Elin, with Pliers Elin, with pliers, pulled an old nail from the floor of the deck. She had cut her heel on the nail the day before; there was no blood, but it peeled away a rind of callused skin. She snipped the flap of skin with scissors. Isaac lifted her foot up and kissed […]
Two Robberies They found themselves standing over a burglar in Cape Cod, attacking him, crouched over his body like football players in the foyer of the beach house they’d rented for their “bachelor weekend.” They called the police, then waited. They had never before waited for police, nor had they lived through an emergency. The […]
Sarah Norek’s stories have appeared in The Cupboard, The Collagist, Juked, and elsewhere. She lives and works in Oregon.
Kate Wyer’s work is forthcoming inEgress and has been featured in The Collagist, Necessary Fiction, Unsaid, PANK and other journals. Her novel, Black Krim , was a finalist for the Debut-Litzer from Late Night Library. Wyer was also a finalist for the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction contest. She is the director of a nonprofit that serves people in the public mental health system of Maryland.
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.