Grant Bailie is the author of the novels Cloud 8 and Mortarville. His short fiction has been widely published both online and in print and is featured in the upcoming anthology Santi—The Lives of Modern Saints. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, daughter, son, three cats, and a toothless dog.

Liesl Jobson is a Johannesburg writer whose writing appears in The Rambler, Temenos, Literary Mama, and Mississippi Review. She won the POWA Women’s Writing Competition for poetry (2005), was highly commended in the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association short story competition (2006), won the 2005 Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award (2006), and received a Community Publishing Grant from the Centre for the Book and a special mention in the Pushcart Anthology (2007). Her flash fiction collection, 100 Papers, will be published in 2008 by Botsotso Press. She is a poetry editor at Mad Hatters’ Review.

A. S. King’s fiction has appeared in Washington Square, Eclectica, Word Riot, Amarillo Bay, Underground Voices, Literary Mama, The Huffington Post, Natural Bridge, and other cool places. Her first novel for young adults, The Dust of 100 Dogs, is due out from Flux in spring/summer 2009. You can find more at
www.as-king.com.

Dennis Mahagin is a writer from the state of Washington. Day and night, he combs the muddy banks of the majestic Columbia River with a prismatic lollipop monocle, pursuing the bright, elusive butterfly of love. Much in the manner of Lewis and Clark, with a dash of Chuck Darwin and Chuck Woolery, his exploits are sometimes sloppily but grandiosely archived at 4 hour hard on.

Sue Miller in Connecticut with an assortment of goldfish. She has been an editor for Story Garden 6 and NFG and is one of the founding editors of
GUD—Greatest Uncommon Denominator magazine. Publication credits include Night Train, APT, BLOW, elimae, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Green Tricycle, Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k), Right Hand Pointing, Thieves Jargon, Tryst, VerbSap, Whistling Shade, and others. Find out more about her at her Web site: www.zzinnia.com.

Shayn Nicely is traversing the wilderness of her parents’ house, seeking enlightenment. When she’s not there, she’s on MySpace. The novel is half-finished. She’s found herself incidentally published in edificeWRECKED, The Eyrie, DOGZPLOT, Bound Off, and forthcoming in Broken Pencil. You may also recognize her from her days as Xip Suicide, nude model, or from the schizophrenic webcomic Bitchface.

Sara Tracey is a life-long resident of northeast Ohio, where she recently completed an MFA in poetry though the NEOMFA (Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts). She currently teaches freshman composition at the University of Akron. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in: Harpur Palate, Wicked Alice, and Hobble Creek Review. She is an associate editor of Barn Owl Review.

Jason Alan Wilkinson is a writer who has spent the preponderance of his life in New York, a circumstance for which he is not so much proud as bound by the absence of those pecuniary emoluments otherwise requisite upon severing that protracted engagement. He was thirty-one years old at the time of publication.

William Winfield Wrightwas was born in California, lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, and has been published in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Field, The Ninth Letter, The Seattle Review, The South Carolina Review, Red Cedar Review, 42opus, and elsewhere.

Bonnie ZoBell has received an NEA, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and a Capricorn Novel Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such print magazines as American Fiction, The Bellingham Review, and The Greensboro Review, and online at Word Riot, juked, and Pequin. She received an MFA from Columbia and teaches at San Diego Community College.


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