Chandra Brown is co-editor of Camas Magazine. She is a second-year Master's candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, where she writes and reads mostly about cold places and cold rivers. Though she still spends a fraction of each year in her beloved home state of Alaska, Chandra now finds herself at home on rivers en route to the sea, most of them a little south of the 60th parallel. Chandra works as a raft guide in Grand... Read More →
Megan Hollingsworth is a mother and writer. She is founder and creative director at ex·tinc·tion wit·ness, a collaborative art project informed by her Quaker upbringing and activist roots in forest advocacy, as well as her existential response to genocide and mass species extinction explored academically during graduate study at the University of Montana (MS Environmental Studies 2007). At ex·tinc·tion... Read More →
Allison Linville is originally from a small farm town in southern Idaho. She earned bachelors degrees from Boise State University in English Writing and Spanish. In 2015, she received her MFA from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. She currently works as a Writer/Editor for the University of Montana Mansfield Library and for the US Forest Service as an Aircraft Dispatcher for wildland fires.
Ben Nickol's stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Redivider, Boulevard, Fugue, CutBank and elsewhere, and he's the author of two books: Where the Wind Can Find It (Queen's Ferry Press, 2015) and Adherence (Outpost19, 2016). His work has been honored by the Arkansas Arts Council and Best American Sports Writing, among other organizations. He currently teaches at Helena College of the University... Read More →
Eli Redeker is an English Major at the University of Montana. When he isn’t writing poetry he is probably performing music, building decks, or wandering aimlessly through the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
His work has been featured in The Oval and Montana Public Radio’s “The Write Question Blog”.
Abraham Smith hails from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Ashagalomancy, his fourth poetry collection, is new news from Action Books. With Shelly Taylor, he co-edited Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015). Smith has been the recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He winters as Instructor of English at the University of Alabama; summers as farmhand at... Read More →
Lauren Smith is co-editor of Camas Magazine and a second-year graduate student in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. In addition to being a student and a writer, she is also a field biologist. This means she spends a great deal of time in remote areas studying birds and contemplating why she couldn’t have developed a passion for plants or rocks, which don’t require one to wake before dawn every morning and don’t... Read More →
Robert Stubblefield is the faculty advisor for The Oval, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Montana, where he also teaches fiction and composition. His stories and essays have appeared in Dreamers and Desperadoes: Contemporary Fiction of the American West, High Desert Journal, basalt, Open Spaces, Clackamas and Hayden’s Ferry Literary Review, among others.
Shelly Taylor is the author of two full-length collections: Lions, Remonstrance (Coconut Books Braddock Prize: 2014) and Black-Eyed Heifer (Tarpaulin Sky: 2010), as well as three chapbooks: Peaches the yes-girl (Portable Press at YoYo Labs: 2008), Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl: 2009), Dirt City Lions (Horse Less: 2012). Hick Poetics, an anthology of contemporary American rural poetry co-edited with Abraham Smith, is newly... Read More →
Lena Viall is a Missoula-based freelance writer. A graduate of the University of Montana’s Creative Writing department, she has been published in Oval, Bugle, Montana Naturalist, the Montana Journalism Review and on Montana Public Radio. Lena’s upbringing, on the Viall family farm north of Miles City, instilled in her a deep love for Montana’s rural way of life and the distinctive people that call this place... Read More →
Billy Wallace is the Editor-in-Chief of CutBank Literary Magazine and an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Montana. He grew up in Ohio and Virginia, but spent the last ten years mostly on the road, singing songs and making friends. And sometimes enemies. He writes stories about the folks he’s met and the adventures he’s had.