Komal Patel Matthew - Jacob Appel - Christine Alcosiba - Caleb Ludwick
Jacob Appel—A writer with more than 200 publication credits, a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and scholar with multiple degrees in the fields of writing, philosophy, medicine and law, Jacob Appel is something of a modern day renaissance man. His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize U.K. He’s won the Tobias Wolff Award, the Walker Percy Prize, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, and others. Appel’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post and elsewhere, including law and medical journals. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he resides. The Biology of Luck marks his U.S. book publishing debut.
Christeene Alcosiba is a writer and librarian with the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Her poems are articles have been featured or are forthcoming in Rattle, New York Quarterly, Forklift, OH, B O D Y Literature, and English Journal, among others.
Her first chapbook, Little Earthquakes, was the winner of the 2010 New York Book Festival poetry prize. She is currently working on her first full-length book, Shotgun.
Caleb Ludwick—For the past decade, Caleb Ludwick has worked as a senior brand writer with design agencies around the country, serving clients in the US and Europe. His work has been honored by the New York Type Directors’ Club, ONE Show, with permanent inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Museum, and supported by the School of Southern Literature, Yale Writers’ Conference and the Lyndhurst Foundation. His debut collection of stories, The First Time She Fell was published in October 2013 by C&R Press.
Komal Patel Mathew is a Lecturer of English at Kennesaw State University. She received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in The New Republic , The Southern Review, The Atlanta Review , and The Comstock Review . She has also been working on a full-length poetry collection, which has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series Open Competition and a semifinalist for the Alice James Books’ Beatrice Hawley Award.