Don Antenen lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He is 23 years old, and his poetry appeared in the inaugural issue of Monolith Magazine.
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowciz is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Everything is Everything. She is also the the author of the nonfiction book, Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam. Most recently, she was named the 2010-2011 ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania to work on a book about medical oddities. More at www.aptowicz.com.
Mel Bosworth is the author of Freight (forthcoming 2011, Folded Word Press) and Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom (Brown Paper Publishing, 2010). Visit him at http://eddiesocko.blogspot.com/
Randall Brown teaches at and directs Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the award-winning collection Mad to Live (Flume Press, 2008), his essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field, and he will be appearing in the Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton, 2010).
Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in England. Her writing can be found in PANK‘s Queer Issue, >; kill author and Everyday Genius. She has recently completed a novel called Postcard, about Sappho, migrants and detention centers in Europe. She blogs regularly for PANK, and at http://elainecastillo.tumblr.com.
Kim Chinquee is the author of the collections Oh Baby and Pretty. She lives in Buffalo, New York.
Sheldon Lee Compton
Sheldon Lee Compton lives in Kentucky. His work has appeared in Bluestem Magazine, Emprise Review, and PANK. He also works to publish as a founding editor the journals A-Minor and Wrong Tree Review and recently joined the team at Metazen as a staff editor. More of his work can be found at Bent Country.
Tasha Cotter is a poet and novelist based in Chicago. Her work has recently been featured in or is forthcoming in Salt Hill, Contrary Magazine, and The Rumpus. To read more of her work, check out her website at www.tashacotter.com.
Christy Crutchfield’s work has appeared in Mississippi Review, PANK, Juked, and others. She is an Associate Editor for Keyhole Magazine and a recipient of the Daniel and Merrily Glosband Award for Poetry (awarded by Keith Waldrop).
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. His most recent collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge.
Michelle Elvy lives and writes on a sailboat in the South Pacific. Her recent fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in online journals such as Blue Print Review, Ramshackle Review, Six Sentences, Istanbul Literary Review, Metazen and Words with JAM. She is the founder and editor of the flash fiction site, 52|250. You can also find her at Glow Worm and Momo.
Ricky Garni is a graphic designer and father of two, living in Carrboro, NC. His work has been published most recently in Evergreen Review, Everyday Genius, Zouch and Dinosaur Bees. His books are available for purchase at www.tinyurl.com/rickygarni, he blogs at www.tortillaexmachina.com, and he eats at the Saxapahaw General Store, always.
Roxane Gay’s writing appears or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Cream City Review, Annalemma, McSweeney’s (online), and others. She is the co-editor of PANK, an assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, and can be found at http://www.roxanegay.com. Her first collection, Ayiti, will be released in 2011.
Susan Gibb is from Connecticut. She has been or will be published in Blue Print Review, elimae, Bewildering Stories, and elsewhere. Her story “Wanderer” won the 8th Glass Woman Prize in 2010.
Howie Good is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 24 print and digital poetry chapbooks.
Stephen Hastings-King lives by a salt marsh in Essex, Massachusetts. His short fictions have appeared in Sleepingfish, Black Warrior Review, Metazen and elsewhere.
Kyle Hemmings lives in New Jersey. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), Avenue C (Scars Publications), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press).
Julie Innis lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, BLIP, Prick of the Spindle, and Pindeldyboz, among others.
Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, and two upcoming books: The Burning House (2011) and Unbuilt Projects (2012). His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Five Points, StoryQuarterly, Gulf Coast, Seattle Review, Black Warrior Review, and has been widely anthologized. He teaches at NYU and lives in New York City. See his blog, Mystery Beast, at http://paullisicky.blogspot.com.
Taylor Mali’s second book of poems, The Last Time As We Are, was published by Write Bloody in September 2009. He was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. His work has appeared in anthologies and other publications including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The Idiot’s Guide to Slam Poetry, Spoken Word Revolution, The Tampa Review, The Underwood Review, Taj Mahal Review, Cadillac Cicatrix, Spindle, The Whatever Literary Journal, and Paddlefish.
