Joanna Acevedo

Joanna Acevedo's books include Outtakes (WTAW Press, 2023), Unsaid Things (Flexible Press, 2021), and The Pathophysiology of Longing (Black Centipede Press, 2020).

Mindy Aloff

Mindy Aloff's latest book is Why Dance Matters (Yale University Press, 2023). Some of her nonfiction on a range of cultural topics is archived on and

Elizabeth Ayre

Elizabeth Ayre holds an MFA in fiction from NYU and is working on a novel about UFOs and the paranormal.

Linda Bamber

Linda Bamber is a professor of English at Tufts University and the author of the poetry collection Metropolitan Tang and the short fiction collection Taking What I Like.

Mary Jo Bang

Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems, including Elegy, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has translated Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio, and her translations of poems by Matthias Göritz, Colonies of Paradise, was published in October 2022.

Jennifer Baumgardner

Jennifer Baumgardner is the editor of LIBER. She is the publisher of Dottir Press and former executive director at The Feminist Press. She has authored or co-authored six books, including Abortion & Life (Akashic, 2008), Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics (FSG, 2007), and Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (FSG, 2000)

Jessica Baumgardner

Jessica Baumgardner is a writer who lives in Los Angeles.

Vera Blossom

Vera Blossom is a Chicago-based Filipina-American writing about hunger, lust, desperation, gender and sex in her newsletter, How to Fuck Like a Girl.

Cooper Lee Bombardier

Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and artist and the author of Pass with Care: Memoirs. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alexander Bondoc

Alexander Bondoc (they/them) is a Queens-based artist who explores abjection and phenomenology through intentionally non-functional nail sculptures.

Helen Boyd

Helen Boyd is the author of My Husband Betty and She’s Not the Man I Married, books chronicling crossdressing culture, relational gender, and her own marriage to a trans woman. You can find her at

Hanne Blank Boyd

Hanne Blank Boyd is the author and editor of numerous books, including Fat (Bloomsbury, 2020) and Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (Beacon Press, 2013). She lives in Atlanta.

Kian Braulik

Kian Braulik is a freelance writer and an editorial assistant at Boston Review.

Marion Brown

Marion Brown is the author of two chapbooks, Tasted and The Morning After Summer. Her poems have appeared in journals including Guesthouse, Kestrel, and The Night Heron Barks.

Emma Bushmann

Emma Bushmann holds an MFA in fiction from NYU.

Charis Caputo

Charis Caputo is senior editor of LIBER.

Anne Carson

Anne Carson is the author of more than twenty books of verse, prose, and translation, including Short Talks (Brick Books, 1992).

Adam Carston

Adam Carston is a Chicago-based writer, archivist, and documentarian who specializes in cinema, pop culture, and modern American history. He curates the social media account Windy City Ballyhoo.

Giovanna Centeno

Giovanna Centeno is a reviewer and editor. A recent graduate of Emerson College’s publishing MA, she divides her time between projects in the US and Portugal.

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook is a distinguished professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of a three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

S. C. Cornell

S. C. Cornell is a writer based in Mexico City.

LaToya Council

LaToya Council is an assistant professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Lehigh University. Her research interests are race, gender, and class; work and family; and health and wellness.

Meg Daly

Meg Daly is a freelance writer and arts advocate based in Bend, Oregon. Her writing has appeared in American Art Collector, The Oregonian, Planet Jackson Hole, Women’s Review of Books, and other publications.

Bridgett M. Davis

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of the memoir The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers. She recently wrote a screenplay for the book’s film adaptation, to be released by Searchlight Pictures.

Rachel DeWoskin

Rachel DeWoskin is the award-winning author of five novels, including Someday We Will Fly, Banshee, and Big Girl Small; the memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing; and the poetry collections Two Menus and the forthcoming absolute animal.

Sarah Dougher

Sarah Dougher is a writer, educator, and musician from Portland.

Grace Ebert

Grace Ebert is a writer and editor based in Chicago.

The Egocircus Collective

The Egocircus Collective began as a class in collaboration at NYU in 2020 and persists as a laboratory for artmaking, ideas, and friendship.

Naomi Elias

Naomi Elias is a freelance arts and culture writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared online and in print at a variety of publications including The Nation, The Cut, W Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail.

Rhoda Feng

Rhoda Feng is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, Jacobin, The White Review, 4Columns, BOMB, and elsewhere.

Annie Finch

Annie Finch is a poet, speaker, writer, teacher, performer, and witch. Her books include Spells: New and Selected Poems, Eve, A Poet’s Craft, the abortion epic Among the Goddesses, and Choice Words: Writers on Abortion.

Rob Franklin

Rob Franklin is a writer living in New York. A finalist for the 2023 NER Emerging Writers Award, his recent work has appeared in New England Review, Pace Journal, and the Pioneer Works Broadcast.

Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen is the author of several historical novels for young adults. She holds an MFA from NYU, where she was the Axinn Foundation writer-in-residence and the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop fellow.

Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker is the author of nineteen books of poems, most recently Calligraphies (Norton, 2023), as well as the translator of twenty-four books by French and Francophone poets, including Samira Negrouche and Claire Malroux.

Rachel Hadas

Rachel Hadas's most recent books are Pandemic Almanac (2022) and Love and Dread (2021). Ghost Guest is forthcoming later this year. She is Professor of English Emerita at Rutgers-Newark, where she taught for many years.

Kait Heacock

Kait Heacock is a publicist, fiction writer, and events manager for Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.

Heather Hewett

Heather Hewett is associate professor of gender studies at SUNY New Paltz and the co-editor of #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture.

Anastasia Higginbotham

Anastasia Higginbotham is a Brooklyn-based artist whose banned children’s book Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Dottir Press, 2018) invites white children to confront anti-blackness and dismantle white supremacy. Her other books address death, sex, abuse, and divorce.Anastasia Higginbotham is a Brooklyn-based artist whose banned children’s book Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Dottir Press, 2018) invites white children to confront anti-blackness and dismantle white supremacy. Her other books address death, sex, abuse, and divorce.

Jessica C. Holburn

Jessica C. Holburn has work in Art Agenda, Blue Arrangements, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, Caesura, Fence, Filthy Dreams, Overland and Stillpoint Magazine, among others. She is based in New York.

Naomi Huffman

Naomi Huffman lives in Brooklyn. She is the co-founder of Hagfish, an editorial studio and publisher of forgotten feminist literature and exciting new writers.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is a literary biographer and the former Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, California. Her book Riding Like the Wind: The Life of Sanora Babb will be published fall 2024 by the University of California Press.

Chelsea Johnson, PhD.

Chelsea Johnson, PhD, is a sociologist and user experience researcher. She is cofounder of CLC Collective, a public sociology organization behind the bestselling children’s book about the Black feminist concept of intersectionality, IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All.

Diane Josefowicz

Diane Josefowicz is the editor of reviews at Necessary Fiction and the author of Ready, Set, Oh (Flexible Press, 2022).

Devanshi Khetarpal

Devanshi Khetarpal is editor-in-chief of Inklette Magazine and a Truman Capote and Sonny Mehta fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is from Bhopal, India and holds an MA in Comparative Literature from NYU.

Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim is deputy director of Triple Canopy, a nonprofit arts publication, and the former marketing and sales manager at The Feminist Press. 

Young Kim

Young Kim is a writer who works in art, fashion, film, music, and literature while managing the estate of Malcolm McLaren, her late boyfriend and creative/business partner. Her first book, A Year On Earth With Mr. Hell, is distributed by Omnibus Press.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Kathryn Kirkpatrick is a poet and a professor of English at Appalachian State University. Her poetry focuses on the natural world and the ways humans interact with nature, and the ethical treatment of animals.

Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus is a writer and critic whose books include Summer of Hate, I Love Dick, After Kathy Acker, and Social Practices. She is a co-editor of the independent press Semiotexte.

Joy Ladin

Joy Ladin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, including the National Jewish Book Award-winning revised second edition of The Book of Anna (EOAGH, 2021). From 2003 to 2021, she held the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, where she was the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution.

Quinn Martin

Quinn Martin is a graduate of the creative writing program at NYU and is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency. Born on her front lawn, she now lives in Maine.

Kayla Martinez

Kayla Martinez is a Louisianan writer, screenwriter, and director who is passionate about sharing queer stories.

Noelle McManus

Noelle McManus is a writer-poet-linguist from Long Island, New York. Their writing has been published in Women’s Review of Books, Eclectica, and elsewhere.

Aline Mello

Aline Mello is a writer and editor from Brazil. She was an UndocuPoet fellow in the MFA program at Ohio State University. Her debut poetry collection is More Salt than Diamond (Andrews McMeel, 2022).

Honor Moore

Honor Moore is a poet and the author of numerous books, most recently Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury. She lives and works in New York, where she is on the graduate writing faculty at The New School.

Alicia Ostriker

Alicia Ostriker is the author of Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America. Her most recent books are Waiting for the Light and The Volcano and After, a selected and new collection. She was New York State Poet Laureate 2018–2021.

Ellen Papazian

Ellen Papazian is a writer whose nonfiction and fiction appear in Bitch, Ms., and several anthologies.

Cynthia Payne

Cynthia Payne's writing has appeared most recently in the Paris Review Daily, The Brooklyn Rail, Ploughshares, and The Women’s Review of Books. She lives in Brooklyn.

Molly Peacock

Molly Peacock's poetry collections include The Analyst: Poems and Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems from W.W. Norton and Company. Peacock has also authored two books about creativity in the lives of women artists: The Paper Garden and Flower Diary. She lives in Toronto.

Kholiswa Mendes Pepani

Kholiswa Mendes Pepani is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa, currently based in Portland, Maine. Her writing appears in Anti-Racism Daily, Amjambo Africa, and Hobart.

