Matt Baker lives in Little Rock. His work has appeared in The Saint Ann’s Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, Kansas City Star, FRiGG, Permafrost, and elsewhere.

Martin Galvin has had a good year: he won first prize in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review’s poetry competition, judged by Linda Pastan; his chapbook, Circling Out, was published by Finishing Line Press; he spent a month’s writing residency at Yaddo in August; and he’s had new poems in Innisfree Poetry Journal, Delmarva Quarterly, FRiGG, and, forthcoming, The New Republic.

John Grey is an Australian-born poet, playwright, and musician. His latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. His work has appeared in The English Journal, The Pedestal, Pearl, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Kate Hanzalik lives and works in New York City. She is a member of the Poetry Project and her poems have appeared in Hitu and In The Fray.

Season Harper-Fox is on the fiction faculty at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She’s published in OnTheBus, The Cream City Review, The Rocky Mountain Review of Modern Language and Literature, Verbsap, and other journals. She’s currently at work on Shooting the Night River: A Bipolar Memoir.

Justin Hyde lives in Iowa where he is paid to understand criminals for a living.

Jeff Landon lives with his family in Richmond, Virginia. His stories, online and print, have appeared in Mississippi Review, Crazyhorse, Another Chicago Magazine, Other Voices, New Virginia Review, Pindeldyboz, Hobart, FRiGG, SmokeLong Quarterly, Night Train, Quick Fiction, Phoebe, and other places. His five favorite songs are “Gimme Shelter,” “Oh Girl,” “Maggie May,” “Angel,” and “Special Occasion.” His five favorite singers are Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, and Patsy Cline on that part where she sings, “I’m crazy for tryin’ and crazy for cryin’.”

Patricia Parkinson lives in Langley, British Columbia, with her husband and two children. She is tired of telling people that she is working on her first book and now says, “I am halfway through,” although this is a bold-faced lie. She has a deadline in her mind that she is not telling anyone about so she won’t jinx it. Patricia’s work has appeared in various places online and in print. More about her and her work can be read at Kelly Spitzer’s Writer Profile Project. She is very happy.

Mike Schmitt is from Festus, Missouri, where cow-tippin’ was invented. He graduated from Missouri State University with a B.A. in English Creative Writing. Instead of cow-tippin’, he wrote. Contact him at

Maggie Shurtleff’s writing has been published in magazines—domestic and international, and on the Web. Reach her at

Sarah J. Sloat works for a news agency in Germany. She has poems forthcoming in Bateau and Barn Owl Review.

Andrew Tibbetts has published stories in This Magazine, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly and Descant. His creative nonfiction work is featured on group blogs at the Canadian Writers Collective and at Descant. He works as a psychotherapist, educator, and activist in Toronto. He is a gay father of three teenagers.

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