A. Minetta Gould
A. Minetta Gould was raised in The Mittens by a beautician and crane operator. She is the author of four chapbooks, most recently from FAMILY (Black Warrior Review, 2013) and the forthcoming MASS. (The New Megaphone, 2014). A. Minetta recently transplanted herself from Boston, MA to Denver, CO and is the managing editor for Black Ocean.
Aaron Nielsen's writing has appeared in the following publications Mythym (PictureBox, 2008), Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground (Akashic Books, 2007), Instant City, Fresh Men 2: New Voices in Gay Fiction (Carroll & Graf, 2005), Mirage #4 Period(ical) and The Chabot Review. He has been featured on KQED’s podcast The Writer’s Block and was the editor of the short lived but critically acclaimed ‘zine Jouissance. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Adam Ganderson has written for the Village Voice, Art Forum, and Terrorizer UK among others.
Adam Good is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on appropriation and remixing of cultural materials. His performances and installations emphasize participation and interaction with systems of knowledge. He has performed in, or created experiences for: Ignite DC, Washington Project for the Arts, Porch Projects, the Phillips Collection, the Textile Museum, Pulse Miami, (e)merge, and the Transmodern Festival. He lives on a communal farm in Pittsboro, NC with his wife and son.
Adam Lampton currently teaches photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Emerson College in Boston. He received his MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art.
Artist born in NYC, works in a wide variety of media but with an emphasis on video. Recently, has exhibited at Derek Eller Gallery (NYC), Sandroni Rey (LA) and the Musee de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In addition, has organized the lecture series "Passing Time" at Tracy Williams ltd. and three nights of screenings at the Whitney Museum at Altria. He is also the editor of the self-published "Into the Abyss" (2003). Is currently being represented by Sandroni Rey gallery.
Adam Putnam's work can be viewed at http://www.sevenseven.com
Adam Robinson runs Publishing Genius Press and lives in Atlanta, where he plays softball.
Adam Shemper was born in Hattiesburg, Mississpi. He earned his masters from The University of California at Berkeley. He has published with Time, the Oxford American, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, etc. Selected photographs from his Sardis Lake series were included in the 2003 International Center of Photography's on-line exhibition, Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. He is currently working on a series of images of the people and spaces of Hong Kong.
Adam Underhill is a producer, writer, and traveler living in New York City. He has worked in television and radio for seven years, first as an intern on The Late Show with David Letterman and later on such programs as Last Call with Carson Daly and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. As a writer, Adam has been published on NBC.com, McSweeneys.net, and TheFanzine.com. Links to his other works can be found on his website,LittleEarthquake.com.
Alan Gilbert’s writings on art, poetry, culture, and politics have appeared in a variety of publications, including Artforum, Time Out New York, and the Village Voice. Recent poems have appeared in The Baffler, Brooklyn Rail, and Chicago Review. A collection of his critical writings entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight was published in the spring of 2006 by Wesleyan University Press.
Alex Manley was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from Concordia University's creative writing program in 2013. His work has appeared at Shabby Doll House, Everyday Genius, Banango Street andMaisonneuve magazine, among others. He is left-handed.
Alexandra Hemrick is a graduate of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA as a Public Policy major and completed two years with Teach for America teaching Visual Art in the Mississippi Delta May 2012. Her work has appeared at the Delta Bohemian and Downright Fiction.
Alexandra Wuest is a writer and poet based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Bohemyth, Reality Hands, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and Hobart. Her online home can be found at bagelcat.tumblr.com
Alexandro Segade is a founding member of the performance group My Barbarian, and has presented solo video and performance work at LAXART, Artist Curated Projects, Anthology Film Archive, and Sundown Salon. His multi-media gay science fiction theater piece, “Replicant VS Separatist,” will be included in the 2010 New Original Works Festival at the REDCAT, Los Angeles. Segade has written for publications including Art Lies, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, ArtUS, and Useless. Segade curates The Imaginary Film Festival at Imprenta, Los, Angeles, has a blog, The Universal Separatist. Segade received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from UCLA in 2009.
Alissa Nutting received her MFA degree from the University of Alabama, where she served as Editor for the Black Warrior Review. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Fence, BOMB, the fairy tale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, and many other journals. She is the author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone, 2010). Alissa is currently a PhD candidate at UNLV, where she has received Cobain and Schaeffer Fellowships in Fiction. She is fiction editor of the literary journal Witness and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review.
Ally Harris lives, writes, and works in Portland, OR. She has a chapbook called Her Twin Was After Me (Slim Princess Holdings, 2014) and another called Floor Baby (dancing girl press, 2011). You can read other poems by her in Sixth Finch, CutBank, Tarpaulin Sky, Sink Review, TYPO, and elsewhere.
Alyssa Pavley attends college and lives in New York. She spends her time writing things, drawing things, reading various other things and listening to French electronic music. Her artwork has been exhibited in a couple of small towns in New Jersey. She currently covers art for Fanzine's New York section.
Amabel Barraclough lives and works in London. She has written for The Independent and Variety. She is currently working on her first children's novel.
Amanda McCormick is an outdoorswoman / poet / cook / founding curator of Ink Press Productions in Baltimore.
Amanda Mills is a deep believer in the affective change that DIY media brings. Her work is entrenched in this belief. She is the Executive Director of Murmur Media, a community resource for DIY and ephemeral media. Her organizing experience includes the Atlanta Zine Fest, Atlanta Zine Library, and--in the past--Faces of Feminism. She also runs local tape label, Big Blonde Records. She eagerly awaits your email about a potential collaboration (yes, you, dear reader!).
Amber Sparks is the author of the short story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies, and co-author (with Robert Kloss and Matt Kish) of the hybrid text novella The Desert Places, just published by Curbside Splendor. You can find her most days on Twitter at @ambernoelle, or read her work at ambernoellesparks.com.
Ambika Thompson has been living in Berlin, Germany for the past 10 years. She is currently focused on writing short stories, and playing guitar, and singing in the band The Anna Thompsons.
Amelia Saul is a Brooklyn-based artist from Seattle. Her work, including performance, video, drawing and audio, has been exhibited in New York, Hiroshima, Paris, and Lisbon.
Amy Gerstler is a writer of poetry and nonfiction living in Los Angeles. Her most recent books of poems are GHOST GIRL, MEDICINE, NERVE STORM and CROWN OF WEEDS. She teaches in the Writing Seminars MFA program at Bennington College, in Bennington Vermont, and at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Amy Lukau is the daughter of African immigrants from Angola. She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology and B.A. in Religious Studies. Amy is the Executive Director of Girls Education International, a not for profit organization based in Colorado that supports educational opportunities for underserved females in remote and underdeveloped regions of the world ( girlsed.org ). She is currently an MFA candidate in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.
Amy McDaniel runs 421 Atlanta, a center of literary attention and chapbook press. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Tin House, PANK, The Agriculture Reader, Saveur, H_NGM_N, and elsewhere. She also edits EAT GENIUS, the annual food edition of the online literary journal Everyday Genius. Her most recent chapbook is Collected Adult Lessons.
Amy Meyerson is a writer currently living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Bloomsbury Review, JMWW, Obit Magazine, The Denver Syntax, and the Aspen Times.
Ana Carette is the author of Baby Babe.
Andrea Kneeland's work has appeared in more than 50 journals and anthologies. She likes kittens, cheesecake and Werner Herzog. More info at www.andreakneeland.com.
Andrea Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012) and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011). She is an Assistant Professor of English at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she is also the Summer Writing Program Coordinator, the Editor-in-Chief of Bombay Gin Literary Journal, and the Co-Founder and coordinator (with Michelle Naka Pierce) of the biennial conference [Dis]Embodied.
Andrew Berardini recently graduated with an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. He has done work for Afterall, interReview, and Artforum.com. He is currently Assistant Editor at Semiotext(e) Press and finishing a novel set in French West Africa. His most recent project is a revised translation of Jean Baudrillard's In the Shadow of the Silent Majority, forthcoming in Spring 2007.
Andrew Duncan Worthington
Andrew Duncan Worthington is the author of the novel Walls [CCM, 2014] and the poetry e-book HOT DOGS! [NAP, 2014]. He is also the founding editor of Keep This Bag Away From Children [keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com]. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as an English and special education teacher. More: andrewduncanworthington.com
Andrew Haley is a business reporter for the Salt Lake Enterprise. His poems, translations and short stories have appeared in Girls With Insurance, Zone, Otis Nebula, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Sugar House Review and Stop Smiling. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories called Signals.
Andrew K. Peterson
Andrew K. Peterson is the author of three books of poetry, most recently some deer left the yard moving day (BlazeVox 2013). His chapbook bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (published by Fact-Simile, 2011) was recently featured in an exhibition on poet's maps at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center. He edits summer stock, an online literary journal, and lives in the Boston area.
Andrew Lewis Conn
Andrew Lewis Conn is the author of P (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
Aneesa Davenport lives in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Beeswax Magazine, Kitchen Sink, Monday Night, After Hours, Spectrum, and The South Carolina Review.
Anhvu Buchanan is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press 2013) and Backhanded Compliments & Other Ways to Say I Love You (Works on Paper Press 2013). He received an Individual Artists Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Harpur Palate, The Journal, kill author, The Minnesota Review, Parthenon West Review, word for/ word, Vinyl Poetry, and ZYZZYVA. He currently is a Teaching Artist for WritersCorp.
Anna Vitale writes through wealth, poverty, sex, race, bodies, and the city; she writes through dreams and song and performs associative patterns of the unconscious, offering something like psychoanalytic practices as part poetic practice. Her dissertation is about suicide and language. Some of her short books include Unknown Pleasures (Perfect Lovers) and Anna Vitale’s Pop Poems (OMG). The still above is from a short video called “Street View Lyric,” which hinges on Jodeci’s “Come and Talk to Me,” is online at Gauss PDF.
Anne Boyer is a poet who lives in Kansas.
Annie Liontas' debut novel, LET ME EXPLAIN YOU, is forthcoming from Scribner in 2015. Her story “Two Planes in Love” was selected as runner-up in BOMB Magazine’s 2013 Fiction Prize Contest and was published by BOMB in December. She is the recent recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her newest work BADEYE, which also received Honorary Mention in the 2013 Dana Awards. Annie will be attending the 2014 Disquiet International Literary Program and WritingxWriters Conference in Tomales Bay on fellowship. She is a graduate of Syracuse's MFA Program, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of SALT HILL. Annie currently co-hosts the TireFire Reading Series in Philly.
Ashley Bethard is a writer whose work has appeared in The Rumpus, PANK Magazine and Hobart, among others. She lives on the internet at ashleybethard.com and tweets at @ashleybethard.
Barbara Browning has a PhD in comparative literature from Yale. She teacahes in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She's also a poet and a dancer. She lives with her son in Greenwich Village. The Correspondence Artist is her first novel. Photo credit: Jonathon Conklin
Ben Bush has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Poets and Writers, Bitch, XLR8R, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Portland Mercury, Alternet and Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? from Houghton-Mifflin. He is currently an assistant editor at The Fanzine.
Ben Estes is an artist, a poet, and ½ of The Song Cave. He lives in Western Massachusetts.
Ben Fama is the author of New Waves, Aquarius Rising, and the artist book Mall Witch. He is the co-editor of Wonder. His work appears in The Brooklyn Rail, Action Yes, Jubilat, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, Denver Quarterly, Maggy, and on the Best American Poetry Blog. He lives in New York City.
Ben Mirov is the author of Hider Roser (Octopus Books, 2012). He is also the author of Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010). He grew up in Northern California and lives in Oakland.
Benito del Pliego
Benito del Pliego (Madrid, 1970) has lived in the States since 1997. He was a member of Delta Nueve, a poetry and visual artists group that worked in Madrid the last half of the 90´s. Fisiones (Fissions) was his first book of poetry; it was published in Madrid in 1997. The 2nd. one, Alcance the la mano (Reach of a hand) appeared in New Orleans one year later. In June 2001 a symphonic poem, composed by Gustado David Pineda based on poems of the author, was presented at the Atlanta High Museum of Art. One of his object-poems received the 2003 “City of Badajoz” Experimental Poetry Award. A year after, Índice, his third book of poems, obtained the “Gabriel Celaya” International Poetry Award. He has collaborated with Autogiro, Solaria, Animal Stories Magazine, El Mono Adivino, Tse-Tse and Hispanic Poetry Review. He is a professor at Appalachian State University´s Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures in North Carolina.
Benjamin Allocco lives and teaches in Upstate New York. He received his MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His work has appeared in The Conium Review, Prick of the Spindle, and Fiction Southeast. For more on his work, check out www.benjaminallocco.com.
Benjamin Strong lives in Brooklyn.
Bett Williams is the author of Girl Walking Backwards and The Wrestling Party. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Blake Bergeron is a poet living in Florence, MA. He is currently attending the MFA Program in Creative Writing at UMass Amherst.
Blake Butler's most recent book is 300,000,000 (Harper Perennial). He lives in Atlanta.
Bonnie Ellman is a native New Yorker who studied Literatures of Modernity at the University of London. She enjoys drawing, photography and comic books. Her work has been featured on OffManhattan.com and MrBellersNeighborhood.
