Contributor notes

Ryan W. Bradley has fronted a punk band, done construction in the Arctic Circle, and now manages an independent children’s bookstore. He received his MFA from Pacific University and his fiction has appeared
or is forthcoming in a myriad of publications including Gargoyle, Word Riot, Annalemma, Third Wednesday, and Emprise Review. He is the editor of Artistically Declined Press and lives in Southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.

Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. He is the author of two books — rest area, a collection of short stories, and miss corpus, a novel. He teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.

Jeff Vande Zande teaches English at Delta College in Midland, MI. His stories have been collected in a full-length collection, Emergency Stopping and Other Stories (Bottom Dog Press). Individual stories have
appeared in Coe Review, Existere, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Smokelong Quarterly, among others. He has two novels: Into the Desperate Country (March Street Press) and Landscape with Fragmented Figures,
recently released from Bottom Dog Press. He maintains a website at

Greg Gerke lives in Buffalo. His work has or will appear in Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Rosebud, Fourteen Hills, Night Train and others. There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction has been published by Blaze Vox Books. His website is

Randy Lowens lives in a cabin on a wooded Kentucky hillside. His fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Fried Chicken and Coffee and is upcoming in The Clockwise Cat. Landscape with Strange Fruit Trees is excerpted from a novel in progress.

Michelle Reale is an academic librarian on faculty at a university in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her fiction has been published in Verbsap,elimae, Eyeshot, Word Riot, JMWW, Underground Voices, Rumble, Monkeybicycle, Apt, Pequin and many more. Her fiction chapbook “Natural Habitat” will be published by Burning River in the spring of 2010.

Sam Nam’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Night Train, Annalemma Magazine, and Smokelong Quarterly.

Lisa Lim is a storyteller raised on condensed milk and grandmother tales. Her writing and illustrations appear or are forthcoming in Guernica, A Magazine of Art & Politics, The Agriculture Reader, Kill Author, and InDigest Magazine. More of her fiction and art can be found on and on Twitter @chineseladybug.

Jason M. Jones’ writing has appeared in a number of print and online journals, most recently *Rosebud Magazine* 45, *Lamination Colony, Pear Noir!* 2, *Gargoyle* 55, and *Potomac Review* 47.

Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State with an eagle and three pesky beavers. His short fiction appears in over fifty lit journals and at

Drew Jackson lives and writes in DC. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, The New Yinzer, and Thieves Jargon. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Louis Wittig is a writer and editor in Union City, New Jersey. His fiction has appeared on, Dark Sky, Wag’s and Jersey Devil His nonfiction has appeared in Alligator Juniper and the Concho River Review.

Adam Moorad’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in 3 A.M., Elimae, PANK, Pindeldyboz, and Word Riot. He lives in Brooklyn and works in publishing. Visit him here:

Jason Jordan holds an MFA from Chatham University. His forthcoming books are Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2010) and Powering the Devil’s Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2010). His prose has appeared online and in print in over forty literary magazines, including Hobart, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle, Night Train, PANK, Pear Noir!, and Storyglossia. Additionally, he’s Editor-in-Chief of decomP, accessible at You can visit him at his blog at

Robert Hinderliter lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and his previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pear
Noir!, A cappella Zoo, Fractured West, BULL: Men’s Fiction, and on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Heather Fowler received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University in 1997. She has taught Literature, Writing, or Composition related courses at UCSD, Modesto Junior College, and California State University Stanislaus. Her work was among the short-listed stories on the 2009 Story South Million Writers Awards Notable Stories of 2008 list. Among other venues, her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming from: Feminist Studies, Surreal South 2009, Etchings, Abacot Journal, JMWW, Night Train, Underground Voices, A cappella Zoo, Trespass, Keyhole, SubLit, Coming Together: With Pride, WordRiot,Storyglossia,DOGZPLOT;Temenos; and Mississippi Review. Please visit her website at for news, linked-in stories, and updates.

Andrew Bowen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle, elimae, Pic Fic, The Legendary, decomP, and Metazen. He is founder and editor of Divine Dirt Quarterly (debut this month).

Meg Pokrass is a writer and a staff editor for SmokeLong Quarterly. Her stories and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in many literary magazines which include: Gargoyle, Gigantic, Pindeldyboz, Wigleaf, Elimae, Frigg, MonkeyBicycle, Juked, and Storyglossia. Meg’s story “Leaving Hope Ranch” from Storyglossia made Wigleaf ‘s Top Fifty 2009 List, and her story “Lost and Found” was selected by Storyglossia for Dzanc’s Short Story Month Anthology. Her prompt blog, and links with updates to new work, can be found

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