Cara Blue Adams’s stories appear widely. She is the recipient of the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, judged by Alice Hoffman, and the Missouri Review Peden Prize. Other awards include fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the former co-editor of The Southern Review.
Sehrish Ranjha studied Literature and Photography at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lives and writes in Lahore, Pakistan. "Mr. No" is her first published story.
LaTanya McQueen received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and is the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. Her essay collection “And It Begins Like This” is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in October 2018.
Terese Marie Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. Her book, Heart Berries: A Memoir, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press and Doubleday Canada. She works as a Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University and she teaches creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Brandon Taylor is the associate editor of Electric Literature's Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. His work has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Tin House Summer Writers' Workshop. His stories and essays have appeared or will appear in Gulf Coast, Joyland, Necessary Fiction, Little Fiction, Literary Hub, Catapult, Out Magazine Online, and elsewhere. He is currently an MFA student at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.