Cecile Barlier’s short stories “A Gypsy’s Book of Revelations” and “Forgetting” have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. “Forgetting” is featured in Epiphany’s 30th Anniversary Anthology. Her work is featured or is forthcoming in Amarillo Bay, Bacopa Literary Review (first place for fiction, 2012), Clare Literary Journal, Crack the Spine, Cerise Press, Delmarva Review, The Emerson Review, Gold Man Review, Knee-Jerk, The Lindenwood Review, The Meadow, New Delta Review, Penmen Review, Saint Ann’s Review, Serving House Journal, Sou’wester, Summerset Review, The Tower Journal, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and Whistling Shade.
Richard Bentley served on the board of the Modern Poetry Association (now known as the Poetry Foundation). Before teaching writing at the University of Massachusetts, he was Chief Planner for the Mayor’s Office of Housing in Boston. Bentley is a Yale graduate with an MFA from Vermont College.
James Hanna is a retired probation officer and a former fiction editor of The Sand Hill Review. His stories have appeared in many journals including The Literary Review, Sixfold, and past issues of Red Savina Review. Three of his stories received Pushcart nominations. James’ books, all of which have won awards, are available on Amazon. Readers’ Favorite International Awards gave his book, Call Me Pomeroy, the gold medal in the humorous fiction category. Independent Press Awards gave his short story collection, A Second Less Capable Head, the silver medal in the anthology category, Readers’ Favorite International Awards gave his novel, The Siege, the bronze medal in the literary fiction category.
D. Nolan Jefferson is a librarian at American University in Washington, DC. A California native, he has earned MFA degrees in Film from Art Center College of Design and a MLIS from Louisiana State University as a Project Recovery scholar in New Orleans, a program established to help rebuild libraries after the storms of 2005. He is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at American University and won the AWP Intro Journals Project (2017) for his short story, “South of Eight” which was published in Tahoma Literary Review. He enjoys tacos, short fiction collections, and fellow introverts.
As an undergraduate, Dean Jollay, studied history and went on to earn an MA from the University of Chicago. His law degree from Capital University propelled him into a career that has ranged from legislative aide and researcher to lobbyist and CFO of a manufacturing company. Jollay has continued to hone his writing skills by studying at Kent State University and attending writers conferences at the University of South Florida, Chautauqua, and Eckerd College.
Angie Walls is a short story writer, novelist, and screenwriter who grew up in Springfield, Missouri, near the Ozarks. She is the award-winning screenwriter and director behind the “Redmonton” web series, and her stories have been featured in a variety of literary journals including Carve Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Cutthroat, East Bay Review, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, The Griffin, Stirring, and The Summerset Review. Her story “Things We Should’ve Said” recently received an honorable mention fromGlimmer Train. She will be releasing a new book of short stories, Anywhere But Here. To learn more, visit AuthorAngieWalls.com.