Liz Prato


Liz Prato’s short stories and essays have appeared in over two-dozen literary journals and magazines. She was the Guest Prose Editor for the Summer 2013 issue of VoiceCatcher, and edited the fiction anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River (Forest Avenue Press, 2014). Her short story collection, Baby's On Fire, was released by Press 53 in May 2015.

Her debut collection of shorts stories can be found at Powell's.


Scott Sparling

Scott Sparling is the author of Wire to Wire, a novel set in Northern Michigan in the late 1970s. It's a story of trains, glue, money, and love, with love being the most dangerous. His work has appeared in the fiction anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River (Forest Avenue Press, 2014). 



Christi Krug

Christi Krug is an author and writing coach who is best known for "...encouraging beginners and giving them a strong foundation, and also providing in-depth tutoring for those advancing in the skills of fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir." She is the creator of Wildfire Writing, and her book Burn Wild: A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough was published in 2013.



Yuvi Zalkow

Yuvi Zalkow's novel, A Brilliant Novel in the Workswas published in 2012. Yuvi's stories have been published in Glimmer Train, Narrative Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, Carve Magazine, and others. He is the creator of the "I'm a Failed Writer" online video series and has been rejected more than 600 times by reputable and disreputable journals.


Signe Kopps

Signe published a book of poetry, Crossing the Line, and a YA fantasy, Anthras's Moon, the first book in a trilogy about the adventures of Ysabel the Summoner. Her current book is an historical novel, Queen of Incense, the journey of Bilqis of Saba (the Queen of Sheba) to meet King Solomon in 950 BC.



The Night, and the Rain, and the River

The Night, and the Rain, and the River is "...a powerful collection of smart, funny, sad, exquisite stories about the losses that shape our lives." The collection was curated and edited by Pinewood Table alumna Liz Prato. Other Pinewood Table authors included are Steve Denniston, Christi Krug, Joanna Rose, and Scott Sparling. It was published by Forest Avenue Press in 2014, and  was funded in part by a 2014 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship.