Christine Sneed, author of the novel, Little Known Facts, and the short story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, and winner of the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award for 2013
Rick Kaempfer, Publisher (Eckhartz Press), Author (Severence, The Living Wills, Records Truly Is My Middle Name), Media Critic (Illinois Entertainer) Blogger (Just One Bad Century and Father Knows Nothing) and Former Radio Producer (Steve & Gary)
Mike O'Mary, founding dreamer of Dream of Things (publishes anthologies of creative nonfiction, memoirs and other books) and a writer of essays, fiction, drama and sketch comedy.
Emily Victorson, co-founder and publisher of Allium Press of Chicago. Prior to starting Allium Press, she worked as a librarian, historian and book designer for such organizations ad the Newberry Library, the Chicago History Museum, and History Works, Inc.