Robin Black’s story collection If I loved you, I would tell you this, was published by Random House in 2010 to international acclaim by publications such as O. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Irish Times, and more. Her stories has been noticed four times for Special Mention by the Pushcart Prizes and also deemed Notable in The Best American Essays, 2008, The Best Nonrequired Reading, 2009 and Best American Short Stories, 2010. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her debut novel is Life Drawing (Random House 2014).
Dylan Landis is the author of the debut novel Rainey Royal (Soho Press 2014), and Normal People Don’t Live Like This, a linked story collection. Her fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 and in Bomb, Tin House, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and she has won a fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts. Landis has covered medicine for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and interior design for the Chicago Tribune, and has written six books on decorating. She lives in New York City.
Julia Fierro's debut novel, Cutting Teeth was published by St. Martin's Press. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Guernica, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, Glamour, and other publications, and she has been profiled in the L Magazine, The Observer, and The Economist. In 2002, she founded the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2,500 writers.