Momchil Nikolov's novel The Spherical Fish was shortlisted in the 2012 Bulgarian Novel Contest of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester
Cab Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as part of the Vietnamese diaspora known as the "Boat People."
Palmi Ranchev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Although he has had various careers, from sports and business to journalism and television, writing has turned out to be his most durable passion.
Bistra Velichkova (BG) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2011, she received a joint MSc degree in European Studies from the University of Twente, Netherlands, and the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany.
Garth Greenwell is the author of Mitko, which won the 2010 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for both the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award and a Lambda Literary Award.
Nikolay Fenersky's works have appeared in a number of newspapers such as Monitor, Sega, Trud and Sedem, as well as the magazines Savremennik, FreeStyle, Sveta Gora, More and Lik.
Delaney Nolan's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Apt, Gargoyle, Grist, Hobart, Huffington Post, Post Road and elsewhere.
Nikolay Petkov was born in Veliko Tarnovo. From 1989 to 1995 he studied Bulgarian Language and Literature, Philosophy and Theology at the University of Veliko Tarnovo.
Philip Anastassiu was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from Sofia University, where he studied Hungarian Language and Literature.