Melissa Swantkowski is the Fiction Editor for Bodega Magazine. Her work has appeared online or in print for Joyland, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, American Short Fiction, the Mississippi Review, MonkeyBicycle, and elsewhere. Recent accomplishments include accidentally feeding a penny to her dog which necessitated nearly 250,000 times as many pennies to get it back and learning to work from home.

Bryant Musgrove’s short stories have appeared in the Washington Square Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Storychord. A personal essay of his was included in the collection, My Apocalypse. Last year, the Million Writers Award selected “Everyone You Know Is Gone,” as one of the Notable Stories of 2011. He grew up in Southern California and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Recent accomplishments include becoming gloriously unemployed.