Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar
Ron A. Austin’s short stories have been placed in Pleiades, Story Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, and other journals. Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, his first collection of linked stories, won the 2017 Nilsen Prize. Austin’s work has garnered a 2016 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship and a special mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize Anthology. He, his partner Jennie, and son Elijah live in St. Louis.
Rules for Lying
Anne Corbitt received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi on the John and Renée Grisham Fellowship. Her work has appeared in One Story, The Greensboro Review, Fifth Wednesday, Fourth River, and others. She teaches at Kennesaw State University. Rules for Lying is Anne’s first novel and the winner of the Nilsen Prize.
David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. His second novel, Harlow, was published by Texas Review Press in 2013. The Gorge is his third novel. He has a chapbook, The Deep Woods, coming out in late 2015 from Blue Horse Press; and his memoir, My Mother’s House, is forthcoming Spring 2016 from Texas Review Press. David lives with his wife and two children and is working on his sixth book, The Lord’s Acre. www.davidarmandauthor.com | @Darmandauthor
James Tate Hill was born in Charleston, West Virginia. A graduate of the creative writing programs at Hollins University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, his fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly, Sonora Review, The Texas Review, The Laurel Review, and elsewhere. He is the fiction editor for the literary magazine Monkeybicycle and lives in Greensboro with his wife, Lori. www.jamestatehill.com • @jamestatehill
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Angie Macri was born and raised in southern Illinois, where her mother’s family has lived for more than two centuries. After studying at the University of Arkansas, she has worked in Arkansas as a technical writer and educator. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.
Her poems have been included in Arts & Letters, Best New Poets, Cimarron Review, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, New Madrid, The Southern Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and other journals. Her chapbook Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past, which works with H.D.’s Helen in Egypt, the mounds around Helena, Arkansas, and the paintings of Carroll Cloar, was published by Finishing Line Press. Underwater Panther is her first full-length book publication. Links to publications, events, and more can be found at angiemacri.wordpress.com.
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Plantatia: High-toned and Low-down Stories of the South, From Tickfaw to Shongaloo
DIXON HEARNE is the author of four books of fiction and editor of several anthologies. From Tickfaw to Shongaloo was the sole Runner-Up in the 2014 Faulkner Wisdom Novella Competition. Plantatia: High-toned and Low-down Stories of the South was nominated for the Hemingway/PEN award, and his stories have been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Other work has appeared in Collier’s magazine, Oxford American, Louisiana Literature, Big Muddy, Tulane Review, and elsewhere. Much of his work is drawn from the rich images of daily life along the river traces and delta flats of Louisiana.