2012

Jules Archer

Jules Archer has appeared recently or is forthcoming from Metazen, Monkeybicycle, >kill author, PANK, Northville Review and elsewhere.

Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar is almost always in-between two places. Currently, her heart is in Cambridge with her sisters while her body is in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where she just graduated from Brown University and is on a Fulbright grant, working on writing and research. She is an amateur photographer, spoken word poet, painter, actress, and writer. . She was a part of Brown’s WORD!, and the 2011 CUPSI team which won the “Pushing the Art Forward” award.

Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin’s writing has appeared in Fiction, American Short Fiction, The Fiddlehead, the South Dakota Review, Washington Square, and Specter.

Emma Aylor

Emma Aylor is an English honors student at the College of William & Mary. She is the 2012 recipient of both the Goronwy Owen and Academy of American Poets prizes at W&M, a 2012-2013 Dintersmith Honors Fellow and the 2012-2013 Shrieves Fellow, editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Bullet Quarterly, and writing editor and staff writer for the online art magazine The Juvenilia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Birdfeast, Vinyl,and Handsome, among others.

Shannon Barber

Shannon Barber’s writing has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, The Flash Fiction Offensive, The Legendary, and elsewhere.

Beth Bates

Beth Bates is an MFA candidate (Butler University), a story editor for Curly Red Stories, and the Prose Editor of Booth: A Journal.

Lauren Becker

Lauren Becker is editor of Corium Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Wigleaf, Pedestal, elimae and elsewhere. Her collection of short fiction is included in the anthology, Shut Up/Look Pretty (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012).

Ali Berman

Ali Berman’s work has appeared in Unsaid and Elimae, and is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol. She is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence MFA program in fiction.

Brennan Bestwick

Brennan Bestwick reads and writes beside a dirty lake in Kansas. Some of his work has appeared in kill author, The Legendary, and nibble. Brennan’s hair lives somewhere between hurricane tossed bearskin rug and tumbleweed. He is an above average hugger, ghost skin model, and excellent bad dancer.

Molly Bond

Molly Bond attends the San Francisco School of the Arts. Her work was selected by San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major for the de Young Museum’s Poets in the Galleries Showcase and has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Kids Put their Best Rhymes Forward” for National Poetry Month, Metazen, Dogzplot, and Newport Review. Some of Molly’s other poems and stories are viewable on Fictionaut.

Mel Bosworth

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/

Kimberly Bunker

Kimberly Bunker is a writer and musician living in Ithaca, NY. Her fiction has been or will soon be seen in PANK, the Bicycle Review, Storychord and Pure Francis. Like everyone else she knows, she is currently working on a novel.

Matthew Burnside

Matthew Burnside’s work has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in PANK, Juked, Ginosko, Contrary, decomP, and Danse Macabre, among others. He is the managing editor of Mixed Fruit, an online literary magazine.

Alan Stewart Carl

Alan Stewart Carl is a writer of fiction and such. His work has shown up in PANK, Mud Luscious, Mid-American Review and other journals. Most of the time, he’s trying to figure out how to be a father, a writer and a useful member of society. Sometimes he talks about this at AlanStewartCarl.com.

Sarah Carson 

Sarah Carson is currently an editor at Chicago-based Rhino. Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Barrow Street, Cutbank, Cream City Review, Diagram, Guernica, and Wigleaf, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, Before Onstar (Etched Press, 2010) and Twenty-Two (Finishing Line Press, 2011).

Kevin Catalano

Kevin Catalano is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Word Made Flesh (firthFORTH Books, August 2012). His stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in PANK, Pear Noir!, Metazen, Emprise Review, Atticus Review, Fiddleblack, Gargoyle Magazine, and others. He has an MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark, where he also teaches literature and composition. He lives with his wife and daughter in New Jersey. Visit kevincatalano.com.

Stephanie Cawley

Stephanie Cawley’s writing has appeared in The Alleghany Review.

Jimmy Chen

Jimmy Chen is a contributor at Thought Catalog and HTMLGIANT, among other places. He lives in San Francisco.

Christopher Citro

Christopher Citro’s poetry appears or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, Southeast Review, Poetry East, Fourteen Hills, The Minnesota Review, Cincinnati Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Superstition Review, Pank, Forklift Ohio, Architrave Press, Toad, and elsewhere. His poetry has been featured twice on Verse Daily, and he is a past winner of a Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for poetry. He is currently completing an MFA in poetry at Indiana University. Find him at christophercitro.com.

