New for the March episodes: we are offering our contributors the chance to add a photo to their bio. Thanks to Nels Hanson for being the first, and please let us know what you think of the change!

In addition to being a contributor on this week’s episode, Nels Hanson was a winner of January’s Contributor Appreciation Month promotion, so look for a bonus episode all about Nels coming very soon.

Nels Hanson grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California and has worked as a farmer, teacher and contract writer/editor. His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and Pushcart nominations in 2010, 12, and 2014. Poems appeared in Word Riot, Oklahoma Review, Pacific Review and other magazines and received a 2014 Pushcart nomination, Sharkpack Review’s 2014 Prospero Prize, and 2015 and 2016 Best of the Net nominations.

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