Danielle Birnell earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in May 2019. Her service with the US Army in Kuwait and Afghanistan blends with her love of the supernatural to inform much of her writing. Birnell is currently a college professor and high school teacher living in the small town of Hartley, TX.
Forthcoming: The Blood of the Blackbird
Karina Flores received her Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She currently resides in Houston, Texas with her lovable pup, Alfred. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Flores' deems her Latinx voice will offer an important and diverse perspective. Her poem "Anxiety" was published in The University of Oklahoma’s Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. And most recently, her poem "La Magia Divina de Natalia: Un Homenaje a Natalia Lafourcade" was published in The Mixtape Literary Journal: Tumbao! Louder Than Borders Vol. 1 2021.
Forthcoming: Juntas: Toget(her)
Jasmin Garcia is a poet based in the Rio Grande Valley. Garcia earned her Associates in EC-6 General Education from South Texas College in 2019 and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Bilingual Education. Garcia has been published in La Bloga, Boundless: the Anthology of the Valley International Poetry Festival, and I Sing: The Body Anthology. Garcia wishes to inspire others in building a healthy relationship with literature and view reading as a source of comfort and closure.
Forthcoming: Paper Crane
Jonathan Solis has been writing stories since he was in high school. Solis lives in Rio Grande City, Texas, and began to pursue writing out of a love for storytelling and exploring the different aspects of the human psyche. Solis holds two degrees; a Bachelors in English (2014) and a Master in Creative Writing (2018) from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Solis writes about different psychological disorders and uses a variety of narrative styles. Solis hopes for readers to see themselves in the characters he writes, to see both the good and bad in each, and derive a special connection between their own lives and the fictional ones he has created.
Forthcoming: Camp Supernatural: Mind Over Matter