CONTRIBUTOR BIOS


Chris Campanioni’s recent work appears in The Brooklyn Rail, Prelude, and DIAGRAM. His “Billboards” poem that responded to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize and his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. He edits PANK and lives in Brooklyn, where he wrote his Death of Art, available now from C&R Press.

Kelly Cherry Author of 24 books, 10 chapbooks, 2 translations of classical drama. Most recent: Twelve Women in a Country Called America: Stories. Former PL of Virginia. Member, Poets Corner, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC. NEA, USIA, Rockefeller, Bradley Lifetime Award, Weinstein Award, others. Publication in prize fiction anthologies. Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin Madison. Eminent Scholar, UAH, 2001-2005. 

Carin Clevidence is the author of the novel The House on Salt Hay Road. Her work has appeared in Story, the Indiana Review, O Magazine, OZY, Fiction Writers Review, the anthologies First Antarctic Reader and Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture and elsewhere. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, and Sustainable Arts.

Lucille Lang Day's short stories and essays have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ducts, Eclipse, The Hudson Review, Passages North, Pennsylvania English, and Willow Review. Her memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the author of a children’s book and ten poetry collections and chapbooks. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for seventeen years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive museum in Berkeley. She received her MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University and her PhD in science/mathematics education at UC Berkeley. Her website ishttp://lucillelangday.com.

Zdravka Evtimova was born in Bulgaria where she lives and works as a literary translator. Her short stories have appeared in 31 countries in the world, including USA, UK, Canada, China, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, etc. The list of her short story collections comprises: Bitter Sky, SKREV Press, UK, 2003, Somebody Else MAG Press, USA, 2005, Miss Daniella, SKREV Press, UK 2007, Pale and Other Postmodern Bulgarian Stories, Vox Humana, Canada, 2010, Carts and Other Stories Fomite Press, USA 2012; Time to Mow and Other Stories, All Things That Matter Press, USA, 2012, Impossibly Blue and Other Stories, Skrev Press, UK, 2013,  Endless July and Other Stories, Paraxenes Meres, Greece, 2013. Her novel God of Traitors was published by Book for a Buck Publishers, USA 2007. Her novel Sinfonia Bulgarica was published by Fomite Books, USA, 2014; by Salento Books, Italy, 2015; by Art and Literature Press, China, 2015; and by Antolog Books, Macedonia, 2015, and by Draslar Book  Partners Books, Serbia, 2016.

Elizabeth Geoghegan writes in English, dreams in Italian, and wishes she could remember how to speak French. She is the author of Natural Disasters: Stories and The Marco Chronicles: To Rome Without Love, a Kindle bestseller, winner of the Travelers’ Tales Solas Gold Prize for Memoir, and selected for The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10. Most recently, her essay about her friend and mentor, "Smoking with Lucia Berlin,” was among The Paris Review’s “Best of 2015.” Geoghegan earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and her MA in Creative Writing from The University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in Rome on a dead-end street between a convent and a jail.

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over a thousand of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, The Best of the Net, and Queen’s Ferry Press’s Best Small Fictions for work published in 2011 through 2015. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. To see more of his work, google Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois. He lives in Denver.

Laura Horley is a writer and board game enthusiast from Tucson, AZ, where she is currently working on a novel about public land use. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in The Tucson Weekly, Edible Baja, and The Roanoke Review. 

Kendall Klym is featured as one of “the greatest up-and-coming fiction writers today,” in the Amazon description of Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2014, Dr. Kendall Klym is the first-prize winner of the 2013 Puerto del Sol Fiction Contest, with “The Dancing Plague,” grand-prize winner of the 2014 Astra Arts Festival Writing Contest with “A Professional Male Ballet Dancer in Twelve Steps,” a runner-up cash-prize winner in the 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Story Contest, with “Pavlova,” and an honorable mention winner of The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2014, with “The Continental.” He has published short stories in Cooweescoowee, Bryant Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, the Broad River Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and Hunger Mountain, and poetry in The French Literary Review, Cottonwood, Flycatcher, and Thorny Locust. A former professional ballet dancer, Klym received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 2010, and teaches writing and literature at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta.

Maxim Loskutoff was raised in western Montana. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Witness, Narrative, and The Chicago Tribune. A graduate of NYU’s MFA program, he was the recipient of a Global Writing Fellowship in Abu Dhabi and the M Literary Fellowship in Bangalore. He lives north of Lincoln City on the Oregon coast.

Karen Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University and edits creative nonfiction for The Ilanot Review. Her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Hobart, Word Riot, Blunderbuss and Sundog Lit.

Chris Miller’s legitimate professions in no particular order include pig farm slave, factory cookie maker (Colonial Cookies), orderly (nursing and old-age homes), painter (of apartments and townhouses), technical writer, paper boy (Chicago Sun and Trib), restaurateur (qua dish washer), developer of software (mostly compilers and financial gateways) and mower of lawns (at a dollar a pop). His current vices include caffeine (coffee and green tea), ping-pong (lefty using the Seemiller grip) and writing (genre, literary and experimental). He cried a little when David Wallace hung himself. But beyond than that one outburst, he’s been remarkably stoic.

Lynn C. Miller’s novel The Day After Death was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2016. Prior novels are The Fool’s Journey and Death of a Department Chair. Co-editor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women’s Autobiography, Lynn has performed the work of many women writers, including Katherine Anne Porter, Victoria Woodhull, Edith Wharton, and Gertrude Stein. Co-author of Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir, she’s taught at the University of Southern California and Penn State, and was Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin until 2007. Short pieces have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Phoebe, Text and Performance Quarterly, Writer’s Forum, and Chautauqua Journal.  She lives in Albuquerque and is the editor of the literary journal bosque. www.lynncmiller.com

Harmony Neal was the 2011-2013 Fiction Fellow at Emory University. Her essays and stories have been published in Eleven Eleven, Psychopomp, Gulf Coast, Nashville Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Letters, Grist, Paper Darts, storySouth, and The Toast, among others. Her essay “Simulacra” is included in the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology. As a powerful witch, she spends her spare time avoiding false nonchalance, playing with her dog, Milkshake, and growing poets in her home. She “manages” the awesome band The Favourite Child. You can check them out on facebook or listen to them for free here: https://thefavouritechild.bandcamp.com/

Lara Palmquist is a writer from Northfield, Minnesota who has been honored with grants and awards from Rotary International, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). In 2015, her short fiction received second place for the UCLA James Kirkwood Literary Prize, and she was one of ten writers selected to attend the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. She has previously lived in India, Israel, Sweden, and Ukraine, and has worked as a farmer, bookseller, education assistant at the Loft Literary Center, and as a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog. 

Helen Betya Rubinstein's fiction and essays have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Slice, Witness, The Nashville Review, and Ninth Letter, among others. She is the R. P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

G. K. Wuori is the author of over a hundred stories published throughout the world.  A Pushcart Prize winner and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, his work has appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and TriQuarterly.  His story collection, Nude In Tub, was a New Voices Award Nominee by the Quality Paperback Book Club and his novel, An American Outrage, was Foreword Review’s Book of the Year in fiction. His most recent book is the novel, HoneyLee’s Girl, published by Black Rose Writing, and the runner-up in fiction for the 2016 Maxy Award. He lives in DeKalb, Illinois and can also be found atwww.gkwuori.com.