has work that has appeared in over thirty publications her parents have never heard of, including Crash, A Daughter’s Story Anthology, Irregular Magazine and Danse Macabre. Not that she’s counting or anything.
lives in Indianapolis where he runs Vouched Books to promote independent literature in his city. His work has appeared in PANK, Everyday Genius, Freight Stories, and other journals. You can see what he’s reading at vouchedbooks.com and what he’s eating at putitinyourface.net.
has published five novels, two full-length poetry collections, and three books of short stories. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
is the associate editor of The Saturday Evening Post, prose editor for Booth Literary Journal, website/newsletter editor for The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, and the author of two blogs. Visit him at cmdalton.com.
recently earned his BFA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where he edited The Emerson Review. His work has appeared in PANK, Wonderfort, and Annalemma. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University.
George Choundas's stories have been selected for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015 and featured as Longform.org and Paragraph Shorts selections. He is the winner of the New Millennium Award for Fiction (Winter 2014-2015), author of The Pirate Primer (F&W 2007), and a former FBI agent.
is a writer and artist who works in poetry, drama, journalism, collage, sound, video, photography, and art as social practice. He helps with two Indianapolis nonprofit cultural organizations: Big Car, an arts collective and gallery, and Second Story, a project for young writers.
teaches screenwriting at Ball State University, as well as storytelling and production at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably driving on an interstate, or in a record shop or a used bookstore, quietly raging against the dying of physical media. He loves doughnuts unconditionally.
is an Indianapolis native that has authored more than 20 books and has edited scores more. Kate also co-wrote a feature-length screenplay (and starred in the ensuing film) and worked as the sports editor for NUVO Newsweekly.
graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2005. His obsessions include music, literature, art, pop culture and motorcycles; he has been called a “wandering poet,” traveling the country writing, playing guitar and singing in the rock’n’roll band Secrets Between Sailors since 2006.
is a writer of plays, essays, memoirs, thank you notes and grocery lists. Formerly a theme park entertainment production manager and show writer, she now writes stuff for blog followers in a couple of online locales.
lives in self-exile, on the penumbra of Patagonia, trying to find a way to raise the funds to get inside of it, and on to Antarctica, to wait for the apocalypse of Global Warming to create a new frontier, where he will start a new life with the butterflies of tundra.
is a three-time National Emmy Award winning writer, producer and director of long-form television, commercials and video. He plays a serviceable rhythm guitar and has endured a lifetime of grief from friends for being an ardent and well-studied fan of the Grateful Dead.
is an assistant professor of creative writing at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. A Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, his debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem (Red Hen Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category and a 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His second poetry collection \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, is forthcoming from Persea Books.
is an Indy-based writer & perpetual explorer. She’s currently working on her first novel and a memoir about “The Year of Exploration,” her quarter-life-crisis-inspired adventure of twelve months, five friends, one control freak, and zero control.
writes political, social and cultural commentary with what New York public radio host and author Kurt Andersen has described as “even-keeled grace, tolerance and common sense.” She’s written two books: her latest is Hope in Small Doses, published by Humanist Press. Though she has yet to produce a novel, she has already dabbled in short stories; two of these have received regional recognition.
returned to Indiana in 2004 after 34 years of teaching at Long Island University. He served as Indiana Poet Laureate 2008-2010. In 2012 Indiana Univ Press will publish his 9th collection, “Songs in Sepia and Black and White.” Currently he holds a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis to combine poetry and music with an emphasis on the bluest.
has stories published or forthcoming in the Bitter Oleander, Camera Obscura Journal, decomP, the Evergreen Review, and the Indiana Review. His collection of short stories, Watering Heaven, came out in the fall of 2012.
has had one-act plays produced in Indiana and Michigan and public readings in New York and Chicago. In the ’80’s, he performed and wrote for the comedy group Pavlov’s Salivation Army. He lives in Indianapolis.
Her fiction and poetry appear in Stone Canoe, Gargoyle, PANK, and elsewhere. She received Purdue University’s Paul Sidwell Memorial Award for her novel, Sleeping Woman and teaches writing at IUPUI and Marian University in Indianapolis.
is a Broad Ripple photographer, makeup artist, and other things that make her parents wish she would get a haircut and a real job. She will try anything twice and never backs down from a double-dog dare.
is a poet, essayist, and novelist (Matching Wits With Venus) whose work appears in numerous print publications and online at such places as Literary Mama, The Dirty Napkin, and The 13th Warrior Review.
is a retired journalist and documentary maker now living and writing in a village on the Central California coast. Liberty’s Light was inspired by the anniversary of the Patriot Act and the OWS movement.
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