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Lisa Bowden

Lisa Bowden, Publisher and Co-Founder of Kore Press, is the editor of Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies, co-editor of Powder: Writing by Women in Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq, and co-adapter and director of Coming in Hot (a play based on Powder). She has developed Kore’s long list of authors and award winning programming as a literary activist, artist, and feminist culture worker. She is

Katherine Standefer

Katherine E. Standefer writes about the body, consent, and medical technology from Tucson, Arizona. Winner of the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction, her essay “In Praise of Contempt” appears in Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen and Robert Atwan. Her other work has been published in or is forthcoming from Fourth Genre, The Iowa Review, The Colorado

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was the judge of Kore Press’ 2016 Short Fiction Award, and chose Leticia Del Toro’s “Café Colima” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker,

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay was the judge of Kore Press’ 2015 Short Fiction Award, and chose Tayler Heuston’s “Hostages” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find Heuston’s book here. Roxane Gay’s writing appears  in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction,

Kate Bernheimer

Kate Bernheimer was the judge of Kore Press’ 2013 Short Fiction Award, and chose Myha T. Do’s “To Boil Water” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find Do’s book here. Kate Bernheimer has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale.” She is the author of a novel trilogy and the story collections Horse,