Contributors for this volume include:
Michael G. Cornelius is the author of five books of fiction, including the Lambda Literary Award-finalist Creating Man (Vineyard Press, 2002) and The Ascension (Variance, 2007). His latest is a collection of queer speculative fiction entitled Tricks and Treats (MLR Press, 2012). His novels have been nominated for an American Library Association Award and an Independent Press Award. In addition, he has published dozens of stories in journals and magazines, and has won several grants and awards for his writing.
Bernard M. Cox is currently a MFA Creative Writing Student at Roosevelt University. He is also Assistant Artistic Director at The Tamale Hut Café Reading Series in North Riverside, IL (thcreadingseries.wordpress.com). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Up the Staircase Quarterly, Blood and Lullabies, and A cappella Zoo.
Sara Kate Ellis lives in Tokyo where she is a master of seat nabbing during crowded commutes. Her stories have appeared in Brain Harvest, The Red Penny Papers and Bête Noire. She is a 2011 Lambda Fellow in genre fiction.
Alissa M. Fehlbaum is working on her MFA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she also teaches creative writing. She was raised in Mabank, Texas, and received her BA from the University of North Texas.
Lyn C. A. Gardner‘s stories and poems have appeared in Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, Time Well Bent, American Arts Quarterly, Goblin Fruit, The Cape Rock, Sybil’s Garage, A Study in Lavender, and more. Her poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, was released by Sam’s Dot Publishing in 2011.
Jessica Hamilton writes and works in Denver, Colorado. While finishing college, she works for fun and for pay roasting and brewing coffee. This is the first piece of fiction she has had accepted for publication. A new autobiographical essay is soon to be published in Hippocampus.
Teri Louise Kelly is the author of three memoirs, one poetry collection and one volume of shorts. She is a spoken word performer of some repute, a gender and genre crossing storyteller and an average bass guitarist. Her fiction debut was a speculative work entitled “Cultivores.”
Tony Leuzzi is a writer and teacher living in Rochester, NY. His second book of poems, Radiant Losses, won the 2009 New Sins Editorial Prize and was published the following year. In November 2012, BOA Editions will release Passwords Primeval, Leuzzi’s interviews with 20 American poets. He is currently looking for an American publisher for his third manuscript, Fake Book, in which “The Fall” appears.
Jamie Marriage is an internationally published Australian CyberPunk author with a taste for the dangerous and obscene aspects of life. His work ranges from the sarcastic to the satirical. Links to his work can be found at http://www.JamieMarriage.com.
Sarah Marcus holds an MFA from George Mason University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spork, Cimarron Review, Slipstream, Tidal Basin Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others. She was the 2012 Booth Poetry Prize Runner-Up, as selected by Linda Gregg. She is originally from Cleveland, OH.
Patrick McCarty is a student at New York University. He is one of the founding members of the After School Special Improv comedy troupe at NYU, and a member of The Headless Society, a club that promotes creative writing and coming up with club names that weird people out.
Jason Morrow is a freelance writer and web/graphic designer. His passions include social activism, animal rights, and Pagan spirituality. More intellectual interests include soteriology, ethics, neuroscience, and philosophy of time. He has served on the Boards of two non-profits. Find him at jasonlmorrow.com.
Sergio Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, painter, and photographer. Flutter Press released his chapbooks: At the Tail End of Dusk, and Bedbugs in My Mattress. Ronin Press released his third chapbook: topography of a desire, in May of 2010. He is a three-time nominee for the Sundress Best of the Web Anthology, and a Pushcart nominee.
Reba Overkill is a loud queer currently located in Fountain Valley, California. Their primary partner in crime is their fiancee, a queer trans woman novelist and lyricist named Kayla. The two spend their days writing, playing video games, and publically horrifying at least a few heteronormative people every day.
Chelsea Paige recently graduated from Chester College of New England with a B.A. in Creative Writing. A Vermonter currently having a semi-permanent adventure in Michigan, her greatest aspiration is to someday shelve a novel she wrote at a library she works at.
Katheryn Svaldi has an extensive collection of wine corks. Most from bottles she has drank while writing short stories. She has two snakes, Frank and Bob. Sometimes she wraps them around her wrist while typing. If writing doesn’t work out she’ll fall back on something more dependable like professional juggling.
Philip Dean Walker holds a BA in American Literature from Middlebury College and is an MFA candidate at American University. His fiction has previously appeared in Big Lucks. He hails from Great Falls, Virginia and currently resides in Washington, D.C.