Brad Lapin is a self-described gentleman of letters, Los Angeles born and bred, who divides his time between Atlanta, Ga and Rome, Italy. He is currently working on a novel entitled "The Man Who Invented History" which has absorbed his attention for the past decade. In past incarnations, he has been, among other things, a radio show talk host, a theatrical director, an author, columnist and journalist as well as the publisher, editor and founder of both Damage Magazine and Pug, an E-zine. A raconteur, round-table wit and all-around permanent absurdity, Lapin remains dedicated to the proposition that, all things being equal, diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Bradford Nordeen is a writer and curator who, in January 2011 launched Dirty Looks, a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video, and in July 2012, Dirty Looks: On Location, a month of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Nordeen has organized screenings internationally at venues like PARTICIPANT INC, The Kitchen, the Hammer Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, White Columns, Artists Space and Judson Memorial Church. His writing has been published in Art In America, the Huffington Post, Lambda Literary, Little Joe, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and Butt Magazine, amongst others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Brandi Wells is the author of Please Don’t Be Upset (Tiny Hardcore Press) and This Boring Apocalypse (Civil Coping Mechanisms). In the fall, she’ll be a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.
Brandon Brown is the author of three books, The Persians By Aeschylus, The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus, and most recently Flowering Mall. He is an editor at Krupskaya, and occasionally publishes small press materials under the imprint OMG! In 2014, Roof will publish a new book, Top 40.
Brandon Scott Gorrell
Brandon Scott Gorrell (b. 1984) is the author of during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present, a poetry book published by Muumuu House in 2009, and a forthcoming novella titled my hair will defeat you. Brandon has been featured at NYLON, Plan B, the Poetry Foundation and more. He is co-founder of a copywriting service called Fresh Copy and currently blogs at Thought Catalog. He lives in Seattle.
Brandon Stosuy, Stereogum’s Senior Writer and a Contributing Editor at The Believer, writes a metal column at Pitchfork called Show No Mercy. "Formulas Fatal To The Flesh," his essay for Matthew Barney's exhibition at Sammlung Goetz this past fall, was named after a Morbid Angel album, though he doesn't think the gallery realized it. He's currently at work on a book-length oral history of non-Scandinavian black metal. He lives in New York.
Brian Allen Carr
Brian Allen Carr's most recent book, The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World, is out with Lazy Fascist Press this May. His short fiction has run in Ninth Letter, McSweeney's Small Chair, Hobart, Boulevard and others.
Brian Fitzpatrick lives and works in Washington, DC, where he writes poetry and comedy pieces. His work has appeared in-print and online in places like Rattle and on DC's Pink Line Project.
Brian Foley is the author of The Constitution, which will be available from Black Ocean in April, 2014. His poems have recently appeared in The Boston Review, The Volta & The Paris American. He lives in Northampton, MA.
Brian Howe's arts and entertainment journalism appears regularly in Pitchfork Media, North Carolina's The Independent Weekly, The Fanzine, and Paste Magazine, where he is a Senior Contributing Editor. His poems and sound art have appeared in many print and online journals, including Fascicle, Soft Targets, Cannibal, Octopus, Effing, and MiPOesias. He is the author of three chapbooks: Guitar Smash (3rdness Press; 2006), Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees; 2008), and This is the Motherfucking Remix (Scantily Clad; forthcoming), which was written in collaboration with Marcus Slease. Howe is a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group, a blogger at the collective mp3 blog Moistworks.com, and the creator of the multimedia Glossolalia project (http://glossolalia-blacksail.blogspot.com/).
Brian Joseph Davis
Brian Joseph Davis is an artist and writer based in Toronto. He's the author of Portable Altamont (Coach House), the novel I, Tania (ECW), and the upcoming short fiction collection, Ronald Reagan, My Father. L.A. Weekly recently declared, “Davis has an amazing head for aural experiments—creating expansive compositions out of found sounds and computer manipulations—that are smart on paper and fascinating in execution.” Slate.com called I, Tania, “The book of your fever dreams.” He is the co-founder of Joyland.ca.
Brian Oliu is originally from New Jersey & currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the author of So You Know It's Me, a collection of Craigslist Missed Connections, Level End, a series of lyric essays about videogame boss battles, & the forthcoming Leave Luck to Heaven, an ode to 8-bit video games. He played trivia on Sunday by himself & lost, badly, under the name 'Stone Cold Jane Austen'.
Brian Pera is the author of Troublemaker (St. Martin's Press) and the writer/director of the feature film Other Way Round. He lives in Memphis, TN.
Brian Warfield writes short stories and fake reviews. He lives in Philadelphia.
Carla Murphy is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn. Since she’s originally from Barbados, she sometimes craves fresh fish from Oistins, a good wuk up and the smell of ripe bay grapes. She has edited or written for Sable LitMag and O, The Oprah Magazine and is a graduate of New York University and the London School of Economics. She comments on geopolitics, race and gender relations and culture at seemurphy.blogspot.com.
Carlos Kotkin is a comedian/writer based in Los Angeles, California. He performs spoken word shows regularly at The Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, California and stand-up around the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Seattle, Washington. He also wrote, directed and starred in the short film Overcoming Shyness, which has been viewed over 35 times on Youtube.
Casey Michael Henry
Casey Michael Henry has previously published in The Huffington Post, had plays produced in New York, and is currently a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also presently at work on a novella entitled The Topiary.
Cassandra Troyan will release two books in 2014: "BLACKEN ME BLACKEN ME, GROWLED," from Tiny Hardcore, and KILL MANUAL (Kept In Lacerated Light) from Artifice Books.
Chris Toll was a poet and collage maker. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland. He co-curated the Benevolent Armchair Reading Series. Chris passed away in 2012.
Chris Vitiello is a freelance arts, performance, and hockey writer and poet in Durham, NC. He is a chief contributor for the Independent Weekly, organizer of the Mixtape reading and performance series, and creative writing teacher in a variety of settings. His poetry books include Nouns Swarm A Verb (Xurban, 1999), Irresponsibility (Ahsahta, 2008), and Obedience (Ahsahta, 2011). Father to two terrific daughters, he also performs toy plays and writes custom poems on demand on a manual typewriter as the Poetry Fox.
Christian TeBordo has published three novels and a collection of short stories. "Things to See in Uglahoma" is an excerpt from a book called Toughlahoma, which will be published as part of Rescue Press's Open Prose Series in the spring of 2015. He lives in Chicago where he is the director of the MFA program at Roosevelt University.
Christian Williams writes about comic books, regular books, video games, rock music, and movies from Washington, DC where he was assistant city editor of The A.V. Club's local branch, but now mostly reviews things and scribbles on great works of literature.
Christina Lee is a freelance writer based in Atlanta, where she’s still trying to find a venue she likes more than D.C.’s 9:30 Club. She once drank Ted Leo’s beer (by accident), shook Mannie Fresh’s hand, and watched Gucci Mane read a press release when he was released from prison in 2010. Her writing has appeared in eMusic, New York, Washington City Paper, and Paste.
Christy Crutchfield is the author of the novel How to Catch a Coyote (Publishing Genius, July 2014). Her work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Salt Hill Journal, Juked, The Good Men Project, and others. She writes and teaches in Western Massachusetts.
Claire Donato (http://www.somanytumbleweeds.com) lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, and Action Yes. She holds an MFA from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. She is a member of the Electronic Literature Organization and currently teaches at the New School. Her hometown is Pittsburgh, PA.
Coda Wei lives in Philly and does mostly nothing. She has a chapbook from Perfect Lovers Press. She likes making unusual trades. Email her at wei.coda5 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Courtney K. Bambrick
Courtney K. Bambrick is the poetry editor at Philadelphia Stories. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Apiary, Certain Circuits, Dirty Napkin, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal. Courtney currently teaches composition, creative writing, and literature at Holy Family University, Philadelphia University and Rosemont College.
Courtney Maum is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, from Touchstone Books/Simon and Schuster, and an essay contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Worn Stories. The humor columnist behind the “Celebrity Book Review” on Electric Literature and an advice columnist for Tin House, she lives in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts.
Dallas Hudgens is the author of the novel Drive Like Hell and Season of the Gene.
Packard is an underground indie filmmaker/editor/DP who has written, produced and directed a prolific body of work over the past three decades. His films, including Reflections of Evil, a wide variety of festivals, venues, galleries and cinemas including the NYFF, American Cinemtheque, Tate Modern and Union Galleries London, Australia, Belgium, Germany, and many many more.
Dan Magers’s first book of poems, Partyknife, is published by Birds, LLC. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal, founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.
Dana Ward is the author of Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader (Flowers & Cream), The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem), and This Can't Be Life (Edge Books). He lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Daniel Beauregard lives in Atlanta, where he works for a local newspaper. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ilk, NAP, Brown God, Keep This Bag Away from Children, Gesture, Poor Claudia, H_NGM_N, Jellyfish, Stoked and elsewhere. His chapbook “Before You Were Born” is available from 421 Atlanta. A subsequent chapbook titled, “HELLO MY MEAT” will be released in fall 2014 by Lame House Press. Follow him @666ICECREAM.
Daniel Hamilton is a writer from Massachusetts living in Los Angeles.
Daniel Torday is the author of a novella, The Sensualist, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. His first full-length novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in winter 2015.
Danielle Wheeler is the author of Teenage Exorcists (Slim Princess Holdings), her first chapbook. She can be found online at dcwheeler.blogspot.com.
Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, was published by YesYes Books in 2014. His work has appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Iowa Review, Fence, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, and elsewhere. He hosts the Hatchet Job reading series and edits the PEN Poetry Series. In 2015, Poor Claudia will release his second book, a travelogue called C’est la guerre.
Danny Jock, Fanzine's chief Illustrator, travelled through Southern California, the Midwest and Upstate New York for five years before returning to New York City. His drawings are a hilarious odyssey through suburbs, dive bars, theme parks, vets clubs and all-you-can-eat buffets. From envelope-sized snapshots of strangers on the streets to large, collage-like pieces, his subject is hunger - for food, drink or love - and the mess of a world created whilst fulfilling those hungers. For more see www.dannyjock.net and you can contact Mr. Jock at email@example.com.
Darius James has authored some books published in the U.S. and Europe. He cannot recall their titles as they are out of print. Currently, he is developing a documentary exploring the impact of Voodoo on American popular culture with film-maker Oliver Hardt. He is really glad he missed the Bush years in the U.S. as he was living in Berlin at the time. He made some great friends there and he misses them much.
Photo credit: Graham Hains
Darren Bader lives in New York City. He's published art-books with Rivington Arms Gallery, New York: coai(t)ag:(hd-di(0058)):gtcte, "bis,"acil,cp AKA James Earl Scones (2005) and 2nd Cannons L.A.: “pulturebook” (Spring 2008 release). He is also represented by Rivington Arms Gallery, New York. He frequently curates too. In his spare time, he writes and is working on “exquisite corpse gaming”.
David Berridge is a writer based in London. He curates VerySmallKitchen. Essays, poetry, and fiction appear in fillip, jacket, Syntax, Raft and others. He has two books forthcoming in 2011: P.Z.T.C (The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press) and Lemonade (LemonMelon). A play I DID NOT KNOW THAT LENIN WAS LENIN is currently part of the Merzman Festival in Manchester, England. In 2010 he curated DEPARTMENT OF MICRO-POETICS, exploring connections of language and art practice, at the AC Institute, New York. firstname.lastname@example.org
David Moscovich is a Romanian-American writer whose novella of one-page fictions, You Are Make Very Important Bathtime, available from Journal of Experimental Fiction, was nominated for an &NOW Award. A finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for Best New Writing, Moscovich lives in New York City and runs Louffa Press, a micro-press dedicated to printing innovative fiction.
David Peak is the author of a horror novella, The River Through the Trees, and a book of short stories, Glowing in the Dark. He lives in Chicago.
Dennis Cooper is the author of the 5 novel George Miles Cycle, as well as My Loose Thread, The Sluts, and most recently God Jr. He is also a poet, playwright, critic, curator and a journalist. Born in LA, he is currently based in Paris, France. For more info and his blog see his website at http://www.denniscooper.net.
Fanzine will be launching a publishing imprint in the coming months. A limited edition of Cooper's latest poetry collection The Weaklings (with accompanying art by Jarrod Anderson) is in the design stage of production and will be the first book published by Fanzine Books. To preorder write email@example.com.
Dennis James Sweeney
Dennis James Sweeney hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. He's the author of the chapbook What They Took Away and writing that has appeared in Alice Blue, DIAGRAM, Juked, and Unstuck. Find him in Corvallis, Oregon.
Derek McCormack is the author of Grab Bag, The Haunted Hillbilly, and The Show That Smells, ETC. He lives in Toronto.
Desiree Burch is a Yale Graduate and NYC-based actor, writer, comedian and New York Neo-Futurist. One of New York magazine’s “10 New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny,” Desiree has supplied laughter for MTV, VH1, NBC News, NY Post, Comedy Central, Huffington Post and her acclaimed solo show “52 Man Pickup” has toured theaters in New York, New Orleans, Hollywood, London and Edinburgh. She is the creator of four full-length solo works and and various monologues for women and has also blogged for the Huffington Post. www.desireeburch.com
Devon Magee left his native Seattle to find functioning, mass urban transportation. Today, to his exaltation, he spends hours underground on the metro in his adopted Paris. A red-nosed wine enthusiast, he pours glasses in a Paris bar à vin. He is the author of numerous unpublished essays and short stories, including one novel, Calle San Antón 4.
Dianna Dragonetti is an artist, activist, & angel boy. He can be found at @aliteralwerther and at http://angelboyangelboy.tumblr.com/.
Dina Hardy, author of the limited-edition chapbook Selections from The World Book (Convulsive Editions), has earned fine art degrees from Pratt Art Institute and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Agni, Black Warrior Review, Transom, Lo-Ball, and Meridian's Best New Poets anthology. She and her husband recently moved from Los Angeles to Dubai. She welcomes you to follow her observations at spfoneten.com : Dubai in broad spectrum.
