Shanna McNair is Founder and Director of The Writer’s Hotel and Founding Editor and Publisher of The New Guard literary review. Shanna writes prose, poetry and scripts and is an award-winning journalist. She recently served as a RISCA Fiction Fellow Competition Judge, and as an Interdisciplinary Study Adviser at Lesley University. She was selected for a writing residency at Studio Faire (2022) and Gullkistan (2023) this year and has been a writer-in-residence at Hewnoaks Artist Colony, at the Thomas Lynch Cottage and at the Stonecoast Ireland Residency. She is a graduate of the Dartmouth College Creative Writing MALS program, the Stonecoast MFA program and holds a Creative Writing Certificate from Oxford University, via Dartmouth. She has worked extensively in the visual and performing arts. Her work has appeared on KGB Bar Lit online, and in Maine Magazine, DIAGRAM, Village Soup, Naugatuck River Review, Stonecoast Lines and elsewhere. Her play, “Fat Sushi” was chosen as part of Belfast, Maine’s One-Act Festival; she directed and produced. She has worked extensively in the visual and performing arts. Click here to read her latest short story, “Funhouse”, appearing on KGB Bar Lit.