Carmen Maria Machado is the author of Her Body and Other Parties, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared in Granta, the New Yorker, NPR, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Calvino Prize.
Louise Marburg, author of The Truth About Me, is a graduate of the MFA program in Fiction at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her stories have been published in The Louisville Review, Folio, Day One, The Carolina Quarterly, The Pinch, and others. She lives in New York City.
Brendan Mathews, author of The World of Tomorrow, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review. His work has twice appeared in Best American Short Stories. A Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, he has an MFA from the University of Virginia and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Deirdra McAfee, co-editor of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, is a fiction writer and book critic. Her stories have appeared in Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, and others. She received an MFA from the New School and an MA from Georgetown. She teaches at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
Charles McRaven, author of The Rifling plus two other novels and five how-to books, is a former journalism professor, newspaper and magazine writer, newspaper editor, and historic restoration craftsman.