Tara Perkins

Tara Perkins is a writer and artist manager. She was the creator of the touring project Sex Workers’ Art Show.

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips is the author of The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem, on the convergence of writing, art, and maternal selfhood.

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is the poetry editor of LIBER and a columnist for The Nation. Her books include the memoir Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories, The Mind-Body Problem: Poems, and Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.

Claire Potter

Claire Potter is professor of history at The New School for Social Research and coexecutive editor of Public Seminar.

Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell is a Whiting Award recipient and the author of several books, including 100 Boyfriends, which won the 2022 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction. A renowned performance artist and zine-maker, he is also the frontman for the band the Younger Lovers.

Cleo Qian

Cleo Qian is a writer from California whose fiction and poetry have appeared in Pleiades, The Margins, Four Way Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of the short story collection LET’S GO LET’S GO LET’S GO (Tin House, 2023).

Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction including Bootstrapped and Squeezed, and two books of poetry, most recently Thoughts and Prayers. She is also the executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a media nonprofit that she created with Barbara Ehrenreich.

Noelle Richard

Noelle Richard (they/them) is a New Orleans-based artist and printmaker. Their grandmother, Ruth, and their dog, Jelly, are their biggest cheerleaders. To see more of Noelle’s work, follow them on Instagram @poofydustcloud or visit

Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney's books include the novel Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey (Penguin, 2020) and the poetry collection Where Are the Snows (Texas Review Press, 2022), winner of the X. J. Kennedy Prize. She is the founder and editor of Rose Metal Press.

Rebecca Saltzman

Rebecca Saltzman's writing appears in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from NYU and lives in New York City.

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer and AIDS historian. Her play, The Lady Hamlet, is the 2023 winner of the BroadwayWorld Boston Best Play award for its world premiere production at The Provincetown Theater.

Diane Seuss

Diane Seuss is a poet living and working in Michigan. Her book frank: sonnets won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2022.

Ali Sharpe

Ali Sharpe is a Philadelphia-based writer and previous Jan Gabriel Fellow at NYU.

Alix Kates Shulman

Alix Kates Shulman is a feminist activist and writer who has published fifteen books, including the now-classic novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (1972), and the anthology Women’s Liberation!: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution and Still Can (Library of America, 2021), co-edited with Honor Moore.

Linda Simon

Linda Simon’s cultural histories include Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-ray and The Greatest Shows on Earth. Her most recent book is Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper.

Mya Spalter

Mya Spalter is the author of Enchantments (The Dial Press, 2022) and the chapbook Crush Reactor (2019). She’s a member of the 25th anniversary tour of Sister Spit and a Brooklyn Poets Fellow.

Jillian Steinhauer

Jillian Steinhauer writes about the politics of art and comics for publications like the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic.

Catharine R. Stimpson

Catharine R. Stimpson is a feminist scholar, professor of English, and dean emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.

Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller is the cofounder of BUST magazine and served as its editor-in-chief from 1993-2023. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Women.

Laurie Stone

Laurie Stone’s most recent book, Streaming Now, Postcards from the Thing that is Happening, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, Laurie was theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large for NPR’s Fresh Air. She writes the Substack “Everything is Personal” at

Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of many books including Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility. Her collection, Against Memoir, was awarded the PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the Art of the Essay. She is a 2021 Guggenheim and Loghaven fellow.

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas has spent more than twenty-five years in the trenches of daily journalism. She now teaches journalism at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and serves as the inaugural Meadows School of the Arts diversity officer. She is also director of SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

Amber Flora Thomas

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Red Channel in the Rupture. She teaches creative writing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Oana Uiorean

Oana Uiorean is a Romanian writer. Her debut novel is Aporia.Dezbărații (frACTalia, 2019).

Bekah Waalkes

Bekah Waalkes is a PhD candidate in literature at Tufts University.

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark is professor of media and cultural studies at The New School. Her books include Love and Money, Sex and Death (Verso, 2023), Raving (Duke UP, 2023), and Philosophy for Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker (Duke UP, 2021).

Meg Whiteford

Meg Whiteford writes and edits work about art. She is the editor at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Mariam Williams

Mariam Williams is a writer, dancer, educator, and co-founder of the Black Womanhood (Re-) Affirmation Project. Her work has appeared in The Common, Salon, EBONY, National Catholic Reporter, Longreads, and elsewhere.

Bett Williams

Bett Williams is the author of The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey (Dottir Press, 2020), which has been optioned for television by Amblin Entertainment. Her other books are Girl Walking Backwards (St. Martin’s Press) and The Wrestling Party (Alyson Press). 

Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams is a clinical professor of liberal studies at NYU and author of  The Necessity of Young Adult Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2023). Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Rumpus, Inside Higher Ed, and elsewhere. 

Marisa Wright

Marisa Wright is a student at Harvard Law School.

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