Lynn Alexander is actively pursuing a campaign to convince truckers to clean up their retreads along America’s highways, and would like to recruit you. Her latest poetry collection, “Montague’s Mother”,will be available this fall. She has a neglected website at www.lynn-alexander.com.

Brandon A.M. is not broke, homeless, or gay.

Christopher Allen, a native Tennessean, lives in Germany. His story “Red Toy Soldier” won first prize in The Smoking Poet‘s Third Annual Short Story Contest. Online, you can find him at Metazen, Full of Crow and The Short Humour Site, among others. He’s an editor at Metazen and blogs about his travels at www.imustbeoff.blogspot.com.

Grace Andreacchi is an American-born novelist, poet and playwright. Works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent’s Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award) and the chapbook Elysian Sonnets. Her work appears in Horizon Review, The Literateur, Cabinet des Fées and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and writes the literary blog Amazing Grace.  She lives in London.

Sophia Argyris was born in Belgium, spent much of her childhood in Scotland and now lives in London. Her work has been published in many print and online journals in the UK and US, and has appeared in two anthologies.

Barry Basden lives in the Texas hill country with his wife and two yellow Labradors. On hot summer days he dreams of German beer and an old apartment overlooking the Heidelberg castle. He edits Camroc Press Review at www.camrocpressreview.com

Tantra Bensko teaches Experimental Fiction Writing online. She edits Exclusive Magazine and is the author of Watching the Windows Sleep. She has over 120 creative writing publications in magazines.

Bruce J. Berger has published short stories and poems in a variety of print and on-line literary journals.  His website is at http://brucejberger.wordpress.com and story collections are available on Amazon/Kindle.  He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and practices law in Washington, DC

Luis C. Berriozabal works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA.   He writes poetry and prose.  He has a new chapbook, Digging A Grave, and it is available from Kendra Steiner Editions.  His work has appeared at Milk Sugar, The Rusty Typer, and Yellow Mama.
Jenny Bohatch is fairly new to sending her writing out.  She’s had one story appear on InfectiveINK.com and another is forthcoming on MiCrow.
K. Bond holds a BBA and draws on her experience in business writing to entertain readers. Her fiction encompasses spiritual, paranormal, and sometimes absurd themes tempered with sarcastic humor and honest commentary about society and culture. Her stories have appeared in Inwood Indiana, Midnight Screaming, among other places.

Tony Brown has won contests by Art Forum and Union Writers and received honorable mentions in Writer’s Journal and Writer’s Digest. His work appeared in Blink Ink, Bartleby Snopes, Sleeping Cat Books, Leodegraunce, Foliate Oak (University of Arkansas), Vapid Kitten (UK), The Write Place At the Write Time, Short-Story Me,Gemini, One Forty Fiction, Down in the Dirt, Midwest Literary Review, Postcard Shorts, Whortleberry Press, The Storyteller, and Righter Review.

Brown, a USAF veteran, is a graduate of East Carolina University’s journalism program andis a former writer for numerous North Carolinapublications. He is also the former editor/main writer of Rock & RollMonthly

