Matthew Burnside's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in kill author, PANK, Gargoyle, Pear Noir!, and elimae, among others. He is the managing editor of Mixed Fruit. His favorite Jean Claude Van Damme movie is the one where he wins the big competition at the end.
Joshua Charles is a southern california writer meaning zes always writing in drought. After a bachelor in music from Biola University ze had queer mystical vibrations; ze is making amends with hir situation. Joshua Charles is published (and/or has publications forthcoming) with BLOOM, Inkslinger, and variously online. Read more [here]
Jane Cope is a queer poet and activist currently living in Paris. She's interested in epic heroines and ghost towns of the Internet. She's been published in Red Lightbulbs, Upstairs at Duroc, and Everyday Genius. Follow her [here]
Stephen Danos is the author of a poetry chapbook, Playhouse State (H_NGM_N BKS, forthcoming 2012). He earned a BA in English from the University of Iowa and a MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His poems have appeared in or is forthcoming in ILK, RealPoetik, Inter/rupture, 1913: a journal of forms, The Destroyer, Lo-Ball, Forklift, Ohio, Court Green, and elsewhere. He serves as an Assistant Editor for YesYes Books and co-curates The Dollhouse Reading Series in Chicago.
Sam Ditch (Featured Artist) is a Pittsburgh based fiber artist. She's a collector of all things kitsch, and an avid folk music consumer. When Sam is not making art, or searching the thrift stores for materials, she enjoys reading sci-fi paperbacks and spending time with her pet fish & houseplants. Visit her [here] or [here] or [here].
A.T. Grant lives in Minneapolis. He makes songs as New South Bear. You can hear songs [here]. He wants to play music or read poems in your house (or on top of your car or in your showroom or almost anywhere else). His writing has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in Horse Less Review, Sixth Finch, Inter/rupture, and La Petite Zine.
j/j hastain is the author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book Libertine Monk (Scrambler Press), anti-memoir Vigorous (Black Coffee Press / Eight Ball Press) and the XYR Trilogy (a metaphysical romance). j/j's writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, Bonfire, Bombay Gin, and Aufgabe.
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a Hong Kong-born writer currently based in London, UK. She is the founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and the poetry editor of Fleeting Magazine. Read more [here]
Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He is the author of the chapbook of The Zen of Chainsaws and Enormous Clippers (Achilles Chapbook Series, 2008) and the e-chapbook Theater (Scantily Clad Press, 2009).
Joshua Kornreich is the author of The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars (Marick Press, 2007; Dzanc Books, 2012). His forthcoming novel, Knotty, Knotty, Knotty, will be released by Black Mountain Press in 2012. His work has been published, reviewed, and/or discussed in Unsaid, Meridian, Heavy Feather Review, Hotel St. George, Largehearted Boy, and Emerging Writers Network, as well as in VOX Press's Complete with Missing Parts: Interviews with the Avant-Garde. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.
Ji Yoon Lee was born and raised in Korea (North or South she won't reveal) and came over to the United States with a purpose unknown. Her poems have appeared in Karlie Kloss, Bambi Muse, NAP, and Seven Corners. Her first chapbook IMMA was published by Radioactive Moat Press. Her second chapbook Funsize/Bitesize is forthcoming from Birds of Lace. Her manuscript was one of the finalists of 1913 First Book Prize 2012. Her first book is forthcoming from Coconut Books.
James Lewelling's first novel, This Guy, was published in 2005 by Spuyten Duyvil, his second, Tortoise, by Calamari Press in 2008. Over the years, his short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary venues ranging from The Cream City Review to The Stranger to The Evergreen Review to Fence. He has been writing fiction since 1988 while at the same time teaching and working abroad in Morocco, Turkey (as a Peace Corps volunteer), and for the last ten years in the U.A.E. At present, he is writing fiction and taking care of his family as a stay-at-home dad in Abu Dhabi.
Lisa McCool-Grime loves Sappho, wallflower women, and collaborations. Her wallflower women are or will be appearing in DIAGRAM, dislocate, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. A few of her collaborative publications include qarrtsiluni, elimae, and PANK. Tupelo Press awarded one of her poems first place in their Fragments of Sappho contest.
Neila Mezynski is an ex-dancer/choreographer turned abstract painter/writer. She is published quite often.
Seth Oelbaum earned a poetry MFA at the University of Notre Dame in May 2012. He is the founder of the Tumblr literary corporation Bambi Muse. His publication credits include Red Lightbulbs and RHINO.
Alexis Pope lives in Ohio. Her work can be found in PANK, kill author, decomP, NAP, ILK, Robot Melon, and elsewhere. She is co-curator of The Big Big Mess Reading Series.
Cassandra Troyan lives many different lives all at the same time because she is actually a prism caught in a mirror during gloaming. Her first collection of poetry, The Things We Embody Are The Things We Destroy, is slated for publication from Tiny Hardcore Press in 2013. She curates the reading and performance series EAR EATER in Chicago, IL. Visit her [here]
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