Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. He is the winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship.
Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart and the essay collection, Abandon Me. An essay collection entitled Girlhood is forthcoming in 2021. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Monmouth University, where she directs the MFA program.
Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and the editor of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, a critically acclaimed anthology based on her Longreads essay. She teaches writing for the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and Catapult.
Leslie Jamison’s newest book is a collection of essays entitled Make It Scream, Make It Burn. She is the author of a novel, The Gin Closet; a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams; and a critical memoir, The Recovering.