Dodie Bellamy's is a poet and novelist whose latest book is the buddhist (from Publication Studio). She is also the author of Academonia, from Factory School Press. Other books include Pink Steam (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004) and The Letters of Mina Harker (reprinted by the University of Wisconsin Press, 2004). Her book Cunt-Ups (Tender Buttons) won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. She blogs at http://dodie-bellamy.blogspot.com/
Dodie Bellamy's Writing Workshop
For the purpose of not confusing our sometimes quirky database admin, we had to group all of these fine writers, all students of Dodie Bellamy, under one name for a group project/ode to Kevin Killian's Amazon Reviews. You can read the individual bios of participants Jasson Flick, Lee Stegner, Maria Suarez, Megan O'Patry, Michele Hayes, Jim Nelson, Radhika Sharma, Tom Andes, Renato Escudero elsewhere on this page.
Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and occasionally a musician living in Portland, OR. His award winning film October Country (directed with Michael Palmieri) is based on his photographs and essays. His visual work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and San Francisco's SF Camerawork. His fiction and nonfiction writings have appeared in Instant City, Satellite, Frozen Tears, Life as We Show it––Writings On Film, and the Lambda Award-winning Portland Queer Anthology. He is currently working on a new documentary involving pharmaceuticals, God, suicide and Bigfoot. Selections of his writing and photographic work can be found at ghosttype.blogspot.com.
Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon. He edits poetry for draft: The Journal of Process, helps run If Not For Kidnap, and writes the column POEMHACK. He is author of Eyelid Lick (Fence Books) and Slow Motion German Adjectives (Mammoth Editions).
Savage is Fanzine's chief executive designer, currently resides in Spain developing a cure for narcolepsy, and one day hopes it possible to return to the Great Satan. He can be contacted at pyko.net.
As a baby, Drew Jennings was found abandoned in a field of bluebonnets during the hottest Texas summer in history. He writes fiction, essays, and poetry, and his work has been featured in Vice, Revolver, Atticus Review, and The San Antonio Current among others. He is at work on a novel. Find more of his stuff at DrewJennings.org.
Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and writes about contemporary poetry and media for Actuary Lit. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Whole Beast Rag, and others.
Ed Steck is the author of The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) and sleep as information/the fountain is a water feature (The Center for Ongoing Research and Projects, 2014). His writing has appeared in Deluge, Brooklyn Rail, Intercourse, and No Infinite.
Elaine Kahn is the author of A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012), Customer (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2010), and Radiant Bottle Caps (Glasseye, 2008). She performs music under the name Horsebladder with releases previous and forthcoming from Night People, Ecstatic Peace, Yod Tapes, and Hot Releases. Elaine is the managing editor of Flowers & Cream press and lives in Oakland, California.
Eleanor Levine’s work has appeared in The Evergreen Review, Fiction, The Denver Quarterly, Midway Journal, The Toronto Quarterly, The California State Quarterly, Prime Mincer, Happy, Penumbra, The Coachella Review, OVS Magazine, Gertrude, Atticus Review, fortyouncebachelors.com, Lunch Ticket Magazine, The Red Booth Review, Educe Journal, Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry, Downtown Poets (anthology), New York Sex (anthology), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Blade and other publications. She has work forthcoming in Northwind Magazine and the Bicycle Review. In 2007 she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Eleanor is currently a copy editor and lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Eli S. Evans
Eli S. Evans is a writer no longer living in a barn
Elizabeth Ellen is the author of Fast Machine (SF/LD books).
Elizabeth Mikesch is the author of Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me (Calamari Press). Her work has appeared in Unsaid, Bomb, Spork, and elsewhere.
Elizabeth Searle is perhaps the only 'literary fiction' author ever to appear on ESPN Hollywood. She is the author of three books of fiction and the librettist of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera. Her Rock Opera, based on the Harding/Kerrigan skating scandal, premiered in 2008 with Tonya Harding in enthusiastic attendence and with national media attention from Good Morning America, FOX, CBS, ESPN Hollywood, MSNBC, the AP, National Public Radio and CNN. She was interviewed by Jaime Clarke for his premiere Fanzine 'Talk Show.' Her books are A Four Sided Bed, My Body To You, forthcoming in paperback, and most recently Celebrities in Disgrace, forthcoming from Bravo Sierra as a short film. Searle's website is www.elizabethsearle.net.
Ella Longpre is the author of the chapbook, The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone (Monkey Puzzle Press 2013). Her writing has appeared in elimae, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere. She is the 2013 recipient of the Anne Waldman Fellowship at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado.
Emcee C.M., Master
Emcee C.M., Master of None, grew up in a family of six boys, played outside a lot, studied linguistics, Russian and sculpture, worked in a Siberian village school, got interested in foraging and homesteading, worked on a goat farm, and then moved to New York to start doing odd jobs and voluntary work sometimes regarded as art. This year he co-organized a tree planting, storytelling circle, boulder field and legendary boat installation at i-park in East Haddam, CT, and was named a 2011 resident at the Center for Book Arts in New York.
Emilie is a graduate student (who knew you could get an MS in publishing?) living in Brooklyn. She enjoys crossword puzzles, picking up heads-up pennies, writing and Fanzining.
Emily Carter's fiction has been published in The New Yorker and been included in The Best American Short Stories of 1998, and her book Glory Goes and Gets Some was included in Barnes & Nobles best new authors of 2000. During her career Carter's work has received The National Magazine Award for short fiction and the Whiting Foundation Award. Recently her non-fiction, for which she has won a Minnesota Journalist Association award for Best Article, appears monthly in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her partner Johnnie.
Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland. Her novel, Heaven Is Small, was published by House of Anansi Press in Canada in 2009, and is forthcoming in the United States for fall 2010. She has recently published in Black Warrior Review and the Noir anthology series by Akashic Books.
Emily Toder is the author of Science (Coconut Books, 2012) and the chapbooks Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010), I Hear a Boat (Duets, 2012), and No Land (forthcoming 2013 from Brave Men Press). A graduate of the MFA Program at UMass Amherst, she also holds degrees in literary translation and library science. She lives in Brooklyn.
Emily Vizzo is a San Diego poet, journalist, and educator whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD, Blackbird, The Journal, North American Review, The Normal School, and the Los Angeles Times. Her essay, “A Personal History of Dirt,” was listed as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. A San Diego Area Writing Project fellow, Emily Vizzo serves as assistant managing editor at Drunken Boat, volunteers with VIDA and Poetry International, and teaches yoga at the University of San Diego. An August 2013 Vermont Studio Center resident, she completed her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Eric Nelson is a fiction writer and critic living in Queens and the author of The Walt Whitman House and The Silk City Series. His e.p. of recorded stories "They Make a Wasteland, They Call It Pastiche" is forthcoming from Diabetic Koala in late spring of 2013.
Erin M. Bertram
Erin M. Bertram is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Memento Mori, and her work has appeared in Handsome, So to Speak, Fourteen Hills, and Diagram as a finalist in their 2013 Essay Contest. She's working on a PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and also interns at Outlinc, an LGBTQ advocacy organization.
Ernesto is a Venezuelan living in Barcelona, Spain. He worked for a big dotcom and is now currently working for a design studio as a web developer. Heavily addicted to all kind of video games, but kind of frustrated of not having enough time to play anymore, he was Fanzine's chief programmer at inception.
Ethan Saul Bull
Ethan Saul Bull currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Ethan is boring. Ethan studied poetry at The University of Arizona. His formative years were spent in Indiana, England and Mexico. His first book of poems, entitled Inside Narratives, came out from BlazeVOX Books in 2010 and his work has been a finalist in the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest and a semi-finalist for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize and Slope Editions. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, EOAGH, Octopus, The Delinquent, Sub-lit, Spring Gun, Diode and others, and his chapbook In the Hour and a Bedroom Later came out from Slash Pine Press in 2012. His newest collection, Shut Off the Flowers, is forthcoming from Pavement Saw Press, eventually.
Felix Bernstein & Vanessa Place
Fiona Helmsley is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry. Her writing can be found in various anthologies like Ladyland and Air in the Paragraph Line and online at websites like Jezebel, Junk Lit, The Hairpin, and The Rumpus. Her book of essays, stories, and poems, My Body Would be the Kindest of Strangers, is forthcoming in 2015.
Frances E. Chiem writes fiction and essays. Her works has appeared in various places online and in print.
G. Pascal Zachary
G. Pascal Zachary (www.gpascalzachary.com) is a professor of practice in science and technology studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of four books, most recently Married to Africa (2009, Scribner). Zachary has made 30 research trips to sub-Saharan Africa since 2000, including visits to Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Malawi and Zambia. More of his writings on African affairs can be found at www.africaworksgpz.com.
Gabby Bess is the author of the poetry and short story collection, Alone With Other People. Her essays on feminism, digital art, and culture have been published in Dazed and Confused Magazine, Paper Magazine, The Daily Beast, Topical Cream, and various other places in print and online.
Gabe Durham is the author of Fun Camp and the editor of Boss Fight Books. He lives in Los Angeles.
Gabriel Blackwell is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men. His fiction and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, DIAGRAM, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. With Matthew Olzmann, he edits The Collagist.
Gail Hosking Gilberg
Gail Hosking Gilberg is the author of Snake's Daughter: The Roads in and out of War, published by University of Iowa Press. Her essays and poems have appeared in literary journals and newspapers for years. She has an MFA from Bennington College and teaches writing at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Garret Travis is a writer from Louisiana currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Notre Dame. He's writing a novel, and he's on twitter @garrettravis.
Gary J. Shipley
Gary J Shipley’s latest books are Gumma Homo (Blue Square, forthcoming), and You With Your Memory Are Dead (Civil Coping Mechanisms, forthcoming) More details can be found at Thek Prosthetics.
Gary Sheppard co-edits Kitty Snacks Magazine and The Yalobusha Review. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi where he is a Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi. His fiction and poetry can be found in upcoming issues of New York Tyrant, Requited Journal, and Corium Magazine.
Gean Moreno is a Miami-based artist.
Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle has been published in Aufgabe, Beaubourg/Pompidou Editions, The Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Jacket, The Paris Times, Purple, and Verse, etc. His film credits included Tremors (Universal), Finding Forrester (dir. Gus Van Sant), and Our City Dreams (dir. Chiara Clemente).
George Barber has studied Chinese and spent time in China, where he taught and studied.
Ginger Ko writes from Wyoming. Her poetry collection MOTHERLOVER is forthcoming from Coconut Books.
Grace Krilanovich is the author of The Orange Eats Creeps, published by Two Dollar Radio and excerpted twice in Black Clock. She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a finalist for the Starcherone Prize and was selected as one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honorees for 2010.
Grant Maierhofer is the author of Ode to a Vincent Gallo Nightingale, Marcel, and The Persistence of Crows.
Grant Weber has created a world that revolves around reading, running, writing and grilling on the weekends.
Guillaume Morissette is a Canadian fiction writer and poet based in Montreal, Quebec. His most recent book is New Tab.
Guillaume Morissette and Tyler Crawford
Guillaume Morissette is the author of the novel New Tab (Vehicule Press, 2014). He lives in Montreal. Tyler Crawford is a single dad with no kids based out of Montreal. He works as an audio engineer and tweets like a teen at http://www.twitter.com/tech4thestarz.
Hanif Abdurraqib & Mike Young
Hannah Gamble is working on her second book of poems. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Poetry Review, The Believer, POETRY, Black Warrior Review, Court Green, and a chapbook from coldfront magazine, featuring new work from the authors of readers' favorite poetry collections of 2012. She lives in Chicago, where she is developing an arts-based learning workshop at the Museum of Science and Industry for a team of innovators seeking to address the city's problem of urban nutrition.
Heather Christle is the author of three poetry collections, most recently What Is Amazing. She lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she is working on a book about crying.
Henry Hoke was a child in the south and an adult in New York and California. His work appears in Electric Literature, PANK, Gigantic, Birkensnake, Entropy, and is forthcoming in The Synchronia Project. His plays have been produced on the west coast and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and published by Snail Press. He co-created and directs ENTER>text, a living literary journal in Los Angeles. 3 years, a book about ENTER>text, is out now.
Hez Stalcup is an Atlanta-based Dance Artist. They are currently a Leap Year Resident with MINT Gallery.
Hilary Plum is the author of They Dragged Them Through the Streets (FC2, 2013). She is an editor with the Kenyon Review and co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series. She lives and teaches in Philadelphia.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has a number of forthcoming chapbooks including Elephant Gun from Dog on a Chain Press, The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press, and Strange Roads from Puddle of Sky Press.
Isabelle Davis is an editor and writer for probably crying review and avid drinker of boxed wine. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Skydeer Helpking, glitterMOB, Quaint, the NewerYork, and others.
Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she writes fiction and poetry. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. Her first full-length collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time, came out in October 2014, also from Dzanc.
Jace Brittain lives in Los Angeles or Berlin or Indiana. He is a retired radio DJ. His writing has appeared in The Destroyer, Deluge, and elsewhere. He is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame.
Jackie Wang is the author of Against Innocence (Semiotex(e)), as well as the zines On Being Hard Femme, Memoirs of a Queer Hapa, The Adventures of Loneberry, and The Phallic Titty Manifesto. In her critical essays she writes about queer sexuality, race, gender, the politics of writing, mixed-race identity, prisons and police, the politics of safety and innocence, and revolutionary struggles. She is currently working on a book or two. She blogs at Ballerinas Dance with Machine Guns and @Loneberry on Twitter.
Jacob Perkins lives in Brooklyn, NY where he runs Mellow Pages Library with Matt Nelson. His writing can be found in NonCanon Quarterly, Hobart Web, and forthcoming in Hobart 15 and SP CE.
Jacob Sunderlin received his MFA from Purdue University, where he worked for Sycamore Review. He is a 2012-2013 poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Poems appear or are forthcoming from Forklift, OH, Caketrain, and La Petite Zine. He is from Lafayette, IN.
Jacqueline Waters's One Sleeps the Other Doesn't was published by Ugly Duckling Presse. She is the author of one previous collection, A Minute without Danger (Adventures in Poetry), and edits The Physiocrats, a pamphlet press.
Jaime Fountaine was raised by "wolves." Her work as appeared in PANK, Monkeybicycle, and 3:AM Magazine.
Jamalieh Haley lives in Portland, Oregon where she co-curates If Not For Kidnap and teaches writing. Her work has appeared in Interrupture, Sink Review, Everyday Genius, Sixth Finch, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and she is the author of Strange Tarot (Poor Claudia, 2014).
James Gendron is the author of Sexual Boat (Sex Boats) and the chapbook Money Poems. Weirde Sister is forthcoming from Octopus Books.
James Greer is the author of the novels Artificial Light (LHotB/Akashic 2006) and The Failure (Akashic 2010), and the non-fiction book Guided By Voices: A Brief History, a biography of a band for which he once played bass guitar. He is a Contributing Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
James Yates is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He works as a Fiction Editor for Longform.org and as a bookseller. His fiction has appeared in Hobart, and his nonfiction has appeared in/ is forthcoming in The Chicago Reader and Necessary Fiction. He lives in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Jamie Gadette is a writer and music editor living in Salt Lake City. Her work has appeared in VenusZine, Blurt, Harp and Salt Lake City Weekly. She dreams of one day riding in the Cash Cab.
Jamie Iredell is the author of, most recently, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac.
Jamie Perez lives in Baltimore and works in DC. He was part of Narrow House for years, an independent small press in Baltimore putting out occasional books and more. His work as appeared in a variety of places online and in print. He plays bass and other instruments in the Casual Band (and in Sweatpants before that). He blogs at www.verymostgood.com.
Jan Wiezorek writes from Chicago. His fiction has appeared at TheWriteMag.com, CommuterLit.com, RustyNailMag.com, PressboardPress.com, Ozone Park Journal, Picayune Magazine, Steel Toe Review, Midwestern Gothic, CracktheSpine.com, Seeds Literary Arts Journal in Chicago, Sleepytown Press, AbsintheRevival.net, Our Day’s Encounter, Blinking Cursor, and The April Reader. He is author of Awesome Art Projects That Spark Super Writing (New York: Scholastic, 2011). For many years his feature stories of unsung heroes appeared in the Chicago Tribune. He holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts Education from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. in Journalism from Iowa State University. Jan also studied fiction writing at Northeastern Illinois University. He enjoys biking along the backroads of Michigan’s Harbor Country. Visit him at teachwrite.net.
Jane Wong holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Hong Kong and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Salt Hill, The Volta, CutBank, Best New Poets 2012, and others. She lives in Seattle and teaches at the University of Washington and the Richard Hugo House.
Janey Smith lives in San Francisco and edits Metazen. She is writer of The Snow Poems and Animals. In 2014 Civil Coping Mechanisms will publish her writing in 40 Likely To Die Before 40: An Introduction to Alt Lit.
Janice Lee & Michael du Plessis
JARETT KOBEK is an American author and essayist living in California. His book ATTA (Semiotexte, 2011) is a fictionalized psychedelic biography of the lead 9/11 terrorist and If You Won’t Read, Then Why Should I Write? was published in 2012 by Penny-Ante Editions. His most recent criticism, «Je suis devenu un magicien noir», was published as a catalogue essay by White Cube of London. His new novel BTW is forthcoming in November.
Jason Jude Chan
Jason Jude Chan has written for Flavorpill, Flavorwire, GOOD, Time Out, and Interview. He maintains a blog (Trafficjamsandtea.com) from his bare apartment in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint area and has pondered, in an effort informed by his Polish environs, changing his name to Jaslowiczanka.
Jason McBride is an editor at Toronto Life magazine and has written for Cinema Scope, the Village Voice and The Believer. He's currently working on his first novel. He is also writing Fanzine's Toronto event listings.
Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. His first book Carrier Wave was awarded the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry and published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University in 2007. His second book Phantom Camera was awarded the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry by New Issues Press and will be published in Spring 2013. Bolina earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan in 2003, and a Ph.D. in English from Ohio University in 2010. He teaches in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Miam.
Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length collection THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST. Other work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Boston Review and four chapbooks. The name of Jeff’s dog is Beckett Long Snout. The name of Jeff's micro-press is Dikembe Press.
Jeff Jackson is the author of the novel Mira Corpora, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist. Five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award winning Collapsable Giraffe theater company.
Jeff T. Johnson
Jeff T. Johnson’s writing has appeared in The Encyclopedia Project, Kitchen Sink, Coldfront, and Pitchfork; his poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in 1913 a journal of forms, Boston Review, Slope, VOLT, Caketrain, and The Laurel Review, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, and is on the editorial staff at LIT and Dewclaw.
Jen May makes drawings and books and a lot of her drawings are words written. Coffee and popcorn are very important to her, and she loves it when people say "You go, Girl!" in a genuine way. She is a Scorpio, and really likes Neil Young and Patti Smith. Jen illustrates the rock and roll blog Strawberry Fields Whatever.
Jennifer Blowdryer, nee Waters, grew up in a town that will never ever want her back, but has successfully bullied her way into the social life of New York City and, at times, San Francisco. Her most recent book was killed by Harper Perennial, a dubious distinction, but the happily published Good Advice For Young Trendy People of all Ages (Manic D Press, SF) retains an eternal half life on the internet sales machines. She hopes to make a documentary of the 86ed project, which for now can only be found by typing in this entire URL: WWW.86edstories.com - bon chance!
Jennifer Calkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer who lives in Seattle. Her website is http://thequaildiaries.com.
Jennifer Krasinski is a writer who lives in los angeles.
Jennifer BARRRRFFFF Tamayo is a New York-based performer, writer, and activist. JT is the author of three collections of art and writing; her latest book YOU DA ONE is forthcoming from Coconut Books (Fall 2014). Her work has most recently appeared in Poetry, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath), and is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2014 (Omnidawn). JT lives in Brooklyn and since 2010 has served as the Managing Editor of Futurepoem. www.jennifertamayo.com
Jerimee Bloemeke was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1987. His work has been published in the following journals and magazines: Novembre, Artifice, The Claudius App, NOÖ Journal, Hinchas de Poesia, and The Iowa Review (forthcoming, December 2013), among others. He is also the author of the recent chapbooks, 25¢ CASH (Slim Princess Holdings, 2013) and Cosmic Latte (Floating Wolf Quarterly, forthcoming, September 2013). He has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Iowa City.
Jess Shaefer lives, eats, and drinks in Barcelona, where she happily and incessantly indulges her addiction to stinky cheeses, cured meats, and vino tinto. Some days the whole "Mediterranean thing"—i.e . sun, beach, beer, music, sex, and generally too much happiness—gets to be a bit much and she glares at people, hides under her babushka [see photo] and reads Tolstoy with the curtains drawn. But the rest of the time she's into it. Jess is currently starting up Esentia Tours, a culinary tour company, in the hopes that she can make eating, drinking and traveling into a viable profession. She is also learning how to drive a large motorcycle.
Jesse Bransford is a Brooklyn-based artist whose drawings and wall works are exhibited internationally. He is also a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Art at NYU. He is represented by Feature Inc. in New York.
Jesse's art can be viewed at http://www.sevenseven.com
Jesse Hudson is a writer from Colquitt GA. His first novel is forthcoming on Dennis Cooper's Little House on The Bowery Series on Akashic books.
Jessica O. Marsh is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming with Flying Object Press, Lana Turner, Vinyl Poetry, Patient Presses and Prelude. She resides on Long Island.
Jim Nelson's work has appeared or will soon appear in SmokeLong,
Watchword, Transfer, Red Wheelbarrow, and other publications.
He lives in San Francisco's Tenderloin and has yet to be mugged.
Jim Ruland is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the author of the novel Forest of Fortune, the short story collection Big Lonesome and co-author with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch of Giving the Finger. He is currently collaborating with Keith Morris on My Damage: 40 Years in the Trenches of Punk Rock. He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its eleventh year.
JoAnna Novak is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Laps (forthcoming from Another New Calligraphy), a limited-edition art book of short fictions, andSomething Real (dancing girl press, 2011). She holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Washington University and an M.F.A. in poetry from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her writing has recently appeared in Guernica, Joyland, and Pank; new work is forthcoming in Hobart, Forklift Ohio, Heavy Feather Review, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. With Thomas Cook and Tyler Flynn Dorholt, she edits Tammy. She lives in Massachusetts, where she is working on a memoir.
Joe Hall is the author of three books of poems: Pigafetta Is My Wife, The Devotional Poems, and, in collaboration with Chad Hardy, The Container Store Vols I & II. He lives with fellow poet Cheryl Quimba in Buffalo, New York where he is currently studying waste flows (piss and shit).
Joe Jock was born an hour from Yankee Stadium in Connecticut and is a fan of all things New York, but resides in Southern California, as he is also a fan of the sun. His field is Human Resources, but his passions include writing - for which he has gained accolades from the English Department of his college - and History. Joe plans to attend UC-Santa Barbara in the Fall as a History major.
Joel Westendorf has done lots of things. Some of which you might be interested in, some.. not so much. His work has appeared in the magazines Spin, Index, and Detour, been displayed at Marianne Boesky Gallery in NYC and Sister Gallery in Los Angeles, and can be found on the covers of 7 novels. Currently he likes taking and working with photographs of anything that isn't man-made, especially animals. His graphics have been featured on Fanzine from the site's inception
Johannes Göransson is the author of five books, including most recently Haute Surveillance (Tarpaulin Sky, 2013), and the translator of several more, including works by Aase Berg, Johan Jönson and Henry Parland. He edits Action Books and Action, Yes, writes for Montevidayo.com and teaches at the University of Notre Dame. This poem is from his forthcoming book The Sugar Book (Tarpaulin Sky, 2015).
John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Last year brought the chapbook Lucinda I-IV (Spork) & the edited volume Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax (Wave); the full-length Lucinda will appear in 2016. He teaches creative writing at Portland State University.
John Henry Fleming
John Henry Fleming is the author of The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a novel, Fearsome Creatures of Florida, an eco-conscious literary bestiary, The Book I Will Write, a novel-in-emails originally published serially, and Songs for the Deaf, his recent story collection. His short stories have appeared in journals such as McSweeney’s, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, Fourteen Hills, Kugelmass, Better: Culture and Lit, Atticus Review, and Carve
john mortara is a sad unicorn shivering in boston, ma. john mortara is an assortment of 'fun size' candies. john mortara has a new collection called 'some planet' forthcoming from yesyes books. john mortara is less funny and more bone. they have a website called johnmortara.com. john mortara is the exact amount of time it will take for neil armstrong's 'one small step' footprint to have eroded away from the sea of tranquility completely. john mortara is poet laureate of FEELING VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
John Rufo reads and writes poetry at Hamilton College. His work has been previously published, or is forthcoming, in Ploughshares, Prelude, Entropy, Queen Mob's Tea House, and HTMLGiant. He interns for Maggy and co-runs Red Weather, a literary arts magazine, with Zoë Bodzas. You can hang out with him online at dadtalkshow.tumblr.com.
John Russell was a teenage hustler who’d been pimped out as a cross-dressed prostitute by his mother at truck stops throughout the South, until he landed on the streets of San Francisco in the early-to-mid-nineties. He is now an artist, curator, editor of the Frozen Tears book series, and football fan based in London.
Johnny Drago is an Atlanta-based performer and writer. His first novel, co-written with poet EC Crandall, is available at www.executiveprivilegebook.com.
Born and raised in NYC, Jon Frosch has lived in Paris for the last 4 years, where he currently works at the International Herald Tribune. His NYU Masters thesis was on "The New French-Jewish Cinema," and his work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, The Stranger, Santa Fe Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Film Journal International, AlterNet, GoGo Magazine, Time Out Paris, Paris Voice, Courrier International (translated into French), Variety, Willamette Week, PopMatters, The Portland Mercury, and the District Weekly.
Jon Leon is a New York based poet and novellaist. His books include The Hot Tub with Dan Hoy's Glory Hole (mal-o-mar editions, 2009), Hit Wave (Kitchen Press, 2008), and Right Now the Music and the Life Rule (Hathaway, 2006). In Italy, La Camera Verde brought out a translation of his Diphasic Rumors in 2008. He is an occasional contributer to Art in America.
Waiting for his real bio, while we get his first piece up, but he's a big sports fan, lives in New York and is a friend of Danny Jock's and I hope this is him in the pic I grabbed from a private myspace page by the same name (ha!).
From 1987 until 2007, Jonathan Rosenbaum was principal film critic at the Chicago Reader. His books include Moving Places, Placing Movies, Film: The Front Line 1983, Midnight Movies (with J. Hoberman), Greed, Dead Man, Movies as Politics, Movie Wars, Abbas Kiarostami (with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa), Essential Cinema, Discovering Orson Welles, and, as editor or coeditor, Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich's This is Orson Welles and (with Adrian Martin) Movie Mutations. His web site is at jonathanrosenbaum.com
Jordan Castro (b. 1992 / @jordan_castro) is the author of YOUNG AMERICANS (2013) and if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already (2014).
Jos Charles is a southern California writer and founding-editor at THEM—a trans* literary journal. Jos is also a founding-editor of Sol&Res. Their work has appeared in BLOOM, Radioactive Moat, and variously online. They are making amends with their situation.
Josalyn Knapic lives in Chicago, IL. She is editor of South Loop Review and the assistant fiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine. Her writing has been featured in DIAGRAM, South Loop Review, and other venues. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Bell's next book of poems comes out, from Copper Canyon, in early 2016. He teaches creative writing at Harvard and is the author of No Planets Strike.
