Somewhere between being born and raised in the backwoods of Montana, Jules Archer developed a craving for the written word. Today, she writes random stories of heartbreaking torpor and domestic bondage. She enjoys reading Playboy and sipping Blue Moon in her spare time. She writes to annoy you at Jules Just Write.

Crispin Best is hopefully alive and probably in london. his website is

Sara Crowley is a human, writer, bookseller, reviewer, fat, fucked off, po-faced bitch. She blogs at A Salted and appreciates your taking the time to read this.

Danielle DuBois holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Rice University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston. She is the buyer and assistant manager of Brazos Bookstore, a small independent bookstore in Houston. She is frustratingly corporeal. @petfurniture, on the other hand, is a girl-shaped alphabet mirage.

Erin Fitzgerald (@gnomeloaf) also lives at Rarely Likable.

Scott Garson’s first full-length collection of stories—Is That You, John Wayne?—is forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press. He’s also the author of a book of microfictions, American Gymnopédies (Lit Pub Books).

Roxane Gay lives and writes in the Midwest.

Katrina Gray is editor-in-chief of Atticus Review. Her day job has “anal” in the title, which is a plus. She follows @jesus and also @thesnowhale, one of whom she married.

Brad Green lives in a mobile home in North Texas. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Minnesota Review, The Texas Observer, Surreal South '11, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and elsewhere. He’s an associate editor at PANK and can be found online at Brad Green.

Kima Jones is a New Yorker currently living and writing in Los Angeles. Kima is a Voices at VONA alum and 2012 LAMBDA fellow in poetry. She can be found online at

Ravi Mangla lives in Fairport, New York. His stories have appeared in Mid-American Review, American Short Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, matchbook, and Corium Magazine. He keeps a blog at

Rusty McGee is the pseudonym of a teacher with twelve long years of experience on the treadmill of education. Due to being stalked by a pupil she will never tweet under her own name. She tweets because it’s cheaper than therapy.

John Minichillo’s novel, The Snow Whale, a contemporary retelling of Moby-Dick, was an Independent Book Publisher Awards regional gold medalist, an Orion Book Prize notable, and a Hey Small Press! best of 2011. Hey Small Press! called The Snow Whale “the funniest novel we reviewed all year.” Two of his short pieces were selected for Wigleaf’s 2012 Top Fifty Very Short Fictions, and he was the recipient of a Tennessee Individual Artists Grant. He lives in Nashville with Katrina Gray and their four-year-old.

Salvatore Pane is the author of the novel Last Call in the City of Bridges and the chapbook #KanyeWestSavedFromDrowning. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in American Short Fiction, Hobart, The Rumpus, and The American Book Review. He is an assistant professor of English creative writing at the University of Indianapolis and can be reached at Salvatore Pane.

Russel Swensen earned his M.F.A. in fiction from the California Institute of the Arts and his doctorate in poetry from the University of Houston. His work has appeared in Black Clock, LA Weekly, Quarterly West, Prick of the Spindle, The Collagist, and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, Santa Ana, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (fall 2012). He lives in Houston with his rat terrier, Zulu. He likes orcas and Danielle. 

Kimberly Walters is a 22-year-old living in chicago. She like bunnies and the internet.

xTx is a writer living in Southern California. She has been published in places like PANK, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, SmokeLong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Storyglossia, >Kill Author, and Wigleaf. Her new story collection, Normally Special, is available from Tiny Hardcore Press. Her chapbook, Billie the Bull, is forthcoming from Mud Luscious Press. She says nothing at Nothing to Say.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | The Twitter Issue | Summer 2012 | Issue 37