David Bowen cofounded New American Press in 2002. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, Colorado Review, Flyway, Serving House Journal, and elsewhere. He completed a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Jason Lee Brown coedits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. His books include the historical novel Prowler: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, the novella Championship Run, and the poetry chapbook Blue Collar Fathers. His fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, North American Review, The Journal, Southern Humanities Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale MFA program, Jason lives in Champaign, Illinois, where he serves as editor-in-chief at River Styx.
Shanie Latham coedits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. She served as River Styx’s Managing Editor from 2009 to 2013. She earned a BA in Media Studies from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is Assistant Professor of English at Jefferson College in Missouri.
Rita Mae Reese coedits the anthology series New Poetry from the Midwest. She is the author of The Alphabet Conspiracy and The Book of Hulga, which was selected by Denise Duhamel for the Felix Pollak Prize. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Stegner fellowship in fiction, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a Pamaunok Poetry Prize, among other awards. She is a co-director of literary arts at the Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. She can be found at www.ritamaereese.com.
Hannah Stephenson coedits the anthology series New Poetry from the Midwest. She is a poet, editor, and instructor living in Columbus, Ohio (where she also runs a literary event series called Paging Columbus). She is the author of Cadence (which won the Ohio Chapbook Prize from the Wick Poetry Center) and In the Kettle, the Shriek. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, 32 Poems, The Journal, and Poetry Daily. You can visit her online at The Storialist.
Brian Herrick is a bluish-collared man who most of the time wears t-shirts. He studied literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed his MFA at Pacific University.
Sean Karns has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Illinois and is the author of Jar of Pennies, a collection of poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Birmingham Poetry Review, Hobart, Rattle, Pleiades, Los Angeles Review, Cold Mountain Review, Folio, and elsewhere.
Scott Mashlan is a writer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s new writer contest, as well as shortlisted for Dzanc Books’ Disquiet Literary Prize. His writing has appeared in F(r)iction, Litro and elsewhere.
Loretta McCormick is a PhD student in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has recently been published in Deaf Poets Society, Angel City Review, decomP magazine, Betwixt, agape, and elsewhere.
Carrie George is an MFA candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She is a poet with a background in journalism. Her work has appeared in Scribendi, Grub Street, Spectrum Literary Journal, and Luna Negra.
Cameron Gorman is a recent graduate in journalism from Kent State University, where she was the editor-in-chief of Luna Negra, a student-run literary arts journal. She is now pursuing her MFA at The Ohio State University, where she serves as an associate poetry editor for The Journal.
Nina Palattella is the editor in chief of Brainchild, the literary and arts journal of the Mid-East Honors Association. In addition to her work with New American Press and Brainchild, Nina serves as the writing intern for the Kent State University Honors College. She has been published in Scribendi and Luna Negra, for which she has also served as an editor. In 2018, she received the Anna Ulen Engleman Creative Writing Award for her story “Flightless Birds.”