We’re proud to announce the authors in fiction and creative nonfiction who will be appearing in issue 6.1. We ship soon, so get yours at the presale price now!
"A Field of White Crosses" | Creative Nonfiction
Jessica Becker is currently a double major in psychology and creative writing at the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. Her work has appeared in Iowa's Catfish Creek and Mangrove Literary Journal, published by the University of Miami, FL. She's currently working on a memoir called Lies My Mother Told Me.
"Epiphany" | Fiction
Caralyn Davis is a fiction and nonfiction writer based in Asheville, N.C. Her work has previously appeared at Monkeybicycle, The Drum, and Side B Literary Magazine. She is a student in the Great Smokies Writing Program, a continuing education program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
"Twelve Days" | Creative Nonfiction
Camille Goodison earned her MFA from the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program in Fiction, and a Ph. D. in literature from Binghamton University. Her work has been accepted by Saint Ann's Review, Calyx, Callaloo, Teachers and Writers Magazine, and Relief, among other publications. Currently, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
"The Same God" | Creative Nonfiction
Patrice Gopo is a writer who has had several opportunities to live in different countries. She enjoys weaving these varied experiences into both her essays and poems. Patrice lives in North Carolina with her husband and her daughter.
"Raising Chickens and the Dead" | Fiction
Max Harris was born in England, received his PhD from the University of Virginia, and now lives in Wisconsin. He is the author of five nonfiction books, including Theater and Incarnation and Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools, and several short stories. Writing fiction allows him to make stuff up.
"Control" | Fiction
Joshua Hren recently earned his Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis on Theology and Fiction, from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. After the moderate nervous breakdown that naturally follows such an monomaniacal endeavor, he awoke to find that he and his wife Brittney have two small children, Anaya and Soren, who have been helping him learn the ABCs ever since. This increased reading skill has landed him work as associate editor for Dappled Things, a Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith. When it pleases God, when the house sleeps, he drinks from the books of those who have rendered justice through language to visible and invisible worlds.
|Anthony R. Lusvardi, S.J.
"Reservation Story" | Fiction
Anthony R. Lusvardi, S.J., a Jesuit seminarian, is the administrator of three parishes on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. As part of his Jesuit formation, he recently completed a master’s degree in social philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Before entering the Jesuits, he directed volunteer programs at St. John’s University in Minnesota and taught English for the Peace Corps in Sarkand, Kazakhstan. He has published a number of short stories in, among other journals, Dappled Things, The Mid-American Review, and The Long Story and has another forthcoming in the Concho River Review.
"Reliquary" | Fiction
Jenean McBrearty a graduate of San Diego State University, and former community college instructor who taught Political Science and Sociology at military installations and Des Moines Area Community College. She received the EKU English Department's Award for Graduate Non-fiction (2011), and has been published in Main Street Rag Anthology—Altered States, Wherever It Pleases, Danse Macabre, bioStories, Cobalt Review, and Black Lantern, among others. She has self-published two novels and a short story collection. She now resides in Kentucky. God has blessed her with wonderful children, a kitty named Mr. Baxter, and a navy blue Pontiac. Her website is: Jenean-McBrearty.com.
"Behold All Things Are Made New" | Fiction
Vic Sizemore's fiction and nonfiction are published or forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Story Quarterly, Blue Mesa Review, Sou'wester, PANK Magazine, Saint Katherine Review, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. "Behold All Things Are Made New" is an excerpt from his novel The Calling. Other excerpts from The Calling are published or forthcoming in Portland Review, Connecticut Review, and Prick of the Spindle. His fiction as been long-listed for the Walker Percy Prize, finalist for the Sherwood Anderson Award, won the New Millennium Writings Award, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sizemore blogs at Image journal's "Good Letters" page.