Diane Payne teaches creative writing at University of Arkansas-Monticello, where she is also the faculty advisor of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. She is the author of two novels: Burning Tulips and A New Kind of Music.
Paul Maitrejean is a writer living in rural southwest Wisconsin. His work has appeared in national sports magazines, literary publications, and online. He also captains Gilligan's Disciples, a scenario paintball team.
William Haas teaches writing at Western Oregon University. His work has appeared in River Teeth, Appalachian Heritage, and Main Street Rag, among others. On the web, his work can be found at Bull, The Tusculum Review, Underground Voices, and Babel Fruit. He eats, bikes, and breathes in Portland, Oregon.