Emily Wortman-Wunder / Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge
Emily Wortman-Wunder’s book of short stories, Not a Thing to Comfort You (University of Iowa Press, 2019), won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her fiction and essays have won awards from Nimrod, The North American Review, The Atlantic, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Emily was also the winner of our 2018 innovative short fiction contest, judged by Maryse Meijer, and we’re overjoyed to celebrate her new book and have welcome her as a judge.
James R. Gapinski / Managing Editor
James R. Gapinski is the author of the novella Edge of the Known Bus Line (Etchings Press, 2018), named to Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Books of 2018 and a finalist for the Montaigne Medal. He is also the author of the flash collection Messiah Tortoise (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). His short fiction has appeared in The Collapsar, Hobart, Juked, Monkeybicycle, Paper Darts, Psychopomp, and other publications. James works as an instructional specialist at Chemeketa Community College and lives with his partner in Portland, Oregon.
Emily Collins / Fiction Editor
Emily Collins’s work has appeared in The South Carolina Review, The McNeese Review, The Chicago Review of Books, and others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and other anthologies. She’s based in Portland, ME but works with clients across the U.S.
Uma Rallabhandi / Fiction Editor
Uma Rallabhandi holds a doctorate in psychology. She is an avid reader, though most of her writing takes the form of lengthy assessments and patient reports.
Former Guest Editors & Contest Judges
Sarah Gerard / Contest Judge (Print, 2019)
Maryse Meijer / Contest Judge (Print, 2018)
Rebecca Schiff / Contest Judge (Online, 2017)
Stephen Graham Jones / Contest Judge (Print, 2017)
Matt Bell / Contest Judge (Book Projects, 2016)
Leesa Cross-Smith / Contest Judge (Online, 2016)
Lindsay Hunter / Contest Judge (Print, 2016)
Amelia Gray / Contest Judge (Print, 2015)
Manuel Gonzales / Contest Judge (Print, 2014)
Ashley Farmer / Contest Judge (Online, 2014)
Marc Schuster / Guest Editor (2013)
Benjamin Schachtman / Guest Editor (2013)
Ian Chung / Guest Editor (2012)
Tristan Beach / Guest Editor (2012)