Jade Mark Capiñanes is an AB English student and associate editor of the student publication at Mindanao State University in General Santos City. He was a fellow for essay at the 2016 Davao Writers Workshop.
Noel Pingoy is a graduate of Notre Dame of Marbel University and of Davao Medical School Foundation. He finished residency in internal medicine and fellowships in hematology and in medical oncology at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. He divides his time between General Santos City and Koronadal City.
Mariz Leona is a third year AB English student at Mindanao State University in General Santos City. She’s from Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat.
Estrella Taño Golingay of Surallah, South Cotabato, has a PhD in language education and is a retired professor of Notre Dame of Marbel University. In 1994, her poem “Si Nene at Ako sa Pagitan ng Gabi” won the first prize in the poetry contest of Home Life magazine.
Andrea D. Lim is a mass communication graduate at Silliman University. Home, for her, is very abstract. She was born in Pasig City, spent childhood years in Marikina and Bulacan, and moved to General Santos City in 2008. She is currently taking her master’s degree in literature at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.
Saquina Karla C. Guiam has been published in the Rising Phoenix Review, Scrittura Magazine, Suffragette City, Dulcet Quarterly, The Fem Lit Mag, Geometry Literary, and others. She graduated from Mindanao State University–General Santos City with a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently studying for her master’s degree in Ateneo de Davao University.
Jude Ortega has been a fellow for fiction at the 2016 UP National Writers Workshop and in five other writers workshops. His stories have appeared in Likhaan, Philippines Graphic, Expanded Horizons, and SanAg, among other venues. He grew up in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat.