Loren Moreno is a journalist and writer from Honolulu, Hawaii currently living in New York City. He is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School. He is the author of the chapbooks Aaron & Keoni, winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest, and At This Late Hour, awarded runner-up in the 2010 Brickhouse Books Chapbook Contest. Loren’s newest chapbook Still the Waters is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. His flash and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and online magazines. He has 13 years of experience in publishing — as a reporter for The Honolulu Advertiser, contributing editor to HONOLULU Magazine, and an editor at Adventure Publishing Group.
He is the creator of Atomic Theory Micro Press in response to the lack of venues for emerging writers. Why chapbooks? Because it is always amazing to see how much can be accomplished on a small canvas. Loren is particularly interested in the Catholic imagination (Flannery O’Connor, anyone?). Shoutout to spiritually minded writers — send your work this way. Contact Loren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Cuffy is a proud Booklynite (raised mostly in Upstate New York) who enjoys yoga, ballet, and writing novel-length literary fiction. Her work can be found in Mason’s Road, and her chapbook, “Anatomy of the Body,” which was an editor’s choice and a finalist for the Black River Chapbook Competition, will be released in March 2018 through Black Lawrence Press.
Nicole holds a BA in Writing from Columbia University, and an MFA in Fiction from the New School. She does her best writing when she’s writing by hand, and she is a high-functioning book addict. When she isn’t reading, writing, or yogaing, she is most likely eating. She can be found muddling her way through Twitter and life in general here: @nicolethecuffy. You can contact Nicole at email@example.com.