NONFICTION AND POETRY: Vivian I. Bikulege holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. In 2019, she was awarded a poetry scholarship to Tinker Mountain Writers. Her 2018 essay, “Cuttings” won the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Petigru Review. Vivian writes Whatever for the Lowcountry Weekly published in Beaufort, South Carolina. She is included in the Press 53 anthology Milspeak, and was one of nine winners of the 2007 Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open. Her short stories will be published in the forthcoming collection, All That We See or Seem.
ASSISTANT EDITORS, NONFICTION AND POETRY:
Arthur Turfa, Yvette Murray, Carol-Ann Rudy
FICTION: Ferguson Williams is a fiction writer from Socastee, South Carolina. Her work has appeared in Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought, Literally Stories, and Five:2:One Magazine. She’s supposed to be working on her debut collection of short stories, but Twitter is too addictive. Find her there at @Ferg_Williams.
ASSISTANT FICTION EDITORS: Jay Sauls, Susan Zurenda, Doris Wright
ADVISING EDITOR: Jayne Bowers is a semi-retired educator. Her work has appeared in The Petigru Review, the Main Street Rag, the Ensign, Guideposts, and moonShine review. She’s the author of Musings of a Missionary Mom, Eve’s Sisters, Our Lighted Seasons (a family history), and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond. First place winner in the 2016 Carrie McCray Nonfiction Award, Jayne is also an editor and designer of the Camden Chapter’s two anthologies, Serving Up Memory and What I Wish I Could Tell You. She served as associate editor of Issue 12 of The Petigru Review.
ADVISING EDITOR: Sue Cryer is a former Newspaper Correspondent and contributor for the The State Newspaper (SC), The Newburyport Daily News (MA), The Chatham Courier (NY), and The Register Star (Hudson, NY). She currently resides in Chapin, South Carolina where she writes freelance, runs her home business —Sue’s Home Solutions— and serves as board member and blog writer for the South Carolina Writers Association.
SCWA Publications Director
Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, teacher and literacy specialist. She works as an instructional coach at a public Montessori school in Pawleys Island and as an adjunct English instructor. In 2018, she earned an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Five Points, Epiphany, Ruminate, Post Road, New Ohio Review and Crazyhorse. Her writing can also be seen online at Ploughshares, CRAFT, Fiction Writers Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by Epiphany and The Authors Guild and a 2020 Katherine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference. Her short story, appearing in the winter issue of Witness, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She grew up in the Atlanta area, and now lives on the South Carolina coast.