|Cezarija Abartis’s Nice Girls and Other Stories was published by New Rivers Press. Her stories have
appeared in Grey Sparrow Review, Ghoti, Everyday Genius, Slushpile Magazine, Word Riot, Twilight
Zone Magazine, Manoa, Story Quarterly, and New York Tyrant, from whom she received the Lidano
Fiction Award. Recently she completed a novel, a thriller. She teaches at St. Cloud State University.
Joe Amaral spends most of his days spelunking around outdoors on the Central Coast of California. He is a
paramedic by trade and a world traveler by choice, both of which lead him on endlessly dynamic adventures.
Joe’s work has previously appeared in Eclectic Flash, Paradigm, and is forthcoming from Zygote in My
Jeni Aron is a NYC-based stand-up comic, writer and professional organizer. She specializes in funny,
revealing memoir pieces and literary flash fiction. Published pieces appeared in LI Pulse, The Improper,
lemondrop.com, and girlcomic.net. Jeni lives alone with her plants.
Paul Beckman is a real estate salesman, a writer, snorkeler, traveler and photographer. He specializes in the
short story, the short-short story, post-card, flash fiction, micro, and briefs stories. He coined the term “briefs”
to describe his 60 word and under stories. Last year his 105-year-old aunt and his dog died, but he has no
current plans for replacing either.
Russell Bittner lives and writes on a small island off the East Coast. The island is called “Long” and his
borough is called “Brooklyn.” Like Hobbes, he believes that “life is short, brutish and nasty.” He also believes,
however, that—like his tiny clod of an island—art is long; and, with Donne, that no man is one, entire of
itself—either an island or a work of art. This is Russell’s first submission to Eclectic Flash. He’d like to think
it won’t be his last. Although cynical, he actually believes in miracles. Small ones—like his (once small) two
Diana Brodie grew up in New Zealand, but now lives permanently in Cambridge in the UK, having originally
travelled there on a cargo ship with her husband as ship’s doctor. Her poems have been published widely in
the UK in poetry magazines including Rialto and Agenda (founded by Ezra Pound). Several appear on the
website of the UK Poetry Society, and some have been included in e-zines such as Lighten-up-online and
Kate Brown is a British film-maker and writer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her film Absolutely
Positive was a prize winner at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2008. Her short stories and flash
fiction have been broadcast by Radio Netherlands and are published, or forthcoming, in The Linnet’s Wings,
Blue Print Review, and Cinnamon Press. She blogs sporadically at www.katebrown.nl.
Neil Buchanan is an occasional writer who has an unhealthy fascination with the undead. He lives with a
sympathetic wife and two manic children, and spends his weekends thinking up inventive ways to describe
Walter Campbell lives and works in Philadelphia, went to school in New England, and grew up in LA, but
he’ll write pretty much anywhere. Recently, his work has been published in Dog Oil Press, Six Sentences,
Matt Chupp is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing through National University. “Bleed Out” is
his first publication, but, in the wee hours of the morning, when everything is silent except the refrigerator, he
can be found in the bright yellow of his home office, clacking away madly at the keyboard in search of a gem.
He lives with his wife amidst the cornfields of central Illinois.
Sheldon Lee Compton survives in Kentucky. His work can be found in places such as Corium Magazine,
JMWW, Monkeybicycle, Emprise Review, Pank, and elsewhere. He writes and interviews and such at
Amanda Connell is a freelance writer specializing in humorous fiction. Her comedic personality has shined
through in her high school publications, which have served as her main writing medium to date. She served as
a section editor on her school newspaper and had five of her short stories published in the student-run literary
magazine, Mosaic. In addition to being published in the magazine, she won third place for prose in a contest
held by the publication. Since recently graduating high school, she’s had more time to focus on improving her
Scrabble skills, reading in the sun, and, of course, writing.
Recently retired, Dave Davis now spends his time cleaning house, cooking, grocery shopping, mowing
overgrown grass, fly fishing, and writing.
Michael Dickel, a poet, photographer and digital artist, edits Voices Israel. His latest book, The World
Behind It, Chaos, is available as a free e-Book at whyvandalism.com. Dickel’s work has appeared in small-
press literary journals, anthologies, art books, and online for over twenty years. His photographs and poems
have recently appeared in: Cartier Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Sketchbook, Emerging Visions Visionary
Art eZine, Poetry Midwest, Fotógrafos En La Calle (Street Photographers), why vandalism?, and
Abramelin: the Journal of Poetry and Magick. Two of his poems recently received first and second place,
respectively, in the International Reuben Rose Poetry Awards.
