Michael Pritchett is the author of The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis, a Lewis and Clark novel, Unbridled Books, 2007 and The Venus Tree, winner of an Iowa Short Fiction Award (the John Simmons Short Fiction Award) University of Iowa Press, 1988. He is the winner of the 2000 Dana Award for a novel-in-progress for his novel, The Final Effort of the Archer, and appeared in the anthology The Iowa Award: The Best Stories from 20 Years, University of Iowa Press, 1990. His stories have appeared in Slippery Elm, Natural Bridge and New Letters, among others.
Trudy Lewis is the author of the novels The Empire Rolls (Moon City Press) and Private Correspondences, which was awarded the Goyen Prize from TriQuarterly/Northwestern. Her short story collection The Bones of Garbo won the Sandstone Prize from the Ohio State University Press. Trudy’s stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, Cimarron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Cream City Review, Meridian, New England Review, New Stories from the South, Shenandoah and others. She is the recipient of the Lawrence Foundation Award and the Glenna Luschei Prize from Prairie Schooner. Trudy is currently a professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.
H. C. Palmer is a retired physician who was a battalion surgeon with
the First Infantry Division during the American War in Vietnam. His
poems have appeared in New Letters, Narrative Magazine, War,
Literature and the Arts, Poetry Daily and other literary publications.
Two of his war poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Chell Navarro is a 3rd year MFA poet at UMKC. She is currently the co-editor-in-chief at No1 Magazine. She teaches a poetry workshop for women in recovery at Catherine's Place which is part of the ReDiscover network. Publications include I-70 Review and Bear Review and Chell was the 2014 recipient of the Crystal Field Poetry Award. She lives in Kansas City.