Joyelle McSweeney is the author of Salamandrine: 8 Gothics (Tarpaulin Sky) and Percussion Grenade (Fence). She edits Action Books, contributes to Montevidayo, and teaches at Notre Dame.
Julian Modugno is a writer and filmmaker from Atlanta, GA. His films have appeared in a variety of film festivals, as well as being featured in a vitriolic hate-rant on The O'Reilly Factor. He would trade it all for one shot at being a wizard in the Iron Kingdoms fantasy setting. For more of Julian’s film work, please visit http://www.blandhack.com
Born and raised on the banks of the Hudson River, Julie Perini now makes her home in Buffalo, NY where she recently received her MFA in Media Study from the University at Buffalo. She is about to relocate to Portland, OR so's to indulge in "some kind of hippy fantasy" (quote uncertain). Julie’s artwork in video, film, installation, mail, and performance has been exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of theaters, galleries, clubs, sidewalks, warehouses, hotels, and living rooms.
Juliet Escoria lives in California. Her story collection, Black Cloud, is coming out in April from Civil Coping Mechanisms. For more, go to julietescoria.com.
Justin Stewart's writing on cinema has appeared in the L Magazine, Reverse Shot, Film Comment and elsewhere.
K. Silem Mohammad
K. Silem Mohammad is the author of several books of poetry, including Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises Press, 2003), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), and The Front (Roof Books, 2009). He is a professor of creative writing at Southern Oregon University.
Kaptain Carbon writes for Tapewyrmmetal.com, Hollywoodmetal.com, and is a moderator for Reddit’s r/metal, r/vintageobscura, and r/exotica.
Kari Larsen (@karileelarsen) is a writer and editor dwelling on the banks of the mighty Susquehanna. Her book Lessons for Girls is coming soon from Lost Angelene Press. For more information see www.cold-rubies.com.
Karsten Krejcarek is Brooklyn-based artist who works primarily in sculpture and video. He is a level-two boundary disillusionist, with apparent leanings toward the fourth quadrant.
Kati Heng is a writer living in Chicago. Her work has been featured in CityPages.com, The Newer York and Where Magazine.
Katie Jean Shinkle
Kaya Oakes’ nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in June of 2009. She’s also the author of a collection of poetry, Telegraph, which received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press. Kaya was the co-founder and senior editor of Kitchen Sink magazine. Since 1999, she’s taught writing at the University of California, Berkeley. Kaya has been the recipient of teaching fellowships from the Mellon Faculty Institute and the Bay Area Writing Project, as well as writing awards from the Academy of American Poets. She’s also twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. Her website is www.oakestown.org.
Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012), a book of memoirs , and three books of stories. He has also written two books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), and Action Kylie (2008). A third will appear in March 2014—Tweaky Village, from Wonder Books. Recent projects include The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985, edited with David Brazil; Tagged (2013), edited by Darin Klein, introduction by Rob Halpern, Killian’s intimate photographs of poets, artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and intellectuals; and forthcoming, with Dodie Bellamy, The Nightboat Anthology of New Narrative Writing 1975-1995.
Kevin Paul Giordano
KEVIN PAUL GIORDANO has written for the New York Times and the New York Post. He previously taught journalism at Brooklyn College. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches at the University of Central Florida.
Kevin Sampsell is the author of a memoir, A Common Pornography, which has been praised by both Penthouse and Harper's Magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon, which is like the red light district/smut capital of the west coast.
Kirkwood Adams has no bio.
Kory Calico was born at Grady hospital in Atlanta. He is an avid fan of rap music, poetry and prose. In 2011 he helped organize Poets for Change: Atlanta and is the current co-curator of the ALEF reading and performance art series with Puma Navarro.
Kristen Felicetti is the editor of The Bushwick Review. She also wrote and recorded The New York Crimes, a modern radio play.
Larissa Szporluk was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and earned degrees at the University of Michigan, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns fellow. Her books of poetry include Dark Sky Question (1998), which won the Barnard Poetry Prize; Isolato (2000), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; The Wind, Master Cherry, the Wind (2003); Embryos and Idiots (2007); and Traffic with Macbeth (2011). She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently teaches at Bowling Green State University.
Larry O’Connor is a journalist and author of Tip of the Iceberg, a memoir that was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in 2003, and the novel, The Penalty Box. His essays have been widely published and his radio commentaries have been broadcast on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the novelist Mary Morris, and their daughter, Kate.
Laura Jane Faulds
Laura Jane Faulds is a Toronto-based writer of French-Moroccan descent. Her work has been featured in Storychord, Shelf Life, Maximumrockandroll, and Chelsea magazines. Her short story "Everyone Loves A Person Who Doesn't Give A Fuck About Anything" was published in Cal Morgan's Forty Stories, and she is a regular contributor to Knox Road. Laura Jane now runs Strawberry Fields Whatever, a thoughtful and rabble-rousing blog about rock and roll music with longtime collaborators Elizabeth Barker and Jen May. Her favorite Beatle is John, and her favorite Rolling Stone is Keith.
Laura Theobald is a journalist, editor, and creative writer originally from the Florida Keys and currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. She recently graduated cum laude from The University of Tampa. She is the recipient of the 2011 Robertson Poetry Prize from the University of Houston.
Coach is an education writer and editor in D.C. She took the GRE at Howard University, and hopes to go back some day, and take it again. When she’s not training for an imaginary sports event, she enjoys making some gay-ass flyers for queer dance parties.
Lauren Traetto is a poet and journalist who has done a lot of different kinds of jobs. She lives in Atlanta, but she used to live in Athens, GA, where she studied linguistics and performed with an Afro-Cuban horror punk band called "Los Meesfits."
Lee Stegner has published stories in The Madison Review, Cream City Review and ZYZZYVA. She received her MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University.
Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of Every Kiss a War (Mojave River Press, 2014). Her short story collection was a finalist for both the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (2012) and the Iowa Short Fiction Award (2012). Her short story "Whiskey & Ribbons" won Editor's Choice in Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (2011) and was listed as a notable story for storySouth's Million Writers Award. Her work has appeared in places like SmokeLong Quarterly, The Rumpus, Little Fiction, Longform Fiction, Carve Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Pithead Chapel, Gigantic Sequins, Folio, Midwestern Gothic, Juked, NANO Fiction, Word Riot, Sundog Lit, and many others. She and her husband Loran run a literary magazine called WhiskeyPaper (http://whiskeypaper.com/).
Leslie Burnette is a short fiction writer and hair stylist who resides in South Philly by way of Arizona. Recent domain name purchases include leslieburnette.com and myass.biz. One of those should be a website very soon.
Linda Franklin (Barkinglips) is a Baltimore artist writer who uses shadows, stains, fossils, bones, reflections, smears and half-sensed remnants to help her prove reality. Otherwise she is too emotional, and too crazy. See one of her blogs, www.gobbledegoogle.blogspot.com that tells how she uses phrase searches for occasional writing.
Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Daddy's (featherproof) and DON'T KISS ME (FSG Originals). Her first novel, Ugly Girls (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is out November 4th, 2014.
Lisa Ciccarello is the author of five chapbooks, including the recent Sometimes there are travails (Hyacinth Girl Press) and the forthcoming (the shore in parts) (Greying Ghost Press). Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Denver Quarterly, Handsome, Leveler, Everyday Genius, Poor Claudia, and Corduroy Mtn., among others. She is also the poetry editor at draft: The Journal of Process.
Lizzy Acker’s work has been published in Nano Fiction, Eleven Eleven, Joyland, Hobart and elsewhere and she is a blogger for KQED Arts. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others. Her first book,Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press.
Lonely Christopher is the author of several poetry chapbooks and the volume Into (with Christopher Sweeney and Robert Snyderman). As a librettist and playwright, his dramatic works have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Lorenzo de Los Angeles
Lorenzo De Los Angeles has shown his drawings, sculptures, light shows,
and art collaborations throughout the U.S. and abroad. He likes to
look and learn about old things, and enjoys drinking at the Lenox
Lounge in Harlem, The Sideshow at Coney Island, and the Oyster Bar in
Grand Central Station.
Lorian Long is a 29 year old secretary living in Columbus, Ohio.
Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar currently teaching in the English Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. His book The Last Darky: Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora was a finalist for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Lucy Tiven is reluctantly repaying her debt to society. She has been published on Word Riot, UP, NAP 3.5, Plain Wrap's Quarter 01, Cutty Spot, and Metazen. Her chapbook I am not all water is available from NAP.
Luis H. Francia
Luis H. Francia is the author of several books. His poetry collections include Museum of Absences and The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems. A chapbook, The Beauty of Ghosts, is due out this summer, as well as A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos. His Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago (2001) won both the 2002 PEN Center Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. He edited Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English, and co-edited Fiippin’: Filipinos on America, and Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. He has written for The Village Voice, the Nation, and other periodicals. He teaches Philippine-American Literature at Hunter College and Tagalog Language and Culture at New York University.
Luke B. Goebel
Luke B. Goebel is the author of the debut novel Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours (FC2, September 2014), for which he received the Ronald Sukenick Prize for Innovative Fiction, and the recipient of the Joan Scott Memorial Fiction Award. He earned a BA from the University of San Francisco and an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He worked as an editor with a NYC-based literary journal and independent publishing house. An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Texas at Tyler, he was born in Ohio and grew up in Portland, Oregon.
M Kitchell is learning how to levitate through staring at the sun. He likes houses painted black and perfect geometry. His room is filled with rocks & succulents. He believes in the following ensemble of apparently sovereign behaviors: ecstasy, intoxication, erotic effusion, laughter, sacrificial effusion & poetic effusion. He lives & works in the Bay Area. Find out more at http://topologyoftheimpossible.com.
Magus Magnus is the author of The Re-echoes (Furniture Press Books, 2012), Idylls for a Bare Stage (twentythreebooks, 2011), Heraclitean Pride (Furniture Press Books, 2010), and Verb Sap (Narrow House, 2008). Current projects include a book on the ancient Roman emperor Heliogabalus and a conceptual writing/theater piece utilizing various government documents on unmanned combat air vehicles, titled drone: poetic monologue for monotone. Several of Magnus’ poems and an idyll have been anthologized in Pearson Longman’s university-level English textbook, Literature.
Maisie Wilhelm is a Midwestern girl at heart, even though she has been living abroad for 3 of the last 4 years, Italy and France. Just like Madonna, she escaped from a factory town in Michigan. She received a degree in Italian Studies from Brown University, and became a freelance journalist after moving to Paris in pursuit of the clichéd dream of writing a novel in smoky cafes. She has published in the International Herald Tribune, Paris Voice, regularly in Paris Notes, and in various travel publications. She worked as a journalist in Munich during the FIFA World Cup 2006, and is the Fashion assistant at the International Herald Tribune, having traveled on business to Morocco, Italy, and Denmark. She also writes the Paris Events listings. Read about What Maisie Knew (what's shaking in Paris) in the blogosphere at http://maisie.typepad/com/whatmaisieknew
Malina Saval is the author of The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens (Basic Books, 2009). She's been a featured guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," Fox News, the Patt Morrison show and the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. As a journalist, her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times,Glamour, LA Weekly, Heeb, Forward, the Jerusalem Post, Flaunt, Premiere and Variety, for whom she pens celebrity profiles and entertainment features. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Palehouse, True Romance, The Truth About the Fact and Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers. She's a graduate of Cornell Universityand USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently at work adapting Boys as a TV show.
Margaret Patton Chapman
Margaret Patton Chapman received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her novella Bell and Bargain will be published by Rose Metal Press in November, 2014 as part of the collection My Very End of the Universe. Her short fiction has appeared a number of journals including Wigleaf, The Collagist, Elimae, and the anthology The Way We Sleep. She is prose editor for decomP magazine, and lives in Durham, NC.
Maria Flaccavento studied at Temple University in Philadelphia and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of California San Diego. Her work can be found in The Apiary, Bedfellows, and online.
Maria Suarez is finishing her MFA at San Francisco State University, where she also teaches. Her fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly. Once, in a forest of trees, her eyes each looked at a different thing.
Marie Buck is the author of Life & Style (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009) and the chapbooks Amazing Weapons (Scary Topiary, 2012) and Doom Balloon (Abraham Lincoln, forthcoming). Her work has been anthologized in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and translated into Italian for the magazine Abbiamo le Prove. She lives in Detroit, where she is completing a dissertation about the literature of the Black Power and Women's Liberation movements.
Mario Dzurila is the editor of MGZN and the art director of the Prague Literary Review. A prolific media artist, his design work, articles and photographs have appeared in /zionmag.com/ and /dorfdisco.de/, among other places. Born in Slovakia, he currently resides in Prague, where he is a founding member of the multimedia art collective DeaFactory.
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples, 2013). Her writing has recently appeared in Fanzine, The Hairpin, and Bitch, and is forthcoming in Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2016) and The &NOW Awards 3: Best Innovative Writing (&NOW, 2015). Marisa is founding editor of the feminist blog WEIRD SISTER, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
"Mark Asch was for several years an editor at in Brooklyn, and is now studying at the University of Iceland."
Mark Baumer is a human with an internet presence, but his internet presence isn't quite a perfect representation of his earth presence. He started working on a novel three minutes ago called, "the internet presence that wasn't a perfect representation of an earth presence." The main character in this novel is named Mork. He is only four years old, but his web history dates back almost fifteen years to 1996 when he registered his first email address at hotmail.com.
Mark Baumer & Lorian Long
Mark Leidner is the author of Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press, 2011) and The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011).