Joseph M. Bouthiette, Jr. is a young writer of the surreal and bizarre. He has been previously published at Staring At the Walls ezine.
J. Bradley is the author of Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009) and the Interview Editor of PANK Magazine.  He lives at iheartfailure.net
Jack Bristow is a writer who spends most of his time in California and New Mexico engaging in meaningful conversation with trees. He’s written for Inwood Indiana, Indigio Rising, as well as a handful of other zines and magazines. He is also a frequent contributor to his favorite eZine, The New Flesh.
Melanie Browne is a poet and fiction writer living in Texas. She recently had work published in Bartleby Snopes,Blacklisted Magazine, Phantom kangaroo, and Horror sleaze Trash. She has a B.S. degree in Art Education. She is the editor-in-chief of The Literary Burlesque.
Alex Brunel is an American writer who lives in England. She’s interested in perception, food, travelling, and the psychology of the Web.
k.c. callagy recalls falling in the woods. he doesn’t like to talk about it anymore, not since he burnt his ear lighting a candle on a busted gas line. WHAT? Sorry. I forgot to remind you, he can’t hear very well out of the other ear either, another accident involving a steep set of stairs and a sleek slinky. Write him a message. But not in cursive. He detests wavy lines. And any phrases longer than a paragraph.
Jeffrey S. Callico hails from Atlanta. His collection of short fiction, Fighting Off The Sun: Stories, Tales, and Other Matters of Opinion, is available on Amazon. His work has appeared in several print and online literary journals, including FRiGG, Johnny America, Origami Condom, Calliope Nerve, The Legendary, Opium Poetry 2.0, SpokenWar, Pulp Metal Magazine, Weirdyear, 1000th Monkey and Fashion for Collapse. He is currently the editor of Negative Suck. If he could converse with an inanimate object, it would without doubt be his personal computer.
Salena Casha’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Quotable, Silver Blade, The Waterhouse Review, Vine Leaves Journal, The Shine Journal, Ethereal Tales, With Painted Words, and others. She enjoys drinking coffee (preferably made for her) while rewriting the future. Follow her on twitter @salaylay_c
Defne Cizakca was born in Cyprus and grew up in Turkey. Since then she has lived in many countries but loves going back to Istanbul. She would like to uncover a magical realism befitting the Middle East and is currently writing a historical novel about the end of the Ottoman Empire.
On occasion, Sherri Collins takes a break from her daily routine and spins a tale or two. The results of these diversions can be found in Bartleby Snopes, The Big Jewel, and Flashes in the Dark, among others

Walter Conley lives in central VA.  His poetry has appeared most recently in The Stray Branch Literary Magazine and online at Danse Macabre.  In addition to writing, playing music and dabbling in photography, he likes to buy amatuer oil paintings at thrift stores and re-paint them with his own colors and details.  You can reach him through his blog, BACK AGAIN AND GONE, at
http://baag2009.blogspot.com.

Jay Coral likes to walk slow when he is crossing a bridge. He finds excitement on fleeting cars and things in between. He blogs occasionally at http://bluejayeye.blogspot.com/.

Mikael Covey is editor of Lit Up Magazine http://litupmagazine.wordpress.com and author of the novel Out There  http://www.amazon.com/Out-There-Mikael-Covey/dp/1409288692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252166448&sr=1-1

DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. These days, he can often be found in the early-morning hours bent over a Fender Stratocaster guitar in roadhouses, honky tonks, and juke joints throughout the south. His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press, in the US, and abroad.

Warren Danbar attended school for some time, he found it morally degrading. He has since tried to spend more time outdoors. Bikes are a preferred method. He doesn’t believe in tooth fairies or the Loch Ness Monster, but could be persuaded.  Chocolate is not his favorite stimulant.

Chris Deal writes from Huntersville, North Carolina.  He has been published in a few places around the way.  His debut collection of microfiction, Cienfuegos, was released by the fine folk at Brown Paper Publishing.  www.Chris-Deal.com

Keith Deininger’s stories have appeared in numerous small press publications and anthologies, including Nasty Snips, Cast Macabre, and MicroHorror. Some of his published fiction can be found at www.KeithDeininger.com He is a cynic.

Christopher DeWan is a writer and teacher living in Los Angeles.

Matthew Dexter lives and breathes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He is in no way, shape, or form involved in any drug cartels–though some Mexicans still consider him the Lil Wayne of literature.

Aleathia Drehmer is the editor of the print microzine Durable Goods and the online flash fiction site In Between Altered States.  She has a shared collection of poetry with Dan Provost called “A Quiet Learning Curve” from Rank Stranger Press and a solo collection of poetry called “You Find Me Everywhere” from Propaganda Press.  She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her story “The Machine”.  She is humbled by the company she keeps.

