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shana ross Shana Ross is a poet and playwright with an MBA. She lives in Connecticut and works globally as a consultant and leadership expert. Her writing career has been dormant for 18 years, but this decade, her work has been published in Anapest Journal. jeremy schnotala Jeremy Schnotala just finished his MFA in creative writing at Western Michigan University. He lives with his husband in Grand Rapids, MI where he has taught English and creative writing and directed theater in the public schools for twenty-four years. He was shortlisted last year for contests at Writers@Work, Glimmer Train, and The Masters Review, and recently won first prize in the Saints and Sinners 2018 Literary Festival fiction contest. His recent published work can be seen in Temenos Lit- erary Journal and Beecher’s Magazine. Website | Facebook | Twitter shaun turner Shaun Turner is the author of a chapbook of short fiction, “The Lawless River” (Red Bird Chapbooks 2016). His writing can be found at Connotation Press, Tin House’s Flash Fridays, Bear Re- view, and Permafrost Magazine, among others. Shaun graduated with his MFA from West Virginia University in 2016. Sydney Vance Sydney Vance currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In the spring of 2017, she received her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Central Oklahoma where she also served as the Senior Editor of Poetry for The New Plains Review. Her work has previously appeared in Petrichor (formerly known as Jazz Ciga- rette Magazine), 1890: A Journal of Undergraduate Research, Words Dance, and Josephine Quarterly. It is forthcoming elsewhere. laurence wensel Laurence Wensel is a photographer and algorithm artist. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and an MA and BFA in Theater Directing from Texas State University. His art- work has been published in Every Pigeon- Volume 2 (12/2017), The Writers Forum with Texas A&M University Writing Center (1/2016), and Arizona State University’s Canyon Voices (1/2014). Through the use of photography, hand drawn images, and apps, a moment is captured and explored in his creations. More information on his work in theater, playwriting, and his artwork can be found at 131