Phillip Scott Mandel is a writer and musician in Austin. Originally from New York, he has an MA in Literature from NYU and and MFA from Texas State University. His work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Hobart, Passages North, and many other places. In his spare time, he runs the boutique advertising agency, Mandel Marketing.

Jason Sprinkle

Jason Sprinkle is a writer and software developer from Austin, Texas. He is an Assistant Editor at American Short Fiction, and his work has been published in Smokelong Quarterly, Free Flash Fiction, Trash Magazine, Moon Park Review, and others.

Catherine Zinser

Catherine Zinser has a Master’s in Art History from Hunter College and a diverse resume that includes Christie’s, the Met, the Blanton Museum, and Landmarks. She gave it all up for books and currently runs marketing for independent publisher, Octane Press.

Danielle Zaccagnino is an essayist, a poet, and an English teacher. She has work in journals such as Diagram, Waxwing, and Sonora Review. Her first book, Suppose Muscle, Suppose Night, Suppose This in August, is available from Mason Jar Press.

Emilia Rodriguez

Emilia Rodriguez is a South Texas native, fiction writer, and essayist. She earned her MFA at Texas State University, and has been nominated for a pushcart prize. She currently teaches at an elementary school in the Austin area and is writing her first novel.

Paul Adams

Paul Adams is a student of literature and history, a teacher of composition and language, and a writer of odd fiction and niche scholarship. He lives in Austin, Texas and ill-wishes none.
Shannon Perri

A writer and teacher, Shannon Perri holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and a Master’s in Social Work from the UT. Her words have appeared in a variety of places, such as Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Observer, Joyland Magazine, Fiddleblack, Literary Orphans, and fields magazine. She lives in South Austin with her husband, son, and menagerie of pets.

Wilžæmęk the Cruel

At work they call him Mr. Lord of the Pit, but around here he’s just “Bill.”