Susan Alexander is the winner of the 2016 Short Grain poetry prize and the 2015 Vancouver Writers’ Festival Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in SubTerrain, Arc, CV2, Grain, Room, The Antigonish Review, and PRISM international. She is a regular at Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane’s poetry retreats. For inspiration, Alexander writes from eclectic experiences — as a chambermaid, CBC Radio journalist, stay-at-home mother, waitress, lay preacher, and associate at a boutique investment firm, as well as from her family history and passions. She is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets
Rona Altrows’ fiction has been published in many Canadian literary magazines and journals including The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Zygote, and Other Voices. She is the recent winner of the Brenda Strathern Prize (The Calgary Foundation), and has received a Western Magazine Award nomination from The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, and a Journey Prize nomination from Prairie Fire. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.