Zaina Alsous


Zaina Alsous is an abolitionist daughter of the Palestinian diaspora. Her writing has appeared in The Offing, the Boston Review, the New Inquiry, Best New Poets 2017 and elsewhere. Her chapbook Lemon Effigies won the Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize and was recently published on Anhinga Press.

Erica Berry


Erica Berry _"Beasts Among Us"_October 2017 issue of Creative Nonfiction's TRUE STORY magazine

Erica Berry is a 2018 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s MFA program in creative nonfiction, where she was a College of Liberal Arts Fellow. She is the winner of a 2018 AWP Intro Journal Award, a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant, the 2017 Kurt Brown Prize in Creative Nonfiction, the 2017 Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction Award, and the 2016 and 2017 Gesell Awards in Creative Nonfiction. Her journalism and essays have been published in True Story, The Southeast Review, Literary Hub, Guernica, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and others, and is forthcoming in Colorado Review. She is currently working on a collection of essays about fear.