Emily Zasada has previously had work published in Flock (formerly Fiction Fix) and Penny. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.
Martin Willitts Jr. has over 20 chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press), plus 11 full-length collections including How to Be Silent (FutureCycle Press, 2016) and Dylan Thomas and the Writing Shed (FutureCycle Press, 2017).
Fabia Oliveira is a recent graduate of Lesley University’s low residency MFA program. She lives with her two beautiful children in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a Brazilian American writer who writes about navigating both of her inherited cultures. Her essays have appeared Sisters Born Sisters Found, an anthology, Perversion Magazine, Rigorous, a journal by people of color, and her poetry has appeared in Lesley’s literary magazine, Common Thought. She is currently working on promoting her collection of essays entitled Threads.
Kirin Khan is a Pukhtuna writer from Albuquerque, NM, whose work explores immigration, violence, and belonging. She currently lives in Oakland, CA, and works as a Senior Analyst for YouGov. Kirin is a 2016 VONA Voices alum, a 2017 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and an upcoming 2017 Grotto Fellow. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Uproot, sPARKLE & bLINK, and 7×7.LA. Kirin is currently working on her first novel.
Geri Lipschultz has an MFA from Iowa and a PhD from Ohio University. She has work forthcoming in DISARM, by Black Heart Publishing and in great weather for MEDIA. She has published in the New York Times, College English, Kalliope, and Black Warrior Review among others. She has a story and a poem in Pearson’s college anthology, Literature: Introduction to Reading and Writing, as well as a story in Spuyten Duyvil’s The Wreckage of Reason II. Her books have been finalists for Eyewear Publishing, Subito Press, Gertrude Press, Black Lawrence Press and for Iron Horse Literary Review. She was awarded a Creative Artists in Public Service grant from New York State, and her one-woman show was produced by Woodie King, Jr. in NYC.
Sean J Mahoney lives with his wife, her mother, two Uglydolls, and three dogs in Santa Ana, CA. He works in geophysics. He believes in salsa, dark chocolate, and CBD. He believes that Judas was a way better singer than Jesus and that diatomaceous earth is a not well known enough gardening marvel.
Padma PrasadPadma Prasad is a writer and painter who writes pictures and paints narratives. Her fiction has appeared in Eclectica, The Looseleaf Tea, Reading Hour, ETA, The Boiler Journal, Bindweed Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, and Fine Flu Journal. She blogs her poem drawings at padhma.wordpress.com. Her poem received Honorable Mention in the Palm Beach Ekphrastic Poetry competition, 2016. Her art is mostly figurative and can be viewed at fineartamerica.com. Issue 5 of Your Impossible Voice features her artwork on the cover.