C. Morgan Babst is a native of New Orleans. She studied writing at Yale and NYU, and her essays and short fiction have appeared in such journals as The Oxford American, Guernica, the Harvard Review, Garden and Gun, and the New Orleans Review. Her debut novel, The Floating World, was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon and Kirkus Reviews and was a New York Times Editors' Pick. Olivia Kate Cerrone's Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review's Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. She is at work on a novel called "DISPLACED." "The Hunger Saint" (Bordighera Press, 2017), a historical novella about the child miners of Sicily, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as "a well-crafted and affecting literary tale." The Brooklyn Rail named it one of the "Best Books of 2017" and it was also listed as a 2017 Fiction Bestseller for six consecutive months on SPD Books. Heather Harpham is a writer, teacher and theater artist whose fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in Slate, Parents, More, Water~Stone Review and Red Magazine in the UK. Her memoir, "Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After," was released in 2017 and selected for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers Series as well as being an Indie Next pick. The Half-Drowned King and The Sea Queen are the first two books in Linnea Hartsuyker's trilogy of novels about Viking Age Norway. The Sea Queen will be published by HarperCollins on August 14, 2018, and the final volume, The Golden Wolf will come out in 2019. Emily X.R. Pan is the author of THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She received her MFA in fiction from the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She is a co-creator of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Djerassi. Visit Emily online at exrpan.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram: @exrpan.