Jane Andrews has a BA in Creative Writing from NC State University. Andrews teaches writing and poetry courses through Duke Continuing Education. She is a nonfiction editor at The Main Street Rag and Glint Literary Journal. She has earned awards in memoir, personal essay and poetry. Andrews’ fiction, essays, memoir and poetry have appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Red Clay Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Verdad Magazine, Kindred, The News and Observer, and other publications. She is a past board member of Carolina Wren Press and the NC Poetry Society. Andrews is a freelance writing instructor, workshop facilitator, and book editor. She lives in Raleigh with her family, including four cats, a dog, and a special needs turtle named Jim.
Stacey Balkun is the author of Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak (dancing girl 2016) & Lost City Museum (ELJ 2016). A Finalist for the 2016 Event Horizon Science Poetry Competition as well as the Center for Women Writer’s 2016 Rita Dove Award, her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Muzzle, THRUSH, Bayou, and others. A 2015 Hambidge Fellow, Balkun served as Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2013. She holds an MFA from Fresno State and teaches poetry online at The Poetry Barn. Visit her atwww.staceybalkun.com
Sonya C. Brown, Assistant Editor of Glint, lives in Maryland with her family, two elderly dogs, two middle-aged cats, four young chickens, and countless alteregos.
Nena Callaghan has a B.S. in Elementary Education from FSU and a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish. Her work has appeared in Bursting Plethora, The Red Line Magazine, Museo de la Palabra, and most recently, she published two short stories in The Caribbean Writer, a publication of the University of the Virgin Islands. Though she was born in the Dominican Republic, she grew up in New York City. Several tours at Fort Bragg made her a permanent resident of Fayetteville, NC, where she continues to write and work on her elusive first novel, Angels of the Cape Fear.
Galen Faison is a northern New Jersey-based writer, photographer and videographer. As a grade-schooler, he considered Archie Digest Comics the highest form of literary expression, that is, until he discovered a battered dog-eared copy of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. This initiated a life-long passion for all things read and written. His first work, a fifth-grade in-class article about the mayor’s visit, appeared in the East Orange Record. Journalism wouldn’t be his calling; he was more intrigued by the novelty of characters and worlds, waiting to be authored by a fertile and overactive imagination. He has been published in The Newark Metro, Cigale Literary Magazine, The Linnet’s Wings and Glint Literary Journal. When he’s not bent over a keyboard or behind camera, you can typically find him nose-to-screen with his TV, yelling at either the NY Giants or Jeopardy! contestants.
In addition to serving as managing editor and web designer for Glint, Brenda Mann Hammack teaches poetry and fiction writing, children’s literature, and women’s studies at Fayetteville State University. She has led online classes in fairy tale and magic realism at the Poetry Barn and Eckleburg Workshops. Hammack’s book, Humbug: A Neo-Victorian Fantasy in Verse, was released in 2013. Her work (poetry, fiction, and photography) has appeared or is forthcoming in Anthropoid, Menacing Hedge, Bone Bouquet, Gargoyle, A capella Zoo, Rhino, Elsewhere Lit, Arsenic Lobster, Papercuts, 805, and Kaaterskill Basin Literary Review. Her birthstone is an opal. Her lucky number is 13. Several black cats have recognized her lap as the human equivalent of a sunspot.
Eric Hyman is a Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. He has recently completed an article on the affinity between chess problems and Nabokov’s short fiction. His mantras come from Oscar Wilde: “Life imitates Art,” “All Art is a Lie,” and therefore . . .
Jennifer Martelli’s debut poetry collection, The Uncanny Valley, was published in 2016 by Big Table Publishing Company. She is also the author of the chapbook, Apostrophe. Her poetry has appeared in Hermeneutic Chaos, Alyss, Broadsided, Vector Press, and Tar River Poetry. Her prose has appeared in Drunken Boat, The Green Mountains Review, The Mom Egg, and Gravel: A Literary Journal. Martelli has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is a book reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, as well as an associate editor for The Compassion Anthology. http://www.jennifermartelli.com
Ed McShane is an Associate Professor of English with an MFA from Iowa and a Ph.D. from Denver. He teaches American and Modern Literature. In moments of stress, he reaches for an anthology of poetry, any anthology . . . and emotional equilibrium is restored. His favorite novelists include James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Nelson Algren, Joseph Heller and Willa Cather. His favorite short story writers: Isaac B. Singer and Anton Chekhov.
Micki Nyman is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. Years ago, when she resided in Florence, Italy, Nyman used that opportunity to visit most of Europe and the Middle East where she scaled bell towers, mountains, and other structures of great height. Nyman has published work on Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Frida Kahlo, Jacques Derrida, Mary Ann Caws, Julie Taymor, and American Indian spirituality. Currently, she is working on a book on Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series and articles on the graphic novelist Dame Darcy and the late Swedish writer Stieg Larrson. Most evenings, Nyman can be found at Musha Dojo, working towards her Black Belts in Chendokan Akido and Arnis. During late June and early July of most years, she participates in a yearly Sundance ceremony in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Dean Swinford is Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. He is interested in the relationship between scientific discourse and the development of literary genres, a topic he examines in Through the Daemon’s Gate (Routledge, 2006). His recent work has appeared in Modern Philology, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. He is also author ofDeath Metal Epic I: The Inverted Katabasis (Atlatl, 2013), a comic novel that explores heavy metal music and culture.
A native Texan, Jamie Wilson has called Fayetteville, NC home for the last five years. She graduated from Fayetteville State University with an MA in English in 2014, and currently serves as a developmental English instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Prior to taking this position she taught high school English for Cumberland County Schools. In her free time it is most likely that you will find her with her nose in a book, usually a supernatural or dystopian young adult novel. Her book buying problem is known far and wide, and army movers fear her house when it comes time to pack because How can there be so many books?! She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, and their two extremely spoiled pets, a cat named Chester and a dog named Clint.