Randall Brown teaches at Saint Joseph’s University and Rosemont College, holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College, and is the lead editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, Quick Fiction, Gargoyle, Connecticut Review, Saint Ann’s Review, Evansville Review, Laurel Review, Dalhousie Review, Night Train, upstreet, and others. He is the author of the award-winning collection Mad to Live (Flume Press, 2008) and will have an essay on (very) short fiction in the forthcoming anthology The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field (Rose Metal Press, 2009).

Kim Chinquee is the author of Oh Baby (Ravenna Press), the forthcoming Pretty (White Pine Press), and is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Online Writing: Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press). She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Lydia Copeland lives with her husband and son in New Jersey. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Quick Fiction, Glimmer Train, Dogzplot, and others. Her chapbook, Haircut Stories, is available from the Achilles Chapbook Series.

Kathy Fish’s stories have been published in Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, and elsewhere. A collection of her work is available from Rose Metal Press in a book entitled A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women.

Scott Garson has stories in current or upcoming issues of Sojourn, Keyhole, Quick Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, New York Tyrant, Unsaid, and others. A collection of shorts, Vercingetorix, will be out sooner or later from Willows Wept Press. He edits Wigleaf.

Barry Graham is large, he contains multitudes. www.dogzplot.com.

Originally from Ohio, Tiff Holland now lives in central Texas with her husband and daughter. She has worked as an 9-1-1 dispatcher, insurance adjuster, and college instructor. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in almost 100 publications and she has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Tiff’s short story “The Boys” was named a “notable story” by StorySouth magazine’s Million Writers Award in 2007, and her short fiction chapbook, Straight Out of the Can, was a finalist in this year’s Rose Metal Press Chapbook competition. Her poetry chapbook, Bone in a Tin Funnel, is available through Pudding House Press.

Mary Miller’s short story collection, Big World, was published by Short Flight/Long Drive Books in February. Her stories have appeared in, or are forthcoming in, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Indiana Review, Black Clock, Mississippi Review, Oxford American, and New Stories from the South, 2008.

Kim Parko is a writer and visual artist living in Santa Fe with her husband and dog. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in 3rd bed, Caketrain, Mud Luscious Press, Sleepingfish, Diagram, elimae, Jubilat, Lamination Colony, and elsewhere. A chapbook entitled The Rest of the World Seems Unlikely is forthcoming from Achilles Press. She is currently working on a series of large charcoal drawings of melancholy monstrosities.

Jennifer Pieroni is editor in chief of the literary journal Quick Fiction. Her work has appeared in the literary journals Hobart, elimae, Corduroy Mtn., Bateau, Wigleaf, and SIR!, among others. Work is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, PANK, and Guernica.

Meg Pokrass lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Originally an actress, her flash fiction stories and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in 3AM, Toronto Quarterly, Mud Luscious, Juked, Pindeldyboz, SmokeLong Quarterly’s Fifth Anniversary Issue, Wigleaf, elimae, Keyhole, FRiGG, Word Riot, The Rose and Thorn, Thieves Jargon, Eclectica, and various upcoming anthologies of flash. Meg serves as a staff editor for SmokeLong Quarterly, and will be mentoring at Dzanc’s new Creative Writing Sessions. Meg’s blog, full of writing exercises and literary links, is here: megpokrass.com.

Joseph Young lives and works in Baltimore. He writes microfiction, on the arts, and tries his hand at curating and other visual pursuits. His microfiction has recently appeared in Lamination Colony and Wigleaf and is upcoming in Caketrain. A volume of his microfiction will be presented by Publishing Genius Press in the near future. Visit him at very small dogs and Baltimore Interview.


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