Sarah Eaton just recently had a book of prose poetry published by BlazeVOX. It’s called Tough Skin. She
teaches and works at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Austin Eichelberger is a native Virginian who completed his MA in Fiction in May 2009. He now teaches
English at the university level in Virginia. His work has previously appeared in Flash Magazine and Diverse
Amy Ellis is a junior at Longwood University, pursing an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing with a
minor in Children’s Literature. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing in order to continue her
writing habit. Her poems and short stories have been in Seizure, Incite Journal of Undergradute Studies at
Longwood, and was recently accepted by Breadcrumb Scabs.
Wayne Faust has been a full time comedy and music performer for over 30 years (www.waynefaust.com).
While on the road, he writes speculative fiction. He has had more than 20 stories published, with more
scheduled in coming months, in magazines as far away as Australia and Norway. He is also the author of a
nonfiction memoir called Thirty Years Without A Real Job, published by Picklehead Music Press (www.
R. K. Gemienhardt resides in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. His fiction and photography have been
published in various e-zines, magazines, and anthologies. His inspiration comes from the things that go bump in
Shonna Gillis fights with the unknown through her smooth pen melting ink onto the page. She enjoys
worshiping the sun in Dolores Park when she’s not manipulating language into complex equations of words
and sentences, aimed at solving the perplexities of human existence. She blogs at justvisitingthesun.wordpress.
Matthew Glasgow lives in Philadelphia, and currently goes to Temple University. Hopefully, at some point in
his life, he will actually graduate. The city is a major inspiration to Matthew, since it is often so uninspiring. He
likes to explore the dark parts, the losers of the world, and somewhere in between, himself. Writing is the best
thing Matthew has come up with so far. Matthew Glasgow’s works have been published by Foundling
Review and Down in the Dirt Magazine.
Val Gryphin has been published in several online and print journals. She lives in the Green Mountains, where
she writes and works on her plans for world domination. Visit her at http://valgryphin.com.
Rebecca Gyllenhaal lives in an unusually castle-strewn, but otherwise insignificant town in Pennsylvania. She
is thankfully entering her last year of high school and plans to study Creative Writing in college. Her first
attempts at fiction were scribbled on the margins of notebook paper in grade school, and have since
expanded to napkins and grocery receipts. Her interests outside of writing include modern dance and making
guacamole. She spends her free time coaxing her cat out of paper bags when he gets frightened by thunder
and fireworks, and watching Hayao Miyazaki films.
Stef Hall is a 30-something country girl living in the big city with her musician partner Paul and their bonkers
cats. Stef writes short stories, some of which have been published, and novels, all of which have not—yet.
Although she says she does not write poetry, occasionally she does, and even more occasionally she does it
Darren Hawbrook is a 33-year-old writer. New to the scene, he focuses mainly on fiction in the speculative
genre. He is an enthusiastic musician with a thirst for song writing, playing both the guitar and piano. Flash
fiction is a favorite, but Darren is also halfway through his first novel and has several other short stories in the
pipeline. About to embark on the new adventure of fatherhood, he is keen to get noticed and share a lifelong
hobby with other science fiction fans.
Amy Holwerda is the nonfiction editor of shady side review, published out of Pittsburgh, where she recently
received her MFA. Selections of her flash fiction have appeared in Quick Fiction, Flash International,
Nano Fiction, and Dash, among others. In April 2010, Amy’s chapbook of flash fictions, The Grayest
Ghost, was published by Sleeping Lion Press.
Lewis J. Kahler lives in Utica, NY, with his wife Colleen and daughter Jasmine. His fiction and poetry have
appeared in The Resonant Review, Fusion, The Oracle Literary Journal, Awakened Consciousness,
Blink Ink, and Eclectic Flash.
Christina Kapp’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including apt, Barn Owl
Review, Pindeldyboz, DOGZPLOT, and Gargoyle. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and
daughters, and is currently working on her first novel.
