Jan Fortune is commissioning editor at Cinnamon Press and has wide experience of assisting authors with their manuscripts and editing across a range of genres. She is the author of several non-fiction titles as well as three novels (A Good Life; Dear Ceridwen and The Standing Ground) and two poetry collections (the most recent a novelised sequence of prose poetry drawing in life writing – Stale Bread & Miracles). She has taught creative writing for the Writers House collective, the Open College of the Arts and the Arvon Foundation and has acted as mentor to several writers developing their work in fiction and poetry. Jan originally studied theology at Cambridge University and has a PhD in feminist theology and an MA in Creative Writing.
Dr Jane Monson works as a freelance writer and teacher. She teaches Creative Writing courses in Cambridge, where she is based, and in Harlow and London. She is also a researcher and writer of web-based biographies of Civil Engineers for Engineering Timelines. Jane was short-listed for an Eric Gregory award and commended by Poetry London and the New Writing Partnership. She has reviewed poetry collections for Magma, and the British Journal of Canadian Studies. Her poetry is widely anthologised and published in the following magazines: Aesthetica, Magma, The Liberal, Poetry London, and online at Double Room. Her debut collection of prose poems, Speaking Without Tongues is forthcoming (Cinnamon Press, 2010).
Kate North has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Cardiff University. She has previously taught at Cardiff University, York St John University and The University of York. She is currently lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Gloucestershire. Her poetry is widely anthologised and can be read in Pterodactyl's Wing published by Parthian (2003). Her debut novel, Eva Shell, was published by Cinnamon Press (2008). She was poetry editor for Aesthetica International Arts magazine throughout 2006/7 and is currently on the editorial board of Iota poetry journal. She writes reviews, articles and interviews for a variety of magazines and journals.