November 2014

Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker is a native New Yorker and alum of The New School’s MFA program. She’s a full-time production editor, freelancer, and writer for the urban e-zine and reviewer for Her work’s been in Poets & Writers magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, Eclectic Flash, and is forthcoming in The Writing Barn’s Rejecting Rejection essay series. Jennifer is also social media liaison for We Need Diverse BooksTM, and she is co- creator of the new podcast Minorities in Publishing (@minoritiesinpub on Twitter).

Susana H. Case
Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in Blue Hour Magazine, pacificREVIEW, and San Pedro River Review, among others. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. She is the author of four full-length collections, including Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and, most recently, 4 Rms w Vu (Mayapple Press). Please visit her online at:

Aaron Poochigian
Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and now lives and writes in New York City. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung With Love, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. For his work in translation he was awarded a 2010-2011 Grant in Translation by the National Endowment for the Arts. He has published several books of translation with Johns Hopkins University Press, and his translation of Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts will be released in late October of this year (Penguin Classics). His first book of original poetry, The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press) was published in March of 2012, and several of the poems in it collectively won the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Prize. His work has appeared in such newspapers and journals as the Financial Times, Poems Out Loud and POETRY.

Bill Shunn
Bill Shunn is the author of over thirty works of short fiction, which have appeared everywhere from Salon to Asimov’s Science Fiction. He has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. But still, his mostly widely read work by far is his online guide to proper manuscript format. He worked as an assembly-language programmer for WordPerfect, was expelled from Canada as a Mormon missionary, and, on 9/11, created the first online survivor registry where New Yorkers without phone service could post notes to say they were okay. He serves on the advisory board to the Chicago Writers Conference, and for three years he produced and hosted the acclaimed Chicago reading series Tuesday Funk. Now he’s back in Astoria with his wife and dog and pondering his next writing project. You can find him on the web at

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