Masha Tupitsyn is a fiction writer and cultural critic who lives in New York City. She received her MA in Literature and Cultural Theory from the University of Sussex in England. In 2004, she worked as the Assistant Literary Editor at BOMB Magazine. She was a 2005 finalist for the Panliterary Award for Fiction, sponsored by Drunken Boat and has been awarded residency at Yaddo Colony, Djerrasi, and The Fundación Valparaíso, Artists & Writers Residency Program in Spain. Her fiction and criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in Animal Shelter, The Believer, the anthology Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st Century, Make/Shift, Bookforum, Fence, Five Fingers Review, NYFA Current, and on San Francisco’s KQED’s The Writer’s Block. She is the author of Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), chosen by Proximity Magazine’s managing editor, Mairead Case, for their 2008 summer reading list, and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights, 2009). She is currently working on her new book, Showtime, a collection of essays.
Mathias Svalina is the author of three books, most recently The Explosions from Subito Press. With Alisa Heinzman, Hajara Quinn & Zachary Schomburg he co-edits Octopus Books. Big Lucks will release his book Wastoid in 2014.
Matt Bell is the author of How They Were Found, a fiction collection forthcoming in Fall 2010 from Keyhole Press, as well as The Collectors, a novella, and How the Broken Lead the Blind, a chapbook of short fiction. "Greyson, Griffin, Guillermo" is from a recently completed novella titled Cataclysm Baby, other excerpts of which are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Unsaid, Sleepingfish, and Puerto del Sol. He is also the editor of The Collagist and can be found online at www.mdbell.com.
A contributing writer at Noisecreep and Trick With a Knife, he’s a freelance writer on occasion. His fiction has been published in many places and his most recent chapbook Congratulations! There's No Last Place if Everyone is Dead made people laugh in its intended way. His internet home is Words for Guns. Matt's been intoxicated on television three times.
Matt Lundy is a graduate student of journalism at the University of Western Ontario. His work has appeared in The London Free Press, The Tyee, Monday Magazine, and various other publications. His all-time favourite NBA players are Charles Oakley, Sam Cassell, and Larry Bird when he had a blonde mustache.
Matt Roberts received his BA in Continental Philosophy from DePaul University, and he will receive a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University in May 2013. His research focuses on contemporary European theater and performance, as well as avant-garde aesthetics. Additionally, he has contributed to Write Club Atlanta, Hyde Atlanta, and soon Frontier Psychiatrist. He is a dramaturge, having worked with several Atlanta based theater companies and performance groups. Finally, he is the Subject Librarian for Comparative Literature and French and Italian Studies at Emory University's Woodruff Library.
Matthew Jent is a writer of fiction, comics and TV. He lives in America.
Matthew O’Shannessy is a writer who recently relocated from Melbourne to California.
Sculptor Matthew Ronay was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1976. After initially making brightly colored sculptures of combined objects that illuminated social subjects such as: an exit strategy for the Iraq war, the fall of the United States empire as envisioned through Caligula, and a theoretical uprising in the United States lead by the throw-aways of technology and weakened gene pool, he changed. Years of trying to capture an explanation of the human condition through popular culture and material objects has shifted to using environments, performance, costuming, and devotional objects to allude to the immaterial. His website is www.hideamongthetrees.com.
Matthew Simmons is the author, most recently, of the novella A Jello Horse (Publishing Genius Press). He maintains a blog called The Man Who Couldn't Blog, edits interviews for the journal Hobart, and is a regular contributor to HTML Giant. He lives in Seattle with his cat Emmett.
Matthew Stokoe was born in England and is currently living in the Southern Hemisphere. He is the author of three novels: Cows, High Life, and Empty Mile. His new novel is called Colony of Whores.
Matty Byloos is the editor of the literary quarterly Smalldoggies, a currently dormant zine made in Los Angeles. A graduate of Art Center's MFA program, Byloos is also a painter whose work has been exhibited at SolwayJones in Los Angeles, among other venues. As a fiction writer, his work has been published in Fishwrap, Schtick, and Undershorts, and in 2004 he was included in the UCLA Hammer Museum's New American Writing series.
Megan, a filmmaker from California, fled the arid smogbowl of LA for the cool, wet streets of Berlin. When she’s not cooking soup or riding her bike she can be found inventing new recipes, writing short stories and covering events for Fanzine.
Megan Martin is the author of Nevers, forthcoming from Caketrain in spring 2014, and Sparrow & Other Eulogies (Gold Wake 2011). She lives in Cincinnati for now, with her boyfriend and a bunch of cats.
Megan McShea is the author of A Mountain City of Toad Splendor (Publishing Genius Press). She lives in Baltimore, MD.
Megan Milks has published fiction in 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers; Wreckage of Reason; and Fist of the Spider Woman, as well as many journals. Her second chapbook, Twins, is available through Birds of Lace Press. She lives and teaches in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Megan Nare is a writer and art historian living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research interests include outsider art, folk art, and southern culture. She also dabbles in vinyl records, tries hard at yoga, and is considered by some to be a consultant on proper etiquette.
Megan O'Patry lives in San Francisco. She is an avid consumer
Meghan Privitello is the author of A New Language for Falling Out of Love (YesYes Books, Fall 2014). Work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2012 and elsewhere. She currently serves as co-editor of The New Megaphone. You can follow her on twitter @meghanpriv.
Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel FREIGHT. His work has appeared in Tin House, New World Writing, and Hobart, among others. Visit him at melbosworth.com.
Melissa Broder is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Meat Heart (Publishing Genius, 2012) and the forthcoming <emScarecrone (Publishing Genius, 2014). Poems appear in The Iowa Review, Fence, Guernica, The Missouri Review, et al. She lives in Los Angeles.
Melissa is a graphic designer and professional concert attender.
Melissa Pritchard has published six books of fiction and a biography. Her awards include the Flannery O'Connor and Carl Sandburg Awards, NEA, Hawthornden and Howard Foundation Fellowships, several Pushcart Prizes, O.Henry Awards and citations in Best American Short Stories. Stories from a newly completed collection, The Odditorium, appear in Agni, Conjunctions, Image, Boulevard, and (forthcoming) in a A Public Space. Melissa teaches at Arizona State University.
Mellow Pages Library
The Mellow Pages Library is a library in Brooklyn. (http://mellowpageslibrary.tumblr.com/)
Micah Gottlieb is a 23-year old writer and filmmaker living in New York City. His work has appeared in BlackBook and Tiny Mix Tapes
Michael Busk is a PhD student in the University of Southern California's Literature and Creative Writing Program. His writing appears in Gettysburg Review, Fiction International, Florida Review, and other journals. He lives in Long Beach, and while he doesn't count himself among Hamid Karzai's inner circle, the two do speak on occasion.
Michael J. Seidlinger
Michael J Seidlinger is the author of a number of novels including The Fun We’ve Had, The Laughter of Strangers, My Pet Serial Killer, and The Sky Conducting. He serves as the Reviews Editor for Electric Literature as well as Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in innovative fiction and poetry.
Michael Keenan’s first book of poems, "Translations On Waking In An Italian Cemetery," was released by A-Minor Press in 2014. He currently talks to people at Columbia University and the New School.
Michael Kimball is the author of seven books, including Galaga, Big Ray, Dear Everybody, and Us. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as in The Guardian and Bomb.
Michael Kai Louie is one part of the founding editors of Fanzine, although he is also a writer, provocateur, letterpress printer, and an admiral of a fictional vessel of poor sea-worthiness. He has written for various publications in the past, including Giant Robot, Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, Punk Planet, the SF Bay Guardian, Clamor, several skateboarding magazines, and some zines. Send emails to email@example.com
Michael Miller is an editor and writer at Time Out New York. He lives in Brooklyn.
Michael O'Hara studied poetry at the University of Iowa. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Be About It, Keep This Bag Away From Children, and DUM DUM ZINE, and his translations from the Chinese have appeared in Cha. This poem comes from a manuscript entitled Dungeoneering. He likes talking about poetry, cooking, and wizards on his facebook, and encourages you to contact him there (facebook.com/michael.j.ohara).
Michael Thomsen has written for ABC World News, Nerve, n+1, IGN, The Faster Times, Gamasutra, The Escapist, and Edge. He lives in New York City.
Michele Hayes lives in Oakland with her fiancee and pet fish Mr. T. She is finishing her MFA at San Francisco State University and spends entirely too much time in front of the television.
Mike Ingram is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse magazine. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including EPOCH, The Southeast Review, and Monkeybicycle. He lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches at Temple University and co-hosts the Book Fight podcast.
Mike Meginnis is the author of Fat Man and Little Boy (Black Balloon Publishing, 2014). His stories have been published or are forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hobart, The Collagist, The Lifted Brow, Atlas Review, PANK, and many others.
Mike Powell works in Manhattan as a fact-checker, and from a desk in Brooklyn as a freelance writer for Stylus, Pitchfork, the Oxford American, the Village Voice, Wire, and Paper Thin Walls. He also serves on the board of Esopus magazine.
Mike Young is the author of three books and a chapbook: Sprezzatura (forthcoming poems), Who Can Make It (chapbook of poems), Look! Look! Feathers (stories), and We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (poems). He edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. Find him in the snow in Northampton, MA and online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com
Mira Gonzalez is the author of i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together.
Molly Brodak is the author of A Little Middle of the Night (University of Iowa Press, 2010) and three chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Atlanta.
Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Coconut Magazine, she also contributes writing to Weird Sister. She lives in Brooklyn and at www.morgan-parker.com.
Nalini Edwin's work appears in journals including Gigantic, NOÖ, No, Dear, and extramural; her installations have shown in various cities on the East Coast and in Paris. Her first chapbook is forthcoming this summer from Awst Press. She lives in Brooklyn.
Nancy Keefe Rhodes
Nancy Keefe Rhodes writes about film, photo and visual arts from Syracuse. A member of the national Women Film Critics Circle, she was on the film staff at Stylusmagazine, was film reviewer & a producer/host for the three-time Clarion Award-winning Women’s Voices Radio at NPR-affiliate WAER Syracuse, and covers arts & culture for the Syracuse City Eagle weekly which carries her regular DVD review column, Make it Snappy. She is an alum of the first class of the Goldring Arts Journalism Masters Program at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University. Her reviews are archived at www.MovieCrossRhodes.blogspot.com.
Natalie Eilbert's first book of poems Swan Feast is forthcoming next year from Coconut Books. She is the author of two chapbooks,Conversation with the Stone Wife (Bloof Books 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous (Big Lucks, forthcoming). Her poems and criticism have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Kenyon Review, Tin House, Philadelphia Review of Books, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
Natalie Lyalin is the author of Blood Makes Me Faint, but I Go for It (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014), Pink & Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books 2009), and a chapbook, Try A Little Time Travel (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). She is the cofounder and coeditor of Natural History Press. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Philadelphia University.
Nate Waggoner’s work has appeared in KQEDPop, SFWeekly, and Sparkle & Blink. He is a co-founder and contributing editor at the-tusk.com. He competes regularly at Write Club SF. He is the author of a comic book called “A Lifetime of Free Haircuts.” He and his ex-girlfriend host a romance advice podcast called Invitation to Love, which is available on iTunes. He will get his MFA in Fiction at San Francisco State University in May.
Nathaniel Popkin is a writer who lives in Philadelphia. His latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). Popkin is co-founder and co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment.” He is also the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin contributes to the Wall Street Journal Weekend Review, Public Books, The Smart Set, and theDactyl Review. Much of his work is at nathanielpopkin.net.
Nicholas Boggs is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has appeared in the anthology James Baldwin Now, Callaloo, and Mary: A Literary Quarterly. The recipient of fellowships and residencies from Yaddo and MacDowell, he’s currently writing a book about his search for the untold story behind James Baldwin’s collaboration with the French artist Yoran Cazac. He teaches at Columbia University.
Nicholas Grider is the author of the story collection Misadventure (A Strange Object), which was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Prize, and the experimental book Thirty Pie Charts (Gauss PDF), and his work has appeared in Caketrain, Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, Guernica and elsewhere.
Nick Attfield is a Lecturer in Music at Worcester College, University of Oxford, UK. He has published journal articles and book chapters on German music and politics over the past hundred years, and on late nineteenth-century French opera; American alternative rock of the eighties and nineties is an equally strong, if perhaps tangential, interest.
Nick Sylvester lives in New York City.
Nicoletta is a native of Queens, NY and will become an Egyptologist. Until then she finds herself lingering in the communities of Urban Word NYC/Studio Museum in Harlem, and exploring her Eastern European gypsy roots. She is also currently assisting at the Fanzine Brooklyn office.
Nik De Dominic
Nik De Dominic writes poems, teaches, and lives in Los Angeles.
Nikki Wallschlaeger’s work has been featured in DecomP, Word Riot, Spork, Likewise Folio, Horse Less Review, Storyscape Journal, Coconut ,The Account, & others. She is also the author of the chapbook THE FROGS AT NIGHT (Shirt Pocket Press) and the chapbook, I WOULD BE THE HAPPIEST BIRD (Horseless Press). She’s also an Assistant Poetry Editor at Coconut Poetry. She lives in Milwaukee, WI and you can reach her at nikkiwallschlaeger.com.
Noelle Kocot is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, Soul in Space (Wave Books, 2013). She also translated some of the poems of Corbiere, and they comprise a book called Poet by Default (Wave, 2011), as well as a limited edition discograpy, Damon's Room (Wave 2010). She has received awards from The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, The Fund for Poetry and The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Lannan Literary Foundation Fellowship. She grew up in Brooklyn, and now lives in New Jersey and teaches writing in New York
Norman Feliks studied History at York University in Toronto before getting a Fiction MFA from the City College of New York. He makes a living driving film production trailers and does most of his writing during long days on-set in an old diesel. He has been published in Promethean, Keep This Bag Away From Children, and Weijia Quarterly. He lives in Toronto and Brooklyn.
