Originally from Iowa and without siblings, Kate Folk once lived in NYC and has now lived in San Francisco for a decade, wow. She has completed a story collection and is currently at work on a novel about radicalized AI limbs and a technology that outsources unpleasant human interactions. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including One Story, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, Granta, and Conjunctions. She’s a MacDowell Colony fellow and a current Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has also received support for her writing from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She works as a college English instructor and co-edits fiction for Joyland West and Your Impossible Voice. In her spare time, she enjoys contemplating her shortcomings, checking notifications, and yearning.
- “Heart Seeks Brain“
- “The Void Wife“
- “A Scale Model of Gull Point“
- “The House’s Beating Heart
Ali Rachel Pearl
Ali Rachel Pearl is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Southern California. She is a writer, scholar, and teacher whose scholarship lives at the intersections of race, gender, and digital culture. Ali’s creative work is interested in themes of queerness, love, capitalism, family, re-writing history, and the deserts of the American Southwest. She splits her time between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert where she hikes with her dog and waits tables at the monthly community center pancake breakfast. Her work appears in or is forthcoming from Cosmonauts Avenue, Hyperrhiz, Hobart, Redivider, DIAGRAM, The New York Times, and elsewhere.