Nancy Au’s stories appear or are forthcoming in Gone Lawn, Tahoma Literary Review, Lunch Ticket, Pithead Chapel, The Pinch, Beloit Fiction Journal, Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Liminal Stories, Forge Literary Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, among others. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University where she taught creative writing. She teaches creative and science writing at California State University Stanislaus, and is co-founder of The Escapery.

Natalie Crick, from the U.K., has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Interpreters House, The Chiron Review, Rust and Moth, Ink in Thirds, and The Penwood Review. Her work also features or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including Lehigh Valley Vanguard Collections 13. This year her poem “Sunday School” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

EnoaraF, a.k.a. Al Faraone, is a high school teacher, digital artist, photographer, husband, and father. He lives in Virginia.

Craig Fishbane is another one of those writers who lives in Brooklyn. His short fiction collection, On the Proper Role of Desire, was published by Big Table Publishing. You can find his work in the New York Quarterly, Gravel, The Manhattanville Review, New World Writing, Drunken Boat, and The Nervous Breakdown. His next book will either be a novel or a collection of scandalous essays, depending on which he finishes first.

Kim Freeman has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as Prick of the Spindle, The Bare Root Review, The Bicycle Review, The Grub Street Free Press, and The Long River Review. She currently teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tiff Holland’s poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of literary magazines. Her novella-in-flash appeared in My Very End of the Universe, published by Rose Metal Press. She has work forthcoming in New World Writing.

Jennifer A. Howard edits Passages North and teaches creative writing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her latest chapbook, You on Mars: Failed Sci-Fi Stories, was recently published by The Cupboard Pamphlet.  

Tanner Lee lives in Ogden, Utah, and studies at Weber State University. His writing has appeared in Hobart, Glass, and is forthcoming in The Comstock Review, Bitterzoet Magazine, and Lost Sparrow Press. He is an assistant blog manager at The Blueshift Journal. Find him on twitter @heytannerlee.

David Lohrey grew up in Memphis. His poetry can be found in Otoliths, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Easy Street, and New London Writers. In addition, recent poems have been anthologized by the University of Alabama (Dewpoint), Illinois State University (Obsidian) and Michigan State University (The Offbeat). David is a member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective in Houston. His plays have appeared recently in Croatia. In a Newark Minute and Sperm Counts were both produced last year in Estonia. Recent fiction can be read in Crack the Spine, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Route 7 Review, and Every Writer. He teaches in Tokyo.

Nicholas Martino lives in Berkeley, California, on a street populated with stray cats that talk to him. He doesn’t like what they have to say. His work has appeared in FRiGG, Method Magazine, and Loam. You can read more at his website Wood Magnet.

Michael Meyerhofer’s fourth book of poems, What To Do If You’e Buried Alive, was published by Split Lip Press. He’s also the author of a fantasy series and serves as poetry editor of Atticus Review. For more information, please visit Michael Meyerhofer.

Sergio A. Ortiz is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. He won second place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz Annual Poetry Competition sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FRiGG, Tipton Poetry Journal, Drunk Monkeys, and Bitterzoet Magazine. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.

Maria Pinto’s work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Pinball, and Cleaver, among others. She was awarded a Mastheads Residency and was an Ivan Gold Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, in the city where she reads for FLAPPERHOUSE and grows a veggie garden. Her debut novel is in search of a home. She’s working on the next.

Sommer Schafer received her MFA from San Francisco State University in 2013. She has stories in Monday Night, Fiction, Ninth Letter, Hobart, Glimmer Train, Santa Monica Review, Room, A Bad Penny Review, and others. She lives with her husband and two children in San Rafael, California, and co-edits The Forge Literary Magazine. Visit her at Sommer Schafer.

Shaun Turner is author of the chapbook of stories, The Lawless River (Red Bird Chapbooks) and editor at Fire Poetry. His writing can be found in Hippocampus Magazine, Devil’s Lake, Reservoir, and Still: The Journal, among others. His reviews have appeared in Heavy Feather Review and Cleaver Magazine. Shaun earned his MFA at West Virginia University.

Roy White is a blind person who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a lovely woman and a handsome dog. His work has appeared in BOAAT Journal, Tinderbox, Lascaux Review, and elsewhere, and he blogs at lippenheimer.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 49 | Spring/Summer 2017