John Madera is a writer living in New York City. His work has appeared in elimae, Bookslut, New Pages, The Quarterly Conversation, 3:AM Magazine, Word Riot, and forthcoming in The Diagram. You may find him at hitherandthithering waters.

J.R. Angelella received an MFA in Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He is a regular contributor to The Chapbook Review and his short fiction has been published in Twelve Stories, Word Riot, The Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, and is forthcoming in Fifth Wednesday Journal. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Kate, and is at work on his first novel about adolescence, adults, and amputations.

Nick Antosca’s stories have appeared in Nerve, Identity Theory, The New York Tyrant, The Antietam Review, Hustler, Opium, elimae, and others. He has published two novels: Fires (Impetus Press) and Midnight Picnic (Word Riot Press). His website is brothercyst.

Matt Bell is the author of two chapbooks, How the Broken Lead the Blind (Willows Wept Press) and The Collectors (Caketrain), and his fiction has appeared or is upcoming in magazines such as Conjunctions, Meridian, Barrelhouse, Monkeybicycle, and Keyhole. Find him HERE.

Andrew Borgstrom almost won a chapbook contest. He thinks this makes him eligible to review chapbooks. His fiction almost appears in Caketrain, Syntax, Wigleaf, and The Anemone Sidecar. He is HERE.

Blake Butler is the author of the novella EVER. His work has appeared in Fence, Willow Springs, The Believer, Ninth Letter, and many others. He is the editor of Lamination Colony and No Colony, two experimental journals of new prose. He lives in Atlanta and blogs HERE.

Tobias Carroll lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has covered music and books for a number of publications, and his fiction has appeared in THE2NDHAND, 3:AM, Word Riot, and as part of Featherproof Books’ “Light Reading” series. Is he at work on a novel? Yes; yes, he is. Find him HERE.

When Matt DeBenedictis is not writing fiction, he’s writing something about a band. When he’s not doing that he’s riding his scooter, naked, into your apocalypse. Find him HERE.

Nicolle Elizabeth is a writer and a bike mechanic. She blogs HERE and HERE. Her favorite band currently is Unholy Goatfucker. Her chapbook Threadbare Von Barren is forthcoming on Paper Hero Press.

Molly Gaudry is the author of We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious Press, 2009) and is currently at work on a novel about the herstory of water ballet. She edits WWR, co-edits 12S, and is an associate editor for Keyhole.

Greg Gerke lives in Buffalo. His work has or will appear in Gargoyle, Rosebud, Fourteen Hills, Night Train, Flash Forward Press 2009 Anthology and others. There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction has been published by Blaze Vox Books. His website is

Christina Hall has her Masters in English from Oakland University. She has her own editing business, Draft Words, and has been editing fiction for almost five years. Recently one of her authors won multiple parent’s choice awards for her series of children’s books. She also teaches creative writing at various venues to middle school students and adults. She lives in the middle of nowhere with her five year old son, both of which make for good writing material.

Christopher Higgs curates the art blog Bright Stupid Confetti. Publishing Genius Press has just released his chapbook Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously.

Michael Leong’s poems have appeared in journals such as Bird Dog, jubilat, Opium Magazine, Pindeldyboz, and Tin House, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the author of a collection of poetry, e.s.p. (Silenced Press, forthcoming), and a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All (blazeVOX [books], 2009). He currently lives in New York City and can be found on-line HERE.

Sean Lovelace is HERE. He publishes here, there, everywhere. He just won the 2009 Rose Metal Press Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest. He likes beer and nachos and reading a river.

Josh Maday’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Phoebe, Lamination Colony, Action Yes, Barrelhouse, Opium, Thieves Jargon, NANO Fiction, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for Best Creative Nonfiction. He reviews books and literary magazines for NewPages. Find him HERE.

Gina Myers lives in Saginaw, MI, where she enjoys reading, writing, taking photographs, and riding bikes. She makes books for Lame House Press & co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres. Find her HERE.

Alec Niedenthal has been wearing the same shirt for five days. You can gchat with him, or comment on his blog so he will feel a little bit less alone. He has work forthcoming in Agriculture Reader.

Kimberly King Parsons is a human female enrolled in Columbia University’s MFA fiction program. Her very short stories have appeared in elimae, Sojourn, and Suddenly: A Journal of Flash Fiction. Her essays, interviews, and book reviews can be found in Time Out New York, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Artcyclopedia. She is currently at work on a short story collection about liars. Visit her HERE.

Craig Santos Perez is a co-founder of Achiote Press and author of from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008). He blogs HERE.

Cooper Renner’s fiction and artwork have appeared recently in or is forthcoming from New York Tyrant, The Anemone Sidecar, Keyhole, Sleeping Fish, Lamination Colony and Upstairs at Duroc. His illustrated chapbook “Dr Polidori’s Sketchbook” will appear in the spring with Mud Luscious Press.

Adam Robison lives inside Adam Robinson in Baltimore, where he plays in Sweatpats, a rock band. He is the subject of a book by Adam Robinson called ADAM ROBISON AND OTHER POEMS, which is supposed to come out from Narrow House Books. He runs Publishig Genius.
TYPESETTERS NOTE: The “n” in Robison, Sweatpats and Publishig Genius have all been intentionally removed.

J. A. Tyler is founding editor of mud luscious and the author of Someone, Somewhere (Ghost Road Press, 2009), In Love with a Ghost (Willows Wept Press, 2010), and Inconceivable Wilson (Vox Press, 2010), as well as the chapbooks Our Us & We (Greying Ghost), Zoo: The Tropic House (sunnyoutside), Everyone In This Is Either Dying or Will Die or Is Thinking of Death (Achilles), and The Girl In the Black Sweater (Trainwreck Press). Visit:

William Walsh is the author of Without Wax: A Documentary Novel and Questionstruck. His fiction and derived texts have appeared in New York Tyrant, Caketrain, Juked, Rosebud, Quarterly West, Lit, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other journals. Find him HERE.

John Dermot Woods writes stories and draws comics. He is a professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College on Long Island. He edits the arts quarterly Action Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast. His fiction and comics have appeared in Indiana Review, American Letters & Commentary, No Colony, Hobart, sleepingfish, 3rd Bed, Salt Hill, and other places. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him HERE.

Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator (Open City, 2008). Her work has appeared in New York Tyrant, Quarterly West, Harp & Altar, Open City, and New Orleans Review. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is an Artist-in-Residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. She is Associate Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. She currently teaches at Columbia University. Visit her HERE.

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