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is the book review editor at The Southeast Review. His work has appeared in Denver Syntax, Staccato, Opium, and SmokeLong Quarterly. Stories are forthcoming in Night Train, Prick of the Spindle, and Fugue.

Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Justin Lawrence Daughertyhas creative nonfiction forthcoming in the Spring 2012 issue of The Normal School.

Mark DeCarteret

Mark DeCarteret’s work has appeared in Agni, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conduit, Dark Sky, Gargoyle and elsewhere.

Sierra DeMulder

Sierra DeMulder is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and the author of The Bones Below published in 2010 by Write Bloody Publishing.

Josh Denslow

Josh Denslow’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Clock, A cappella Zoo, Storyglossia, and Twelve Stories. His short story collection Frequently Mistaken and his novel Touch are both looking for homes. They make a dashing pair.

Stevie Edwards

Stevie Edwards currently resides in Ithaca, NY, where she is working toward completing an MFA in creative writing at Cornell University. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Good Grief, was published by Write Bloody Publishing in April 2012. She is the editor-in-chief of Muzzle Magazine, editor of 4th & Verse Books, assistant editor of Epoch, and a proud alumna of Chicago’s Real Talk Avenue. Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Rattle, Thieves Jargon, Union Station, Night Train, PANK, Word Riot, and decomP.

Tessa Fontaine

Tessa Fontaine has work in, or forthcoming from, Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, Brevity, PANK, Hot Metal Bridge, and more. She is in Alabama’s MFA program and is the nonfiction editor at Black Warrior Review.

Heather Foster

Heather Foster lives on a farm in west Tennessee. She’s an MFA candidate in poetry at Murray State University. Her poems and stories are featured or forthcoming in PANK, Monkeybicycle, Anderbo, Lumberyard, Weave Magazine, Cutthroat, Metazen, and Superstition Review, among others.

Bryan Furuness

Bryan Furuness’s fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere, including New Stories from the Midwest and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His first novel, The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson, will be out in November.

Clifford Garstang

Clifford Garstang’s short stories have been published in numerous magazines, including Bellevue Literary Review, Blackbird, Tamp Review, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. His collection of linked short stories, IN AN UNCHARTED COUNTRY, was published by Press 53 in 2009. He is the editor of Prime Number Magazine.

Katherine Gehan

Katherine Gehan’s writing has been published in Menu 971 and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She’s a Senior Editor at Our Stories literary magazine and holds an MFA from Emerson College.

Tracy Gonzalez

Tracy Gonzalez is trying new things. Visit her here.

Jamie Grefe

Jamie Grefe lives in Beijing, China, despite the air. His work appears in Mud Luscious Online Quarterly, New Dead Families, Counterexample Poetics, Untoward Magazine and elsewhere. He continues to grow grey hair and panda eyes, regardless. Here is the room: http://shreddedmaps.tumblr.com

Katy Gunn

Katy Gunn is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama with writing forthcoming from Crazyhorse, Birkensnake, Puerto del Sol, and trnsfr.

Alex Haber

Alex Haber’s work has recently been featured in Elimae and Quick Fiction, amongst others.

Richard Hackler

Richard Hackler’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Fifth Wednesday, and Passages North.

Justyn Harkin

Justyn Harkin most recent stories have appeared Hobart (web), Bound Off, and Annalemma. He is associate editor of Fiction at Work, and occasionally updates justynharkin.com.

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard’s writing has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Southeast Review, Smokelong Quarterly and elsewhere. She’s a fiction editor at Passages North.

Samuel Jacobs

Samuel Jacobs curates the Safety Pin Review (www.safetypinreview.com), a new, wearable medium for work under 30 words. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like PANK, decomP, and Monkeybicycle. He rants and raves at simonajacobs.blogspot.com.

Alisha Karabinus

Alisha Karabinus is co-founder and Executive Editor of Revolution House magazine and an MFA candidate in Fiction at Purdue University, where she is the incoming Managing Editor of Sycamore Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as the Raleigh Review, PANK, and Per Contra. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with her husband and young son.

Sam Katz

Sam Katz’s fiction has appeared in The Good Men Project, Monkeybicycle, and REAL. He earned an MFA from The New School and now serves as a reader for One Story.