Kristin Fouquet writes and photographs from lovely New Orleans. She is the author of Twenty Stories (Rank Stranger Press, 2009) and Rampart & Toulouse (Rank Stranger Press, 2011). You are invited to visit her humble virtual abode, Le Salon, at the web address http://kristin.fouquet.cc

Ray Fracalossy is an absurdist writer from New Jersey. His debut novel, Tales from the Vinegar Wasteland, was published by Afterbirth Books in 2006. His work has also appeared in The Bizarro Starter Kit: Blue (Eraserhead Press), The Flash (Social Disease), and Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, as well as numerous online sites. He can be contacted at rayfracalossy@yahoo.com

Timothy Gager is the author of 8 books of poety and fiction. He lives on www.timothygager.com

Bill Gainer is known for the openness of his confessional poetry and is recognized as one of the founding contributors to the modern movement of “After Hours Poetry.” He has contributed to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. Gainer considers himself forever influenced by an odd mix of outsiders. He says, early on he was swept away by the boldness, courage and brevity of the works of Richard Brautigan and Michael McClure. Later he found himself enthralled with the story telling talents of the likes of Tom Waits, William Kennedy, Johnny Cash, John Prine and a legion of “Meat Poets.”  Gainer has a long standing love of the short poem, but is often more recognized for his longer pieces. He continues to read and work with a wide range of poets and writers, including readings on KUSF radio with Punk-Rocker Patti Smith and performances with California’s Poet Laureate, Al Young. Gainer is nationally published and remains a sought after reader.  He can be previewed at www.billgainer.com

Joseph M. Gant is a scientific glassblower by trade and a    writer by everything else that matters. His work has appeared    modestly in small press and academic journals. Poetry editor for S A    M Publishing, Joseph resides outside Philadelphia and his full    length collection of poetry, Zero Division, is forthcoming with    Rebel Satori Press.

Cheryl Anne Gardner is a writer of dark, disturbing art-house novellas and abstract flash fiction. She is an Indie advocate, and prefers to read out-of-the-mainstream Indie published works, foreign translations, and a bit of philosophy. She lives with her husband and ferrets on the east coast USA, she likes to eat lint and play with sharp objects, and her weekly blog column titled “Thoughts on The Craft” can be found at The Pod People Indie Book Review and Commentary site where she is a contributing editor, reviewer, and columnist. You can find more of her work at Twisted Knickers Publications, and at various online flash journals.

Ed Go’s fiction and poetry has appeared in various online and print journals including Underground Voices, Breadcrumbs Scabs, and Bastards and Whores, among others.

Michael D. Goscinski is currently hiding in bumfuck New York.  Apparently he felt his poetry wasn’t tasteless enough, for he has now started writing fiction.  His topics include bestiality, necrophilia, drug use, and the various ways Herman Shicklgruber sodomizes patients at a nursing home.  Although I would advise against it, if you need to reach this sicko he can be contacted at: mgoscinski@gmail.com

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester , New Hampshire with his wife and two children. A high school English teacher, he recently completed his MFA at The University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Teaching Metaphors (sunnyoutside, 2007), Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2004), Frostbite (GBP, 2002) and seven chapbooks of poetry and fiction.  His work has appeared in Rattle, Night Train, Freight Stories, The Coe Review, The Owen Wister Review, and others. Graziano’s third book of poetry, After the Honeymoon, was published in Fall 2009 by sunnyoutside press.  For more information, visit his website: www.nathangraziano.com

Danica Green doesn’t make sense and neither do you. Treasure that fact and hold it closely, because when you really begin to understand and the fog clears, you’ll never stop running.

Levi Gribbon’s work has appeared in Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine, Blink Ink, and Hobo Pancakes. He is a creative writing student at Concordia University St. Paul.

John Grochalski is the author of The Noose Doesn’t Get AnyLooser After You Punch Out (Six Gallery Press 2008), Glass City (Low GhostPress, 2010), and the forthcoming The Sun Causes Cancer.  Grochalski currently lives in Brooklyn, NewYork, where he constantly worries about the high cost of everything.

Bruce Harris is the author of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: ABout Type (www.batteredbox.com). His fiction has appeared in The First Line, elimae, BULL, Inch, Pine Tree Mysteries, and Short, Fast, and Deadly.

Eric Hawthorn lives in Philadelphia. One day per week, heworks at an after school program where he tricks children into writing poetry.He also works in social media marketing. Recently, his writing has appeared in EunoiaReview, Gloom Cupboard, and The Big Jewel.

Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been pubbed in Elimae, Nano Fiction, Decomp, Prick of the Spindle. He is the author of several poetry/prose chapbooks including: Avenue C, and Cat People.Kyle loves 60s garage music and blogs at http://upatberggasse19.blogspot.com/

Chris Hugh is a lawyer and aspiring novelist. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two cats.

Autumn Humphrey’s stories can be found at Boston Literary Magazine, Every Day Fiction, kill author, The Legendary, Aurora Wolf and other sites.  She cut her teeth writing short fiction in a factory not far from here where the sound is click-clickety-click and everything else is silent.

Mark Howard Jones  lives in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. He has had dozens of stories published on both sides of the Atlantic and his work has been praised by Ray Bradbury, among others. His new book ‘Songs From Spider Street’ is available now from screamingdreams.com

Brandi Hutchinson likes to imagine herslef as other creatures of the world.  Perhaps she should become a shaman?  Or she could just become herself, evolving over time to discover that she still loves to write despite her lack of doing so.  Brandi’s work can be found in Killpoet Issues 3 and 8, Off Beat Pulp Issue 1, Full of Crow March 2011 and In Between Altered States, Episode 14.

Rich Ives has received grants and awards from the NationalEndowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and theCoordinating Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction,editing, publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse, North American Review, MassachusettsReview, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest,Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Daily and many more. He is the 2009winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander. His story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative BeginsLeaking, was one of five finalists for the 2009 Starcherone InnovativeFiction Prize. In 2010 he has been a finalist in fiction at Black Warrior Review and Mississippi Review and in poetry at Cloudbank and Mississippi Review. In 2011 he is again a finalist in poetry at Mississippi Review. The Spring 2011 Bitter Oleander contains a featureincluding an interview and 18 of his hybrid works.

Rachel Kearney is an author based in the southwestern United States. She is currently at work developing, writing, and rewriting her novel.

Amy Knepper gives workshops on short fiction and screenwriting and serves as a board member for the Lewis County Writers Guild in Washington.  She tries to write happy, upbeat fiction, but finds that living in the rainy Pacific Northwest gives all her stories a dark
twist.

Lara Konesky is a 31-year-old gypsy/mother/teacher from Columbus, Ohio. She enjoys outlaws, exaggerations, working with refugees, barbaric and rebellious children, burdens, and opiates. After extensive philosophical training, she decided the only real life was the life of the poet.

Zack Kopp is a freelance writer, musician and all round creative type. He currently edits and writes for the webzine Mighty Mercury, reviews books and conducts interviews of authors for that site and The Examiner in Denver. Having never devoted himself to a canon of belief beyond his own impressions aggregated from several such (them all), he’s not sure what form it’s gonna take, this big shift we’re undergoing now, but only a fool would deny it. Right?

James Kowalczyk was born and raised in Brooklyn but now lives in Northern California with his wife and two daughters. His work has appeared in in Main Street Rag, First Leaves, Sleet Magazine, Heavy Hands Ink, and other publications.

Shae Krispinsky was born in Pennsylvania, graduated from Hollins University in Virginia and now lives in Tampa, FL.  There, she is the singer, songwriter and guitarist for her band …y los dos pistoles.  She does not have nearly enough cats.

markk is an ohio based poet and writer obsessed with the termination of the unknowable and the birth of chronic understatement.

Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State with his family and other sea creatures.  His writing appears in over a hundred literary journal such as Right Hand Pointing, Cricket Online Review and also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com

Brian Le Lay is a poet, author, and columnist. He is the editor of Electric Windmill Press. He has two books of poetry: Don’t Bury Me in New Jersey (Electric Windmill Books) and Smile for the Customers (Piggybank Bandit Books, forthcoming). He blogs at http://www.conceiveyourself.blogspot.com

Bobbi Lurie is the author of three poetry collections: Grief Suite, The Book I Never Read, and Letter from the Lawn. Her work has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals, including Gulf Coast, New American Writing, Big Bridge, Otoliths and The American Poetry Review. Dancing Girl Press will be publishing her chapbook,“to be let in the back porch,” in 2012.

Robert Lyons currently resides in Saint Louis, MO, where he shamelessly tries to seduce a crystal eyed journalist that he places his future in. His friends are picking up and moving on with there empty lives while he is busy drowning in a sea of sex, alcohol and drug addiction.

Jodi MacArthur likes campfires but has never been suspended over one. She suspects if the world knew where her mind goes at night, this would change. Read more of her fiction at www.jodimacarthur.blogspot.com

Bakhulule Maluleka is a South African writer who enjoys writing for its own sake. Having just finished his postgraduate degree in Literature and Philosophy, he hopes to continue his long-standing grudge-match with The Words and one day come to conquer them. The battle continues…

Chris Mansel is a writer, filmmaker, epileptic, musician, photographer and a permanent outsider for some reason. He is the author of While in Exile: The Savage Tale of Walter Seems, Soddoma: The Cantos of Ulysses, Interviews and two books of photography entitled, No Burden and Ahisma. Along with Jake Berry, he formed the band Impermanence who have released one album, Arito. He releases music under the name dilation Impromptu who have released four albums and have just released a new Cd Indentions On The North Face of Everest. His writing has been published in the Experioddi(cyber)cist, Apocryphal Text, and the Atlantic Press among others. He has made over 260 short films for other artists as well as his own work.

F.D Marcel writes.

Joshua J. Mark is a freelance writer who lives in upstate, New York, USA with hisfamily. He is a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in magazines,on-line and in print, such as Diddle Dog, Five Stop Story, Edge Piece Magazineand Writer’s Journal. His Paranormal YA novel, TheGirl from Yesterday, is due for release in February 2012.

Allen Masterson is a Poet/Writer/Reality Manipulator residing in Evansville, IN.

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His work has appeared/ is forthcoming in various print and online zines, including Carcinogenic Poetry, Sex & Murder Magazine, Horror, Sleaze & Trash, Graffiti Kolkata, Pratishedhak, Negative Suck, Danse Macabre, The Stray Branch, Counterexample Poetics, Heavy Bear, etc. In the past year he has authored seven chapbooks, including ‘The Gathered Bones’, (Calliope Nerve Media), ‘The Black Vault’, (Calliope Nerve Media), ‘Debris’, (Erbacce-Press), ‘Final Fragments’, (Calliope Nerve Media), & ‘The Death-Streaked Air’ (Virgogray Press-forthcoming).

Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, and former community college instructor who taught Political Science and Sociology at military installations and Des Moines Area Community College. She has been published in Static Movement, Main Street Rag 2011 Anthology—Altered States, Wherever It Pleases among other venues.

MATT McGEE spends all his time in the library, and when they kick him out after closing he goes outside and stares at the moon, wondering if someday Richard Branson will give him a ride there.

Frankie Metro lives in New Mexico, where there are no beaches but plenty of douchebags who talk like they’re lax on Ocean Beach or some shit. He just watched a clip of Dave Chapelle’s: The Haters Ball & is extremely pissed he didn’t receive an invite. He is 28 years old and has been writing for somewhere around 14 years

Jason Michel has been turned on, tripped up and stumbled over all around the world on a thirteen year (so far) self imposed exile.  He is a hack purveyor of penny dreadfuls & flash nightmares of daytime who now lives in France. For his sins.  He has been published in some damn fine mags & books & is the Dictator of the awful Pulp Metal Magazine, so please don’t go here: www.pulpmetalmagazine.wordpress.com

Originally from LaSalle, Illinois, Jeffrey Miller has been living and teaching in Asia since 1989. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in A-Minor Magazine, Bartleby Snopes, Caper Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Full of Crow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Magnolia’s Press, Negative Suck, Orion headless and Thunderclap! His novel War Remains will be out in November. He can be found online at www.jeffreymillerwrites.com and www.jeffreyalanmiller.wordpress.com

Justis Mills is the editor of First Stop Fiction. His flash fiction has recently appeared in the Bloody Bridge Review and has been
recognized by FictionDaily, and is forthcoming in Leaf Garden Press and Cosmogoria. He used to have a car, but lost it in the service of the world champion

Shawn Misener lives and writes in Michigan.  His first full-length book of poetry, God Sheds His Gravy On Thee, is due out in summer 2010.

Zack Moll Lives in Ohio with his son and his dreams.

Tim Murray (b.1977) is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana. He isn’t sure how to write a bio in the third person because like it would be very hard for him to be three people when he is like just one guy living in Northwest Indiana. He recently planted a vegetable garden and has had a hard time keeping squirrels out of it so he stapled the following note to his backyard fence:

Dear Squirrel Jerks:

Please keep yer squirrel jerk faces and squirrel jerk paws outta my garden!

Sincerely,

Farmer Eddie

PS- JERKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Murray mistakenly thought that by typing his postscript in caps and sprinkling on a copious amount of exclamation that the squirrel pests would somehow be scared off….they weren’t. The zealous squirrel conquest of Mr. Murray’s vegetable garden rages on.

Evan Myquest lives outside Sacramento, CA with a wife and a bird. The bird files his taxes as head of household.

Michael O’Brien is a painter, musician, poet and trapeze artist. His work has appeared in Blue and Yellow dog, Shamrock, Mancini press, Guerilla Pamphlets, Otoliths, Lyrical Passion, Phantom Kangaroo et.al. He is lives in LowerSalthill, Galway. He can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/eldiabolicodandy.

Gertrud Pehk, is an Estonian lone wolf, who’s paw likes to pet imprisoned minds. She hunts and ravages by herself, through black holes of the Universe. Writing.!. www.issuu.com/diewahrheit

Andrew Post was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1984. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two dogs. He has been previously published in The Legendary, Underground Voices, and Cannoli Pie. He is currently working on his first novel.

Sean Pravica is a journalist and photographer living in southern California.

Dan Provost’s poetry has been published throughout the small press for a number of a years.  He is the author of six chapbooks; Observing Life While Drinking Rat Milk be Feel Free Press, Sins of Arnold Street by Broomsnack Chap Series, The Fat Girl on Belmont Street by Fallen Angel Press, The 21st Century Wretch by Scintillating Publications, Weathered Woman by Ink Stain Dagger press and The Southside of Agony by Polish Beat Press.  He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts with nobody.

Ben Pullar lives in Brisbane, Australia. He writes short stories and is completing a novel about eggs. He hosted a radio show for eighteen months and talked a lot about fruit and vegetables on the air. Nobody complained.

Misti Rainwater-Lites tries to maintain sanity in small town Texas. Her life story, Bullshit Rodeo, is literary fiction available at lulu.com. Misti’s chapbooks are available from Coatlism Press and Propaganda Press.

R L Raymond is a storyteller. He runs PigeonBike. He drink bourbon. His stuff is published here, there and everywhere

Kevin Ridgeway is a writer from Southern California, where he lives in a shady bungalow with his girlfriend and their one-eyed cat.  Recent and forthcoming work can be found in Ray’s Road Review, Gloom Cupboard, Red Fez, Underground Voices and Haggard & Halloo.

