The Passed Note Issue 1 June 2016 - Page 65

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson is a recent graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University's Master of Arts in Writing program and has just finished her first book of poetry. Her work has been published by Parenthetical and Penny, among others. She was a finalist for the 2016 Claire Keyes poetry award, judged by the award winning poet Ross Gay. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and their seven bookshelves.

Write what you know. Write what you don't know. Write what if.

Megan Parker

Megan Parker enjoys writing YA urban fantasy, as well as some rather eccentric poetry. Her poems have been published in FLARE: The Flagler Review and The Penmen Review, and her first fiction publication is forthcoming fall 2016 in Harpur Palate. She resides in Cocoa Beach, FL with her husband and two daugh-ters, where she is completing her first YA novel and her MA.

Treat adverbs as you would cockroaches: Cull what you can, but accept the likelihood that at least one will inevitably sneak its way into your work.

Jeanette Vigliotti