Eric Eich is a student, writer, and filmmaker who recently found his way to the Bay Area after eighteen years of incubation in Georgia. His work can be seen in Squawk Back, Camel Saloon, and Keep This Bag Away from Children. Check him out at


Ratty St. John is a just-turned-legal naval-gazer hailing from SF Bay. She is a recipient of the 2012 Norman Mailer Prize for High School Fiction and most recently her short story “Fetish” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her publishing credentials include Sparkle + Blink, Metazen, and a five-time spree in Polyphony HS. She is currently a freshman at Stanford University, where she continues to haunt the SF Bay in pursuit of a concrete definition of hyphy.