J. Katunich lives in rural Central Pennsylvania where he enjoys keeping a few backyard chickens, and thinks
beekeeping must be far less dangerous than writing. He is also on the staff of the Writing Center at Bucknell
University in Lewisburg, PA.
Preet Kaur was born and grew up in Singapore. Along the way she developed a waxing-and-waning soft
spot for South Asian literature and historical fiction. She is one of the editors of Walnut Literary Review and
likes arranging books according to a colour scheme.
Juliet Kemp has been turning words into stories for as long as she can remember, and has been published
previously at Slow Trains. She lives in London, UK, with her partners and a lurcher cross called Sidney. Visit
her at http://the.earth.li/~juliet.
Travis King is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist from the Pacific Northwest. He can be found on the
Internet at http://rexscribarum.wordpress.com.
Steve Kissing’s stories and poems have appeared in several dozen print and online publications. Though he
isn’t a religious person, he believes very deeply in potato chips.
Kim Klugh and her husband live in Lancaster, PA; all three of their children are college graduates and work
in their chosen fields. Kim works in a Catholic high school by day and can attest to recent studies that suggest
the teenage brain is years away from full development. She also fosters cats and kittens for the local Humane
League and is rarely without a "mews." She has been published in the Lifestyle and Business sections of the
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, as well as several regional periodicals, including BusinessWoman, “b”
magazine, Susquehanna Life, Central PA Magazine, and Lancaster City Living. Most recently, she’s had
an essay chosen for inclusion in My Dad is My Hero, an anthology of stories honoring fathers and released by
Adams Media in May 2009. Her poetry has appeared in the online poetry salon vox poetica.
Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington’s Writing Seminars and works as a fiction editor at Our Stories
Literary Journal and a Creative Writing Professor at San Antonio Community College. Her writing has been
published in Flashquake, Foundling Review, The Houston Literary Journal, Metazen, Short Story
America, Slow Trains, SLAB, Superstition Review, and her first book, Musical Chairs, was released in
October 2009. Jen grew up in Ohio and currently lives in Texas, where she is working on a novel entitled
Bud Koenemund is the founder and former editor of the weekly current events blogzine The Course of
Human Events. His writing has appeared in many print publications, including: Outlook; Impulse; Meridian;
Good News!; The Journal News; and the inaugural issue of Oxys. In addition, his work has appeared on-line
at Authspot.com; Writinghood.com; Webupon.com; NewsFlavor.com; Sportales.com; and Socyberty.com.
Find more of Bud’s work at www.facebook.com/pages/Bud-Koenemund/128087397230845.
Joe Kraus teaches creative writing and American Literature at the University of Scranton. His work has
appeared, among other places, in The American Scholar, Riverteeth, The Southern Humanities Review,
and The Oleander Review. He also won the 2008 Moment Magazine/Karma Foundation Prize for Fiction.
Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State with his wife, children, and other rural water creatures.
His fiction and poetry appear in over one hundred lit journals and also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com.
Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California. Two of his short stories are Million Writers Award Notable
Stories, and his novel, Vow of Silence, was favorably reviewed by Publishers Weekly. His poem, “The
Spread of Man,” appeared in the previous issue of Eclectic Flash.
Marie Lecrivain is the executive editor and publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles,
Dashboard Horus: A Bird’s Eye of the Universe, and is a writer in residence in her apartment. Her work
has appeared in Askew Poetry Journal, Eclectic Flash, Leaf Garden Press, Re)verb, RKYV, The Bicycle
Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Toronto Quarterly, and is forthcoming in Spillway and Beside the
City of Angels: An Anthology of Long Beach Poetry (World Parade Books, 2010). Marie’s poetry
collection, Antebellum Messiah (Sybaritic Press. 2009) is available on Amazon.com.
Dawn Lei is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with an emphasis on premedical
studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has just begun work on her first novel, Paper Hearts.
Annmarie Lockhart is the founding editor of vox poetica, an online literary salon dedicated to bringing
poetry into the everyday. A lifelong New Jersey resident, she lives two miles from the hospital where she was
Tom Mahony is a biological consultant in California with an M.S. degree from Humboldt State University.
His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in dozens of online and print
publications. His first novel, Imperfect Solitude, is forthcoming from Casperian Books in December. Visit
him at tommahony.net.
