Irene Doukas Behrman studies creative writing at Portland State University. She's a graduate of the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Certificate Program in Independent Publishing (Fiction/Nonfiction track). Her nonfiction piece “A Woman Named M" was awarded an honorable mention in the 84th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, and her short story "Permission" won 2nd place in Glimmer Train's November/December 2017 Very Short Fiction Contest. Irene's work can be found online at Gaze, M Review and Peach Mag.
Matthew Dinaro holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current projects include writing and performing poetry and music as The Short Wave Mystery and reviewing local musical acts at Rock and Roll Portland, OR. He's a founding member of the Portland-based band The Toads, as well as a former A&E writer for the Boston Metro. Matthew’s work has appeared in Beach Sloth, Electric Cereal, McSweeney’s and Potluck.