Kelly Boyker lives and writes in Seattle, Washington, where the gloomy overcast days provide the perfect fodder for writing. Her work has appeared in such places as Opium Magazine, Wicked Alice, The Dirty Napkin, The Sacramento Review, and Mannequin Envy. More work is currently appearing or soon forthcoming in PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Vinyl Poetry Journal, Sein Und Werden, Scythe, and SIR!. An e-chapbook is forthcoming from ISMs Press in 2012. She is a co-editor of the freshly minted online poetry journal Menacing Hedge.

Randall Brown teaches at and directs Rosemont College’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the award-winning collection Mad to Live, his essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field, and he appears in the Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction. He has been published widely, both online and in print, and blogs regularly at FlashFiction.Net; he also founded and manages Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

Terri Brown-Davidson considers herself a professional hypergraphic in writing and visual arts, producing more verbiage and images than the world can ever accommodate and trying to make them all both beautiful and meaningful. As a writer, she’s been nominated for the Pulitzer, received the AWP Intro Award in poetry, attended Yaddo on a residency fellowship in fiction, been awarded the New Mexico Writer’s Scholarship in fiction, and published a novel, Marie, Marie, Hold on Tight, and a book of poetry, The Carrington Monologues. As a visual artist, she’s been awarded the Dillman Resort Center Scholarship for colored pencil, participated in her first group exhibit in 2010 (Elementique), and had her drawings and paintings appear in many journals. She’s also a martial artist who studies Shorin Ryu and kenpo karate and an actress who recently made her debut in the TV series In Plain Sight.

Damian Caudill is an undergraduate English major at Ohio University in Athens. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Word Riot, The Foundling Review, Glossolalia, The 2nd Hand, Zygote in My Coffee, Sphere, Candygram, and The Envoy.

Daniel Gallik has had poetry and short stories published by Hawaii Review, Parabola, Nimrod, Limestone (Univ. of Kentucky), The Hiram Poetry Review, Aura (Univ. of Alabama), and Whiskey Island (Cleveland State Univ.). He has placed writings in hundreds of online journals. Authors’ Niche is publishing three of Dan’s novels in the next three years. The first, Dumb Fate, will be out in February 2012.

Alicia Gifford is a short-fiction writer who divides her time between Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes, California. In addition to FRiGG, her short fiction appears in lots of swell places that include Alaska Quarterly Review, Narrative Magazine, Confrontation, BLIP, SmokeLong Quarterly, and more.

Miriam N. Kotzin has published two collections of poetry (Reclaiming the Dead, New American Press, 2008; Weights & Measures, Star Cloud Press 2009) and a collection of flash fiction, Just Desserts, Star Cloud Press, 2010. A third collection of poetry, Taking Stock, will be published by Star Cloud in 2011. Her poetry has been published in such places as The Southern Humanities Review, Boulevard, Confrontation, Eclectica, and Offcourse. She teaches at Drexel University, where she also codirects the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing. She is a contributing editor for Boulevard and a founding editor of Per Contra.

Mindela Ruby has been a motel maid, substitute teacher, and punk radio deejay and currently earns her keep as a community college professor. Her fiction has appeared online, in print, and in audio format in Boundoff, Jersey Devil Press, The Binnacle, r.kv.r.y. quarterly, Emprise Review, and other publications. She has recently completed the novel Mosh.

Suzanne Scanlon’s fiction is forthcoming or has recently appeared in The Iowa Review, PANK, Midwestern Gothic, and many other places; essays and reviews have appeared in The American Scholar, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and elsewhere. She writes about theater for Time Out Chicago.

Lauren Marie Stevens is a homesteader, musician, visual artist, and poet. She is the author of chapbooks Honey and The Electric Germ, and her work has appeared in Calliope Nerve, Sfumato, Shirk Tall, Vale, and various anthologies. She has recently been working in collaboration with other writers and musical artists, sometimes performing under the name Ay Vurma.

Parker Tettleton’s work is featured in and/or forthcoming from elimae, Mud Luscious, > kill author, Gargoyle, and The Catalonian Review, among others. His chapbook Same Opposite is available from Thunderclap! Press. Find more work and information here.

Helen Vitoria lives and writes in Effort, Pennsylvania. Her work can be found and is forthcoming in over sixty online and print journals, including PANK, wicked alice, Thunderclap,, The Dirty Napkin, Gigantic Sequins, Willows Wept Review, The Offending Adam, Used Furniture Review, Commonline: A Journal of Culture, Art & Literature, YB Poetry Journal, Fashion for Collapse, Caper Literary Journal, The Cartier Street Review, Poets & Artists Magazine, Sunfish Poetry Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Spooky Boyfriend, Spilt Milk, > kill author, elimae, Metazen, Dark Sky Magazine, Mud Luscious Press, and many others. She has been thrice nominated for the Best New Poets 2010 Anthology. Her chapbooks The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds and Random Cartography Notes from Gold Wake Press, 2011, are both available as e-chaps. Blackwater: A Pneumatic Disturbance is her forthcoming e-chap from Red Ochre Press, 2011. Her first full-length collection, Corn Exchange, will be released in fall 2011 from Scrambler Books. She is working on her second collection a novel(la) in verse, Amsterdam. Find her here.

Gregory J. Wolos’s fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Storyglossia, Prime Number, elimae, Apple Valley Review, Underground Voices, Prick of the Spindle, Gulf Stream Magazine, The Fiddleback, the anthology Surreal South, and other journals. In the last year his stories have earned recognition in several competitions, including a 2012 Pushcart Prize nomination. One of his stories was selected as winner of the 2011 Gulf Stream Award for fiction, and another won the 2011 New South Writing Contest. He lives and writes on the northern bank of the Mohawk River in upstate New York. His website is here.

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