Shane Allison is the author of six chapbooks of poetry, I Want to Eat Chinese Food Off Your Ass being his most recent from Propaganda Press. His first volume, Slut Machine, is forthcoming from Rebel Satori Press. He works part time at a movie theatre and edits gay erotic anthologies for Cleis Press.

Arlene Ang serves as staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. Her latest collection of poems, Seeing Birds in Church Is a Kind of Adieu, is forthcoming from Cinnamon Press. She lives in Spinea, Italy. More of her work may be viewed at

Heather Austin lives in North Carolina. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s M.F.A. progam. Her stories have appeared in The Barcelona Review, Pequin, and The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2008. She can be reached at

Dave Clapper is the founding editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. His stories have most recently appeared in Dogzplot, decomP, and Metazen.

Phil Estes has poems forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and West Wind Review. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio.

Sean Farragher is poetry editor of FRiGG. Selected poems are available at his Web site, Reach him at

Roxane Gay’s writing appears or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Hobart, The Collagist, Gargoyle, Keyhole, DIAGRAM, Monkeybicycle 7, and others. She is the associate editor of PANK and can be found online at

Alicia Gifford writes short fiction and lives in So Cal. She loves L.A. and TV.

Elaine Gulker is a Supermarket Cart nominee and hopes to bring home all the bacon. She plays volleyball and enjoys watching other people anticipating through a net. She lives in a shithole town in a shithole trailer park in New Jersey. Her trailer is falling apart and looks like shit. She watched Law & Order on a handheld portable television with a two-inch diagonal screen in black and white. She wrote “Episode Thirty-Three” because she liked the first thirty-two episodes and after watching episode thirty-three she completely lost interest. She owns two dogs and a miter box.

Tim Jones-Yelvington lives and writes in Chicago. His work has appeared in Sleepingfish, Annalemma, PANK, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle, and others. He contributes to the group blog Big Other, maintains his personal blog, Ejaculations of a Perverse Adult, and co-hosts the “mostly Queer, mostly prose” Chicago reading series “Uncalled for Readings.”

Dennis Mahagin’s poems and stories appear in Exquisite Corpse, 3 A.M., 42opus, Absinthe Literary Review, Juked, Thieves Jargon, Keyhole, Pequin, Slow Trains, Clean Sheets, Storyglossia, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Underground Voices, among others. A print collection of his poetry, entitled Grand Mal, is forthcoming from Rebel Satori Press. He lives in Washington state.

Kuzhali Manickavel’s collection, Insects Are Just like You and Me except Some of Them Have Wings, is available from Blaft Publications and can be found at Powell’s Books and Her work can also be found at Subtropics, anderbo, Quick Fiction, Caketrain, The Cafe Irreal, Annalemma, FRiGG, and Eyeshot. She lives in a small temple town on the coast of South India and blogs at

Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel Tomato Girl (Algonquin Books, 2008), and a book of poems titled Forms of Intercession (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her second poetry collection, The Livelihood of Crows, is forthcoming from Mayapple Press later this year. Jayne lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and sons and a menagerie of pets.

Gail Louise Siegel is from Evanston, Illinois. Her work is here and there on the web, from Wigleaf to The Mississippi Review, and in past issues of FRiGG.

Didi Wood’s stories have appeared in Vestal Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Night Train, Northwest Review, and other print and online publications.

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