James Brubaker is from Dayton, Ohio, originally, but now teaches and lives in Missouri. He is the author of one book of short stories, Liner Notes (Subito Press), a short volume of pilot episodes for fictional television shows, Pilot Season (Sunnyoutside Press), Black Magic Death Sphere: (Science) Fictions (forthcoming from Urban Farmhouse), and a number of short stories that have appeared online and in print. James is also the director of Southeast Missouri State University Press and the editor of Big Muddy. Before that, he was a founding and associate editor of The Collapsar (2013-2017), and served as music section editor of The Fiddleback for that journal’s entire run (2010-2013). In 2013 James received his Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in Fiction Writing, from Oklahoma State University.