Val lives and works in the Pacific Northwest where she writes and works on her plans for world domination. She enjoys reading submissions of all types, and the variety of pieces she reviews always keeps her on her toes. You can visit her at valgryphin.com.
T. E. Wilderson
T. E. Wilderson is a New Orleans-born, Midwestern writer. Wilderson’s work has appeared in The Opiate magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, The Roanoke Review, The Louisville Review, and Crack the Spine. Wilderson has just completed a novel and is at work on a short story collection.
Yukyan is based in New York, NY, but is thrilled to have a literary connection to the Pacific Northwest. She loves reading and writing all forms of prose, particularly creative non-fiction and short stories. Like most of her favorite writers, she believes that the boundaries between literary and genre fiction are (largely) rubbish. She funds her creative impulses by working for a non-profit on environmental health and social justice. Follow her @yukyan_etc.
Lily Blackburn is originally from the rural mountains of Humboldt County, CA but moved to Portland in 2013 to study writing, literature and to see as much live music as humanly possible. She enjoys writing various forms of short prose, with an emphasis in creative non-fiction.
Gabriel Seals lives in Nashville, TN, and received his MA in English from Belmont University. He is the 2016 recipient of the Sandra Hutchins Humanities Symposium Writing Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in Rockvale Review and The Tennessee Magazine.
Sophia G. Denney