Suzanne O’Connell is a poet and clinical social worker living in Los Angeles. Her recently published work can be found in Poet Lore, American Chordata, Alembic, Forge, Juked, Existere, Crack The Spine, and Pennsylvania English. O’Connell was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her first poetry collection, “A Prayer For Torn Stockings,” was published by Garden Oak Press in 2016.
Wendy Rainey's poem, "Girlie Show" (published by Chiron Review) received a Special Mention for work published by small presses in the 2016 Pushcart PrizeXL Best of the Small Presses. She is the author of Hollywood Church: ShortStories and Poems (Vainglory Press, 2015). A selection of her short stories is featured in Hiram Sims' textbook, These Pages Speak (World Stage Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Rusty Truck, Silver Birch Press, Chiron Review, and Dryland Literary Journal among other places. She is the founding poetry editor of Cultural Weekly and a contributing poetry editor in Chiron Review.