Bell has an Honours degree in Film and Media, and lives in the
West of Scotland. Her writing has appeared in Bonfire, QWF,
The Gay Read, Orphan Leaf Review, Aesthetica, Open Wide, the
Showcase at laurahird.com,
among other publications. She is currently completing a literary
Beutner lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes novels, eats
fish tacos, and studies for advanced degrees in unremunerative
fields. This is her first publication.
shoots big fish in big ponds. From Kentucky, or other, less
interesting places, she blogs at Shaken
is the author of a collection of poems, King Vulture
(University of Arkansas Press). Her poems have appeared in Agni,
Chelsea, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, The New Orleans Review,
Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, The Sewanee
Review, Verse, and have been featured on Poetry Daily
and Verse Daily. A painter and printmaker, Duffin
lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Emshwiller was recently awarded a Life Achievement World
Fantasy Award. She is the author of the a number of collections,
to the Men’s Club and I Live With You,
and the novels The
Dog, Ledoyt, and the upcoming Secret City.
writes fiction when he is not hunting bears, panthers, dragons,
or dinosaurs with a Tinkertoy gun. He lives with his wife Jennifer
and son Noah in Portland, Oregon, where they are sometimes gloomy
but never S.A.D. His limited-edition novel The Emerald Ballroom
is available through readingfrenzy.com or powells.com.
an equestrian and chamber musician, D. M. Gordon moved to The
Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts and drank the waters. Now she
writes. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Nimrod,
Weber Studies, and the Northwest Review. She is
a 2006 finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist
Grant in fiction, and a 2004 finalist for the same in poetry.
Jane Moore’s novella Changeling is part of
the Conversation Pieces series from Aqueduct Press. She expresses
political opinions on In
graduated from St. Thomas College in St. Paul in 1971, educated
to teach high school English but with a burning desire to conquer
the world with his guitar. He was able to do neither. His stories
have been published in Heartlands and Big Muddy.
He is the mayor of Gibbon, Minnesota, and gets to discuss interesting
subjects like barking dogs and cat licensing on a daily basis.
Nelson is a co-founder and editor for Poor
Mojo’s Almanac(k), purveyor of fine prose, poetry
and advice from the Giant Squid. Mr. Nelson is startlingly accurate
with a small caliber pistol, and he is Cara Spindler’s
lived in Norway and Germany, earning degrees in folklore and
history. An executive in an education non-profit by day, Daniel
explores a world called Yount by night and on weekends. Having
finished one novel about Yount, Daniel is working on a sequel
and hopes to share Yount with other pilgrims soon.
the sort who keeps an ear glued to the keyhole, your eyes on
the ground, and your head on the railroad track, you might have
seen Eric Schaller’s cartoons featuring the character
Sad Bird in the zine The White Buffalo Gazette. He
contributed illustrations to Jeff VanderMeer’s The
City of Saints and Madmen and has fiction forthcoming in
Postscripts and The New Book of Masks.
lives and works in Michigan. A long, long time ago, her favorite
book was The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. She is suitably
ashamed of this, but is willing to admit people are fallible
Tambour currently lives in the Australian bush with a large
family of other species, including one man. Her collection Monterra’s
Deliciosa & Other Tales & and her novel Spotted
Lily are Locus Recommended Reading List selections.
collection, Meet Me
in the Moon Room, was published by Small Beer Press,
and his novel, The Man of Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces,
by St. Martin’s. He also works as a programmer in a couple
of university brain labs in Oregon.
Washburn is an Associate Professor of English at Pittsburgh
State U., an editorial board member of the Woodley Memorial
Press, and the author of This Good Warm Place (March
Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin
Chapbook Prize). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as
Carolina Quarterly, Quarterly West, The Sun, and Clackamas
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