Contributors Issue 1

 Janelle Bassett
 

Janelle Bassett’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, River Styx and Split Lip. She has two identical blue chairs but she only writes in the one that’s her writing chair. She lives in St. Louis.

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Aida Riddle is a New York City native cat lover, Miss Moody. Amorous hornball, though mostly celibate. A celebrator of kindness and honesty. Survivor enthusiast and hopeful future contestant. Sad punk boy enamored by the writing of Arthur Rimbaud. If she were an animal she'd be a cheetah, but if she got to choose, she'd be a frog.
Instagram: @scabiesbabies

 

Kat Williams is a dog parent and writer living in Austin, TX. They received their MFA from the University of Wyoming. Their chapbook, What You Have Left Is Me, is forthcoming from Cutbank.
Instagram: @bestkatwilliams

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Jess Arndt received an MFA at Bard College and was a 2013 Graywolf SLS Fellow and 2010 Fiction Fellow at the New York Foundation of the Arts. Arndt’s writing has recently appeared in THEM journal, The LA Review of Books, Lithub, Hazzlitt, Fence, BOMB, and Night Papers, among others. Their debut story collection, Large Animals, came out on Catapult Press in May, 2017. Arndt is a co-founder of New Herring Press and she/they currently teach at CalArts, in Los Angeles.

 

Rosa, obsessed with the sensory, is a writer, sound artist, and cook. Follow her on Instagram: @r0ssssa

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Rennie (Renata) Ament's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Sixth Finch, Redivider, Yalobusha Review, minnesota review, The Journal, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She earned a BA in English from Skidmore College and studied poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. Winner of the 2018 Yellowwood Prize in Poetry and a nominee for both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, she has received support from the Millay Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Vermont Studio Center and the Center for Book Arts. She lives in New York City.

 

Lora Rivera writes and climbs rocks in Tucson, Arizona where she's worked as a literary agent, children's biographer, and crepe maker. Today, she develops eLearning for child welfare professionals and serves as the senior editor of Stories from the Drylands, a community climbing anthology. In a land awash with sunlight, she'd trade her mother's Irish hues for her Asian-Indian father's darker tone—but that's all she'd like from him, thank you. Connect and learn more at www.lorarivera.com.

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Jennifer is the author of four books of poems. Days of Shame and Failure, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me. Her poems have appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series, the anthologies Great American Prose Poems, From Poe to Present and Best American Erotic Poems, and publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and American Poetry Review. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Inquisitive Eater, Press Play and The Best American Poetry Blog.

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Nat Bradford is a visual artist working in Austin, TX. They received their BFA from the University of Texas. More works can be viewed at www.natbradford.com or on instagram at @natbrad.