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Tara L. Masih received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She is editor of two ForeWord Books of the Year, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays. Her debut story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows, was a finalist in the National Best Books Awards. She is Series Editor for the annual Best Small Fictions. Tara has published fiction, poetry, and essays in numerous anthologies and literary magazines (such as Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, Night Train, The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, and The Caribbean Writer), and her essays have been read on NPR. Several limited edition illustrated chapbooks featuring her flash fiction have been published by The Feral Press, along with poet’s farthing cards. Tara was the assistant editor for STORIES literary magazine, and a regular contributor to The Indian-American and Masala magazines. She now works as a freelance book editor. She is represented by Kerry D'Agostino at Curtis Brown Ltd.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Chestnut Hill, MA
Suzanne Matson is the author of three novels and two books of poetry. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she lives in the Boston area and teaches at Boston College, where she co-directs the Creative Writing Concentration and curates Poetry Days, a reading series.
Courtney McDermott earned her BA in English from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, Daily Palette, Found Press, Italy from a Backpack, A Little Village Magazine, The Lyon Review, Raving Dove, Sliver of Stone, and Third Wednesday. She also writes book reviews for NewPages.com and various magazines. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Lesotho, she now teaches near Boston.