Notes on Contributors

Miriam Alex is a lover of all things slice-of-life. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2023, Penn Review, Frontier Poetry, and Uncanny Magazine, among others.

Nikki Barnhart is Interviews and Reviews editor and a third year MFA candidate in Fiction at OSU.  

Kaylie Barreda is from Houston, Texas and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at New York University. Kaylie’s work appears in Volume 9, Issue 1 of Warwick Uncanny’s Undergraduate Literary Journal. Although she doesn’t consider herself a horror writer, after reading enough Stephen King, horror just finds its way into her stories. 

Samantha Colicchio is a writer from New Jersey currently based in Southern California. Her work has been published in the Huffington Post and is forthcoming in Off Assignment, Faultline, and The Rambling. She was a finalist for The Sewanee Review’s Nonfiction Contest judged by Stephanie Danler, and her book-in-progress was nominated for the Allegra Johnson Writing Prize. She has attended the Kenyon Review Summer Writer’s Workshop, studying under Melissa Faliveno. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and she currently writes for behavioral health brands. 

Caleb A.P. Parker is a poet and musician from the industrialized Gulf Coast of Texas. Raised by mystic Christian ministers, he went on to complete an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is currently spending a year in community at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. 

Raye Hendrix is a writer and photographer from Alabama. Her debut poetry collection, What Good Is Heaven, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in their Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series (2024). Also the author of two chapbooks, Raye is the winner of the Keene Prize for Literature (2019) and the Patricia Aakhus Award (Southern Indiana Review, 2018). Their work appears in American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Hayden’s Ferry Review, 32 Poems, North American Review, Poet Lore, and others. Raye is a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon and an editor at Press Pause Press and DIS/CONNECT: A Disability Literature Column (Anomalous Press). Find out more at 

Kathryn Henion’s prose has appeared in over twenty-five journals and was a finalist in recent contests by Fish Publishing, Scribes Valley Publishing, and Beloit Fiction Journal. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University, where she was editor of the biannual literary magazine Harpur Palate. She lives and writes in Ithaca, New York, where she serves on the boards of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and Story House Ithaca and is fiction co-editor at Anomaly. By day she works in marketing communications for Cornell Engineering. Find her at 

Suzanne Highland is a queer, Southern poet, essayist, educator, and wildlife rehabilitator. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, and it appears or is forthcoming in Works & Days, Apogee, Nat. Brut, A Velvet Giant, Yalobusha Review, and in the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart from Foglifter Press, among others. Suzanne is also the voice behind Mortal Lives, an essay series on Substack about ecology, money, death and birds. She has received support from Art Farm, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the 92nd St Y, Brooklyn Poets, Florida State University, and Hunter College, where she received the Miriam Weinberg Richter Award in 2016 upon graduating with her MFA in poetry. Suzanne lives in Brooklyn and at

Elizabeth Muscari is a poet living in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Arkansas. Her poetry most recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal, Gulf Coast, The Texas Review, among others. Her poetry is the recipient of the 2022 Felix Christopher McKean Award and 2023 Walton Family and Carolyn F. Walton Cole Poetry Fellowship. For more, visit her website at

Kellene O’Hara has been published in The Fourth River, Marathon Literary Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Best Small Fictions. She has an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She teaches writing at the University of Mississippi. Find her on Twitter @KelleneOHara, Instagram @KelleneWrites, and online at

Brett Shaw writes and teaches in Alabama. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, The London Magazine, The Journal, and elsewhere. His work has received support from the Community of Writers. 

Caroline Stevens is a Chicago-based poet originally from Minneapolis. She holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University, where she won the 2022 & 2023 Academy of American Poets University Prize and served as the Editor in Chief of Nashville Review. Her work can be found in Parentheses Journal, Buffalo Journal, and elsewhere. 

Dean Marshall Tuck is a writer living in eastern North Carolina with his wife and daughters. His work can be found in journals such as The Florida Review, Rattle, and Beloit Fiction Journal. Excerpts from Twinless Twin, his novel-in-progress, can be found in Epoch, South Carolina Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review (forthcoming). Tuck serves on the advisory board for North Carolina Literary Review and teaches writing at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. 

Elizabeth Vidas is a writer and teacher living in Montpellier, France. Her fiction has appeared in Shooter

Lloyd Wallace is an Assistant Editor of Poetry Daily. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, the Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter @jockeycornsilk or at his website

Ava Nathaniel Winter is the author of Transgenesis, a winner of the National Poetry Series forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in August 2024. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Poetry International, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Ava holds an M.F.A. from the Ohio State University, where they served as a Poetry Editor for The Journal and received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Ava holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where she teaches in the Department of English and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.