Sequoia Nagamatsu was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and Oahu, Hawaii. He is the author of the forthcoming novels, How High We Go in the Dark and Girl Zero (William Morrow/Harper Collins and Bloomsbury UK), as well as the story collection, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Black Lawrence Press), an Entropy Magazine and Buzzfeed Notable Book and silver medal winner of Foreword Reviews’ Indies Book of the Year Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Conjunctions, ZYZZYVA, Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, Tin House, The Fairy Tale Review, Lightspeed Magazine, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, among others, and have been listed as notable in Best American Non-Required Reading and Best Horror of the Year. He has taught at The College of Idaho and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, as well as Southern Illinois University where he received his MFA. He is an associate professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Cole Bucciaglia grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and was educated at Ithaca College. Her work has appeared in West Branch, Tin House online, cream city review, Bartleby Snopes, PodCastle, Gingerbread House, Weave, Extract(s), Timber Journal and other print and online publications. She received her MFA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently at work on her third novel. Her debut novel, We Were Restless Things, was released by Sourcebooks Fire in 2020. Prior to graduate school, she lived and worked in Japan for over two years. Cole is a former Assistant Editor at Crab Orchard Review. She is a visiting assistant professor at St. Olaf College and a mentor for Pitch Wars.