Vanessa Hua is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in ZYZZVA, Calyx, New York Times, Salon, and elsewhere, and one of her short stories won the Atlantic student fiction prize. She has been a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Hartford Courant, and has filed stories from Panama, China, South Korea, and Burma. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is a graduate of Stanford University and UC Riverside's MFA program. She is at work on a novel and can be found at www.vanessahua.com.
Tommy Mouton earned his B.S. in urban forestry from Southern University and A&M College and his MFA from San Jose State University. His poetry and fiction have been in Reed Magazine and an excerpt from his novel-in-progress What We Do Cherish recently appeared in Callaloo. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, raised in Moss Bluff, he currently lives in San José.
Dallas Woodburn received her BA in Creative Writing from USC and her MFA in Fiction from Purdue University. She was the recipient of the Ninth Glass Woman Prize and her collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Nashville Review, Monkeybicycle, Arcadia, and Louisiana Literature. She has also published nonfiction in The Los Angeles Times, Writer's Digest, and Family Circle, and her short plays have been produced in Los Angeles and New York City. Connect with her at www.writeonbooks.org and http://daybydaymasterpiece.com.