When Nathan isn’t suffering through the Arizona heat or a severe lack of inspiration, he can usually be found re-watching Portrait of a Lady on Fire, playing The Last of Us, or accidentally winning writing competitions. He’s the 1st Place Recipient of the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Award in Creative Writing, has won 1st Place in the MCC Creative Writing Contest for fiction, 2nd Place in the Maricopa District Writing Contest for poetry, and his work has been published in Exposition Review, Sixfold and Passages. He’s currently editing the second draft of his first novel, a YA Romance/Literary Fiction centered around autism, awkward romance, and astronomy, as well as a poetry chapbook centered around the macabre aspect of life that is devouring, titled “We All Need to Eat.” You can find him on Instagram @theshapeofletters.
Miranda Williams writes fiction and poetry about how weird and sometimes difficult it is to be sentient. Her work appears in Breakwater Review, Third Point Press, Gordon Square Review, and Menacing Hedge, among others. She’s also the recipient of several writing awards including the Paulette-Schlosser Writing Award, the ASU Homecoming Writing Award, the Glendon Swarthout Award in Fiction, and the Maricopa District Award in Fiction. Additionally, she is currently working on a short story collection tentatively titled Those Who Grow Horns and her first novel inspired by Beats poetry, Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, and the forests of New Mexico. She received her Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is working toward her Masters in Women’s Literature. When not studying or writing, you can find her taking care of her many house plants, gushing about Jupiter’s moons, and continuing her quest to find the world’s best veggie burger. Find her on Instagram @mirandaiswriting.
Chris Clements is a journalist, author, and a rising senior at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he’s majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He has work published or forthcoming in Lux: An Undergraduate Creative Review, The State Press, The Chautauquan Daily, and ASU News. He’s passionate about all things related to literature, music, and film, especially author David Foster Wallace, jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.