Rasmenia Massoud’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming in The Legendary, Big Pulp, and The
Shine Journal. She is from Colorado but now lives in France, where she spends her time speaking French
poorly and writing about what frightens and baffles her the most: human beings. Visit her at http://www.
Doug Mathewson, armed with only his GED and a set of forged discharge papers from the Norwegian
Merchant Marines, set forth to pursue his dream—a dream of combining his two great interests: old world
vaudeville and taxidermy. The art world turned a cold shoulder to his genius for a number of decades. His
vision became increasingly marginalized over the years, being featured only in occasional Elvira Halloween
specials and biker weddings. These days his work can be found gracing the off-site permanent storage
facilities of major museums worldwide. Quite an imaginary feather in his nonexistent cap! He also writes things
that are true and things that truly aren’t. He tries hard to be a decent editor at www.Blink-Ink.com. Other
than that, he likes to hang around over at www.fullofcrow.com. Sometimes he daydreams and even time-
travels at www.little2say.org.
Ryan McGinty recently graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in English, and currently
has no idea what to do with himself. He mostly writes poetry, much of which has been published in
Firethorne, but also dabbles in short fiction. Apart from writing, he enjoys listening to vinyl, brewing beer,
and watching old B horror films.
Loren A. Moreno is a writer and full-time journalist from Honolulu, Hawaii. He plans to move to New York
City in September to pursue his MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.
Zach Owen spends most of his time absorbing schlocky B-rated horror films, reading, and making his ears
bleed with loud music. He currently attends Edinboro University, in Pennsylvania, where he is a Writing
Major. He has previously been published in Blood Blade and Thruster and Broken Teeth of the Counter
Culture. He also dabbles in filmmaking and has made a number of short films, and some day hopes to adapt
one of his own short stories to the video medium. Of the simple pleasures in life, he enjoys ‘possums, fresh
socks, gas masks, comic books, and a good campfire.
Samantha R. Peloquin is a writer, artist, and high school student living in New York City. Her work has
been featured on Poem2Day. She has been writing since before she learned how to tie her shoes, and can
balance a spoon on her nose if she licks it first.
Craig Phillips lives in Surrey in England, and works in the software industry. Craig has many interests,
including cooking, soccer, astronomy, cinema, and, of course, fiction. He’s been dabbling with short stories
for a few years now, and is starting to find his voice. Craig’s stories range from daily life to extraordinary
science fiction, but they are always offbeat.
Sue Pickard is married with three children, lives in Surrey, England, and she’s got to the age where it’s polite
not to ask. She’d like to say she writes because she has to, but that’s far too pompous. She writes because
she likes to and it makes her life a little less ordinary. She’s had a go at most things, including poetry, short
stories, plays, and has two and a half novels kicking around somewhere. She’s also kept a diary for the last
thirteen years which is a kind of extended love letter to her children, entitled, not very originally, Mum’s
Diary. She’s had poetry and short stories published in anthologies and on line.
Aaron Polson was born on the Ides of March: a good day for him, unlucky for Julius Caesar. He currently
lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, two sons, and a tattooed rabbit. To pay the bills, Aaron attempts to
teach high school students the difference between irony and coincidence. His stories have featured magic
goldfish, monstrous beetles, and a book of lullabies for baby vampires. Loathsome, Dark, and Deep, a novel
of historical horror, is due from Belfire Press in late 2010. You can visit Aaron on the web at www.
Dan Powell writes fiction of all shapes and sizes. He can be found at www.danpowellfiction.com.
M. P. Powers has poems published or forthcoming in Rosebud, The New York Quarterly, The Smoking
Poet, Unlikely Stories, A Cappella Zoo, and many others. More info here: http://www.nyqpoets.
Michael Ramberg lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He appreciates your liking his work and
hopes to produce more of it very, very soon.
J. P. Reese has an A.A. in health science, a B.S. in psychology, and an M.F.A. in poetry from The
University of Memphis. While at Memphis, Reese won the 2002 Creative Writing Award and was published
in The Pinch. A multi-genre writer, Reese has creative nonfiction and poetry forthcoming in Connotation
Press, has fiction in the current issue of The Smoking Poet, and has recently placed poetry with
SilkwormsInk. Reese currently lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband, Gary Hardaway, a poet and
architect. She is an Associate Professor of English. Reese won an award for Associate Professor of the Year
Rita Rubin holds an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University. A longtime journalist, she’s published
essays and short stories in Brevity, Literary Mama, HealthAffairs.org, Penn Union, Literary House
Review, The Battered Suitcase, and the Prism Review. She lives with her family in the Maryland suburbs of
Michael Russell has published short stories in North American literary journals and his non-fiction has
appeared in a wide variety of publications. His website is www.michaelsrussell.com.
Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction appears in The Adirondack Review, Barbaric Yawp, Morpheus
Tales, Citizen Culture, New Witch Magazine, Spilt Milk, Toasted Cheese, and a host of others. Her
collection of ghost stories, Admit One: Tales from Haunted Disney World, is due from Pandora Ink books
in 2010. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College; she’s also the recipient of a Norman
Mailer Writers Colony Winter 2010 Fellowship Residency. She hosts the paranormal fiction segment on The
Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show broadcast, www.ghostanddemon.com. She serves as an editor for Read
Short Fiction, www.readshortfiction.com. Her website is www.kristipetersenschoonover.com.
Maulik “Mo” Shah is a fledgling writer, bibliophile, oenophile, and logofile, originally from Philly. He’s
come to discover his love of writing late in life, but he’s making up for it in volume. This is his first submission
of a flash fiction piece.
Ray Sharp writes and breathes in the rural, rugged and remote western Upper Peninsula region of Michigan,
where he lives on 40 acres of land inhabited by a long-suffering woman, three human children, two dogs, two
cats, two caged birds, a dozen or so hens, deer, frogs, snakes and a profusion of mosquitoes and flies.
Jan Smith is a freelance writer living in the Finger Lakes region of New York. She aspires to some day buy
groceries—or maybe a cup of coffee—with income from her writing. Her fiction work has appeared (or soon
will) in Long Story Short, Short Story Library, WeirdYear, Every Day Fiction, Flash Me Magazine, The
Battered Suitcase, Moon Drenched Fables and various regional publications. She is a member of the
Internet Writers Workshop.
Richard Soloway was born in England, but has dual nationality as he lived in Australia for years. He has
worked in geological exploration for the Australian Government, as a jackeroo and stockman in the bush,
owned his own farm, and when he settled down he taught computing. He had a play staged when he was 11,
and knew then that he was destined to become a writer. At university he wrote and performed in several
satirical sketches. Life intervened, and his desire to write became submerged, he became reputable. He is
now trying to make up for the lost years. He has had a couple of poems published but tends to procrastinate
and miss deadlines.
Jennifer Stakes has a background in Medieval History and moved from Bristol, UK, to Washington DC
one year ago. She writes flash fiction, short stories and poetry, and is currently working on a dystopian novel.
Jennifer has been published in MicroHorror; Every Day Poets; Ink, Sweat and Tears; Static Movement;
The Linnet’s Wings; Bewildering Stories; and Doorknobs and Bodypaint, among others. She blogs about
writing at http://writerinthewilderness.blogspot.com/.
J. L. Stratton lives in Southeastern United States and spends restless evenings plotting an escape back to the
North. Born and raised in the great Northwest, he was eventually transported to the South through Uncle
Sam’s relocation program. By day, he is a mild-mannered instructor of military aerospace subjects—by night,
master and commander in his own universe. He often writes flash fiction as a reprieve from the agony of novel-
length projects. When not busy pounding the keys, J. L. Stratton is usually slumming around his blog at www.
Dariel Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba, where he lived until 1997. He currently resides in Miami, FL, with
his wonderful wife and a large number of books. He graduated from Florida International University with a B.
A. in English, and will soon be pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Dariel’s fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
have appeared in several publications including The Florida Book Review, Skive, elimae, The Acentos
Review, Vain, Foundling Review, and The Absent Willow Review, where he received an Editor’s Choice
Andreas Sundgren is a writer, musician, and entrepreneur in pursuit of smaller, simpler things: shorter stories,
three-minute songs, and smaller business propositions. For him GROWTH and EXPANSION have become
the equivalent of EVIL and UGLY. He’s always been a storyteller, in work as well as in life, and reading and
writing flash has become an important part of redefining what they’re both about.
Ethan Swage is a New Jersey–based writer/artist/photographer whose work has appeared in Flashshot,
The Legendary, Everyday Weirdness, DiddleDog, and 50 to 1.
