Contributors' Notes

Issue One Hundred and Four

Jacob Aiello's ancestry can be traced back to rabbis and horse thieves. In 2018, he received the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship in Literary Nonfiction from Literary Arts. His essay "Vacuuming At Night" received Honorable Mention in Carve Magazine's 2019 Prose & Poetry Contest. Some of his other stories and essays have been published in or are forthcoming from The SunNinth LetterdecemberBig LucksMenacing HedgeSmokeLong Quarterly, and Storychord, among others. He lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with his wife, dog and three cats.

Samuel Rafael Barber is the author of the chapbook Thousands of Shredded Scraps of Paper Located across Five Landfills, That if Pieced Together Form a Message (The Cupboard Pamphlet, 2019). He has degrees from Brown, Arizona, and Columbia, and is a PhD candidate at Denver. His short fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Chicago Quarterly Review, DIAGRAMGreen Mountains ReviewPassages NorthPuerto del SolSouthwest Review, and elsewhere. According to life expectancy tables, he will live another 55.1 years.

Jacqueline Boucher lives and writes in Kansas, where she serves as Poetry Editor for Lammergeier Magazine. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in New South, Glass: a Journal of Poetry, Occulum, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other magazines. Her life's ambitions are to write a book-length love letter to Hannibal Lecter and to convince her cats to pay rent.

Originally from Louisiana, Brody Parrish Craig is a creator & tranarchist based in Arkansas. They are co-editor of TWANG, a regional anthology for Southern/Midwestern TGNC folks forthcoming in 2019. BPC's poetry appears in TYPO, New South, & Gigantic Sequins, amongst others. They can often be found barefoot by the creek. 

Caleb Curtiss is the author of A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us. His poetry and essays have appeared in many journals including New England ReviewInternational Poetry ReviewNinth LetterThe Collagist, The Southern ReviewTriQuarterly, and Passages North

Emrys Donaldson is an Assistant Professor of English at Jacksonville State University. Their fiction has appeared in Cartridge Lit, Cream City Review, Fairy Tale Review, and Gigantic Sequins. Their essays have appeared in Sundog Lit and Redivider, among other venues.

Anne Graue is the author of Fig Tree in Winter (Dancing Girl Press, 2017) and has work in SWWIM Every Day, Plath Poetry Project, Rivet Journal, Into the Void, Mom Egg Review, Random Sample Review, and One Sentence Poems. She has reviews in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Whale Road Review, and The Rumpus. She is a contributing editor for the Saturday Poetry Series at and is a reviewer for

Elizabeth Logan Harris is grateful for the Virginia Center for The Creative Arts residency in southwest France where this piece was conceived. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Glimmer Train, Mississippi Review, and New England Review among other journals. She has recently completed a memoir about her southern family and its slaveholding legacy, which is represented by Tina Pohlman at Union Literary, NYC.

Hope Henderson is a science writer in Berkeley, California. Her work has recently been published in Pidgeonholes, Lunch Ticket, and The Rumpus. You can find her on Twitter @hoperhenderson. 

Keith Kopka's poetry and criticism have recently appeared in The International Journal of The BookMid-American ReviewNew Ohio ReviewBerfroisNinth Letter, and many others. His critical text, Asking a Shadow to Dance: An Introduction to the Practice of Poetry, is forthcoming in the fall of 2019. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia.

Myriam Lacroix is a queer writer from Montreal. Femme, tender, sick, hopeful. She is an MFA candidate in fiction at Syracuse University, where she is editor in chief of Salt Hill Journal. Her work has appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Litro, and Vancouver Magazine. She was a finalist in the Gigantic Sequins Flash Fiction Contest, and was recently nominated for a Best of the Net Award.

Jules Lewis is the author of the novel, Waiting for Ricky Tantrum, and the play, Tomasso's Party. His story "Mother Tongue" is forthcoming in 3:A.M. magazine. He lives in Toronto. 

Alice Maglio is a writer living in New York. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Wigleaf, and Gone Lawn. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. 

Anthony Michael Morena is a writer from New York who lives in Tel Aviv. He is the author of The Voyager Record: A Transmission (Rose Metal Press, 2016) and assistant fiction editor for Gigantic Sequins. His writing has appeared or will soon in Fence, The Establishment, DIAGRAMNinth LetterHobart, andThe Ilanot Review, where he's also been a guest editor and interviewer. Find him on Twitter @anphimimor.

Sophie Paquette is from Bloomington, Indiana. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Split Lip, Permafrost, Heavy Feather Review, and others. She is a freshman at Columbia University in New York.

Claire Polders grew up in the Netherlands and currently roams the world. She is the author of four novels in Dutch and co-author of one novel for younger readers in English (A Whale in Paris, Atheneum/Simon&Schuster, 2018). Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published in TriQuarterly, Tin HouseElectric LiteratureDenver Quarterly, and Fiction International.

Shaun Rouser was a cofounder and coeditor-in-chief of The Blackstone Review, where he also contributed fiction and nonfiction. His chapbook of short stories, Family Affair, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks, and more of his short fiction has appeared in Colloquium.

Noah Stetzer is the author of Because I Can See Needing a Knife(Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). His poems have appeared in the New England ReviewCrab Orchard Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. He has been a fellow of the Lambda Literary Retreat and a work-study scholar at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. Noah is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Laura Stott is the author of the book of poems, Blue Nude Migration (forthcoming, Lynx House Press, 2020) and In the Museum of Coming and Going (New Issues, 2014). Her poems can also be found or are forthcoming in publications such as Kettle Blue ReviewWestern Humanities ReviewThe AuroreanSugar House ReviewCopper NickelBarrow Street, Memorious, and Rock and Sling. She is an instructor of English at Weber State University.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize), and Summon (JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize). A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee and winner of various awards, John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review, teaches for Literary Arts, and is a poetry agent.