John Riley lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he works in educational publishing. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Fiction Daily, Smokelong Quarterly, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Blue Five Notebook, Willows Wept Review, Tattoo Highway and elsewhere. He is an assistant fiction editor at Ablemuse.

Taylor Saldarriaga resides in New York City and has been published in The Golden Triangle and Short, Fast, and Deadly.

Michael San Filippo lives, works, and writes in Schaumburg, Illinois, but he’s usually thinking about someplace else. Michael’s work has appeared in Curbside Splendor [http://curbsidesplendor.com] and Liquid Whale’s Tales

Alexander Santo is a writer from Minneapolis. Some would say he thinks too much.

Craig Scott is an unimaginative pseudonym. More work will soon be/has been published under this name in BoySlut, The Camel Saloon, Rolling Thunder Quarterly and Horror Sleaze Trash.

John Sheirer lives in Northampton, MA, and teaches at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT. His most recent book is the memoir Loop Year: 365 Days on the Trail, winner of the Connecticut Green Circle Award. Forthcoming are a collection of flash fiction (One Bite) and a creative writing guidebook (What’s the Story?). He can be found here: www.johnsheirer.com

Ben Smith says:  I write poetry and sell it from my house, which is kind of embarrassing, but i don’t know what else to do. I have written most of my life and recently published a selection of my poems. I try to blend a certain style of over-the-top honesty with vain, self indulgent, satire. I think sad things should only be told in a humorous way and the butt of any good pun should be aimed at one’s self. I focus my writing on “people watching” and I squirm over the way we all interact. I have a weak bladder, which means I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. It can be a real burden on my social life, but it means I’m always experiencing life either going or leaving the toilet. I’d like to think I’m a nice person but i bet i come off as an absorbed drama queen. When writing I like to pretend i can hear the thoughts of the person reading my work and using my words as an initial platform. I then work in the meditated response. I’m 24 and I live at home with my family in Melbourne, Australia. I’m an average, day dreaming, drunk young man, who is pretending to be beat and boho. And shit, If that’s not poetry, I don’t know what is.

Bud Smith is a writer from New York City. His writing has appeared in The Bicycle Review, Red Fez, Citizens for Decent literature, Uno Kudo, American Drivel Review and the idiom. His book of short stories called “Or Something Like That” is available on amazon and you can follow his writing at www.apocalypseavenue.blogspot.com

Ryan Snellman is a third rate dreamer searching for the meaning of the word in raindrops and gutters.

Garrett Socol’s short stories have been published in more than 30 literary journals including The Barcelona Review, 3:AM Magazine, Lit n Image, Underground Voices, Bartleby Snopes, > kill author, Drunken Boat, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.  His first collection, “Ear of Lettuce, Head of Corn,” will be published by Ampersand Books in late 2011.

Michael J. Solender is the author of the   short story and poetry chapbook, Last Winter’s Leaves, published by Full of   Crow Press. His essay, Unaffiliated, is featured in the anthology, Topograph:   New Writings From The Carolinas and  Landscape Beyond, published by   Novello Festival Press. He is the editor of the online magazine,   On The Wing. Solender’s work is found at michaeljwrites.com and his blog, NOT   FROM HERE, ARE   YOU?

Some of Andrew Stancek’s recent writing appeared in The Linnet’s Wings, Thunderclap Magazine, Orion Headless, A Touch of Noir, Istanbul Literary Review, Wilderness House Review, Prime Number Magazine, Pure Slush, Long Story Short, Grift Magazine and Right Hand Waving. “The Year of the Dog” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by THIS Literary Magazine

Andrew J.Stone is a storytellerand words express what he sees in the world. He tries to expose the dark layersurrounding the heart in order to make sense of this life. His hope is that hisstories will enable other individuals to do the same. His work has appeared orwill appear in Phantom Kangaroo, Apocrypha and Abstractions, The Camel Saloon, and Three Line Poetry among other places

