenberg was born in Edison, New Jersey. She holds degrees in English and Lusophone literatures from Tufts University and Brown University and is currently a doctoral candidate in creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She is the 2023 winner of the Greg Grummer Poetry Contest, and her work is featured or forthcoming in phoebe, About Place Journal, Harbor Review, Crab Creek Review, and Salt Hill. She is the Senior Associate Editor at Barrow Street Press.

Desiree Santana is currently a Poe–Faulkner fellow at the University of Virginia. She was born in Coeburn, Virginia and raised in Tidewater. You can find her work on, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere.

Mwanabibi Sikamo is a Zambian storyteller and filmmaker exploring the real and imagined lives of Africans past and present. Her fiction is steeped in the tradition of African spirituality. Her magical realism and historical fiction appear in Omenana, Iskanchi Magazine, and Olongo Africa, among others. She is currently writing her first novel.

Chris Vanjonack’s fiction and creative nonfiction appear or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, Electric Literature, Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he writes and teaches at the Ohio State University as a Post-MFA Scholar. Find him on Twitter @chrisvanjonack.

Laura Villareal is the author of Girl’s Guide to Leaving (University of Wisconsin Press, 2022). She has received fellowships from the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts and National Book Critics Circle. Her writing appears in Guernica, the American Poetry Review, Waxwing, AGNI, and elsewhere.

Lucy Zhang writes, codes, and watches anime. Her work appears in Westerly, Apex Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbooks Hollowed (Thirty West Publishing, 2022) and Absorption (Harbor Review, 2022). Find her on Twitter/X @Dango_Ramen.