Daphne Buter lives in the Netherlands. She was born and raised in Amsterdam. Her two books are published by De Bezige Bij & Thomas Rap. Her stories translated from the Dutch are published in Snow Monkey (print) and Cadenza (print, UK). She started to write stories in English in December 2003. These stories have appeared in FRiGG, Edifice Wrecked, Dicey Brown, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sleeping Fish, The Beat, Night Train, and Inkstains.

Myfanwy Collins’s work is published or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Cream City Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, AGNI, The Jabberwock Review, Swivel, Caketrain, and other venues. Please visit her at

Nadine Darling is broke-ass and sick with love. Her short fiction has appeared in Night Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Duck and Herring Pocket Field Guide, and is forthcoming in Salt Flats Annual. She currently resides in the greater Boston area where she manages to both stalk and be married to fellow writer Kenneth Darling at the exact same time. Visit them at

Liz Gallagher is Irish and lives in the Canary Islands, Spain. She has work published or forthcoming in Stirring, The Pedestal Magazine, Wicked Alice, Kaleidowhirl, The Hiss Quarterly, Word Riot, Mad Hatters’ Review, and others. She placed first in the Inter Board Poetry Competition in December 2006.

Susan Grimm is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in West Branch, Poetry Northwest, Rattapallax, The Journal, and other publications. In 1996, she was awarded an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. Her chapbook, Almost Home, was published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 1997. In 1999, she was named Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association. Her book of poems, Lake Erie Blue, was published by BkMk Press in 2004. She edited Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems, which was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2006.

Paul Hostovsky’s poems appear widely online and in print. He has two recent chapbooks, Bird in the Hand, which won the 2006 Grayson Books Poetry Chapbook Competition, and Dusk Outside the Braille Press, which won the 2006 Riverstone Press Chapbook Competition. Visit his Web site at

Nance Knauer lives among the rivers and lakes of the upper Midwest. Currently working on an MFA from Queens University, she’s been published in a few online publications including SmokeLong Quarterly.

Michael McWey’s fiction and humor have appeared in Redbook, Seventeen, Woman, Indy Men’s Magazine, Satire, YM, Rosebud, Ducts, The Armchair Aesthete, Nuthouse, Special Report, Enigma, Portland Review, and many other magazines. He has a story forthcoming in Samizdada. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has twice been nominated for the National Magazine Award.

Jalina Mhyana was a finalist in Pudding House Collection’s 2007 Chapbook Contest judged by Jennifer Bosveld and in Perigee’s 2004 Poetry Contest judged by Judy Jordan. Jalina’s first chapbook, Spikeseed, was published by Bad Moon Books in 2004, and her second chapbook, The Wishing Bones, was published by Pudding House Collections in 2007. A two-time Pushcart nominee and editor of Rock Salt Plum Review, Jalina has been an expatriate for almost a decade, spending six years in a rural fishing village in northern Japan. She currently lives near Frankfurt, Germany. Jalina is a candidate in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Bennington College.

Brian Reynolds lives in Ontario, Canada. His work has been published in The Hiss Quarterly, The New Quarterly, LICHEN, Event, and other fine journals. One of his stores was nominated for The Journey Prize.

Eli Richardson has been this way since he was eleven. He got a Pushcart Prize nomination for “Gord” in 2006. Eli smokes straights. Contact him at

Michael Angelo Tata received his M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University, his M.A. in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, and his Ph.D. in English Literature through the CUNY Graduate Center. His poetry has been exhibited as sculpture in “The Weather,” a multimedia exhibit at the Parlor Gallery (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), and as fashion through the Long Beach Foundation for the Arts. His poetry and criticism have appeared in the journals LinQ, Nebula, M/C, Ugly Couch, Lit, Lungfull, eye: rhyme, kenning, Bad Subjects, Found Object, Rhizomes, and to the quick, as well as the critical studies compilation From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today (Editions Rodopi, 2001) and the Madonna studies anthology Madonna’s Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations (Ashgate UK, 2004). His first chapbook of poems, The Multiplication of Joy into Integers, won the Blue Light Press 2003 poetry prize. His poetry has also appeared in the collections This New Breed: Bad Boys, Gents and Barbarians 2 (Windstorm, 2004), and Bordered Sexualities (San Diego State, forthcoming 2007). He is currently an editor for Australia’s interdisciplinary journal Nebula.

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