Mike Meginnis has stories, poetry, essays, and criticism published or forthcoming in Hobart, The Lifted Brow, elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, Abjective, >; Kill Author, Dark Sky Magazine, The Contemporary Review of Fiction, and others. He currently serves as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol, and co-edits Uncanny Valley (uncannyvalleymag.com).
Brian Mihok’s work has appeared in Hobart, Johnny America, notnostrums and elsewhere. He helps edit Keyhole and Tarpaulin Sky and is editor and co-founder of matchbook, a journal of indeterminate prose.
Rebecca K. O’Connor
Rebecca K. O’Connor is the author of the award-winning memoir, Lift, published by Red Hen Press in 2009. She has published essays and short stories in South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Los Angeles Times Magazine, West, divide, The Coachella Review, Phantom Seed and Prime Number Magazine. Her novel, Falcon’s Return, was a Holt Medallion Finalist for best first novel and she has published numerous reference books on the natural world. More at www.rebeccakoconnor.com.
Brian Oliu (http://www.brianoliu.com) is originally from New Jersey and lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His work is published/forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Hobart, New Ohio Review, Sonora Review, Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. This is an automated message.
Gary Percesepe is Associate Editor of BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review) and serves on the Board of Advisors for Fictionaut. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, Mississippi Review, Antioch Review, New Ohio Review, PANK, elimae, Word Riot, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. His first novel, What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock and Dori G, written with co-author Susan Tepper, has been entered for a Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Shelagh Power-Chopra’s work appears or is forthcoming in Electric Lit’s Outlet Blog, Gargoyle, The Significant Objects Project, and elsewhere. She also dabbles in photography and runs the online vintage shop, gootdings, which pairs narration with objects.
Hal Sirowitz is the author of 4 books of poetry, commencing with Mother Said (Crown), and ending with Father Said (Soft skull press).
Amber Sparks’s fiction and poetry has been featured in various places, including the New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Wigleaf, Annalemma, Lamination Colony, PANK, and Lumberyard Magazine. She is the fiction editor at Emprise Review, and a contributor at literary blogs Vouched and Big Other. She lives in Washington, DC, with her cats and her husband, but her brain pieces are usually floating around the internets and pooling here.
Marcus Speh lives in Berlin, Germany. His very short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in elimae, Mad Hatters Review, metazen, and elsewhere. He curates the One Thousand Shipwrecked Penguins project and serves as maitre d’ of the Kaffe in Katmandu.
Chris Tarry is a Canadian musician and fiction writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The G.W. Review, PANK, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. He makes his living playing bass in New York City, where he’s also hard at work on his first novel, The Wedding King of Vermont. He’s a three-time Juno Award winner and has been nominated for the award nine times. More at http://www.christarry.com.
Susan Tepper is the author of the soon-to-be-released novel What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock & Dori G (with Gary Percesepe). Other books include the collection Deer & Other Stories (Wilderness House Press, 2009) and the poetry chapbook Blue Edge, 2006. She has received a Pushcart Nomination this year from Gargoyle for her story Glue.
Alana Noël Voth
Alana Noël Voth transmits from a haunted cottage in Republican country. Her fiction has appeared in Literary Mama, Eclectica Magazine, The Big Stupid Review, Best of Best Gay Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, and Best American Erotica, etc. She also writes a weekly column for PANK Magazine.
Gregory Wolos’s short fiction has appeared this fall in elimae, Tertulia Magazine, and Foliate Oak Literary Journal. His stories are forthcoming in Blood Orange and Underground Voices. Recently, his short story “Interstate Nocturne” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and a collection was recognized as a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.
xTx has been published online in places such as PANK, Monkeybicycle, Smokelong Quarterly, elimae and Wigleaf. She says nothing at www.notimetosayit.com.
Bill Yarrow is the author of Wrench (erbacce-press, 2009) and Wound Jewelry (new aesthetic, 2010). His poems have recently appeared in BLIP, PANK, Poetry International, DIAGRAM, Ramshackle Review, LITSNACK, and Blue Fifth Review. He lives in Illinois.
Mike Young lives in Northampton, MA. He is the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, a poetry collection, and Look! Look! Feathers, a story collection. He co-edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. Find him online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com.