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CarlaCarla Spataro is the MFA program director at Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia and the editorial director of Philadelphia Stories and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant winner for fiction and her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals including The Baltimore Review, XConnect, Mason’s Road, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Permafrost. Her work has also been anthologized in Another Breath, Forgotten Philadelphia, Extraordinary Gifts, and 50 Over 50. In 2013, she was awarded the Award for Distinguished Teaching at the Graduate Level by Rosemont College and several of her students have recently signed contracts with big five publishers.



davidDavid Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction—including, most recently, the novel Miss Portland. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Orison Fiction Prize, and the Patricia Bibby Award, among others, he teaches creative writing at Georgetown University. Find out more at