Alyse Knorr

Alyse Knorr received her MFA from George Mason University, where she served as poetry editor of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, Sentence, Puerto Del Sol, Salamander, Cold Mountain Review, The Minnesota Review, and others. In the summer of 2012, she will complete a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and read in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series.

Abby Koski

Abby Koski is a student at Michigan Technological University where she studies Marketing and Communication. She is assistant editor of [PANK] Magazine and was a summer 2011 intern at Melville House Publishing.

Anna Kovatcheva

Anna Kovatcheva has an upcoming publication in The Kenyon Review, as a runner-up for their 2011 Short Fiction Contest.

Leanne Kutzer-Gregg

Leanne Kutzer-Gregg holds a creative writing degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the Fiction Editor at Literary Orphans magazine and a copywriter at Groupon. She lives in Chicago.

Caitlin Manson

Caitlin Manson is a sophomore at St. Lawrence University, with an interest in creative writing.

Annam Manthiram

Annam Manthiram’s work has been published in Poets & Writers Magazine, Cream City Review, Pank, Smokelong Quarterly, the Grey Sparrow Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, Monkeybicycle and others.

Erin Lyndal Martin

Erin Lyndal Martin’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Bat City Review, and Offending Adam.

Manjula Martin

Manjula Martin’s work appears or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Two Serious Ladies, Post Road, and Fugue. She has been an editorial assistant at Zoetrope: All-Story and a blogger at The Record Daily. Make bird sounds to @manjulamartin.

Amanda Jane McConnon

Amanda Jane McConnon is finishing her Bachelor’s in literature at Stockton College in New Jersey and will begin her MFA in creative writing at New York University this fall.

Victoria Lynne McCoy

Victoria Lynne McCoy holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, Union Station Magazine, and MUDFISH 17, among others. A member of the louderARTS Project and the 2011-2012 Frost Place Work Fellow, Victoria lives in Brooklyn and works for Four Way Books.

Ross McMeekin

Ross McMeekin’s fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Storyglossia, Connotation Press, Monkeybicycle, Johnny America, and Fractured West. He is the assistant fiction editor at Hunger Mountain and an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in his hometown, Seattle.

Shivani Mehta

Shivani Mehta’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the Prose Poem Project, Mudfish, and Fjord’s Review.  One of her poems was third place winner in Narrative Magazine’s annual poetry contest in 2011.

Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski’s first collection of fiction, Close Encounters, is available from So New (2007), her second is forthcoming from Dzanc (2013), and her novella May-September (2010) was published by Press 53 as part of the Press 53 Open Awards. Her chapbook Cross Sections (2008) is available from Publishing Genius. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, and is co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings in Baltimore.

Adam Moorad

Adam Moorad’s writing has widely appeared in print and online. He is the author of Prayerbook (wft pwm), I Went To The Desert (Thunderclap Press), Oikos (nonpress, 2010), and Book of Revelations (Artistically Declined Press). He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him here.

Colleen Morrissey

Colleen Morrissey’s writing has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Parcel, and Blue Island Review.

Danica Obradovic

Danica Obradovic has been doing some thinking about onion cells. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Dinosaur Bees and Ozone Park.

Salvatore Pane

Salvatore Pane’s novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, is forthcoming from Braddock Avenue Books. His chapbook #KanyeWestSavedFromDrowning will be published by NAP Magazine. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart, and his fiction has appeared in PANK, Hobart, Annalemma and elsewhere. This fall, he’ll start as an Assistant Professor in English Creative Writing at the University of Indianapolis. He can be reached at www.salvatore-pane.com.

Sebastian H. Paramo

Sebastian H. Paramo is a native Texan and Editor at The Boiler Journal. He received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. His work has appeared in The Houston Literary Review and Yes, Poetry. He writes and teaches in New York.

Armine Pilikian

Armine Pilikian is currently a junior at Stanford University pursuing an English degree, where she recently completed a Levinthal Tutorial in poetry. She has been published in North Central Review, First Stop Fiction, and Solomon Dutch, among others.

Laurence Pritchard

Laurence Pritchardcurrently lives in Paris where he teaches English and translates. His work has been published in PANK and Nanofiction.

