Kathy Fish’s stories may be found at Indiana Review, Mississippi Review Online, The Denver Quarterly, Quick Fiction, Night Train, New South, Sleepingfish, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. A chapbook of her work is included in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008). Another collection, Foreign Film, is forthcoming in early 2011 from Willows Wept Press. She served as guest editor for Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, 2010.

Clifford Garstang is the author of the short story collection In an Uncharted Country (Press 53, 2009) and the editor of Prime Number Magazine. A former international lawyer, Garstang received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. His work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Cream City Review, The Tampa Review, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere and has received Distinguished Mention in the Best American Series. He won the 2006 Confluence Fiction Prize and the 2007 GSU Review Fiction Prize. In 2010 he was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers Conference. He currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and blogs at Perpetual Folly. His Web site is Clifford Garstang.

Lois Beebe Hayna’s fifth collection of poems, Keeping Still, was released in 2005. She has been widely published in poetry journals including The South Dakota Review, The MacGuffin, and The Wisconsin Quarterly Review. She has received a Colorado Arts Recognition grant and she is Poet Laureate Emerita for Colorado Springs.

Zin Kenter lives in Maine and writes goofy stories, fairy tales, songs, and other odd things. But not bios. So, Zin will share hints for a Moroccan-style stew: briefly marinate chicken (goat is more authentic) in oil and cinnamon, ginger, cumin, allspice, and cloves (or ras el hanout if you have any), saute with a shallot, simmer in broth along with dried apricots, sweet potatoes, carrots, and a little honey (in a tagine if you have one), and serve over couscous.

Timothy Kercher now lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, after living in the Republic of Georgia for the past four years, where he has been editing and translating an anthology of contemporary Georgian poetry. Originally from Colorado, he teaches high school English and is working in his fifth country overseas—Mongolia, Mexico, and Bosnia being the others. His manuscript “Nobody’s Odyssey“ was recently selected as a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of recent literary publications, including The Atlanta Review, The Dirty Goat, California Quarterly, Poetry International Journal, Barnyard Poetry Magazine, Los Angeles Review, Willow Review, Concho River Review, Sierra Nevada College Review, and others.

Laura McCullough is author of four books of poems including Panic (winner of a 2009 Kinereth Gensler Award), Speech Acts, and What Men Want, and two chapbooks including Women and Other Hostages.

John Minichillo’s first novel, The Snow Whale, a contemporary retelling of Moby-Dick will be released by Atticus Books in late summer/early fall 2011. His short work can be found at Necessary Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, decomP, and elsewhere, with work forthcoming at Emprise Review, For Every Year, and Triple-Quick Fiction. He writes and teaches in Tennessee.

John Myers has degrees in biology from Oberlin College and poetry from the University of Montana. He spent August at the Montana Artists Refuge in Basin, where he collaborated with Sarah Gridley and Jessica McGuinness on Equinox Equinox. His poems have appeared in ABJECTIVE, A Cappella Zoo, and elimae. He works with people who have developmental disabilities, and lives in Missoula, Montana.

Bobby Parker was born December 1982. Started writing at 17. His dad wanted him to be a rock drummer. His mother wanted him to get a well paid job. They are proud of him nonetheless, but they don’t understand his writing. His work has been published in lots of magazines in print and online. His book of poetry and prose, Digging for Toys, will be available from Indigo Dreams Press early 2011. His wife doesn’t mind that they must live on his writing dreams in the absence of food and money, as long as he keeps pulling faces and dancing, as long as one day he sells enough books to buy a haunted cottage.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his Web site.

Ken Poyner used to publish in the small presses fairly extensively in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, then largely gave up the constant churn and swirl until 2009 or so. Since then, he has been submitting here and there, with recent work out in Foliate Oak, Eclectica, Poet Lore, Blue Collar Review, and elsewhere. He has been married for the last few eons to a world-class raw-power lifter, and they travel to her contests these days much as once they traveled to his readings and the few seminars he would teach years ago.

Gary Sloboda lives in San Francisco. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Rattle, Drunken Boat, Filling Station, Fox Chase Review, and Barnwood Poetry Magazine. In 2008, he published a chapbook of poems entitled Pine.

Kevin Spaide is from Auburn, New York. His stories are in Witness, Per Contra, Necessary Fiction, Identity Theory, and several other publications, both online and in print. He has a blog. He lives in Madrid with his wife and son.

Joseph Young lives in Baltimore. There he likes to make things, whether vampire books, microfiction, collages, stencils, or short videos, and he likes to work with other writers and artists, showing, curating, organizing. He has a blog of mostly microfiction type things, very small dogs, a blog of visual type things, TextShop, a blog related to his first book, Easter Rabbit, and one to his second book, NAME. That is many blogs and that doesn’t exhaust the list but it’s enough for now. You are all lovely people.

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