Sarah Gerard / Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge
Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial), a New York Times critics’ choice, the novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and the forthcoming novel, True Love (Harper Books, Winter 2020). Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, Vice, and anthologies. Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth Review. Recycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018. She has been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. Sarah is the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.
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.
Uma Rallabhandi / Senior 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
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)