Steve Hernandez Effingham

August 8, 2022

Steve Hernandez Effingham was born in Queens, New York in 1953. He moved to Los Angeles in 1975, determined to pursue a career as a Jazz journalist. After accidentally discovering the writing of Henry Miller (he thought he was purchasing a book by Arthur) and becoming a fixture at several Venice, CA jazz clubs where […]

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Helen Anderson

March 3, 2022

Helen Anderson is a fiction writer and software designer living in Seattle. Originally from Austin, Texas, she holds a B.S. in Science, Technology & Society and an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction.

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Ruth Schemmel

March 2, 2022

Ruth Schemmel’s short fiction has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Fiction, and New Orleans Review, among other places. She has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open and a fifth-place overall winner in the NYC Midnight Short Fiction Challenge. A former Peace Corps volunteer, she works as a teacher of high school English language […]

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Allison Green

November 24, 2021

Allison Green has published a novel, Half-Moon Scar, and stories in Raven Chronicles, Willow Springs (1996 fiction contest winner), Evergreen Chronicles, and The Teacher’s Voice. Awards include a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant and residencies at Hedgebrook and Soapstone. She teaches writing, literature, and women’s studies at Highline Community College, where she chairs […]

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Jennifer Culkin

November 24, 2021

Jennifer Culkin, RN BSN CCRN, is an essayist and fiction writer. Born in Boston, MA, she graduated from Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, in 1979 and embarked on a bicoastal career in neonatal, pediatric and adult cardiac critical care, high-risk obstetrics and emergency flight nursing. Though long of tooth (and wattle) to be a student […]

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Michael Overa

May 4, 2021

Michael Overa was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. An erstwhile bartender, Michael completed his MFA at Hollins University in Virginia before returning to Seattle. After working as a writer-in-resident with Seattle’s Writers In the Schools (WITS) program for five years, Michael transitioned to teaching composition at Shoreline Community College and Edmonds College. As […]

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Tochukwu Okafor

May 4, 2021

Tochukwu Okafor is a Nigerian writer whose work has appeared in the 2018 Best of the Net, the 2019 Best Small Fictions, The Guardian, Harvard’s Transition Magazine, Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. He is a 2021 Frank Conley Memorial Scholar, a 2021 Albertina Tholakele Dube Scholar for Young Writers, a 2021 Longleaf Writers Conference BIPOC Scholar, and an alumnus […]

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Greg November

May 4, 2021

Originally from the northeast, Greg November has called the northwest his home since 2010. He earned his MFA at UC, Irvine and teaches writing at North Seattle College and Highline College. His stories have appeared most recently in Boulevard, Carve, Epiphany, and Juked. He reads submissions for New England Review and was a finalist for […]

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José Luis Montero

May 4, 2021

José Luis Montero is passionate about storytelling regardless of the medium. After dabbling in radio, photography and filmmaking, he recently turned his artistic attention towards the written word, both in English and Spanish. Born and raised in Mexico, but having lived most of his adult life in Seattle pursuing a career in software engineering, he […]

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Grace Jahng Lee

May 4, 2021

Born stateless in Seoul and raised on four continents, Grace Jahng Lee is working on a novel and an essay collection. Fragmented identities, memory, intergenerational trauma, and home are central themes in her writing. Her writing has been supported by VONA, Kundiman, Yaddo, Bread Loaf, Jentel, Hedgebrook, Caldera, AIR Budapest, Hambidge, the Paden Institute, the […]

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