Tamara Linse is continually improving her craft. She was a top-5 finalist for the 2009 Arts & Letters Prize, a top-3% finalist for Glimmer Train's 2007 Fall Short Story Award for New Writers, and a semifinalist for Black Lawrence Press's 2008 Hudson Prize for a book of short stories. She has been published in literary magazines such as Word Riot, Slow Trains, and Ramble Underground, among others. She regularly attends conferences such as Writers in Paradise and Tin House Summer Writers Workshop (where she was awarded a mentorship with Little, Brown editor Judy Clain). She has an M.A. in English from the University of Wyoming, where she has taught writing, and works as an editor for the University of Wyoming Foundation and as a freelance writer and editor.
Colin Maisonpierre was raised in the small town of Laurinburg, NC, and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC. He then relocated to San Francisco, and now works as a freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator all around the Bay Area. Colin is always looking to take on creative projects of any kind. Colin's work can be seen at www.colinmaisonpierre.com.