Catherine Segurson has worked at two major literary magazines, Zoetrope All-Story, and ZYZZVA. She has worked as a visual artist exhibiting and selling her paintings in galleries in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. She has worked as a professional videographer for 6 years, covering fashion for agencies GettyImages, Wire Image, and FashionStock. She worked as AVP, ﬁnancial analyst in Corporate Treasury and Merchant Services for Bank of America for 7 years. Her writing has appeared in Coastal Living Magazine, Slow Trains, Taj Mahal Review, Monterey Poetry Review and others. She has an MFA from California College of the Arts in Creative Writing and a BA in Economics from UC Davis.
Managing Editor, Fiction Editor
Elizabeth McKenzie has worked as an editor for the Chicago Quarterly Review for 14 years and also as a staff editor for The Atlantic Monthly. She has published two novels with Random House—Stop that Girl and MacGregor Tells The World. In 2012 she released a new book My Postwar Life—New Writings from Japan and Okinawa, which she edited as a result of an NEA Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Pushcart Prize Anthology Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. She holds an MA in English/Creative Writing from Stanford University and a BA in Literature from UC Santa Cruz.
Tom Christensen served as Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief for Mercury House Press for 10 years. He has published more than 20 books as author, editor or translator including the best-seller Like Water for Chocolate (co-translated with Carol Christensen). In 2012 he released a hardback nonﬁction work titled 1616: The World in Motion to much acclaim. Publishers Weekly called Motion one of the ten best history books of the season. His translation of selected poems of José Ángel Valente will appear this year from Archipelago Press. Since 1999 he has worked as the Director of Creative Services for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco producing several museum art books a year. His writing has also been published in many magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy, Omni, and Harper’s, as well as in reviews and journals. He is a former member of the National Book Critics Circle. He has a BA, MA, and ABD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Zack is a poet, playwright, editor, and translator. He has written seven collections of poetry, and his most recent book, published in 2012, is My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines from American Poetry Review to ZYZZYVA. He is the editor of an anthology of U.S. poetry, The Face of Poetry, which was the culmination of his 15 years presenting national poets at the Lunch Poems Reading Series at UC Berkeley. He currently teaches at two graduate writing programs: the low-residency MFA at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the MFA at California College of the Arts. He has an MA in English from City College, City University of New York, and a BA in English from Yale University.
Candace Calsoyas is a longtime Lecturer in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. Some of her courses include Environment and Society, Sustainability Internships, Literature of the Sea, and Semester at Sea. In 2011 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at University of Tirana, Albania. She also received a grant to teach Culture and Environment at Bath University in England. She has given many lectures including Dickens Universe at the UCSC summer Dickens conference. She has published many articles on nature and the environment for magazines and journals including The Sierra Club, Writing Nature, Country Living Magazine and others. She has a Ph.D., MA in Literature from UC Santa Cruz, and a BA in Classics and Social Science from UC Berkeley.
Dan White is a creative nonfiction author, travel writer and occasional teacher of fiction/poetry/travel writing/memoir. His first book, The Cactus Eaters, published by HarperCollins in 2008, was a Northern California independent bookstore bestseller and a Los Angeles Times “Discovery” selection. He has taught composition at Columbia University and composition, poetry and creative nonfiction at San Jose State. He has his MFA from Columbia University.
C. J. Cannino
C. J. Cannino is a writer, journalist, and news anchor. She has published one novel, Cell-Out, and she has two other novels in the works. She has written many articles for Northern California newspapers, and has been a news anchor for KNTV, KLIV, KBAY, and more. She currently works as a reporter for news in San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. She has a BA in Journalism and International Relations from San Francisco State University.
Alyson Lie has been published in an anthology on gender issues and has written for Peacework
Magazine, The Review Review, and dot429.com. She received her master's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from NYU and her bachelor's in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She has been editorial assistant at Catamaran Literary Reader since May of 2013.
Andrew W. M. Beierle
Andrew W. M. Beierle is a graduate of the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, Napa Valley, Kenyon Review, and Tinker Mountain writing programs. His début novel, The Winter of Our Discothéque, received a 2002 Lambda Literary Award. His second novel, First Person Plural, a finalist for the 2007 men’s fiction Lammy, was named one of the top ten LGBT novels of 2007 by the online review site Books To Watch Out For and was co-winner of the title of best men’s fiction of 2007 by the web site AfterElton.com. For twenty-six years he was the editor of Emory Magazine at Emory University in Atlanta. He began his career as a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel.
Joan Rose Staffen