O. Ayes received an M.F.A. from University of Missouri St. Louis where she served as managing editor of Natural Bridge. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Lavender Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She blogs at oayes.org.

Myfanwy Collins Myfanwy Collins has work published in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, Cream City Review, Quick Fiction, SmokeLong Quarterly, Caketrain, Potomac Review, PANK, Saranac Review, Mississippi Review, and other venues. Please visit her at myfanwycollins.com.

Lou Gaglia’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in Blueline, Prick of the Spindle, Stymie, Loch Raven Review, JMWW, Foliate Oak, Stirring, and others. He teaches in upstate New York.

William Reese Hamilton started using his middle name when George Plimpton asked if he was the William Hamilton who did those cartoons in The New Yorker. He left an advertising career in New York for life in a small fishing village on the coast of Venezuela, writing what he wanted to write. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, The North American Review, The Adirondack Review, Puerto del Sol, Front Porch Journal, Night Train, Eclectica, Review Americana, and elsewhere. He likes having stories published on the Net. It’s like flinging them willy-nilly into the night. Who knows who might be out there ready to catch them?

Lauren Henley spent the first 22 years of life in Joshua Tree, California, and surrounding desert cities. At twenty-three she moved to San Luis Obispo where she received a B.A. in English, got a divorce, and met her true love. At 25, she and aforementioned True Love moved to Arcata, California, in Humboldt County. Between the ages of 25 and 27, Lauren’s poetry appeared in several magazines including Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cloudbank, Eclectica, Earth Speak, White Pelican, Saraba, and others. Lauren is two months away from receiving an M.F.A. in creative writing from Pacific University of Oregon and potentially two years away from receiving an M.A. in education. Since the age of 4, she has had what she likes to think of as a unique relationship with time and place, and this relationship is the fuel behind the 27-poem collection entitled The Finding. You can find her online literary magazine at Aperçus Quarterly.

John Oliver Hodges lives in Flushing, New York. His poetry has appeared previously in FRiGG, and can be viewed online at Hell Gate Review, Gutter Eloquence, My Favorite Bullet, and Spoken War. He once worked a guillotine machine in a factory, back when he was an industrial worker of the world. Now he is a teacher (how did that happen?) and is currently assembling bits of metal into a shape that, more and more, is beginning to resemble a device for traveling backwards through time.

Andrea Kneeland’s first book, the Birds & the Beasts, is forthcoming from Cow Heavy Books later this year. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently Prick of the Spindle, Gigantic, NANO Fiction, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Everyday Genius, Corium, Juked, Dogzplot, Annalemma, PANK, and Necessary Fiction. She is a Web editor for Hobart. Stalking capabilities available at andreakneeland.com.

Kirsty Logan is 27 and lives in Glasgow, where she writes fiction, edits a literary magazine, teaches creative writing, and reviews books. Her short fiction has been published in around eighty anthologies and literary magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is currently working on her first novel, Little Dead Boys, and a short story collection, The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. She has a semicolon tattooed on her toe. Say hello at kirstylogan.com.

Maurice Oliver, after almost a decade of working as a freelance photographer in Europe, returned to America in 1990. Then, in 1995, he made a life-long dream reality by traveling around the world for eight months. But instead of taking pictures, he recorded the experience in a journal which eventually became poems. And so began his desire to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in numerous national and international publications and literary websites including Potomac Journal, Pebble Lake Review, FRiGG, Dandelion Magazine (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK), Cha Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), Kritya (India), Blueprint Review (Germany), and Arabesques Review (Algeria). His forth chapbook is One Remedy Is Travel (Origami Condom, 2007). He is the editor of the literary e-zine Eye Socket Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a private tutor.

Gary Percesepe is associate editor at BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review). His short stories, poems, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published in N + 1, Salon, Mississippi Review, Antioch Review, Houston Literary Review, Westchester Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus, Pank, Bull, Word Riot, Moon Milk Review, Fogged Clarity, Necessary Fiction, and other places. He is the author of four books in philosophy and an epistolary novel with Susan Tepper, What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock and Dori G (Cervana Barva Press). He just completed his second novel, Leaving Telluride, set in Telluride, Colorado.

Ken Poyner enjoys spotting his powerlifting wife in the bench press and squat, and getting tangled up in his lazy cats in the evening. He has recently appeared, or soon will appear, with fiction in Corium and Kill Author, and with poetry in PANK, Pacific Review, decomP, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Medulla and a number of other places. He likes being more or less all over the spectrum.

Misti Rainwater-Lites has books available from America Mettle Books, Propaganda Press, Coatlism Press, and a few other places. She maintains a blog at Chupacabra Disco. Be her friend at Fictionaut.



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