Andrew Milward won the 2011 Juniper Prize for Fiction from The University of Massachusetts Press
for his story collection, titled The Agriculture Hall of Fame, which will be published in 2012. Milward grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and lives in
San Francisco, where he teaches creative writing at an arts-based day program for
adults with developmental disabilities. A 2008 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,
he was a McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 2009. He has been
a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a Resident Artist
at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Milward was a finalist for the National Magazine Award,
and his fiction has appeared in many places, including Zoetrope, The Southern Review, Columbia, Conjunctions, and Best New American Voices 2010.
Skip Horack was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University from 2006-08. He holds a BA from
Florida State University in English/Creative Writing, and a JD law degree. A native
of Louisiana, his fiction has appeared in The Southeast Review, New Delta Review, Louisiana Literature, Southern Review, StoryQuarterly, Epoch, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. His short story collection, The Southern Cross, won the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize and will be published
by Mariner Books in August 2009. He is currently at work on a novel.
Katie Chase's first published story was selected from The Missouri Review for The Best American Short Stories 2008 and the 2009 Pushcart Prize anthology. She is a recent fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the recipient of a 2009-10 Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award. At the University of Iowa, where she received her MFA, she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and a Provost's Postgraduate Writing Fellow. This year she is completing a collection of short stories and trying out a novel.