Issue 206 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 206

Marlena Chertock
Marlena Chertock is the Poetry Editor for District Lit. Her first collection of poetry, “On that one-way trip to Mars,” is available from Bottlecap Press. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts. Find her at or @mchertock.

Joshua Michael Johnson
Joshua Michael Johnson earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, and currently teaches at the Chattanooga State Community College. His work appears in SNReview, theNewer York, The Writing Disorder, and Static Movement.

Patrick Chambers
Patrick is a PhD candidate in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation is focused on satire and religious skepticism in 20th century British and American lit. He is the co-founder of the literary journal Profane, and his creative work has appeared in The Adroit Journal.

Rudy Koshar
Rudy Koshar is a former Guggenheim Fellow and 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee whose short fiction and nonfiction appear in Riptide Journal, Corium, Black Heart Magazine, Stockholm Review of Literature, Guernica, and elsewhere. He teaches at University of Wisconsin-Madison and blogs at and Huffington Post.

Marsha Reed Nall
After taking her first writing class with Bret Lott, she went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the New School in New York. She was awarded a National Arts Club Literary Committee scholarship; was nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2012); received an honorary mention in the Palm Springs Writers Guild Short Story Contest (2013); and won second place in the Palm Springs Writers Guild Short Story Contest (2014). Her work has appeared in riverSedge, The Talon Magazine, Soundings East, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, and The East Hampton Star. She is a certified public accountant and works in the tax field.

James R. Kincaid
James has published several non-fiction and academic books, many short stories, and four novels, one of them co-authored with Percival Everett. He taught for years at Southern Cal and is now at Pitt.

Griff Foxley
Griff’s work is forthcoming in Burningword and Evening Street Review. Griff holds a bachelor of arts in English literature from Vassar College where he studied with Eamon Grennan, and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. He is a member of the Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective, and is currently attending the Jack Grapes’ Method Writing Workshop. A New York City native, he has been a Los Angeles resident for the past ten years, and works as a food business entrepreneur, social justice activist, and writer. He enjoys listening to music, bike riding through the city, and spending time with his wife and two toddlers.

Zane Anthony
Zane is from Annapolis, Maryland. He is a senior architecture student at Middlebury College. Zane’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Blueline Magazine, The Star Democrat, and Zenith, and is forthcoming in other journals, including the Cimarron Review. In his free time, Zane studies classical piano and three- and four-letter Scrabble words.

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