Dantiel W. Moniz

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. (Photo credit: Jason D. Moniz)

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, is an Indie Next Pick, an inaugural Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club pick, and has been hailed as “must-read” by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s BazaarTin HouseOne StoryAmerican Short FictionPloughshares, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

(Photo credit: Jason D. Moniz)

Claire Luchette

Claire Luchette has published work in Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Granta. A 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Luchette graduated from the University of Oregon MFA program. (Photo credit: Dotun Akintoye)

Claire Luchette has published work in Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Granta. A 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Luchette graduated from the University of Oregon MFA program and has received grants and scholarships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay Arts, Lighthouse Works, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and the James Merrill House.

(Photo credit: Dotun Akintoye)

Lee Lai

Lee Lai was born in 1993 in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Currently, Lai makes comics and illustrations in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), Quebec. Her short story comics have been featured in The New Yorker, The Lifted Brow, Room Magazine, and Everyday Feminism. (Photo credit: Leah Jing)

Lee Lai was born in 1993 in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Currently, Lai makes comics and illustrations in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), Quebec. Her short story comics have been featured in The New Yorker, The Lifted Brow, Room Magazine, and Everyday Feminism.

(Photo credit: Leah Jing)

Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris holds an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas. He is a recipient of the University of Oregon’s Kidd Prize and was a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize. He lives in Austin, Texas. (Photo credit: Laurel Sager)

Nathan Harris holds an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas. He is a recipient of the University of Oregon’s Kidd Prize and was a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize. He lives in Austin, Texas.

(Photo credit: Laurel Sager)

Caleb Azumah Nelson

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing is forthcoming or has been published in the White Review and Litro. (Photo credit: Stuart Ruel)

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing is forthcoming or has been published in the White Review and Litro. He was recently shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, the Palm* Photo Prize, and won the Palm* People’s Choice award.

(Photo credit: Stuart Ruel)

Robert Jones, Jr.

Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his BFA in creative writing and MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. He has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. (Photo credit: Alberto Vargas)

Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from New York City. He received his BFA in creative writing and MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. He has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review. He is the creator and curator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin, which has more than 275,000 members across platforms.

(Photo credit: Alberto Vargas)

Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels including Orfeo; Plowing the Dark; Operation Wandering Soul, a National Book Award Finalist; The Echo Maker, winner of the National Book Award; and The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (Photo credit: Dean D. Dixon)

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels including Orfeo; Plowing the Dark; Operation Wandering Soul, a National Book Award Finalist; The Echo Maker, a National Book Award Winner; and The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is a MacArthur Fellow and lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

(Photo credit: Dean D. Dixon)

Jakob Guanzon

Jakob Guanzon was born in New York and raised in Minnesota. He holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and lives in New York City. (Photo credit: Iqra Shahbaz)

Jakob Guanzon was born in New York and raised in Minnesota. He holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and lives in New York City.

(Photo credit: Iqra Shahbaz)

Jason Mott

Jason Mott has published three previous novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a television series. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. (Photo credit: Michael Becker Photography)

Jason Mott has published three previous novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a television series. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals.

(Photo credit: Michael Becker Photography)