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 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 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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 Fama is the author of Aquarius Rising (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse, Fall 2010), and the co-author, with Christie Ann Reynolds, of the chapbook Girl Boy Girl Boy (forthcoming from Correspondences, Spring 2010). He is the founder of the SUPERMACHINE Poetry Journal. Visit his world >>--------------> www.supermachinepoetry.com
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dallas Hudgens is the author of the novel Drive Like Hell and Season of the Gene.
Daniel Hamilton is a writer from Massachusetts living in Los Angeles.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George Barber has studied Chinese and spent time in China, where he taught and studied.
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 Weber has created a world that revolves around reading, running, writing and grilling on the weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Humanities Department at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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 Krasinski is a writer who lives in los angeles.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Justin Stewart's writing on cinema has appeared in the L Magazine, Reverse Shot, Film Comment and elsewhere.
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.
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, born 1952, is a poet, novelist, critic and playwright. He has written a book of poetry, Argento Series (2001), two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997), a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989), and two books of stories, Little Men (1996) and I Cry Like a Baby (2001). For the San Francisco Poets Theater Killian has written thirty plays, including Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino) and Often (2001, with Barbara Guest). His next book will be all about Kylie Minogue.
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.
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.
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 Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she completed her MFA at Georgia State University in 2007. She teaches at Southern Polytechnic State University and Rasmussen College, and this summer is working with her mom's company in a black glass office building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Books, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (forthcoming, Immaculate Disciples Press, 2013). Her writing has recently appeared in Boog City, Black Clock and Delirious Hem, and on Feministing’s Community blog and VIDA’s blog HER KIND. She 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.
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.
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.
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 Sherling lives in San Francisco, where he likes to create things. He runs the interview blog Cutty Spot & the e-magazine Gesture. Among other places, his work appears or is upcoming in The Columbia Review, The Believer, Thought Catalog, Fanzine, The Lit Pub, BIRP!, NAP, & Have U Seen My Whale. He released a mini-chapbook called [WHAT] in April 2012.
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.
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 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 O'Patry lives in San Francisco. She is an avid consumer
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Miller is an editor and writer at Time Out New York. He lives in Brooklyn.
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 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.
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.
Nate Waggoner is the author of a comic book called A Lifetime of Free Haircuts. He and his ex-girlfriend host a podcast called "Invitation to Love," which is available on iTunes. His writing has appeared in SF Weekly and Sparkle & Blink, and he has read at KQED's New Kids on the Block Litcrawl event, Quiet Lightning, 851, and Write Club SF.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Stephen Tully Dierks
Stephen Tully Dierks is a writer living in Chicago. He works for the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. He earned a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He maintains a blog called Pop Serial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.