Grant Bailie lives in Lakewood, Ohio. He is the author of the novels Cloud 8, Mortarville, New Hope for Small Men, TomorrowLand, and the upcoming Highway Narcissus. He is also a licensed driver.

Adam McAlpine Clark is a writer, visual artist, and lawyer currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. He also writes (under a different name) on corporate power, sustainability and climate change, socioeconomic inequality, and environmental justice. In his free time he builds tropical-rainforest terrariums. More of his work can be seen at GreenCronopio.

Matt Getty, the award-winning author of You Will Behave, lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His short fiction has been anthologized in Dzanc Book’s Best of the Web series and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Most recently, he co-wrote a screenplay, Pretty in Black, that placed second in the Big Bear Lake Film Festival’s screenwriting competition. He’s also currently trying to find a home for a novel manuscript based on the story “When My Girlfriend Lost the Weight,” which first appeared in the summer 2008 issue of FRiGG magazine. Find out more at Matt Getty.

Alicia Gifford writes short stories. Her fiction has been published by literary journals and anthologies that include Narrative Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hobart, FRiGG, Pank, Best American Erotica, and more. She lives with man and dog in the Los Angeles area.

Lynn Hoggard calls her poetic muse “tricky” because it is complex, odd, and mysterious. Her latest book, Motherland, Stories and Poems from Louisiana (Lamar University Press, 2014), explores childhood memories of a rural, Cajun culture. She has published five books and won the Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award given by the Texas Institute of Letters for her translation of Nelida (2004). She taught French, English, and humanities at Midwestern State University and, while there, won that university’s highest faculty honor, the Hardin Professor Award, for sustained excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Charles Leggett is a professional actor based in Seattle, Washington. Recent publications include The Floating Bridge Review, The Raven Chronicles, The Worcester Review, Magma Poetry, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Others include The Lyric and Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry; his long poem “Premature Tombeau for John Ashbery” is an e-chapbook in the Barnwood Press “Great Find” series.  

Wulf Losee lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. His poems have appeared in Forge, Full Moon, The New Guard, North Coast Literary Review, PoeTalk, and Rio Grande Review. His short fiction has been published in Oak Square. He won First Prize in the 84th and 86th Annual Poets’ Dinner Contest, and he was a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Knightville Poetry Contest.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, free e-books, and his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at

Timothy Schirmer currently lives in Austin, Texas, by way of New York City. He arrives most places on a bike. He drinks too much coffee, and not because he really likes coffee, but because he really likes to feel wide awake. His stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, JMWW, The Adirondack Review, Bluestem, Quiddity, Gertrude, The Monarch Review, Crack the Spine, Punchnel’s, and in other fine places. You can find him online at

Amy Sprague is a writer and mother living on the shores of Lake Superior. She went to two colleges, but couldn’t finish due to illness. She is currently working on a memoir. When she’s not writing stories with her daughter you can find her listening to the blues, looking for the perfect word.

Joseph Young lives in Baltimore where he writes and makes art, helps his girlfriend make art, writes and makes art. His book of microfictions, Easter Rabbit, was released from Publishing Genius in 2009; his chapbook, 5 drawings of the maryland sky, from Ink Press in 2013. His art has appeared in galleries, bars, forests, and other venues in various states. Visit his tumblr, Newer Comics, and his blog, very small dogs.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 44 | Fall 2014