Durga Vijaykumar’s poems have been published in the 3rd Muse online journal, The Little Magazine
(print), Sunday Observer, The Indian Express, and they regularly appear in Muse India Online.
Ajay Vishwanathan wishes he shared his birthday with folks more exciting than Donald Trump. Two-time
Best of The Net Anthology nominee, Ajay has work published or forthcoming in over sixty literary journals,
including elimae, The Potomac, DecomP, Drunken Boat, and LITnIMAGE.
Townsend Walker is a writer living in San Francisco. His short stories take journeys into the lives of a female
assassin, an Italian detective who solves a murder with tortellini, soldiers with memories of smashed birds and
bodies, an English bureaucrat, vengeful women, and teenagers in love. The stories are set in places he knows:
Rome, London, New York, Boston, Munich, San Francisco, and Levelland. His stories have been published
in over two dozen literary journals, print and on-line, and read on the radio.
M. Kathleen Walworth is the author of poetry, essays and fiction. Her fiction has appeared in Opium
Online, Salit Magazine, NEWN, Scribe and Quill, Haruah, and Blue Print Review. Her nonfiction and
poetry have been featured in Releasing Times Magazine. Kathleen is a 2008-2009 recipient of an Individual
Artist Fellowship from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. Kathleen divides her time between
Oakwood, Ohio and her small cabin in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southern Ohio, where
she does most of her writing.
Helen Whittaker was born and brought up in the urban wastelands of Britain, but now lives in a field in rural
New Zealand. As an educational author she spends all day writing, so in her spare time she relaxes by doing
something completely different: writing different stuff. You can read Helen’s fiction and poetry at www.
Sherilyn Willard is, by day, an Education Coordinator for a local Head Start program in the lower peninsula
of Michigan, and a graduate student majoring in early childhood education. She originally majored in Family
Studies and minored in Writing at Western Michigan University as a grateful and enthusiastic non-traditional
student. Nights are filled with mid-life ponderings of the woman, and breathing the inland wisps of Clear Lake
in the company of her ten-year-old Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees mix, Summer Story. In her spare
time, she is deeply involved in the planning of her daughter Ashley’s impending spring wedding.
Darryl Brent Willis has been working with nonprofit organizations for 30 years now. He currently works
with an international organization whose work focuses on Eastern Europe. Darryl has a M.A. degree from
Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. A native Texan, he has lived throughout the South and currently resides
near Dallas, Texas. Recently his poetry has appeared in Lyrical Passion Poetry e-zine. His favorite poets
include Wendell Berry, T. S. Eliot, Wilmer Mills, and Joy Harjo. His blog is www.poema2009.blogspot.com.
Aaron M. Wilson is a Minneapolis resident attempting to crack the fortune cookie in a vain attempt to
understand life, others (including his two cats—one good and one bad), and himself—in that order. He writes
about books, stories, movies, and his experiences as an adjunct instructor of English, Literature, and
Environmental Science on his blog: Recreational Learning (http://recreationallearning.wordpress.com/). You
can also follow his updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SoullessMachine.
Francine Witte is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer living in NYC. She received her M.A. in
English/Poetry Writing from SUNY Binghamton. She has an MFA in Poetry Writing from Vermont College.
Her poetry chapbook, The Magic in the Streets, was published by Owl Creek Press. Her flash fiction
chapbook, The Wind Twirls Everything, was published by MuscleHead Press. Her poetry chapbook, First
Rain, was published summer 2009 by Pecan Grove Press. She is a high school English teacher. Please visit
her website at www.franigirl.com.
Stephanie M. Wytovich is a senior at Seton Hill University where she is a double major in English Literature
and Art History. Amongst having numerous publications, the most recent being her poem “Gentle Masochist,”
she enjoys painting and playing the piano. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue her doctorate in
art history and creative writing with aspirations of teaching at the graduate level.
Bonnie ZoBell lives in a casita in San Diego, where she and her two cats and two dogs plant as many
succulents as they can possibly squeeze in. She has received an NEA, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, the
Capricorn Novel Award, and was included on Wigleaf’s 2009 Top 50 list for very short fiction. Her work
has been included or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Storyglossia, JMWW, The
Greensboro Review, and Pank. She received an MFA from Columbia, teaches at San Diego Mesa College,
and can be reached at www.bonniezobell.com.