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Fiction Writer, Poet
A native of the Florida Gulf Coast, Jeff Newberry is is the author of Brackish (Aldrich Press 2012) and A Visible Sign (Finishing Line 2008). With Brent House, he is the editor of The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press). His work has appeared in a variety of print and online journals, including Anti-, The Florida Review, The Cortland Review, New South, Memorious, Hobble Creek Review, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, and Barn Owl Review, as well as in the online anthology Best of the Net 2008. His writing has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He's given talks and led panels at the Flannery O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers Conference, The Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Florida Literary Arts Coalition's Other Words Conference, and the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference. The recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, where he serves as faculty adviser for Pegasus, ABAC's literary magazine. He serves as president of the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers. He earned his PhD in English from the University of Georgia in 2010.
Lynn Pedersen is the author of The Nomenclature of Small Things (Carnegie Mellon University Press Poetry Series), Theories of Rain (Main Street Rag Editor's Choice Chapbook Series) and Tiktaalik, Adieu (Finishing Line Press New Women's Voices Chapbook Series). Her poems, essays and reviews have appeared in online and print literary journals including Cider Press Review, New England Review, Ecotone, Comstock Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Borderlands, Ellipisis, Southern Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Irreatum and The Chattahoochee Review. She is a Pushcart Prize and Georgia Author of the Year Award nominee. Pedersen is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program.