Daniel Ruefman is a secular humanist, ordained Dudeist priest, and the founder of The HitchLit Review. His poetry and stories have appeared widely in periodicals, including The Red Earth Review, Tonopah Review, Burningword, Minetta Review, Sheepshead Review, Torrid Literature, FLARE: The Flagler Review, among others. His chapbook, Breathe Automatic, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Daniel holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Edinboro University, an M.A. in English (Literature) from Slippery Rock University, and a Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.
Andy Cochran is a fiction writer. He holds an M.F.A in Writing from Hamline University, with a specialization in Young Adult and Children’s Literature. He is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.
Kevin Drzakowski is chair of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he teaches composition and creative writing. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. His plays have been performed around the Midwest and in New York City, while his poetry and prose have appeared in such venues as The Wisconsin Review, The Offbeat, Spectrum, and Verse Wisconsin.
Rickie-Ann Legleitner is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She specializes in American literature and culture, women writers, identity studies, disability studies, and coming-of-age. Her critical work has appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review and in several edited collections.