• Gladys Swan

    Gladys Swan

    Gladys Swan has published two novels, Carnival for the Gods (Vintage Contemporaries Series) and Ghost Dance: A Play of Voices, nominated by LSU Press for the Pen/Faulkner Award. She has published six collections of short fiction, the most recent being A Garden Amid Fires. Her short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as the Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Manoa, Ohio Review, and Prairie Schooner, where she was awarded the Lawrence Foundation Prize for Fiction. In 200l, she received the Tate Prize for Poetry from the Sewanee Review. She was awarded one of the first Open Fellowships from the Lilly Endowment for a study of Inuit art and mythology and has held residencies at Yaddo, the Fundacion Valpariso in Spain, and the Chateau de Lavigny in Switzerland, and the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency. She has received various fellowships for residencies in painting at the Vermont Studio Center, where she has also been a Guest Writer. Read more…

  • Susan Tekulve

    Susan Tekulve

    Susan Tekulve’s Savage Pilgrims, a collection of stories and poems, was published by Serving House Books and her short fiction collection, My Mother’s War Stories, by Winnow Press (Austin, Texas). Her nonfiction, stories and poems have appeared in Shenandoah, New Letters, Best New Writing 2007, The Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Beloit Fiction Journal, Crab Orchard Review, The Literary Review, Webdelsol, Black Warrior Review and The Kansas City Star. She has been awarded scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. An associate professor of English at Converse College in South Carolina, she is completing a novel. Read more…

  • Gordon Weaver

    Gordon Weaver

    Gordon Weaver is the author of four novels, ten story collections, and a collection of poetry and has published over a hundred stories in numerous major literary journals. His novels include The Eight Corners of the World (1988), Circling Byzantium (1980), Give Him a Stone (1975), and Count a Lonely Cadence (1968), filmed as Cadence starring Martin and Charlie Sheen in 1991. Weaver’s short fiction collections include The Entombed Man of Thule (1972), Such Waltzing Was Not Easy (1975), Getting Serious (1980), Morality Play (1985), A World Quite Round (1986), The Way We Know in Dreams (1995), Four Decades: New & Selected Stories (1997), Long Odds (2000), and Last Stands (2004). Founding Editor of the Mississippi Review, editor of Cimarron Review for many years, Weaver was General Editor of the Twayne Studies in Short Fiction, a series of over sixty book length critical studies in short fiction. He taught at, inter alia, the University of Southern Mississippi, Oklahoma State University for many years as a full professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Among other awards, Weaver received first place in the O. Henry Award, inclusion in the Best American Short Stories, two national Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, two Pushcart Prizes, and a 2002 James C. McCormick Fellowship in Fiction. Read more…

  • William Zander

    William Zander

    William Zander has published poetry in many periodicals (e.g., Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazy Horse, Defined Providence, Light, New Letters, New York Quarterly, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, South Dakota Review, Yankee, et al.) and one book of poems, Distances, from Solo Press (long out of print). He is a contributing editor of The Literary Review and has retired from teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. Read more…