Susanne Rubenstein is an English teacher and writer living in Massachusetts. She is the author of Raymond Carver in the Classroom "A Small, Good Thing" and Go Public! Encouraging Student Writers to Publish. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in such publications as Literal Latte, The MacGuffin, and The Worcester Review, and her essays have been published in The Christian Science Monitor and Carve, as well as in a number of anthologies.
E H Young is a writer, editor, and erstwhile linguist, living in Edinburgh. They’re transgender and—hailing from southern California originally—transcontinental. Their writing can be found at Bewildering Stories and Esoterica magazines, and is forthcoming in the anthology Pride, Not Prejudice, from Unbound press, which is currently being crowdfunded (help us out!). They also publish fantasy short stories at Æther and Ichor. They have been reading for Carve since 2015.
John Henry Fleming
John Henry Fleming is the author of Songs for the Deaf, a story collection; The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a novel; Fearsome Creatures of Florida, a bestiary; and The Book I Will Write, a novel-in-emails. His short stories have appeared in Carve, McSweeney’s, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, Fourteen Hills, and New World Writing, among others. Awards include two Literature Fellowships from the State of Florida and an International Book Award for Songs for the Deaf. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida. In addition to his work on Carve, he’s the founder and advisory editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. His website is johnhenryfleming.com.
Nancy is a writer who loves fiction and nonfiction equally. Her journalism career subversively drove her into the arms of fiction, a story with a shapely narrative arc. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and is at work on two collections: one of flash fiction and one of essays. She’s adding a Certificate in the Teaching of Composition to her MFA in May 2017. Nancy lives in Mountain View, California, with her husband and visits her daughter in L.A. Her work has appeared in Revolution House, eleveneleven, Magnitude 2.0, and Flash Fiction Forum. She has been reading for Carve since 2014.
Kenady is a graduate student at UTD, majoring in Literature and Aesthetic Studies. She is a summer teacher for the Institute of Reading Developmen, and e reads and reviews poetry and visual arts for Reunion: The Dallas Review. As a tireless admirer of Flannery O’Connor and Marilynne Robinson, Kenady appreciates writing that is tongue-in-cheek and that transforms the everyday into something sacred and beautiful. She has been reading for Carve since 2015.
Jennifer Harvey lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her writing has appeared in Carve, Litro Online, The Guardian and various anthologies. She has been shortlisted twice for The Bridport Prize. In her free time she is a contributing editor for Mash Stories. She has been reading for Carve since 2013. You can find her at www.jenharvey.net
Jenn Leiker lives in Saudi Arabia and writes in airports, undergrounds, and tuktuks. With roots in northern Canada and a heart wedged in the Pyrénées, she’s learning to embrace the gorgeous chaos of an expat life. She holds an MFA from Lesley University and is working on her first novel. To find her stories in a few international online journals (blissfully beneath the censors' radar), mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Feathers is a judge for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award, an Assistant Managing Editor at Asymptote, a freelance book critic, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Her recent reviews can be found at The Rumpus, Words Without Borders, World Literature Today, Full Stop, Three Percent, Rain Taxi, and on Twitter @LoriFeathers.
Ken started writing in his mid-40s and has two published stories, in Progenitor and The Fourth River. The second was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. His degrees are from Carnegie Mellon University and in quite non-writerly areas. He lives on Pittsburgh's north side with his old dog Georgia.
August Thompson has worked as an editor and writer since graduating from NYU in 2013. When he’s not working on fiction or watching the Boston Celtics, you can usually find him at the movies.
Savannah Brooks is a graduate student pursuing her MFA at Hamline University. She's a reader for the Baltic Writing Residency and ANMLY as well as Carve, and her writing has been featured in or is forthcoming from Hobart, Inscape, and Lime Hawk, among others. When not reading or writing, she can be found at a dive bar, on her bike, or lounging at one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. She lives in the most beautiful literary capital: Saint Paul.
Zack Rybak was born and brought up in Reno, Nevada. He earned his MFA from the University of Montana, Missoula, where he also worked as a poetry editor for Cutbank. His poems have appeared in Mid-American Review and New England Review. His dog is named Wes.