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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.
Sonya C. Brown, Assistant Editor of Glint, lives in Maryland with her family, one elderly dog, two middle-aged cats, four young chickens, and countless alter egos.
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 The Caribbean Writer, a publication of the University of the Virgin Islands. When not working on her elusive first novel, Angels of the Cape Fear, she can be found working in her garden or chasing butterflies.
In addition to serving as managing editor and web designer for Glint, Brenda Mann Hammack teaches poetry and fiction writing, children’s literature, folklore and women’s studies at Fayetteville State University. She has led online classes in fairy tale, magic realism, and hybrid genre writing at the Poetry Barn. Hammack’s book, Humbug: A Neo-Victorian Fantasy in Verse, was released in 2013. Her writing has appeared in Anthropoid, NILVX, Menacing Hedge, Bone Bouquet, Gargoyle, A capella Zoo, Rhino, Elsewhere Lit, Papercuts, and Lissa Kiernan’s Glass Needles & Goose Quills. 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 and the chapbook, After Bird, from Grey Book Press. Her work has appeared in Thrush, [Pank], Glass Poetry Journal, The Heavy Feather Review, and Tinderbox Poetry 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 a co-curator for The Mom Egg VOX Folio.
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 Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. Her research centers primarily on the intersection of subjectivity, gender and culture in literature and film. She has published work on Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Frida Kahlo, Jacques Derrida, Mary Ann Caws, Julie Taymor, and American Indian spirituality. Her recent article, “Portals of Desire in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall” can be found in the 2017 Spring Issue of Brontë Studies Journal. Currently, she is writing a book on the missing maternal in Scandinavian crime fiction and its adaptations. Once a year, to replenish her spirit, Micki Nyman participates in a nine-day Sundance ceremony in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Dean Swinford is Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. His newest novel, Goat Song Sacrifice (Atlati, 2017), is the second part in the Death Metal Epic series. The series explores heavy metal culture and has been featured in metal magazines such as Decibel and Terrorizer. His recent scholarship has appeared in Studies in Medievalism, Modern Philology, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, Medieval Perspectives, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory.
A native Texan, Jamie Wilson now calls Lawrence, Kansas home. She graduated from Fayetteville State University with an MA in English in 2014, and currently serves as an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Kansas. Prior to taking this position she taught developmental English courses at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. 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 traveling and spending time with her husband, Jim, and their two extremely spoiled pets, a cat named Chester and a dog named Clint.