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Garrett Ashley

Garrett Ashley

Garrett Ashley's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Reed Magazine, Sonora Review, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog SF&F, DIAGRAM, and PANK, among other places. His research interests include Gender Studies and the Southern Grotesque.

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Bryana Fern

Bryana Fern

Bryana Fern has had stories published in literary journals like Sou'wester, Harpur Palate, Entropy, Red Mud Review, and Sequestrum, where she was the recipient of the 2018 New Writer Award. She has a forthcoming publication for article “Enterprise’s T’Pol: Identity as a Multi-Faceted Battle of Gender Expectations” in South Atlantic Review. Bryana's scholarship interests are in 19th century British literature, Gothic and Narrative theory, and Tolkien studies. She also loves the outdoors, and really misses Florida beaches!

 

Rachael Fowler

Rachael Fowler

Rachael Fowler is published in Prime Number Magazine and Deep South Magazine. She was a Finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, was shortlisted for the Master’s Review Summer Short Story Award, and won a 2019 Emerging Artist Award. She currently serves as Associate Editor of Mississippi Review and studies Modernism, Contemporary Literature, Ekphrastic Prose, and Applied Linguistics. Find out more at her website: https://www.rachaelfowlerteachingportfolio.com/

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Karla Keffer

Karla Keffer is in the Ph.D. program for fiction writing. Her fiction and poetry have been published in the Rappahanock Review, Moon City Review, and Smartish Pace. She is the creator and publisher of the zine “The Real Ramona” and the forthcoming comic “Charm City.”

Marisa Milss

Marisa Mills

Marisa Mills's fiction has been published by Hydra Publications, Wicked East Press, Ethereal Tales, and Fickle Muses. She earned her BA and MA at the University of South Alabama. Her academic interests include the High and Late Middle Ages, Arthuriana, ecocriticism, and Welsh mythology.

Jon Riccio

Jon Riccio

Jon Riccio's specialties are in Poetry, Publishing, Fairy Tales, and Folklore. He is the poetry editor at Fairy Tale Review, contributing interviewer for Sonora Review and the University of Arizona Poetry Center's 1508 blog. Jon was recently awarded the Lambda Poetry Fellowship (2018). 

Kevin Thomason

Kevin Thomason

Kevin Thomason’s work can be read in 32 Poems, Measure, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he has lived and taught in Canada and South Korea. He holds an MFA from McNeese State University. His academic interests include Modernist literature, Victorian literature, Poetic Form and Theory, and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Self.

Brooke Turner

Brooke Turner

Brooke Turner’s recent fiction has been featured in South 85 Journal and White Wall Review. In addition to fiction, her essay, “The Milkman,” appeared in the print publication, Quills & Pixels. She recently presented her short story, “Woman Friend,” at the 2019 Arkansas Philological Conference where she also served as a moderator for a creative writing panel. She is the Editor of Product Magazine and also volunteers her time as an Assistant Editor with the Mississippi Review.

 

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