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Brian Hurley is an editor at Callisto Media, a book publishing start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He used to be the Books Editor at The Rumpus and the linguistics editor at Oxford University Press. His writing has appeared in The MillionsFull Stop, and Gigantic.

Michael Moats is mostly a writer for other people, and has written for a governor, cabinet officials, a presidential candidate, and a couple of CEOs. He is also the author of The Real Holden Caulfield and Words, Words, Words: The Infinite Jest Liveblog. He lives in New York City and at @mikemoats.


Matt Tanner is a writer, editor, and recovering graphic designer. He has worked as an in-house book cover designer for both Little, Brown and Simon & Schuster and served as Interviews Editor for The Rumpus. Originally from Georgia, he now lives in Rhode Island, where his primary employment is explaining why he doesn’t have an accent..


E.B. Bartels is from Massachusetts and writes nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Butter, xoJane, Ploughshares online, and the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. E.B. has an MFA from Columbia University, and she runs an interview series on Fiction Advocate called “Non-Fiction by Non-Men.” You can visit her website at www.ebbartels.com, see her tweets at @eb_bartels, and read her haikus about strangers’ dogs at ebbartels.wordpress.com.

Andrea Gregovich is a writer and translator of Russian literature. Her first translated novel USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid was published by Fiction Advocate in 2014, and her translation of Nadezhda Belenkaya’s Wake In Winter was recently released by Amazon Crossing.

Nina Schuyler’s latest novel, The Translator, was published by Pegasus Books. It won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her debut novel, The Painting, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and was nominated for the Northern California Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco as well as The Writing Room.

Ashley Wells is a film writer at Outtake by Tribeca Shortlist. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd.

Kirstin Allio
Gina Apostol
Jess Arndt
Howard Axelrod
Eve Babitz
A. Igoni Barrett
E. B. Bartels
Diksha Basu
Greg Baxter
Sean Beaudoin
Nadezhda Belenkaya
Andra Belknap
Kyle Boelte
Kelly Hedglin Bowen
Mackenzie Brady
Summer Brennan
Holly Brubach
Zach Borenstein
Courtney Bowman
Matt Bucher
Halle Butler
Nickolas Butler
Clay Byars
Caitlin Callaghan
Italo Calvino
Claire Cameron
Don Carpenter
Brian Allen Carr
Jennifer Cayer
Will Chancellor
Simon Chandler
Stephan Eirik Clark
Katharine Coldiron
Diane Cook
Lindsey Drager
Melissa Duclos
Brandon Dudley
Alison Entrekin
Eric Farwell
Grant Faulkner
Katherine Faw
Joshua Max Feldman
John Flynn-York
D. Foy
Matthew Gavin Frank
Leora Fridman
Kim Fu
Daniel Galera
Matthew Gallaway
Paul Gasbarra
Amina Gautier
J. M. Geever
Kaya Genç
Tyler Gillespie
Jennifer Glen
Paul Goldberg
Tod Goldberg
Dan Gonzalez
Georgi Gospodinov
Amelia Gray
Magin LaSov Gregg
Louisa Hall
Omar Robert Hamilton
John Kendall Hawkins
Dale Herd
Jaime Rochelle Herndon
Shane Hinton
Sarah Hoenicke
Claire Needell Hollander
David Huebert
Lindsay Hunter
Joe Ide
Kristen Iskandrian
Tara Jepsen
Nick Joaquin
Benjamin Johncock
Brian Ted Jones
Eva Jurczyk
Matthew Kaberline
Alexander Kalamaroff
Jaroslav Kalfař
Deepti Kapoor
Etgar Keret
Rosalie Knecht
William Kotzwinkle
David H. Krause
Lola Lafon
Jamilah Lemieux
Jeff Lennon
Jonathan Lethem
Forrest Leo
Jessa Lingel
Michelle Lipinski
Patricia Lockwood
Nathan Lynch
Alain Mabanckou
Ian MacAllen
Ryan MacDonald
Bethany Marcel
Ben Marcus
Ilana Masad
Lee Matalone
Courtney Maum
Megan McDowell
Rosemary McGuire
Lina Meruane
Kirk Michael
Shawn Andrew Mitchell
Rick Moody
Ottessa Moshfegh
Julie Morse
Andrés Neuman
Brian Nicholson
Franz Nicolay
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Amélie Nothomb
Jenny Offill
Daniel A. Olivas
Rashod Ollison
Lauren O’Neal
Kelsey Osgood
Graham Oliver
Ben Oreskes
Derek Palacio
Amy Pence
Christine Perez
Helen Phillips
Janette Platana
Brian Platzer
David Plick
Dan Pribble
Ben Purkert
Brontez Purnell
Angela Qian
David Byron Queen
Amarnath Ravva
Melissa Reddish
Frank Reddy
Brook Reeder
James Reich
Amie Reilly
Robert Repino
Rob Roberge
Robert Rosenberger
Jess Row
Colter Ruland
Tatiana Ryckman
Fortunato Salazar
Samuel Sattin
Jocelyne Saucier
Jason Schwartz
Nina Schuyler
James Scott
Jade Sharma
Dan Shurley
Renee Simms
Ross Simonini
Sharon Simonson
Jacob Singer
Alexis M. Smith
Nathan Smith
Emma Smith-Stevens
Amber Sparks
Micah Stack
Bae Suah
Matt Summell
Hal Sundt
Kaj Tanaka
Chris Tarry
Ryan Teitman
Emili Teixidor
Cam Terwilliger
Matthew Thomas
Hannah Thurman
William VanDenBerg
Erica Watson
Troy James Weaver
Nathan S. Webster
Alexander Weinstein
Ashley Wells
Mary Vensel White
Meg Whiteford
Luke Wiget
Max Winter
Kim Winternheimer
Karl Wirsing
Bernard Wolfe
Evie Wyld
Mika Yamamoto
John Yargo
Carolyn Yates
Nell Zink
Zoe Zolbrod