Eric Suhem lives in California and enjoys the qualities of his vegetable juicer. He can be found in the orange hallway (www.orangehallway.com)

David Tomaloff (b. 1972) | is a writer, photographer, musician, and all around bad influence | likes: jazz | hates: jazz | photography: yes | his work has appeared in fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, Thunderclap!, HOUSEFIRE, Prick of the Spindle, DOGZPLOT, elimae, and many more | he is the author of the chapbooks, Olifaunt (The Red Ceilings Press, 2011), EXIT STRATEGIES (Gold Wake Press, 2011), MESCAL NON-PALINDROME CINEMA (Ten Pages Press, 2011), and A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF (NAP, 2011) | David Tomaloff resides in the form of ones and zeros at: davidtomaloff.com

Nathaniel Tower writes fiction, teaches English, and manages the online lit magazine Bartleby Snopes. His short fiction has appeared in over 50 online and print magazines. A story of his, “The Oaten Hands,” was named one of 190 notable stories by storySouth’s Million Writers Award in 2009. His first novel, A Reason To Kill, is due out in July 2011. Visit him at www.bartlebysnopes.com/ntower.htm

Patrick Trotti is a writer, student, and editor (in that order.) More of his work can be found at www.patricktrotti.blogspot.com

Meg Tuite’s writing has appeared in numerous journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, Epiphany, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and elimae. She has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. Her novel Domestic Apparition (2011) is available through San Francisco Bay Press and her chapbook, Disparate Pathos, is available (2012) through Monkey Puzzle Press. She has a monthly column, Exquisite Quartet, published up at Used Furniture Review. The Exquisite Quartet Anthology-2011 is available. Her blog: http://megtuite.wordpress.com.

Robert Vaughan’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., and Milwaukee where he resides.  He leads two writing roundtables for Redbird- Redoak Studio. His prose and poetry is published in over 150 literary journals such as Elimae, Metazen and BlazeVOX.  His stories are anthologized in Nouns of Assemblage from Housefire, and Stripped from P.S. Books. He is a fiction editor at JMWW magazine, and Thunderclap!Press. He co-hosts Flash Fiction Fridays for WUWM’s Lake Effect.  His blog: http://rgv7735.wordpress.com.

Dominic Ward writes from Brisbane, Australia.  He is married with two children.  He currently has one book in print, Balloon Cotton Bush with Small Dogma and a second due for release this coming winter, Prism and Graded Monotony with the Journal of Experimental Fiction/Civil Coping Mechanisms.

C. Brannon Watts is a poet and educator living in Rockford, Illinois. He believes that poetry should remainopen to interpretation, and routinely burns greeting cards wherever he findsthem in the wild. His recent publication credits include work in Durable Goods,Ygdrasil, and Clutching at Straws. He has work forthcoming in e.ratio and ThriceFiction, and his ebook Bowl of Lightis now available from Argotist.

Doree Weller lives in sunny Arizona and finds inspiration in all the weird and wonderful stuff in the world around us. She has stories published at www.onthepremises.com, in BloodBound books anthology Seasons in the Abyss, and in In Space, No Once Can Hear You Scream.

She can be found online at www.doreeweller.wordpress.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Mike Whitney was born in Chicago. He lives in the hills of western North Carolina with only implanted memories of how he got there. www.stayonthehill.blogspot.com

HZar Worth held a particular book in his hands, some years previously. The words sought him and showed him a secret passage. When he emerged, it was unconfirmed who returned in his place and who didn’t return back at all. He writes to neither remember or forget.

Janet Yung lives and writes in St. Louis.  Short fiction has appeared most recently in “The Shine”, “Bring the Ink”, “The Camel Saloon”,“sillymess” and “Fast Forward”.

Angel Zapata’s first book, The Man of Shadows is available for your Kindle on Amazon.com. The print version can be purchased through Panic Press. Visit his blog for info: http://arageofangel.blogspot.com