O.B. De Alessi
O.B. De Alessi is a visual artist, performer and writer from Italy and currently based in Paris. She obtained a MFA from Chelsea College of Art in London and she has exhibited widely in Europe, Russia and South America. She is currently working on a children’s novel.
Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Philadelphia. She is the author of The Island of Natural History (forthcoming from Publication Studio), and a chapbook, Salt Wedge. Her poetry has been included in HiZero (UK), LIES Journal, 11x11, and appears in little boxes on the internet sometimes.
Olena Jennings completed her MFA at Columbia University and her MA at the University of Alberta. Her translations from the Ukrainian have been published in Poetry International, Poetry International Web, and Chelsea. Her feature articles and book reviews can be found on KGB Bar Lit.
P. I. Navarro
P. I. Navarro lives, writes, and plays music in Atlanta, GA. He earned his B. A. in Humanities from New College of Florida, and his M. A. in Literature from Georgia State University. He plays in the bands Lacuna M. and Imagination Head, and sometimes updates his blog strangerthan.org
Paddy Johnson is an artist and author of the popular blog Art Fag City. She is currently working on an infomercial which promotes new and exciting innovations such as The Noodler, The Salad Tosser, and most recently Pants. As a clothing item, they really seem to have caught on. She also has, in the past, written NY listings for Fanzine.
Pasha Malla is the author of The Withdrawal Method (stories) and All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts (poems, sort of).
Patrick Culliton is. Just kidding.
Patrick Wensink is the author of three books, most recently the novel Broken Piano for President (Lazy Fascist Press). He is the 103rd most popular humorist in America. Discover all things wentastic: www.patrickwensink.com
Paul Cunningham manages Radioactive Moat Press and edits Deluge. He holds editorial positions with The Fanzine and Action Books. His writing has appeared in publications including LIT, Smoking Glue Gun, DIAGRAM, Witness, Tarpaulin Sky, H_NGM_N, and many others. He is a MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame.
Paul Longo lives in Portland, OR. He works as a biomedical engineer at a startup developing treatments for traumatic bleeding. His work has appeared in Best New Poets and is forthcoming in Fence.
Paula Bomer's latest book is Inside Madeleine.
Pete Hausler edits nonfiction for Post Road magazine, is a contributing editor to Field: New Sports Journal, and writes book reviews for a large, daily financial newspaper. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Milanville, Pa. with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Boo. He is (and forever shall be) working on a bar memoir.
Pete Hausler and Michael Louie
Peter Davis' books of poetry are Hitler's Mustache, Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!, and TINA. He live in Muncie, Indiana and teaches at Ball State University. More info at artisnecessary.com
Peter Jacoby's writing has appeared in Mother Jones, The New York Press, The Colorado Springs Independent, Raging Face, and Gompers/Night Moves/Big Uns, among other publications.
Peter Thompson has written for HUSTLER, Cheri, Finally Legal, Modern Drunkard, The Weekend Standard, Vegas Seven, LA Weekly, Reno News & Review, Chico News & Review, Sacramento News & Review, Tucson Weekly, Santa Cruz Weekly, Baltimore City Paper, Washington Post, Utne.com, AlterNet, Sacramento Bee, Nevada Appeal, Tahoe Daily Tribune, High Society, others. Eyes: Hazel-green. Biggest turn ons: conversation, hot tubs, money, mountains, sleeping late. Biggest turn offs: silence, cold baths, food stamps, valleys, waking up early.
Rachel Ellison is an artist and writer based in Chicago. Current independent projects include Tru Touch: Spa of guided conversation and hosting the radio program We're All Dying Radio Hour: A Show About Care on Chicago's WHPK 88.5FM (the pride of the South Side). She works independently and also collaborates with Cassandra Troyan and others as JIMMYBROOKS, and they are currently in residency at Flying Object in Hadley, MA. You can find her at @YesJewess.
Rachel McLeod Kaminer
Rachel McLeod Kaminer grew up in the Appalachians & lives in Los Angeles. Work appears in OR, The Laurel Review, Open Review Quarterly, and limited-edition letterpress chapbooks from Archteype. She also writes at racheldoinglines.tumblr.com, Wet Crossing, and Partial Tongues.
Rachel Sherman is the author of the The First Hurt (Open City Books, 2006), a book of short stories. The First Hurt was a finalist for The 2006 International Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, short-listed for the 2007 Story Award, and was chosen as one of the 25 Books to Remember from 2006 by the New York Public Library. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Open City, Post Road, Conjunctions, n+1, and Story Quarterly, and in the book Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve Anthology (Three Rivers Press, 2001), among other publications. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.
Rachel Springer is a poet and statistician living in Portland, OR. She is the author of Hive Mind, out with Poor Claudia, and Summer of Tequila, forthcoming from Similar Peaks Press.
Radhika Vyas Sharma
Radhika Sharma is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction at the San Francisco State University.
Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, won a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award and the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award, and the California Book Award for poetry. Her new work has appeared most recently in American Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, VOLT, The Brooklyner, The Rumpus, Hobart, The California Journal of Poetics, The Hat, and in a Distinguished Poet feature for The Inflectionist Review. She is currently at work on her third collection of poems and a collection of linked essays.
Rayvon Pettis is a 23 year old writer from Ft. Payne Alabama currently living and working in Atlanta Georgia. He graduated with a Radio Television and Film degree from Auburn University and has won several awards for short film including 3rd prize at the 2009 Jay Sanders Film Festival. His work has been published in Auburn's The Corner News and The F-Word, a bi-annual feminist zine. He is also a commissioned officer in the Alabama National Guard and writes country music under the pseudo-name Tratt McDunkitt.
Renato Escudero is in the MFA program in creative writing at San Francisco State University, where he earned his MA degree last year. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Cipactli. He was a fiction finalist in the New Letters Literary Awards 2005.
Renic Lee is Fanzine's current News Blogger Anchor. Known in some circles as "The Lassie from Tallahassee" (could add "sassy" to that thread....anyway, actually she's been on a walk-about from Melbourne since she was 18 and has never returned). She'll get the scoop - or by God - rewrite it better!
Richard Chiem is the author of YOU PRIVATE PERSON, a collection of short stories published by Scrambler books. His work has appeared in Thought Catalog, elimae, and Everyday Genius, among other places. He is currently living in Seattle with his girlfriend and their loud cat.
Richard Henderson is a writer, music editor and occasional music supervisor for feature films. Born in Detroit, he leads a nomadic existence in California. His film credits include Brüno, Borat, Into The Wild and The Life Aquatic; his writing has appeared in The Wire, Billboard, The Beat and Murder Dog.
Richard Parks lives in Oakland. A former community newspaper editor (of the Martinez News-Gazette and the Benicia Herald), Parks writes about books, music, and baseball for various online and print publications. His nonfiction writing has appeared in No Depression (RIP), Oxford American, mcsweeneys.net, Fiddler, Pleiades, Mid-American Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Spitball, and elsewhere. He recorded for a while under the moniker Potions Made By Children. His drawings have appeared in The Believer and his short fiction at elimae.
Rita Bullwinkel's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, Heavy Feather Review, Paper Darts, The Brooklyn Rail, Two Serious Ladies and the book Gigantic Worlds: An Anthology of Science Flash Fiction. She is currently an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rob Halpern's most recent book of poems and prose is Music for Porn (Nightboat Books). Common Place is forthcoming early next year from Ugly Duckling Presse.
Rob Tennant writes about books, food, theatre, and societal ills from the comfortable distance of Salt Lake City. His recent resurrection of an old hard drive might mean that novel gets done, too.
Rob Walsh is the author of Troublers, a collection of stories. His website is rob-walsh.com.
Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River and a story collection, Asunder.
Robin Brasington is a visual artist who has a particular interest in the moving image. In 2006 she earned an MFA degree from SUNY University at Buffalo's Media Study Department. She recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY (with partner Casey McKinney) to Atlanta, Georgia, not far from the country town she grew up in. Here she continues her introspective manipulations of images through video and photography, producing studies which are inevitably internationally conscious in theme, even if her shoes still proudly retain the red stain of her native Georgia clay.
Robyn Weisman is a freelance writer who lives in Los Angeles.
Rodney Wilhite is a native of rural Northeastern Oklahoma. His poems have appeared in Pleiades, 14 Hills, The Idle Class, Cartographer, The Puritan, and Splash of Red. He teaches at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and lives in Fayetteville with his wife and infant daughter.
Ross Robbins is the founder of Bone Tax Press and the Bone Tax Reading Series. His poems have appeared in Hobart, Vinyl Poetry, and Ampersand Review. A chapbook, All in black blood my love went riding, is available from Two Plum Press, and his full-length debut, Mental Hospital: A Memoir, will be released by YesYes Books in 2015. Visit Ross online at rossrobbinspoetry.tumblr.com.
Ross Simonini is the interviews editor for The Believer. Right now he's living in Seattle, spending most of his time making music and writing, which is nice, since those are his favorite things to do. He currently plays with Trespassers William, Tunnel-Tunnel, New Villager, and rooos!
Ryan Craig Bradford
Ryan Craig Bradford edits BLACK CANDIES, a literary horror journal. His writing has appeared in Quarterly West, Paper Darts, Vice, Monkeybicycle and [PANK]. He lives in San Diego.
Ryan Ridge writes and teaches in Southern California. He is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, and the novella American Homes.
Sabra Embury is a book critic for The L Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.
Safy-Hallan Farah is a writer from Minneapolis, MN. She has written for Paper Darts, Thought Catalog, This Recording, VICE, Geez Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Gawker and her blog Fatwas and Fanboys, among other places.
Sally Rodgers lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with her poorly-trained dog and her well-trained boyfriend. In her spare time she teaches creative writing to fourth graders and plans poetry fashion shows. She also has a moss garden. You can find more of her work at sporkpress.com.
Sam Sacks' book reviews also appear in the New York Press, Las Vegas Weekly, and the Columbia
Journal for American Studies. He lives in New York City, cobbling together tutoring work while he writes.
Samantha Culp followed her love of Wong Kar-Wai movies to Hong Kong after college, and currently teaches there at a university near the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. Apparently there are monkeys living on campus but she has yet to see one. Her Cantonese is still very bad but she recently managed to discourage a cellphone stalker from calling back by telling him: "Gingchaak wuih jouh yeh ge la!" ("The police will do something!") and was pretty psyched about that. When not grading papers or traveling, Samantha writes on art and culture for two Hong Kong newspapers and American magazines (NY Arts, The Blow-Up, The Fader), and is also working on a short film set in the future.
Sandra Simonds is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Sonnets (Bloof Books) and Steal it Back (forthcoming, Saturnalia Books). Follower her on Twitter: @sandmansimonds
Sara Finnerty has essays and stories published in Black Warrior Review, Brevity, Joyland, The Weeklings, Dame, Burrow Press, and others. She is the co-curator of The Griffith Park Storytelling Series and Sunday Editor at Entropy magazine. Sara is originally from Queens, NY and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Find her at www.sarafinnerty.com.
Sarah Certa was born in Germany in 1987. She is the author of RED PAPER HEART, a limited edition chapbook from Zoo Cake Press (2013). Her poems have been published in Narrative, B O D Y, Connotation Press, and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Minnesota.
Sarah Jean Alexander
Sarah Jean is an American writer and poet from Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has appeared online and in print at Hobart, Spork Press, Everyday Genius, Illuminati Girl Gang and others. Her book of poetry and short stories, WILDLIVES, is forthcoming from Big Lucks Books in February, 2015. She self-publishes everyday @sarahjeanalex and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Sarah Maclay is a poet currently living in Venice, California. Her books include Music for the Black Room, The White Bride, and Whore (UT Press), and her poems and criticism have appeared in APR, Ploughshares, FIELD, Poetry Daily, Slope, The Laurel Review, Ninth Letter, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present, and many other spots, including Poetry International, where she has long served as book review editor. She also served as artistic director of The 3rd Area, a gallery-based reading series in Downtown L.A. and Bergamot Station. She teaches creative writing and literature at LMU and conducts workshops at Beyond Baroque.
Sarah Maria Griffin
Sarah Maria Griffin is a writer from Dublin, Ireland, based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Rumpus, and The Stinging Fly, and she has read multiple times on RTE Radio’s arts program, Arena. She is co-editor of Bare Hands International Poetry Journal. Her first collection of poetry, Follies, was published by Lapwing in 2011, and her collection of essays, Not Lost, will be released by New Island in Winter 2013.
Sarah Rose Etter
Sarah Rose Etter lives in South Philadelphia. She's the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). Her work has appeared in The Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill Journal, Hobart, and more.
Sasha Fletcher is author of the novella When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds [mud luscious press, 2010], and several chapbooks of poetry including the forthcoming dear gloria, dear madeline, dear siobhan, dear ethel, dear eloise, dear wendy, dear becky, dear lisa, dear liza, dear michelle, dear tamika, dear tanya, tonight [Big Lucks Books, 2014]. With Leigh Stein, he runs The Book Report Reading series.
Sasha Fletcher & Monica McClure
Schi (Ski) O'Malley has had a storied "newsman's" career, with fights and firings and a lot of workman's comp dental work. It's rumored he might have broken more bones in that old Irish bag of his than the great stuntman Hooper played by Burt Reynolds, if Hooper actually existed. Schi's injuries have accrued playing rugby, golf, tennis, sailing, hockey, football (both American style and as the rest of the world refuses to call it, soccer). He's even been stabbed with a dart. Schi's currently the Sports Guy on the Blog portion of Fanzine, which he does for free, because, "damn it," he cares...
