William Alexander, "Away"
Charlie Anders, "Love Might Be Too Strong a Word"
Becca De La Rosa, "Vinegar and Brown Paper"
Kristine Dikeman, "Dearest Cecily"
Carol Emshwiller, "Self Story"
Alex Dally MacFarlane, "Snowdrops"
Maureen F. McHugh, "Going to France"
Jeremie McKnight, "The Camera & the Octopus"
Mark Rigney, "Portfolio"
David J. Schwartz, "Mike's Place"
Jodi Lynn Villers, "The Honeymoon Suite"
Caleb Wilson, "American Dreamers"
Cara Spindler, "Escape"
Miriam Allred, "To a Child Who Is Still a FAQ"
Eileen Gunn, "To the Moon Alice"
Gwenda Bond, Dear Aunt Gwenda
Abby Denson, "Snake Slayer"
Michael DeLuca, "The Freddie Mercury Challenge"
Derek Ford, Cover Art
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Who Was That Masked Writer?
lives in Minneapolis with spouse and cat. His stories have appeared
and one will be reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of the Year
2008. He contributes to Rain
Taxi Review of Books. In the summer of '06 he attended
the Clarion Workshop.
It was fun.
has a BA in Comparative Literature and French from Brigham Young
University and an MA in English from Cleveland State University.
She lives in Salt Lake City, near many supportive friends and
family members, where she earns a living writing about routers
and wireless networks. She also writes stories.
Jane Anders blogs about science fiction and futurism
for io9.com. She’s the author
of Choir Boy and the co-editor of She’s
Such A Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology & Other
Nerdy Stuff. Her writing has appeared in Mother
Jones, Salon, Sex For
She’s the co-founder of other
magazine and the host of a reading series, Writers
With Drinks, in San Francisco.
writing young adult novels on a tin machine that has no internet
De La Rosa has recently had fiction published in
and the Fantasy Magazine anthology, among other places.
She is currently studying English at an art college in Ireland.
J. DeLuca has published fiction in Interfictions
Phoenix. He makes beer
and other libations in Massachusetts.
is a cartoonist and rock’n’roller in NYC. She is
the creator of Tough Love: High School Confidential, Dolltopia,
and Night Club, among others. She has scripted Powerpuff Girls
and comics for Nickelodeon. She has webcomics on gurl.com and
a dessert comic column, “The City Sweet Tooth” (citysweettooth.com)
in The L Magazine. abbycomix.com
Kristine Dikeman lives in NYC. Her work has appeared in The
Many Faces of Van Helsing, The Book of Final Flesh, Sybil’s
Garage, and All Hallows. She is working on a novel, Eating Manhattan,
a lighthearted romp through New York, with zombies.
Emshwiller's most recent books are a novel,
The Secret City, a young adult novel, Mr.
Boots, and a collection, I
Live with You. Small Beer published her novel The
Mount and her collection, Report
to the Men's Club as well as reprinting her first novel,
awards include a couple of Nebulas for short stories, the Philip
K. Dick Award, and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
She lives in New York City.
is the author of a collection, Stable
Strategies and Others, and co-editor of The
WisCon Chronicles Two. She is the publisher of the
and in the dead of night can hear it stomping around in the
attic. For nearly 20 years, she has been on the board of the
Clarion West Writers Workshop
and she thinks it’s time for someone else to take over.
Alex Dally MacFarlane
has been writing ever since the discovery of computer games
made her think that if stories could be found on a 32-bit cartridge,
why not in the mind of an 11-year-old girl? Her short fiction
has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric
and a few other places. Her longer fiction is still being kick-polished.
F. McHugh’s most recent book is a collection
of short stories, Mothers
& Other Monsters. She writes novels and Alternate
Reality Games. She lives in Austin, Texas.
was born under the restless skies of Ohio farm-country where
he began his storytelling at an early age. By high school he
was a published and award-winning author. And then he stopped.
He now lives in Pittsburgh PA., and this is his first story
in over a decade. It has made him very happy.
is the author of Deaf
Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American
Musical. His short fiction has appeared in Shadow
Regions, Talebones, The Bellevue Literary Review, Futures Mysterious
Anthology Magazine, &c. His plays for the stage have
won national contests and been performed in six states. Having
worked as a zookeeper, he is now proud to be a stay-at-home
J. Schwartz is all around you; here, between you,
me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land
and the ship. His first novel, Superpowers,
is in stores as you are reading this. He is allergic to midichlorians.
likes apples, broccoli, and eel, but hates ham and cantaloupe.
She likes strolling, running, swimming—but hates to sit.
And she still has five continents to visit before she dies.
Jodi Lynn Villers
has her MFA from North Carolina State University. She lives
in downtown Raleigh with a beagle named Turtle and has written
a novella about a rehabilitation camp for girls who have killed
their parents. Her short-shorts have also appeared in Staccato
and Quick Fiction.
Wilson’s fiction has appeared in places like
Weird Tales, and The
Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. He and his
wife life in Illinois. His alter-ego works in a bookstore.