|Polly Bresnick has published fiction and nonfiction in Brooklyn Rail, Weave Magazine, Monkeybicycle, decomP magazinE, Boogie Woogie Flu, and Ampersand Review. She has served in an editorial capacity with Pushcart Press, Tin House, and McSweeney’s, and she has served as an agent with the Paul Bresnick Literary Agency. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence.
Also Teaches: Creative Writing 101
|Britt Gambino has published poetry in anderbo, decomP, The Battered Suitcase, SpringGun Press, and the blog at Visual AIDS, among others. She is also a contributing writer at The Sexy Feminist blog and previously served as the Associate Poetry Editor at The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review. She has taught at 826 NYC and the Brooklyn Brainery. She holds a BA from Drew University and an MFA in Poetry from The New School.
Also Teaches: In(Verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets
|Melissa Petro has published nonfiction in New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Salon, Daily Beast, Jezebel, xoJane, Frisky, The Fix, and Rumpus. She is the editor of two anthologies: Pros(e): Writings by Individuals with Experiences in the Sex Industries and Corner Stories: Writings by the Washington Heights CORNER Project Community. She holds a BA from Antioch, an MS in Education from Fordham, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the New School.
Also Teaches: Essay and Opinion
Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction
Personal Essay Writing
Unbound: Creative Writing
|Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn (Touchstone) and How Far is the Ocean From Here (Shaye Areheart/Crown). Her humor writing, fiction, poetry, and reviews have appeared inJane, Modern Painters, Elimae, Hobart Pulp, West Branch, 3rdBed, Salt Hill, Passages North, Lyric Poetry Review, GutCult, Mississippi Review, Surgery of Modern Warfare, Yankee Pot Roast, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, the anthologyHysteria, and the book Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the The Chosen People. She has taught at the University of Minnesota and was a writing mentor for SASE: The Write Place. She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.
|Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers' Workshop. He is the editor of Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University.
Also Teaches: Children's Book Writing