John’s a recovering anthropologist and a cat-lover. Some of his recent stuff has appeared in Storycord, Tulane Review,Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row, Squawk Back, Monkeybicycle, and Writer’s Digest. He’s the author of the novelsShades of Luz and Disposable Heroes. He just released his story collection Something Like Bliss which is available on Kindle. John earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University in Oregon. Read more about him http://jgpapercut.blogspot.com/.
Julius Constantine Motal is a photographer and writer in New York City. Up until August of last year, he was living and working in Istanbul where he spent a third of his time photographing the city’s cats. Since returning to New York, he has rediscovered his home city through photography.
Emily is 21 years old and hales from small town Ontario. She currently studies Psychology and English at Queens College and enjoys writing music, drinking coffee and reading Harry Potter.
Lauren Hilger is the author of Lady Be Good (CCM, 2016). Awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.