Syda Patel Day's novel, A Waterless River, is forthcoming in September 2009 (Persea/Norton). She is at work on her next novel, which is set in San Francisco and New Orleans. She has been chosen for writing residencies at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center, and Breadloaf. She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Lewis Fellowship at Harvard, and a Holtzmann and Coker Fellowship at Yale. She holds a J.D. from Yale.
Charles McLeod holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and was a 2005-06 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as CutBank, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Third Coast and ZYZZYVA. He is currently finishing a collection of short stories and beginning work on a novel.
Kara Levy received a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA from Columbia University, where she taught creative writing and was co-coordinator of Columbia Artists/Teachers. She is working on a collection of short stories about illness and other failings of the body, and on two longer projects of fiction.