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Irene Cooper 

Irene Cooper’s poems appear online and in print. She holds an MFA from Oregon State University, is a copywriter, facilitates creative writing workshops in Central Oregon, and co-edits The Stay Project. Committal is her first novel. She is waist-deep in her second, a crime thriller set in a Colorado resort town.


Barrie Sherwood 

Barrie Sherwood is the author of two novels, The Pillow Book of Lady Kasa (DC Books, Montreal) and Escape from Amsterdam (Granta Books, London; St Martin’s Press, New York). He teaches in the School of Humanities at NTU, Singapore. A collection of short fiction will be published by Epigram Books in 2019.


Beth Alvarado 

Beth Alvarado is the author of four books: Anxious Attachments and Jillian in the Borderlands (both forthcoming), and Anthropologies and Not a Matter of Love.This excerpt is from a novel-in-progress called About My Murder,which is based on an actual murder case and told from thirteen points of view.


Asim Kahn 

Asim Khan is an MFA in Writing candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. In a previous life, he was a financial services professional in New York and London. Asim was born in Montreal and currently lives in Bronxville, New York. 


Dirk DL 

Dirk does art for and about tabletop fantasy role-playing games (AKA D&D). Find his drawings in the role-playing game titles Codex,Dust, Fog and Glowing Embers, Troika! and Silent Titans. He lives in Oregon and is 32 years old.


Work pictured here will appear in Dirk's upcoming game, "OSMA and the Worm," whenever he finishes writing it.