Jessica Eckerstorfer is a dazzling mess of bike hair, feminism, and utter fury. She has BAs in English and philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is currently working on her MFA at Columbia College Chicago. Her background is in arts nonprofit and accessibility work. And her head is a constant maze of voices and weaving theories, which she'll one day turn into dioramas.
Annemarie is the Editorial and Production Assistant for Coffee House Press and serves on the board of directors for the Asian American Organizing Project. She graduated with an English degree from Carleton College, where she focused on the intersection of Asian American literature and transracial adoption. She lives in Minneapolis.
Marah is a fierce lover of words, and spends her days and nights putting them together. Currently studying English at the University of Minnesota, Marah loves a good nonfiction story and, if at all possible, to read that story while eating some type of quesadilla. She is committed to creating the bizarre and wonderful in a way that is accessible to all readers.
Andrea Nelson is a writer, editor, and bookseller based in Minneapolis. She has a constant hankering for good storytelling and potato-based foods. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, searching for the perfect ice cream cone, and having one-sided conversations with her feline roommate.
Jan is a writer currently living in Southern California with her family. She is the author of numerous short stories and a novella, and her heart belongs to all that is dark, weird and feminist. She believes, at the end of the day, that art and literature can save the world.
Danielle Bylund is a writer, an editor, and the Author Engagement Director for Wise Ink Creative Publishing. She has a BA in English from Columbia University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. She is a military veteran who has previously worked as a designer, a cashier, a human resources associate, and a barista. She loves nothing more than demolishing traditional publishing paradigms, except for maybe her dog . . . or her husband.
Graham is a queer, nonbinary, Minneapolis-based poet from Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Their work can be found in both Germ Magazine and Fifteen13 Press. They are a two-time CUPSI competitor. When they’re not writing, reading, or going to slams, they can be found listening to the latest episode of The Adventure Zone, crying over The Mountain Goats, or taking themselves on a date to the local cinema. They believe in the power of stories in all their forms, and they really want to meet your cat.
Sofie is an amateur writer, musician, artist, comedienne, and screenwriter, but she says all the words after amateur as mostly jokes. For work, she teaches, and sometimes designs T-shirts for her family, pro bono. Her fiction is found in Paper Darts, The Adirondack Review, and Carve Magazine. Her work can be found at TheWorstMoose, SofieWrites, and on YouTube. Beginning fall 2016, Sofie will be at University of North Carolina–Wilmington's MFA program for a three-year unpaid vacation graciously funded by a combination of Wells Fargo and the US government.
Jeremiah Soup is a freelance illustrator, teaching artist, explorer, and human residing in Minneapolis. He is inspired by candid interactions, leafy things, interesting color pallets, cumulonimbus clouds, natural landscapes, and time spent people watching. His friends call him Jerm.
Alex is a cartoonist currently residing in Minneapolis. When not illustrating for Paper Darts, he sometimes publishes comics, drawings and writing on his website, alexfukui.com. His poster work has been featured by the Trylon and his designs are used in educational and promotional materials for queer nonprofits.
Keit Osadchuk is a freelance illustrator in Minneapolis. She likes sketching portraits, style, and lettering using lots of black ink and feels ok about graphic design. Most of her work is influenced by runways of decades past, being in nature, being in the city, and her droll childhood in Russia.
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