Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15 year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic, The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winstons Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham science, Fennel and Fern and Nature's Best Photography.  She has had her photographs published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including The Guardian, RSPB Birds , RSPB Bird Life, Dot Dot Dash, Alabama Coast, Alabama Seaport and NG Kids Magazine.


Mary Lou Buschi’s chapbook, The Spell of Coming (or Going) will be out Spring 2012 (Patasola Press). Her poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Indiana Review, The Collagist, Pank, Swink, Dark Sky, RHINO, SIR, among others. Mary Lou’s poems are forthcoming in Willow Springs, Cream City Review, Gargoyle, and Rhino (2012). Mary Lou is a special education teacher in the Bronx.


Bethany Carlson is an MFA candidate at Indiana University. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The 22 Magazine blog, The Bellingham Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, The Cream City Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Memorious, Night Train, Juked, Ruminate, Slice Magazine, and The Washington Square Review. I am also a Kundiman Fellow and a fellow in the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. 


Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010), three poetry collections—Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts, 2012), The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011) and Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona, 2009). She is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award, the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation. She teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University, while serving as the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Puerto del Sol and the publisher of Noemi Press. 


Susan C. Greenfield's fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review, Room, and Talon Online Magazine.  She is the author of Mothering Daughters: Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen (Wayne State, 2002; paperback 2003), and the co-editor of Inventing Maternity: Politics, Science, and Literature, 1650-1865 (Kentucky, 1999). Her scholarly articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Eighteenth-Century Studies, PMLA, and ELH. 


Arielle Greenberg is the author of two poetry collections and the recent hybrid-genre collaboration Home/Birth: A Poemic with Rachel Zucker, among other books. She also the editor of several anthologies, including Gurlesque, with Lara Glenum. She recently left a tenured position at Columbia College Chicago to move her family to rural Maine, where she spends a lot more time at home than she used to, doing things like taking care of her children, making food, and teaching.

Brenda Hillman is the author of eight collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Practical Water. She is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College of California.


Sandra Marchetti currently teaches writing at Elmhurst College, outside of her native Chicago. She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. Sandra was recently named the winner of the Midwest Writing Center’s 2011 Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest for her volume, The Canopy. She was also a finalist in Gulf

Coast’s 2011 Poetry Prize and Phoebe’s 2009 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest. Sandy has published poems in Phoebe, Spiral Orb, Poydras Review, and Spurt Literary Journal among others. She writes poetry reviews for PIF Magazine and has poems forthcoming from dirtcakes, The River Oak Review, and Ohio State’s The Journal.
Sandy is an assistant poetry editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal and you can find her at sandrapoetry.net


Twice nominated for a National Book Award, Alicia Ostriker is author of twelve volumes of poetry, most recently The Book of Seventy (2009), which won the Jewish Book Award for Poetry. As a critic Ostriker is the author of two pathbreaking volumes on women's poetry, Writing Like a Woman and Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America. She has also published three books on the Bible, Feminist Revision and the Bible, the controversial The Nakedness of the Fathers; Biblical Visions and Revisions, a combination of prose and poetry that re-imagines the Bible from the perspective of a contemporary Jewish woman, and a set of essays, For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book. Her most recent book of criticism is Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics and the Erotic.


Darryl Jerome Seals was born in Harlem and graduated from Becker College in 1975.  He was a member of the 2011 Life Skills Program sponsored by the Interfaith Assembly on Homeless and Housing. 


Susan Scutti writes poems, stories and novels. She grew up in New Jersey and, prior to New York City, lived in Alaska and Boston. Ravenrock Publishing recently produced her novella, The Deceptive Smiles of Bredmeyer Deed, with artwork by Sarah Valeri. Her writing also has appeared in anthologies and journals, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly and Aloud Voices from Nuyorican Poets Cafe.


Jane Wong received her MFA from the University of Iowa and is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Poems appear recently or are forthcoming in CutBank, EOAGH, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, Octopus, The Journal, and Tuesday; An Art Project. She has two chapbooks: Dendrochronology (dancing girl press) and the forthcoming Impossible Map (Fact-Simile). She lives in Seattle.