The Farmhouse

CAL LOUISE PHOENIX graduated with a BA in English creative writing and sociology from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her immediate plans include the pursuit of an MFA in creative writing. She was the winner of Beecher’s 2015 Contest in nonfiction, and her work has appeared in the likes of Gravel, Cactus Heart, the Apeiron Review, HOUND, and Green Blotter, among others. Away from her desk, she enjoys hand-sewing, attends shul, and resists nihilistic self-sabotage. Read more →

Two Poems

MARTY MCCONNELL lives in Chicago, Illinois, and received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” was published by EM Press, and her first non-fiction book, “Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop,” is forthcoming in 2018 on YesYes Books. Read more →

Rainbow Valley

CHELSEA HARRIS has appeared, or is forthcoming in, Cigale Literary Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Habitat Magazine, Quaint Magazine and The Fem. She is also the editorial assistant and event coordinator at Fifth Wednesday Journal. Chelsea received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Read more →