Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

— Virginia Woolf





Katie Flynn, Fiction Editor of The Indianola Review, is a writer, editor, and educator based in San Francisco. Her stories have received nominations for a Pushcart Prize twice and appeared in many publications, most recently Carve, Hobart, Paper Darts, and Superstition Review. Contact Katie here, or connect with her on Twitter: @other_katie.




Anthony Frame, Managing Editor of The Indianola Review, is an exterminator from Ohio. In addition to his work for The Indianola Review, he is also the editor/publisher of Glass Poetry Press. He is the author of A Generation of Insomniacs and of three chapbooks, most recently To Gain the Day. He has twice been awarded Individual Excellence Grants from the Ohio Arts Council.



Danny Judge, Editor-in-Chief of The Indianola Review, is a writer living in Indianola, Iowa, with his wife and young son. His prose has appeared in many literary journals, including Litro, The Boiler Journal, Portland Review, and Lunch Ticket. Contact Danny here.






Jennifer Met lives in a small town in North Idaho with her husband and children. Her poetry and hybrid nonfiction appear in Gulf Stream, Zone 3, Kestrel, Harpur Palate, Nimrod, Tinderbox Poetry, Moon City Review, Juked, Sleet Magazine, Apeiron Review, Weirderary, Foliate Oak, Haibun Today, and elsewhere.  Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and winner of the Jovanovich Award, her chapbook is forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press.






Eric Rasmussen teaches high school English in western Wisconsin. He is pursuing an MFA from Augsburg College, and his work has appeared in several publications, including Pithead Chapel, Chariton Review, Mulberry Fork Review, and Volume One Magazine, among others. He loves scenes where characters tear apart their apartments looking for bugs and other listening devices. And green tea. He loves that, too. For more, visit



Jan Elman Stout ‘s short fiction has been published in Literary Orphans, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review, Pure Slush and elsewhere. She was a finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Jan's flash, "Marital Amnesias" was nominated by JCCA for Best Small Fictions 2017. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. Connect with Jan on Twitter: @janelmanstout.






Sarah Arantza Amador is a graduate of the Creative Writing BA program at UC Santa Cruz and is a former Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish and Latin American Literatures at New York University. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her dog Roscoe. Her most recent fiction publications can be found in The Airgonaut and Word Riot. Connect with Sarah on Twitter: @ArantzaSarah.



Emma Cleary is from Liverpool, England. Her short fiction appears in Lighthouse Literary Journal, Shooter Literary Magazine, and Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories. She teaches English and Creative Writing, and holds a PhD in Literature from Staffordshire University. In her critical essays, she writes about maps, sound, and the city. She lives and writes in Vancouver, BC, and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. Connect with Emma on Twitter: @em_cleary



Ariel Francisco is a first generation Dominican/Guatemalan/American poet. He is currently completing his MFA at Florida International University where he is the editor-in-chief of Gulf Stream Literary Magazine. His chapbook Before Snowfall, After Rain is available from Glass Poetry Press and his first full length collection, All My Heroes Are Broke, is forthcoming from C&R Press (2018). He lives in South Florida (for now). Connect with Ariel on twitter: @Insomniami.



Gabriela Denise Frank is the author of “CivitaVeritas: An Italian Fellowship Journey.” A writer working across genres, Gabriela’s work on and off the pages contemplates identity, sexuality, aging, love, death, gender and sense of self. A fiction reader for The Indianola Review, her work is supported by residencies, grants and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Mineral School, the Civita Institute, Invoking the Pause, 4Culture and Jack Straw.



Rachana Hegde collects words and other oddities. Her work is a study in chaos and blurred memories, and she is dissonant in the company of strangers. Her poetry has been published in Alexandria Quarterly, Moonsick Magazine, and Hypertrophic Literary. You can find her reading, drowsy-eyed, or at



T.C. Jones lives and writes in Miami. In addition to being a reader for The Indianola Review he is the assistant managing editor at Gulf Stream Magazine and a contributing editor at Burrow Press. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Green Mountains Review, Pacifica Literary Magazine, Luna Luna, the Atticus Review, The Monarch Review, Straylight Magazine, Dos Passos Review, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland (Ice Cube Press), and others.



Maureen Langloss is a lawyer-turned-writer and mother-of-three living in New York City. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bird’s Thumb, Jellyfish Review, Literary Mama, Necessary Fiction, the Prairie Schooner blog, The Timberline Review, and The Good Men Project. Connect with Maureen on Twitter: @MaureenLangloss.



J. MacDonald Lee is a writer based in Toronto, ON. He contributes book reviews to PopMatters and maintains a blog where he mocks Canadian media stories. Connect with John on Twitter: @j_maclee.



Anna O'Brien is a writer and veterinarian living in central Maryland with two cats, one dog, and one husband. She is a contributing editor for Horse Illustrated magazine. Her fiction has appeared in Luna Station Quarterly, Scrutiny Journal, Cease, Cows, The Reject Pile, and Brilliant Flash Fiction. She writes a monthly blog called VetWrite about the creative side of the veterinary industry. Connect with Anna on Twitter: @annaobriendvm.



Rachel Oestreich is a Fiction M.F.A. candidate at New Mexico State University, where she received her B.A. in English in 2015. In addition to reading for The Indianola Review, she works with the literary magazine Puerto del Sol and teaches as an Instructor of Record at NMSU. Connect with Rachel on Twitter: @Rae_Oestreich.



Emily Vieweg is a poet and playwright originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in Foliate Oak, The Voices Project, Centum Press 100 Voices, Soundings Review, Art Young's Good Morning, and more. Emily's debut chapbook Look Where She Points is forthcoming from Plan B Press. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota, where she is a mother of two, pet parent, data processor, and adjunct English instructor.



Twenty-four year old Joseph Walters is a writer first and a waiter second. When not reading for The Indianola Review, he is writing fiction in Providence, Rhode Island or drooling over his stories in Literary Orphans, The Airgonaut, Dali’s Lovechild, and Down in the Dirt. Connect with Joseph on Twitter: @joewalters13.



Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Kris Whorton has called the South her home since the late 90s. She currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition at the University of Tennessee. Her fiction has been published most recently by Scarlet Leaf Review and Driftwood Press. She has also published poetry with American Muse, Facets-magazine, and Pinball Publishing, and her Creative Non-Fiction has been anthologized.



The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.

—Cervantes, Don Quixote

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