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Rosanna (she/her) lives in Maine with her family and the perfect number of dogs (six, in case you were wondering). She publishes sometimes as R.S. Wynn and her award-winning work has appeared or is forthcoming in New South, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Bacopa Literary Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea (they/she) is awestruck by creativity’s power to challenge and comfort. They use their poetry to ask hard questions, interrogate inherited social narratives, and explore what it means to be human. Chelsea has an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and is published in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Passengers Journal, Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine, Touchstone Literary Magazine, and the Platform Review. They were also a finalist in the 2020 Driftwood Press In-House Poetry Contest. Originally from Southeastern Virginia, they now live in Philadelphia with their partner, grouchy cat, and cuddly pit bull. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram @sea_c_j. You can reach them at email@example.com.
Adam Grabowski is the author of the chapbook Go on Bewilderment (Attack Bear Press, 2020) and the recipient of a 2021 Parent-Writer Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. He holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Sixth Finch, Hobart, Exit 7, jubilat, and elsewhere. Adam lives in Western Massachusetts and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org adamgrabowskipoetry.com // @GrabowskiPoet // IG: adamfgee
Basmah Sakrani is a Pakistani-Canadian writer living in Memphis TN, with her husband and two dogs. Her work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, High Shelf Press, Woven Tale Press, and other journals. In addition to contributing to The Maine Review, she works at Wunderman Thompson and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Shanta Lee Gander is a multidisciplinary award winning artist and writer who explores a range of genres with her work that has appeared in many publications. She is the 2020 winner of the Diode Editions full-length book contest for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA:Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues which has received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton prize. To see Shanta Lee’s visual art or read more of her work, visit: shantaleegander.com
Rebecca’s poems are published or forthcoming in RHINO, Carve, Juked, Atlanta Review, Pidgeonholes, and elsewhere. She was named the 2020 Monson Arts: MWPA Poetry Fellow, and has received residencies from Norton Island, SAFTA, and Hewnoaks. Rebecca holds an MFA from VCFA, and lives in Portland, Maine. Her website is rebeccairene.com. She tweets @cicadacomplex. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Shavahn received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Cimarron Review, Carve Magazine, Salamander, The Baltimore Review, and Sugar House Review, among others. She was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize and awarded a Crossfield Fellowship by Cuttyhunk Island Writers Residency. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghan lives in Portland with her husband, Matthew, daughter Adeline, and cat, Little Bea. She is co-editor of the anthology, A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, which is coming out in the Fall of 2019. Her work has been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Driftwood Press, lingerpost, the Chronogram, red paint hill, Balancing Act, the Sandy River Review, Sky Island Journal, and others, and is forthcoming in Literary Mama, and Third Wednesday. Her chapbook, How We Drift, was published by Blue Lyra Press in September 2016. She will be the Featured Poet in Frost Meadow Review’s Spring 2020 Issue, and will be a resident at Hewnoaks Artists Colony in September, 2019. Her work can be found at meghansterling.com. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Brett Willis is a former resident of Hewnoaks Artist Colony. His writing is forthcoming in an anthology of short fiction published by Littoral Books and has appeared in Intrinsick Mag and The Maine Review. He lives with his wife, daughter, and large dog in Portland, Maine. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashmi holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry and non-fiction have appeared in The Literary Nest, Numéro Cinq, and elsewhere. Born and raised in India, she now lives and writes in New York State’s North Country. She is working on her first novel. Rashmivaish.com. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Emily’s writing has appeared in Pithead Chapel, Fourth Genre, The Maine Review, Under the Gum Tree, and Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. She was a contest finalist in Fourth Genre and Creative Nonfiction Magazine, nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project, and given honorable mention in Glimmer Train. She holds a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Middlebury College, an MA in English education from Columbia University Teachers College, and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her wife and pup in New York City where she works as an English tutor/learning specialist and runs the Figure Eight Writer’s Workshop. She is currently working on a collection of linked creative essays. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler Orion (they/he) is a trans/non-binary writer and photographer living in northern Vermont. Orion works at a small, independent bookstore, and is in the process of starting their own pop-up bookstore called Lucky Cloud Books that focuses on work by queer/trans and BIPOC writers and books in translation. Orion is also a reader for Split Lip, and they have work published recently in Orion, The Hopper, GASHER, The Offing, Brevity, an anthology from Damaged Goods Press, and elsewhere. Orion holds an MFA in Writing & Publishing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. IG: @luckycloudbooks
Megan holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA in poetry from Goddard College. Her essays have won numerous national awards including a Pushcart Prize. She has been published in such journals as The Threepenny Review, The Florida Review, Hotel Amerika and Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s True Story. She currently lives in Syracuse, NY, with her fiancé and their three beloved dogs. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Fiction: Terri Bruce, David Grubb, Erica Kent, Doug Scibeck, Kathleen Siddell, MK Sturdevant, Rhonda Zimlich, Jonathan Calloway, Frank DiPalmero, Siarra Riehl, Sruthi Narayanan, Laci Mosier, Nora Kirkham, Gabrielle Lopez, Nan Byrne, Jeanette Le Quick
Nonfiction: Sarah Curtis, Andrea Vassallo, Jocelyn Winn, Linda Presto, Deanne Battle, Mona Oikawa, Tamzin Mitchell, EJ Bowman
Poetry: Japman Aneja, A. Anupama, Katherine Hagopian Berry, John Browning, Jenny Doughty, Michelle Lewis, Eric Morris-Pusey, Lauren Myers-Hinkle, Ethan Stonerook, Alzenira Quezada (Lady Zen), Kate Morgan, Bill Frayer, Sara Backer, Zack Lavoie, Preeti Parikh, Jonah Meyer
Dewaine is the author of the novel Revolutions of All Colors (Syracuse University Press, October 2020). His stories and essays have appeared in the Southern Humanities Review, the New York Times, CRAFT, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and War on the Rocks, among others. You can find more of Dewaine’s writing at dewainefarria.com.
Elizabeth’s recently completed novel, The Space Between, was shortlisted in the 2019 William Faulkner William Wisdom Competition, Novel-in-Progress category. She holds an MFA Fiction and Translation from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in English from Middlebury College, and an A.B. from Harvard University. She writes and teaches in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
Chanel Dubofsky is a fiction writer, journalist and essayist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work on health, gender, sexuality, religion and reproductive justice has been published in New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Lilith, Previously.TV, and Rewire, and her fiction at Atlas and Alice, Monkey Bicycle, Atticus Review, Matchbook, Staccato, and Quick Fiction. She has an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Follow her on Twitter at @chaneldubofsky and on Instagram at cdubofsky. You can reach her at
Embody: Kimberly Ann Priest, Alex Andy Phuong
Fiction: Wilson Koewing, Bree Leslie, Matthew Schwager, Dexter Loken, Kathrine A. Boyer, Katherine Cart
Nonfiction: Anne McGrath, Aaron Hand, E. Isabel Park, Grace Gilbert, Shanta Lee Gander
Poetry: Elizabeth Austin, Janine Horber, Carolyn Ogburn