Miranda Williams writes fiction and poetry about how weird and sometimes difficult it is to be sentient. Her work appears in Blue Earth Review, jmww, Third Point Press, and Breakwater Review, among others, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology, and was selected the Best of Small Fiction Anthology. Additionally, she is currently working on a short story collection tentatively titled Those Who Grow Horns and her first novel. She received her B.A (2020) and M.A (2021) in Literature from Arizona State University where she mostly studied creative writing and feminist and queer theory. Find her on Instagram @mirandaiswriting.
When Nathaniel isn’t suffering through the Arizona heat or a severe lack of inspiration, he can usually be found reading stories for CARVE, working toward his MFA, or accidentally winning writing competitions. He’s the 1st Place Recipient of the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Award in Creative Writing, won 1st Place in the MCC Creative Writing Contest for fiction, won 2nd Place in the Maricopa Artists of Promise Writing Contest for poetry, and his work has been published in Exposition Review, Sixfold, Rust+Moth and Red Rock Review. 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 focused on the macabre aspect of life that is devouring, titled We All Need to Eat. You can find him on Instagram @theshapeofletters.
Kylee Webb is a film critic, writer, actress in association with State 48 and Desert Foothills theaters, and a graduate student in the English Literature program at Arizona State University. She’s a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the recipient of the Moeur Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in literature and a double minor in Spanish and Political Science, and previously wrote film criticism for Fireside Chat Film Reviews. She’s primarily interested in absurdist, surrealist, and feminist works, and enjoys the films of David Lynch, Ari Aster, Celine Sciamma, Luis Buñuel, and literally any debut feminist director. You can find her praising Promising Young Woman and Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Twitter @KyleeNikole13.
Chris Clements is a journalist, author, and a 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.
Brigid Hannon is a writer from Buffalo, NY. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various online journals including the San Antonio Review, Ghost City Press Review, Soft Cartel, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Current projects include editing a novel, prepping for NaNoWriMo 2020, and working with an illustrator on a children’s book. Her first collection of poetry, A Lovely Wreckage, which centers around Hannon’s life with chronic and mental illness, is now available on Amazon. She can be found online at brigidhannon.com.