Gavin J. Grant. Cake is love.
Kelly Link. Cake is cake.
Diane Kelly, Vanessa Scott. Interns is interns.
J. Schwartz -- The Ichthymancer Writes His Friend with an Account
of the Yeti's Birthday Party
Eliot Fintushel -- Kukla Boogie Moon
Leslie What -- The Changeling
Richard Polney -- The Faith of Metal in Ghosts
M. Thomas -- The Poor Man's Wife
Tim Pratt -- Rowboats, Sacks of Gold
E.L. Chen -- White Rabbit Triptych
Philip Brewer -- Salesman
F. Brett Cox -- Legacy
Veronica Schanoes -- Serpents
Karina Sumner-Smith -- A Last Taste of Sweetness
Hannah Bowen -- Pinned
Sarah Monette -- Sidhe Tigers
Geoffrey H. Goodwin -- The Magnificent Dachshund
K.Z. Perry -- Mama's Special Rice Tin
Spencer Keralis -- The Meat and the Mushrooms
Gavin J. Grant -- Home
-- Zine Reviews
Gwenda Bond -- Dear Aunt Gwenda
Lucy Snyder -- The Guest Film Column: The Salton Sea
Mario Milosevic -- Lunar Fate
Jason Stewart -- The Greebles
David Blair -- Four Poems
Mieke Zuiderweg -- Anticipation
James Campbell -- Untitled
David Blair's poems
have appeared in AGNI, The Greensboro Review, International
Poetry Review, and Chicago Review.
Bond is not a senior administration official.She writes
screenplays and fiction, usually in the environs of lovely downtown
Lexington, Kentucky, though not usually set there. Her scripts
have placed in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and Austin
Heart of Screenwriting competitions, and her fiction has been
published in The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives and
...is this a cat? She co-edits the magazine Say...
with writer Christopher Rowe.
Hannah Wolf Bowen
is a Philosophy major, an assistant editor for the Fortean
Bureau, and the person of an ungrateful (yet adorable)
horse and a neurotic (yet adorable) dog. Some of her stories have
found homes. Others have not. These things happen.
Brewer has a day job as a software engineer, but his work
is writing science fiction and fantasy stories. He speaks Esperanto
and uses it to communicate with people all over the world. He
graduated from Clarion in 2001.
writes and draws somewhere to the west of this magazine.
E.L. Chen works hard
for the money, so you'd better treat her right. She has been previously
published in On Spec and Challenging Destiny. Everything else
that she doesn't mind you knowing can be found here.
F. Brett Cox's fiction
has been published Century, Black Gate, The North Carolina
Literary Review, Indigenous Fiction, Carriage House Review, Say...,
and elsewhere. His essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared
in numerous publications, including The New England Quarterly,
The New York Review of Science Fiction, Paradoxa, Science Fiction
Studies, Locus Online, The Robert Frost Encyclopedia, and
Science Fiction Weekly. He is co-editor, with Andy Duncan,
of Crossroads: Southern Stories of the Fantastic (Tor,
2004). Brett has served as a juror for the Theodore Sturgeon Award
and as a member of the advisory board for the current edition
of Contemporary Novelists. He holds an M.A. in English with emphasis
in creative writing from the University of South Carolina and
a Ph.D. in English with emphasis in American literature from Duke
University. A native of North Carolina, Brett is Assistant Professor
of English at Norwich University in Northfield,Vermont. He lives
in Northfield with his wife, the playwright Jeanne Beckwith.
Eliot Fintushel is
an itinerant showman now living in Santa Rosa, CA, hard by the
fairgrounds and between the transmission shops and the horse stalls.
He has written many stories, mostly published in Asimov's.
His work has been nominated for the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards.
He has twice received the NEA Solo Performer Award. His current
touring show, employing masks and ancient music in the original
tongues, is Apocalypse, a solo performance comprising the entire
Book of Revelation word for word in the translation commissioned
by King James in 1611!
Geoffrey Goodwin is
a generous man who works in a bookshop outside Boston, MA. This
is his second story for LCRW. He is not worried by this.
Hannum is an interior designer based
in New London, CT. She is the subject and the artist of the cover
photo, "Anticipation," by Mieke Zuiderweg.
