BRIAN ALAN ELLIS runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and Hobbies You Enjoy (serialized daily on Instagram: @hobbiesyouenjoy). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, X-R-A-Y, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.
JILLIAN LUFT is a Florida native currently residing in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in X-R-A-Y, Hobart, Expat Press, Rejection Letters, Booth and other publications. She’s currently working on a novel about Florida dirtbag romance. You can find her on Twitter @JillianLuft.
AMY LONG is the author of Codependence (2019), selected by Brian Blanchfield as the winner of CSU Poetry Center’s Essay Collection Prize. Her work has appeared in Diagram, Ninth Letter, Hayden’s Ferry Review and elsewhere, including as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2019. She also runs the popular Instagram account Taylor Swift as Books.
MARSTON HEFNER is the author of High School Romance (CLASH Books, 2022).
JOSEPH FASANO is an American novelist, poet, and songwriter. His novels include The Swallows of Lunetto (Maudlin House, 2022) and The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020), which was named one of the “20 Best Small Press Books of 2020.” His books of poetry include The Crossing (2018), Vincent (2015), Inheritance (2014), and Fugue for Other Hands (2013). His honors include the Cider Press Review Book Award, the Rattle Poetry Prize, seven Pushcart Prize nominations, and a nomination for the Poets Prize.
GARRETT COOK is the Wonderland Award-winning author of Archelon Ranch (Legumeman Books, 2009), A God of Hungry Walls (Deadite Press, 2015) and the upcoming Charcoal (CLASH Books, 2022). His experiences with queerness, dysmorphia and CPTSD inform weird and grotesque fiction full of cognitive dissonance and mindfuckery of all sorts.
NICOLA MAYE GOLDBERG is the author of the novels Other Women (Sad Spell Press, 2016) and Nothing Can Hurt You (Bloomsbury, 2020). Her poetry has appeared in New York Tyrant, Spectra Poets, Forever Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short fiction has appeared in The Drunken Canal, Joyland, Vogue, Expat Press, and Winter Tangerine. She lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
DAVID SIMMONS is the author of Ghosts of East Baltimore (Broken River, 2022). He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.