About the Authors

Veins (Cover Photo): Mary-Anne is Managing Editor of Five on the Fifth. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Currently, she teaches at AACC and Towson University. Her work can be found in Gone Lawn, Crack the Spine, Duende, and Flash Fiction Magazine. Her most recent piece, “The Oyster Therapist," can be found in Gravel Magazine.

The Gullet: Kathleen R. Sands' collection of short fiction, "Boy of Bone," received an honorable mention in the New York Book Festival. More of her stories appear in The Carolina Quarterly, twenty other magazines, and three anthologies.

Clementine: Prisha Mehta is a student at Millburn High School in New Jersey, and she is very passionate about her writing. Her work has been published in Spaceports and Spidersilk, Asymmetry, Ginosko, Blue Marble Review, Stinkwaves, Riggwelter, Drabble, Body Without Organs, and is forthcoming in Gravel and Scarlet Leaf Review. You can find out more about her at prishamehta.com.

Tipping Points: Michelle Geoga is a writer from Illinois with an MFAW from The School of the Art Institute (2017). In June 2018, Michelle began her second novel during a residency at Yaddo. She is currently seeking representation for her first novel.

Household Extractions: Chelsea Stickle lives in Annapolis, MD. Her work appears in Jellyfish Review, formercactus, Hypnopomp, Bone & Ink and Occulum. Find her on Twitter @Chelsea_Stickle.

What's Done Can't Be Undone: Reneé Bibby is the director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where she teaches advance, beginner, and teen creative writing workshops. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Thin Air, Third Point Press, The Worcester Review, and Wildness. Her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best Small Fictions. She is a contributing editor at the Wilds and Assistant Fiction Editor at Attitcus Review. Find out more about her at www.reneebibby.com.