Alex Pruteanu

Alex Pruteanu has published fiction in PANK, Camroc Press Review, Specter Literary Magazine, Connotation Press, and others. He is author of novella Short Lean Cuts (Amazon Publishing) available as an e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and in paperback at Amazon.

Juan Carlos Reyes

Juan Carlos Reyes is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2007, he received a PEN USA Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellowship, and his stories, poems and essays have appeared in Arcadia, Black Warrior Review, Bluestem and The Busy Signal. He holds a Mathematics degree from New York University, and he currently teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at The University of Alabama. He’s recently finished work on his first novel, A Summer’s Lynching.

Hannah Rodabaugh

Hannah Rodabaugh received her MA in English from Miami University (Miami of Ohio) in 2008, and she received her MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School in 2010. She is currently a part-time instructor for both Community College of Denver and Naropa University.

Rebecca Rubenstein

Rebecca Rubenstein serves as Interviews Editor for The Rumpus, where some of her writing can be found. She is also a Scrabble hustler and a lover of cinema. She resides in San Francisco.

Ian Sanquist

Ian Sanquist lives and writes in Seattle. His work has appeared in various venues including Juked, Word Riot, >;kill author, and decomP.

Rion Amilcar Scott

Rion Amilcar Scott has stories forthcoming or published in New Madrid, Fiction International and Pank, among others. He currently teaches English at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD.

Kate Sheridan

Kate Sheridan’s writing can be found most frequently in 140-character morsels @ahhkatesheridan. She is currently kickin’ around the New England area trying to figure out what to do with her theatre degree.

Karen Skolfield

Karen Skolfield lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two kids and teaches travel writing and technical writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a contributing editor at the literary magazine Bateau and her poems have appeared in 2011 Best of the Net Anthology, Cave Wall, Memorious, RATTLE, Tar River Poetry, Verse Daily, West Branch, and others. Her manuscript “Frost in the Low Areas” won the First Book Award for Poetry from Zone 3 Press and will be published fall 2013. Visit her online at http://www.karenskolfield.blogspot.com/

Sarah Sloat

Sarah J. Sloat lives in Germany, where she works as a small antique. Her chapbook, Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair, was published in 2011 by Dancing Girl Press.

Michelle Sui

Michelle Sui is a performer, writer, and choreographer living in New York City. She enjoys crossword puzzles, Kieslowski, and writing for the stage, page, and screen. Michelle awaits the return of Rasputin.

Robert Edward Sullivan

Robert Edward Sullivan has stories published by The Southeast Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, A Cappella Zoo, The Northville Review, EveryDayFiction, The Big Stupid Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and others.

Parker Tettleton

Parker Tettleton is an English major at the University of Mississippi. His work is featured in Dark Sky, >; kill author, DOGZPLOT & Mud Luscious, among other places. His chapbook Same Opposite is available from Thunderclap Press. Find more of his work here.

Elena Tomorowitz

Elena Tomorowitzis PhD student in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers, where I focus on poetry, and literature slightly begrudgingly. Her work has appeared in Red Lightbulbs, ILK, in print at Hayden’s Ferry Review.

Marianne Villanueva

Marianne Villanueva is a short story writer from the Philippines. Her published collections are Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila, Mayor of the Roses and The Lost Language. She has been shortlisted for the O. Henry Prize and nominated for the Pushcart.

Buddy Wakefield

Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. He’s the author of Gentleman Practice and Live for A Living and he tours regularly. More here.

Miles Walser

Miles Walser, a student in Minneapolis, MN, represented the University of Minnesota at the 2010 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational where he was named Best Male Poet. He has also represented both Minneapolis and Madison, Wisconsin at the National Poetry Slam.

Geoff Watkinson

Geoff Watkinson is working on a M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at Old Dominion University, where I also teach composition. His work can be seen, or is forthcoming in The Newtowner, Red Clay Review, Veer Magazine, and others. He recently founded Green Briar Review.

Russ Woods

Russ Woods is a librarian and poet living in Chicago. He edits Red Lightbulbs. His first collection, Wolf Doctors, is forthcoming from Artifice Books. His poetry is published or forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Diagram, NAP, Mudluscious, [PANK], and iO.

Shellie Zacharia

Shellie Zacharia’s work has appeared in Washington Square, Sou’wester, The Pinch, Opium, Trnsfr, Weave, and elsewhere. She is the author of the story collection Now Playing (Keyhole Press). She lives in Florida.

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