Phong Nguyen is the author of a novel, The Adventures of Joe Harper (Outpost19, 2016), and two story collections, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (Queen's Ferry Press, 2014) and Memory Sickness and Other Stories (Elixir Press, 2011). He teaches fiction-writing at the University of Central Missouri, where he serves as editor of Pleiades. His own stories have appeared in more than 40 national literary journals, including Agni, Boulevard, Iowa Review, and North American Review.
Alexander Weinstein is the Director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the author of the short story collection Children of the New World (Picador 2016). He is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and his fiction has been awarded the Lamar York, Gail Crump, Hamlin Garland, and New Millennium Prizes. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and a freelance editor, and leads fiction workshops in the United States and Europe.
Trent Teter is a student at the University of Central Missouri, where he serves as an assistant editor for Pleiades and will be graduating with a minor in creative writing. He is an aspiring (and, as yet, unpublished) writer with a particular love for screenplays and short stories.