Georgia Clark is a young adult author living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her first novel, She’s With The Band (Allen and Unwin), was inspired by her time in the band, Dead Dead Girls. Her new novel Parched, a sci-fi/romance, is out this month through Holiday House. Georgia has received various grants and scholarships for her writing, and she has been selected to attend writer’s residencies in the US and Europe. She has been published in teen and women’s lifestyle magazines and websites. When she’s not writing, she performs improv comedy and enjoys a good cheese platter. She is currently working on an adult contemporary about beauty.
Mandy Kelso is a poet and painter based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She received her degree in Studio Art and English Literature with a focus on poetry from Rice University, where she was awarded the Mavis Pittman Award in Art and Impact Award for her work in utilizing the arts for community-building projects. Recently, she was awarded the Women in Leadership Award from the Center for the Women of New York. She is currently working on a full-length poetry book entitled Hall of My Ancestors.
Sara Lippmann is the author of the story collection, Doll Palace, forthcoming this September from Dock Street Press. A 2012 NYFA Fiction Fellow, her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Slice Magazine, Valparaiso Fiction Review, PANK, Joyland, Big Muddy, Potomac Review and elsewhere. For more, visit saralippmann.com
Alex Segura is a novelist, comic book writer and musician. He is the author of the Miami noir novel SILENT CITY from Codorus Press and the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline and graphic novel. Alex also performs regularly in New York as part of the indie rock group Faulkner Detectives. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats. He is a Miami native.
Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author, Pushcart Prize nominated poet, shimmy expert, and boxing newbie. When she isn’t practicing yoga, hanging out with her friends or drinking wine, she can be found burying herself under words. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in New York City with her husband and teaches creative writing + gives talks on gender studies across the globe. For more, visit http://www.swetavikram.com.
Leah Zibulsky fixes grammar at a bunch of different magazines you’ve probably heard of. When she’s not doing that, she writes essays. Two of them have been published on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. She’s working a book about her dating life, and you’re about to hear a piece from it now.