Jackie Braje is a senior English literature and creative writing major at the University of Tampa. She works as a bookseller at the Oxford Exchange, the Arts & Entertainment editor at The Minaret, and the assistant editor of the literary journal Neon. She’s a freelance music journalist at Creative Loafing and has been published at Suburban Apologist and TampaBayScene.
Monique Briones, a Philadelphia native, is a double-major in English writing and economics and an English literature minor at the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys Argentinian tango, baking, blogging, and Pilates. She has been published in Blotterature (forthcoming), Belleville Park Pages, and the Stockholm Review of Literature.
Steven Childress, is a junior English major at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He sings in a rock band, Hurkamur. He has previously had fiction and photography published in The Bellwether Review, a literary magazine from Portland Community College, and has also helped print two issues as well.
Jumoke Ekunseitan, a junior English major from Alabama State University, is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She participates in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and serves as an editor on the Hornet yearbook staff. This is her first publication.
Sabrina Farley is a senior at Westfield State University, in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Annie Gough is from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and graduated with a degree in English from Kalamazoo College, where she was a senior when she submitted to Dark River Review. She studied abroad for a semester last year in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she fell in love with the Highlands and haggis. She loves baking and working as a member of the grounds crew at her school’s arboretum. She has had poetry published in the online journal Untitled, with Passengers.
Kent Grosswiler, is senior English major and creative writing minor at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also paints, plays the drums, does spoken word and stand-up comedy, and spends any free time after that with his Great Dane, Luis.
Rebecca Keers-Flood, a senior literature major at Stockton University, is from Metuchen, New Jersey. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, is on the Ultimate Frisbee Team, and is a writing tutor at Stockton’s Writing Center. She has been published in her university’s literary magazine, The Stockpot, and was a semifinalist in the 2013 Norman Mailer College Poetry Award Contest.
Tina Lentz is an undergraduate at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English and has poems published in the Switchgrass Review and riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature.
Natalie Martell, a junior at Kalamazoo College, is studying creative writing and anthropology/sociology. When she is not playing Cat Stevens songs on the guitar, she loves to climb mountains and write poems about it. She has wanted to be a writer since the first grade.
Belinda McCauley is a senior at Kalamazoo College majoring in creative writing and theatre arts. She recently spent a semester in Scotland, where she became well acquainted with the delicious local cuisine and the beautiful scenery.
Alyssa Neal, a junior double-majoring in liberal studies and communication disorders at the University of Houston, is from San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the Honors College and participates in her local NSSLHA chapter. She’s been a voracious reader and writer since she could pick up a book.
Tiffany St. John is originally from Toledo, Ohio. She studies psychology at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Catherine Hope Sullivan is a senior English major at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. Inspired by the works of Seamus Heaney, Mary Szybist, and Rainer Rilke, she has written a series of poems linking humanity to the natural world. She hopes to write poetry until the end of her days.
Jarred Thompson is a junior at Alabama State University, majoring in English with a concentration in film studies. He is a native of South Africa, plays on the tennis team for ASU, and has aspirations to become an accomplished novelist, poet, critic, and possibly a playwright.