Jane Armstrong received her PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has published fiction and nonfiction in Newsweek, The North American Review, Beliot Fiction Journal, New Orleans Review, River Teeth, Brevity and many other journals, anthologies and textbooks. Her commentaries have been heard on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She is a past recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist’s Grant.

Justin Bigos is the author of the poetry chapbook Twenty Thousand Pigeons (iO Books, 2014). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as New England ReviewPloughsharesThe Gettysburg Review,The CollagistMcSweeney’s, and The Best American Short Stories 2015. Justin earned his MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He cofounded and co-edits of the literary magazine Waxwing.

Ann Cummins received her MFA from the University of Arizona and is the author of the short story collection Red Ant House, and a novel, Yellowcake. A 2002 recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Antioch Review and elsewhere; her fiction has been anthologized in a variety of series including The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Prentice Hall Anthology of Women's Literature. 

Lawrence Lenhart's first collection of essays, The Well Stocked and Gilded Cage, was first published in August 2016 (Outpost19). The collection's five core essays on pets- a dog, a bird, a tortoise, a ferret and a chameleon- intersect with essays on childhood spirituality in Myanmar and Nepal, climate change in Bangladesh and California, and animal conservation in Arizona and Cambodia. Essays in the collection have received recognition from Best American Essays 2015, and have won Prairie Schooner's Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing and Terrain's Annual Creative Nonfiction Award as selected by Russell Sanders. Other writing on sea-level rise, climate migration, and the endangered black-footed ferret have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, BOAAT, Fourth Genre, Greensboro Reveiw, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Passages North, and Western Humanities Review. Lenhart teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and is the reviews editor and assistant fiction editor of DIAGRAM.

Erin Stalcup holds an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her fiction has appeared in Pank, The Kenyon Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Sun, The Seattle Review, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She serves as the Prose Editor for the online literary journal Waxwing. 

Nicole Walker has published three books, a collection of poetry, This Noisy Egg, a book of nonfiction, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, and, with fellow editor Margot Singer, a collection of critical essays, Bending Genre: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction and essays and poems in Triquarterly, Plougshares, Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, The Normal School and other places. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is nonfiction editor of Diagram.

Allen Woodman has published six books of fiction, including Saved by Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a collection of literary short stories for adults, and The Cows Are Going to Paris, a children's picture book (w/David Kirby, selected for Doubleday and Literary Guild Book Clubs), and he has served as editor for numerous published books and magazines. He has published scores of short stories in magazines and anthologies, including Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Sudden Fiction Continued (Norton), Mirabella, Washington Post, Passages North, and Story. He has been awarded grants from the Arizona Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.