Spencer Keralis grew
up in Wyoming but now lives in Minneapolis, which is colder. His
written work has appeared in The Dry Crik Review of Contemporary
Cowboy Poetry, The Owen Wister Review, stet Magazine, and
The Plastic Tower, among others. In another life he co-authored
a textbook on Asynchronous Transfer Mode circuits now in use at
a major telecommunications corporation, but that's a long story
and really not very interesting. (Also: see Zine
poems and stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and in
the anthology Poets Against the War. He lives in the Pacific
Northwest with his wife, novelist Kim Antieau.
Monette collects ghosts in books, pressing them between
the leaves like dried flowers. She has sold stories to LCRW,
Alchemy, Tales of the Unanticipated, All Hallows, and Lovecraft's
Weird Mysteries. Her story "Three Letters from the Queen
of Elfland," from LCRW 11,
won the 2003 Gaylactic Spectrum Award.
K.Z. Perry's stories
have recently appeared in MOTA 3: Courage, Talebones, Book
of More Flesh, The Urban Bizarre, and Problem Child.
She lives in New York.
Rick Polney is an
adjunct professor of English and Humanities, a former Army officer,
a sometimes performance artist, and an unrepentant risk-taker.
He is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction Writing Workshop
and studied writing under Chip Delany at Temple University. He
has been published in TurboCharged Fortune Cookie and
Pratt lives in Oakland, California, where he works as
an assistant editor for Locus
magazine. His stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, The
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, and other
nice places, and he has work upcoming in The Third Alternative
and The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives. His first
collection, Little Gods, was published by Prime Books in
September 2003. With his fiancee Heather Shaw he co-edits a zine
is from New York City. She won the 2002 William Carlos Williams
Prize from the Academy of American Poets. This is her first non-academic
publication. She's very, very pleased.
David J. Schwartz
is the reincarnation of a famous dancing bear who once entertained
thousands of Bolivian mine workers. He is indigenous to the Midwestern
United States, and traces of his spoor have appeared in On
Spec and Flashquake.org. He is a graduate of the Odyssey
Fantasy Writing Workshop and prefers tea, thank you. He keeps
a reading journal and
he would be humbly pleased if you would read it.
Lucy A. Snyder lives
in Columbus, OH. Her writing has appeared in publications such
as Chiaroscuro, Snow Monkey, Strange Horizons, The Midnighters'
Club and Cumberland House's Guardian Angels anthology.
More information about her can be found here.
Jason Stewart lives
between the toes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. With his
two cats, he watches a tiny door in his living room which he has
never opened, for fear of finding greebles. When he's not consumed
by these fears, he spends his time at Colorado University where
he works in the library and is finishing his BA in English. His
work has appeared in Almagre, Riverrun, and BLAH.
is a student, a writer, a Clarion grad and an adventure racing
fanatic. She listens to others' conversations on the bus without
hesitation or regret, worries over pennies and scribbles stories
on the back of in-class handouts. She is irritated that she must
wear her glasses to read signs at distances or distinguish the
faces of friends from strangers in a faraway crowd; is it too
much to ask to retain one's vision at the age of 22? She lives
M. Thomas is a writer
and teacher in Austin, Texas. She is a short story editor and
contributor for the ezine Deep Magic. Her fiction has previously
appeared in Deep Magic, Abyss & Apex, and Strange Horizons.
She dabbles in magic realism, humor, and young adult fantasy.
She maintains a website
for writers, and welcomes your visit.
Leslie What is a Jell-O
artist and writer from Oregon. Her writing has won awards for
drama, nonfiction, and fiction, including a Nebula Award for short
story. Her comic novel Olympic Games will be published
in 2004. Bigger Better Bio.
Mieke M. Zuiderweg
is a photojournalist in Western Massachusetts who is trying to
work up the courage to walk away from taking pictures of angry
mourners and burning buildings to pursue a career soley based
on her photo illustrations and picture experiments. She resides
in Northampton but is originally from the Netherlands. Hence the
unpronounceable name. "Anticipation" is a photograph
of the work of interior designer Amy Hannum.
Lady Churchill's Rosebud
Wristlet, No.13 November 2003. ISSN 1544-7782 Text in Bodoni
Book. Titles in Imprint MT Shadow. Since 1996 LCRW has
usually appeared twice a year. As of 2004, there will be three
issues per year: April, July, & November. LCRW springs
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and may or may not be a good idea.
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