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Doug Rice is the author of Here Lies Memory, When Love Was, An Erotics of Seeing, Between Appear and Disappear, Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist (Copilot Press); he is also the author of Blood of Mugwump, Skin Prayer, and A good Cu/tboy is Hard to Find. He co-edited Federman: A to X-X-X-X. His work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Avant Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation, Discourse, Zyzzyva, Gargoyle, and Fiction International. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, German, and Polish. He has been an artist-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He has taught at numerous universities including Kent State University-Salem, LaRoche University, Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, and a university in Northern California.



Jamil Jan Kochai is the author of 99 Nights in Logar (Viking, 2019), a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. Currently, he is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.



Tristan Beach is the Graduate Program Writing Coordinator at University Nevada at Reno and is currently working on his PhD in rhetoric. He teaches English at UNReno and has also spent the last several years of his life teaching college English across China. Before that, he was an editor for The Conium Review for several years. He has been involved with various journals and literary presses since 2010, including Copper Canyon Press, Coffee House Press, Pitkin Review, and Clockhouse. His poems and prose appear or are forthcoming in Shantih, rawboned, and Pitkin Review. He has an MFA in Creative writing from Goddard College and received his BA from Saint Martin's University. Beach serves on the Board of Directors of Olympia Poetry Network and is Poetry Editor of Pif Magazine. He taught English at Saint Martin's and managed the religious education program for Holy Cross Catholic Church, in Tacoma, Washington prior to his move to Reno.