Z.Z. Boone is the author of Off Somewhere, a 2015 Indie Award nominee for Best Short Story Collection. Since that time, his work has appeared or is upcoming in New Ohio Review, Bird’s Thumb, 2 Bridges Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, and other terrific places. Z.Z. teaches creative writing at Western Connecticut State University and is married to novelist Tricia Bauer.

Ivy Grimes has an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama and currently lives near Washington D.C. Her writing has appeared in Salt Hill, DIAGRAM, Weave, The Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. To read more, please visit Writing by Ivy Grimes.

Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, a graduate of Vassar College, holds an M.F.A. and doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. In addition to attending the Sarah Lawrence Summer Writing Institute for several years, she was accepted to the Bread Loaf Conferences in both Middlebury and Sicily in 2016 as well as the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2018. This year (2018) marks the fourth that she has been honored to be a scholarship participant at the Frost Place Summer Writing Program.

Sharon’s poetry has appeared or is upcoming in apt, Bluestem Magazine, Broad River Review, The Cape Rock, Chicago Quarterly Review, Delmarva Review, The Dickinson Review, Juked, Lindenwood Review, Menacing Hedge, The Midwest Quarterly, OxMag, Pennsylvania English, The Round, Schuylkill Valley Review, Storyscape, Streetlight Magazine, Talking River, Zoned, and Westchester Review, among others, while her dissertation was published as Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Her chapbook, Black Wick, was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook Contest.

Rudy Koshar’s short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Guernica, Eclectica, Corium, decomP, Stockholm Review of Literature, and other publications. His writing has received a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination and a Notable Story selection in storySouth's Million Writers Award competition. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he recently retired after 38 years of teaching modern European and German history at the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Christopher Kuhl credits his father with his love of language. (“What’s big and red and eats rocks? A big red rock-eater.”) He has published extensively in both online and print journals, and has written three books, most recently Blood and Bone, River and Stone. He is currently at work on a collection of poems about the Holocaust, and its effects on the survivors and the first generation after it. Christopher also occasionally writes short fiction. His story “Wade” won the Inscape Editor’s Choice Award for fiction in 2016. Christopher’s writings explore the human and natural world. His publisher, Stratton Press, with whom he has a three-book contract (which is going to keep him off the streets), has put together a website: Christopher Kuhl. He’s also accessible on Facebook as Christopher Kuhl and via his Facebook author's page.

Iris Litt’s newest, third book of poems is Snowbird from Finishing Line Press (2017). A recent short story publication is “Pissed Off” in the Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2016. She has had short stories, poems, and articles in The Saturday Evening Post, Travelers’ Tales, Confrontation, The Widow’s Handbook, The London Magazine, the new renaissance, Earth’s Daughters, Rambunctious Review, and many others. Awards include The Atlantic Monthly Award for College Writing, first prize in The Virtual Press short story contest, and French Bread poetry award from Pacific Coast Journal. She has taught creative writing as an adjunct at SUNY/Ulster, Bard College, Arts Society of Kingston, Writers in the Mountains, New York Public Library, and many other venues in New York City and the Hudson Valley. She lives in Woodstock, New York, and winters on Anna Maria Island in Florida, which was the inspiration for Snowbird.

Gary Moshimer has stories in Wigleaf, Pank, SmokeLong Quarterly, and many other places, and upcoming in Jellyfish Review and Blue Lake Review.

Marvin Shackelford is author of the collections Endless Building (poems) and Tall Tales from the Ladies’ Auxiliary (stories, forthcoming). His work recently has appeared in decomP, Wigleaf, Necessary Fiction, Split Lip, and elsewhere. He resides in Southern Middle Tennessee, earning a living in agriculture.

Andrew Stancek has published in numerous publications, including Tin House Online, Green Mountains Review, Blue Fifth Review, Jellyfish Review, Peacock Journal, and New Flash Fiction Review.

Carter Vance is a writer and poet originally from Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, currently resident in Ottawa, Ontario. His work has appeared in such publications as The Vehicle, Contemporary Verse 2, and A Midwestern Review, amongst others. He is a 2018 Harrison Middleton University Ideas Fellow. His debut collection of poems, Songs About Girls, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in 2017.

William Walker grew up in rural Ohio and delivered boxes in Manhattan high-rises long enough to qualify for a pension from FedEx. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Subtropics, Tampa Review, The Southampton Review, Fiction Southeast, and Storyscape Journal.

Christian Woodard is based in Laramie, Wyoming. His creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cirque, Pudding, Tidal Echoes, Work, Barrelhouse, BlazeVOX, Plough Quarterly, and Wilderness House Review.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 52 | Fall/Winter 2018