Author of The History of Luminous Motion, Greetings From Earth: New and Collected Stories, and, most recently, Good Girl Wants it Bad and Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance, both available from Carroll & Graf. A Professor of English at University of Connecticut, his (too) numerous stories, essays and reviews have appeared in TLS, The New York Times Book Review, The London Review of Books,Triquarterly, Fence, and Bookforum.
Scott Bradley co-edited The Book of Lists Horror (HarperCollins, 2008). His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Werewolves & Shapeshifters and Help! Wanted, and an essay on the cult classic The Hitcher appeared in the critical collection Butcher Knives and Body Counts. With his writing partner Peter Giglio he has co-written a feature-length screenplay adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s classic short story “The Night They Missed the Horror Show.” Scott is at work on several projects, including a novel (with Giglio) called The Dark for the Ravenous Shadows line. He lives in Los Angeles. For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/SBradley1972.
Scott Daughtridge was born and raised in Acworth, Georgia, a small town with two lakes and a lot of trailer parks. I Hope Something Good Happens is his first chapbook.
Scott Esposito is the coauthor of The End of Oulipo? (with Lauren Elkin). His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Drunken Boat, Music & Literature, The White Review, The Point, Bookforum, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many others.
Scott Thomas Outlar
Scott Thomas Outlar is a writer, researcher and seeker of truth. His work can be seen at Daily Anarchist, Oracular Tree, Loose Change and Dissident Voice. He can be contacted at 17Numa@gmail.com.
Sean Dungan’s first book of stories, Unwelcomeness, was published in late 2007. His work has appeared in Werewolf Express, Asteroid Impaired, Snowflake and The Santa Monica Review, and was included in the Hammer Museum’s New American Writing series. He’s taught at Art Center College of Design and guest lectured at CalArts. He lives in Los Angeles but was born in Sacramento.
Sean Kilpatrick is the author of Gil the Nihilist, fuckscapes, and collaboratively with Blake Butler, Anatomy Courses.
Seth Landman lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Agnes Fox Press collective. His first book of poems is Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). He has work forthcoming in Robot Melon, Noo, Verse, and Columbia Poetry Review. He works as an Academic Advisor at UMass, Amherst, and with Seth Parker, he collaborates on Tyoyeu. He writes about basketball sometimes at The Peach Basket.
Shane Allison's poems and stories have graced the online and hard copy pages of Mississippi Review, New Delta Review, Suspect Thoughts, juked.com, shampoo, coconut, Best Black Gay Erotica, Best Gay Erotica and Ultimate Gay Erotica. He is the editor of Hot Cops: Gay Erotic Stories and Back Draft: Fireman Erotica. His collages have been featured in Fanzine's banner art.
Shane Jesse Christmass
Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novel Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014). He was a member of the band Mattress Grave, and is currently a member in Snake Milker. He firmly believes that the future of the word, the novel, will be in synthetic telepathy. Most of his writing/artwork/music is archived at www.shanejessechristmass.tumblr.com
Shane Jones lives in Albany, New York and is the author Light Boxes, The Failure Six, and A Cake Appeared. In August 2012, Penguin will publish a new novel, Daniel Fights A Hurricane. His new novel Crystal Eaters will be published in June of 2014.
Sherri Caudell is an Atlanta poet and freelance writer with a BFA in photography from Georgia State University. Caudell lived in Brooklyn for ten years, where she interned at Harper’s Bazaar and Interview magazines, and served as the Associate Fashion Editor for Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. Caudell has exhibited her artwork at Youngblood Gallery and in various group shows throughout New York City. Caudell’s poetry has been published in The Eyedrum Periodically. She hosts Vida Voce, a monthly reading and performance series featuring women at MINT gallery. She writes art reviews and conducts studio visits with artists regularly for BurnAway.org. She is the Poetry Editor of Loose Change, a literary magazine by WonderRoot. Her favorite author is Borges and she has a cat named Emil Chaplin.
Simona Schneider is a cultural attache and writer. In the past two years she has been on business to Alaska, Colorado, Oklahoma, West Virgina, Washington DC, Latvia, Morocco, Italy, France, Spain, England and Russia. She is looking for a good lawyer. Her writing has appeared in Bidoun, Conde Nast Traveler, The Columbia Review, Tangier Telegram and other notable publications.
Soren Stockman & Danniel Schooennbeek
Spencer Madsen is the author of a million bears, published 2011) and You Can Make Anything Sad. He edits Sorry House books.
Stacey Levine has written four books of fiction: My Horse and Other Stories (Sun & Moon Press), Frances Johnson (Clear Cut Press), Dra--- (Verse Chorus Press), and The Girl with Brown Fur (Starcherone/Dzanc). A Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of a Stranger Genius Award for Literature, her fiction has appeared in Fence, Tin House, The Fairy Tale Review, The Washington Review, The Santa Monica Review, Yeti and others. Translations of her fiction have appeared in Danish and Japanese publications.
Stacy Elaine Dacheux
Stacy Elaine Dacheux is an artist and writer whose work has most recently been shown at studio 1.1 in London and featured in The Los Angeles Times.
Stephanie Barber is an artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her chapbook poems was published by Bronze Skull Press in 2006 and her book these here separated… was reprinted in 2010 by Publishing Genius Press who have also published her recent book Night Moves. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films are distributed by Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. More can be learned at her website stephaniebarber.com.
Stephen Thomas lives in Toronto and his website is stephenthomaswriter.com.
Stephen Tully Dierks is a writer living in Brooklyn and edits Pop Serial.
Originally from Atlanta, USA, Talia Moscovitz’s curatorial and photographic work explores the photographic document in relation to fragmented time, personal intimacy, and construction of identity through lens-based media installations, collaborative exchanges and photographic production. After completing a BA degree at Northeastern University in 2007, she moved to Dublin to work at the Irish Gallery of Photography. The rich photographic community in Ireland helped deepened her work in conceptual scope and, in 2012, she earned a MFA degree in Visual Culture at the Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Talia Moscovitz has exhibited as a curator and photographer in Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow and worked professionally for the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival; the Frieze London and New York art fairs, among other prominent galleries and arts organizations.
Tara Atkinson is a writer and one of the founders of APRIL, a festival of literature from small and independent presses.
Terrance Wedin lives in Columbus, Ohio. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Hobart, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, Similar:Peaks, and Elimae.
Tessa Fontaine spent the 2013 season performing with the last American traveling circus sideshow, the World of Wonders. Essays about this adventure have appeared at The Rumpus. Other work can be found or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School Magazine, Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, New Orleans Review, [PANK], Brevity, and more. Tessa got her MFA from the University of Alabama, where she learned to love good BBQ nachos, and is currently a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Utah, where she's learning to love snow. Find her at www.TessaFontaine.com.
The Fanzine is a collective of writers and artists on a mission to save America (and the rest of the world) from the evil doers.
Theresa Smalec is Substitute Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Bronx Community College/CUNY. Her recent articles appear in TDR, Theatre Journal, and PAJ. She interviewed Spalding Gray on January 9th, 2004, the day before he disappeared. The edited transcript of that interview was published in New England Theatre Journal in 2008.
Thom Donovan lives in NYC where he edits Wild Horses Of Fire blog and coedits ON Contemporary Practice. He also curates PEACE events series, co-curates the SEGUE reading series, and is a participant in the Nonsite Collective. For an extensive listing of places where his poetry, essays, and criticism have appeared see whof.blogspot.com. He currently teaches at Bard College, Baruch College, and School of Visual Arts.
Thomas Page McBee is the 2009 recipient of the Mary Tanenbaum Literary Award for Nonfiction from The San Francisco Foundation and Intersection for the Arts. His work has been featured most recently in the New York Times, Salon.com, the Boston Phoenix, SF Weekly, Berkeley Monthly, Hot Metal Bridge, Bitch, Original Plumbing, and the Bold Italic. He has a guest series on masculinity forthcoming on The Rumpus, and he co-edits the style/culture blog, Ironing Board Collective. He holds an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and has just finished a memoir, This Fragile Fortress. Learn more at thomaspagemcbee.com.
Thomas Moore has written two collections of poetry, Surfaces and Hospital (both via Broken Blood Press), and one novella, GRAVES (published by Kiddiepunk Press ). His work has appeared in various publications in the UK, USA, France and Sweden. His first novel, A Certain Kind of Light, will be released soon by Rebel Satori Press. He lives in the West Midlands, UK.
Tim Kabara lives and works in Baltimore city. When he is not teaching high school, he is making music. When he is not making music, he is listening to music. When he is not listening to music, he is writing.
Timothy A. Cushing entered our land in a far off pumpkin patch of North, North America. Paying close attention to his native tongue, he decided that merely speaking English fell far short of its capacity. Thus Timothy chose to further his quest of English by majoring in English, and with that he graduated on the Island of Staten. It has been rumored that he was granted awards in English and continues to speak it til this very day. Sometimes he makes words rhyme in the form of music here
Timothy Murray is a writer, dancer, and performance artist. He lives in New York City.
Timothy Willis Sanders
Timothy Willis Sanders is the author of Orange Juice (Publishing Genius). He lives in Austin.
Tobias Carroll grew up in New Jersey and now calls Brooklyn home. His writing has appeared in Yeti, Joyland, Metazen, Capital New York, THE2NDHAND, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is the Managing Editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn.
Tom Andes (who sometimes, on sites such as Amazon, writes under the pen name of A.J. Asbury) was born and raised in New Hampshire, received his BA from Loyola University New Orleans, and currently resides in San Francisco, where he is completing his MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University. His work has previously appeared in Transfer and in Mirage #4/Period(ical).
Tom Flynn is a Maryland-based freelance writer. He is the author of Baseball in Baltimore, has contributed to The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and along with Pete Hausler is an editor of the occasional sports journal, Field.
Tom Westerholm writes about basketball on the internet, lives in Iowa and walks his dog a lot. You can find his work on ESPN, CelticsHub.com and HowlinTwolf.com.
Tommy “Teebs” Pico was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker. @heyteebs
Tracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. She is the author of Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013) and Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014).
Trinie Dalton has an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars. Her story collection, Wide Eyed, from Akashic Books, is part of the Little House on the Bowery series edited by Dennis Cooper. A book she co-edited for McSweeney’s, Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, is available. She’s also a visual artist, and curated an art exhibit last Autumn at The Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco about werewolves, based on her zine, Werewolf Express.
Vi Khi Nao
Vi Khi Nao will probably be labeled an “experimental writer.” But she’s also a typewriter enthusiast, an artist, and, surprisingly, a lover of sangria that can cut you like a knife. She is the author of Swans in Half-Mourning, Herman and Margaret, SOCK!, and Oh God, Your Babies are So Delicious. Her stories and poetry have also appeared in Noon and elimae. She received her MFA from Brown University.
Vikram Johri, based in New Delhi, is an electronics engineer by training, but has now completely switched to writing. His reviews have appeared in Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Chicago Sun Times. He blogs at http://patrakaar2b.blogspot.com.
Vyshali Manivannan received her M.F.A. in Fiction at Columbia University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Media Studies at Rutgers University. She has published and presented scholarship on comics and animation, Internet subcultures, and the value of transgression, with her most recent work appearing in Fibreculture. Her first novel, Invictus, was published in 2004, and she has also been published in Black Clock, theNewerYork, Consequence, r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal, and DIAGRAM.
When she's not sitting in the stands, Wendy Marech is a writer in New York. Her next book is theoretically on national demographics, which she swears is more interesting than it sounds.
Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013), and co-author with Nick Sturm of I Was Not Even Born (Coconut Books). Recent poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at UMass-Amherst, and is the co-editor/publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO books.
Wilbur Wilson is a Washington DC insider, aesthete, and poet. A member of the Federalist Society, he is also founder of the non-profit organization "Freedom Isn't Free, Nor Should Speech Be," whose goal is the revival of the Federalists' Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.
Will Gallien writes as various people including Ofelia Hunt (Today & Tomorrow, Magic Helicopter Press 2011, my eventual bloodless coup, Bear Parade 2007). He is also a co-founder and editor at alice blue.
William VanDenBerg is the author of Lake of Earth (Caketrain Press, 2013). Recent stories have appeared at The Collagist, SAND, and Pear Noir. He lives with his wife in Denver.
Willie Fitzgerald is the co-founder of APRIL, a festival of small press and independent literature.
Yvonne Olivas lives in Brooklyn. She has written for Art in America and teaches at the School of Visual Arts
Zach Baron lives in New York.
Zach Savich's newest book of poetry is Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2014). He is also the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (2009), Annulments (2010), and The Firestorm (2011), as well as a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (2011). His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's Open Award, among other honors. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he teaches at the University of Arts, in Philadelphia, and co-edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.
Zach Schwartz is from Cleveland, Ohio. He currently contributes to VICE and Thought Catalog. He currently lives in New York City. He Tweets at @zach_two_times.
Zoe Dzunko & Mark Cugini
Mark Cugini is the author of I’m Just Happy To Be Here (Ink Press, 2014). He is a founding editor of Big Lucks, a contributor to HTMLGiant, and the curator of the Three Tents reading series in Washington, DC. Zoe Dzunko lives in Melbourne, Australia and is the author of three chapbooks: All of the Men I Have Never Loved (Dancing Girl Press), (NAP) and Wet Areas (Maverick Duck Press, forthcoming 2014). Her most recent poems have appeared in The Age, Going Down Swinging, Banango Street, Guernica, and Two Serious Ladies.
Zoe Tuck is author of Terror Matrix (Timeless, Infinite Light 2014). She is a poetry reader for HOLD: a journal.
Zoey Mondt is an L.A.-based writer whose work, including stories, essays, zines, music videos and short
films, has appeared in the Santa Monica Review, ART ISSUES, frieze, Factsheet Five, the anthology A
Girl's Guide to Taking over the World, on MTV, and at the Sundance Film Festival. She also writes some
of Fanzine's listings of LA events.