About the Authors

Off the Pier (Cover Photo): Hernando Caicedo is an actor, traveler, life searcher, and avid photographer. He is a frequent contributor to Five on the Fifth.

Aimee: Arya F. Jenkins is a Colombian-American poet and writer whose fiction has been published in journals and zines such as Across the Margins, Anti-Heroin Chic, Black Scat Review, Brilliant Corners, Cleaver Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Front Porch Review, KYSO Flash, The Matador Review, Metafore Literary Magazine, Mojave Literary Review, Unlikely Stories, Vol. 1 Sunday Stories Series, and Provincetown Arts Magazine. Her fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2017 and garnered three nominations in 2018. Her recent flash piece is forthcoming in Flash Fiction Magazine. Her poetry chapbooks are: JEWEL FIRE (AllBook Books, 2011) and SILENCE HAS A NAME (Finishing Line Press, 2016). Her short story collection BLUE SONGS IN AN OPEN KEY (Fomite, 2018) can be found here: www.aryafjenkins.com.

Losers: Franny Zhang's writing has previously been published or is forthcoming in Mount Hope Magazine, Solstice Literary Magazine, and The West 21st Review. In addition, she's currently the managing editor at Solstice Literary Magazine and writing a libretto for a chamber opera that will premiere in late 2019. She's attended residencies at Art Farm and Mise-En Place and has a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College and an MFA from Columbia University.

Broken Luggage: Marco Etheridge's short fiction has been published in the online journal Literally Stories, amongst others. He's the author of two independently published novels, The Best Dark Rain and Blood Rust Chains. You can find him on his author website: https://www.marcoetheridgefiction.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SerialZtheNovel. He currently resides in Vienna, Austria.

Amy Sacks: Robin Zlotnick is a writer and editor and fledgling potter living in Los Angeles. She has been published in McSweeney's, The Belladonna, Corvus Review, and elsewhere. You can check out her work at: robinzlotnick.com.

The Purple Jacket: Since retiring as an attorney for public schools, Nancy Bourne has been writing stories, making pottery in her home studio, and teaching writing to prisoners and incarcerated minors. In addition to Five on the Fifth, her stories have appeared in Upstreet, Carolina Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Blue Lake and numerous other publications. Several of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. For a full list of her publications, please see: nancybourne.us.