Karie Fugett lives and writes off-grid in the foothills of the Oregon coastal range. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Oregon State University where she was Editor-in-Chief of their literary magazine, 45th Parallel. Today, she works in special education where she teaches storytelling classes to adults with cognitive disabilities. She also teaches wilderness survival to kids during summer breaks. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Deep South Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, Beechwood Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she is writing a memoir about how the Iraq war and opioid crisis left her widowed at the age of 24. Find her on Twitter @KarieWrites.
Rachel McMullen has a diverse background in creative writing, literature, English education, editing, and library and archival science. She received her M.Ed. at the University of South Alabama in 2014 and has experience teaching all ages and levels in both formal and informal educational settings, domestically and abroad. In addition, she has served as the Chief Editorial Assistant for the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Human Organization, Assistant Editor for Negative Capability Press, and Poetry Editor for the Oracle Fine Arts Review. Currently, she is earning her MLIS at the University of Southern Mississippi while living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She is interested in the practical and educational applications of creative work and is actively researching the intersection between self-publishing, local authors, and public libraries. Her work has been featured in Bellum, Eunoia Review, Angle Magazine, Deep South Magazine, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere.
Sarah Marie Kosch earned her MFA in fiction from Oregon State University. A Midwesterner at heart, she now lives in Corvallis, OR. She is a reader for the New England Review and a former editor of Anomalous Press, where she helped launch Anomalous Books and edited a folio of speculative work by women writers. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Grist, Rappahannock Review, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Print-Oriented Bastards, Gemini Magazine, and elsewhere.
Robin Cedar is a poet and teacher living in Oregon, where she spends most of her time drinking tea and thinking about whales. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and selected for limited-run chapbook projects. Her work has appeared in journals such as Blue Mesa Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Leveler, Moon City Review, among others. She received her MFA in poetry from Oregon State University and served as poetry editor and social media manager to its lit mag, 45th Parallel. When she remembers it exists, she can be found talking about nothing on her twitter, @robin_cedar.