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C. L. Bledsoe is an assistant poetry editor for The Hollins Critic, and a founding editor for Ghoti Magazine (www.ghotimag.com). He has work in Nimrod, storySouth, Margie, Natural Bridge, Diner, 42 Opus, and Hobart Pulp, among other places. You can reach him here.


Terri-Brown-Davidson is on the fiction faculty at Gotham Writer's Workshop and teaches the Master Class in fiction.  She holds the Ph.D., M.F.A., and M.A. in English/creative writing; her honors include a Yaddo fellowship, the AWP Intro Award, the Wesleyan Writers' Conference Scholarship for the Novel, and eight nominations for the Pushcart Prize.  Her work has appeared in more than 800 journals, including Tri-Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Night Train.  Her first novel, Marie, Marie:  Hold on Tight, was released by Lit Pot Press in 2004 (www.litpotpress.com). You can reach her here. 


Bill Bukovsan was born in 1968.  He currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota, though he grew up in upstate New York and has lived in New Hampshire, New Jersey, and California as well. You can reach him here. 



James Chapman is the author of six novels, and is the founder of Fugue State Press.You can reach him at jim AT fuguestatepress.com


Robert Danberg's poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Kerem, The Global City Review, and The Sun. He teaches basic and first-year writers at Onandaga Community College and Ithaca College.  He is a PhD candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University.  He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Mary Biggs, and their son and daughter.  You can reach him here.


Tara Deal is a freelance book editor in New York City.  Her recent poems have appeared in West Branch, Flyway,and Snow Monkey,among others.  She can be reached here.


Marwan El Dewey has been a photographer since 1970.  His work has been exhibited in New York, Rome, Tokyo, Paris, and Cairo.  He lives and works out of Cairo.

Emmy Favilla is a 22-year-old Brooklyn native who likes cats and bunnies and has an irrational fear of buttons. She graduated this spring from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication and a minor in Creative Writing.  She can be reached here.

M. Frias-May is shopping a screenplay about the murders of hundreds of girls in Juarez, Mexico, entering his short story collection, LA Mancha & Other Tales of Phallic Epistemology, in contests, and working on a blues novel. You can reach him here. 

Deborah Fryer has written, produced and directed documentaries all over the world.  Her film work has been seen on PBS, NOVA, Frontline, Discovery, History Channel and MSNBC.  She has also published in Travelers' Tales, Audubon Magazine, and Knights Publications, and her stories have been presented on stage in Boulder and Denver.  She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Classics and is currently working on her first independent film in Boulder, Colorado. You can reach her here. 


Martin Galvin writes:  "In the last few years, I have had poems in Poetry, Orion, Painted Bride Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Poets Against the War, Petroglyph, New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and Best American Poetry 1997, among many others.  I've also written and published short stories and book reviews."  You can reach him here.


Having waylaid his writing ambitions for the family mule-path of banking, J. Todd Gillette currently works for a credit union and strives after hours to make up for lost time.  Gillette, whose literary credentials are largely limited to having a grandmother who attended high school with Ernest Hemingway and a grandfather who matriculated with Ring Lardner, has published short fiction in The Licking River Review.  A graduate of the University of Wyoming, he lives on a farm near Niles, Michigan with his wife, Julie, and three children.  Halcyon is his second work of long fiction. You can reach him here. [Photo: John A. Gillette]


Arthur Winfield Knight is the author of Blue Skies Falling, a not-too-fictional account of maverick movie director Sam Peckinpah.  He has also written novels about Jesse James and John Dillinger, and a three-act play about Jack Kerouac.  The play won an award for its "poetic language" in Shropshire, England, but was banned in Wales for its "lavatorial language." You can e-mail him here.

Mel Kopmar lives in Berkeley, California with his family.  Prior work has been published in The South Carolina Review. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.  He can be reached here.


Sean Lause teaches English, Speech and a course in the Holocaust at Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio.  He has published his work in The Mid-American Review, Poetry International, Epicenter, The Mother Earth Review, European Judaism, The Blue Collar Review, Arsenic Lobster and Frog Pond, among others. He can be reached here.


Ellen Liberatori is a writer and poet living in Egypt.  As a 2002 finalist
for a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, she took a sharp right, heading east to discover and write about Cairo.  She is currently focusing on her first collection of poems which have evolved from the quiet serene forest along the St. Croix Valley of Wisconsin to the bustling city she now calls home.
You can reach her here.


Bruce McCandless is a freelance writer and editor living in Austin, Texas.  He's published poems and stories in Slant, Pleiades, The Seattle Review, and The New Delta Review. You can reach him here. 


Sarah F. McGinley teaches at Wright State University, and has lived in the USA since 1989.  Her Curiosity Universal is one part of an in-progress trilogy of novellas focusing on eighteenth-century women artists, talented in their own right, who had the mixed fortune to share the lives of men who shone in their fields.  Frances Reynolds, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds, a dominant figure in eighteenth-century portraiture, painted Anna Williams' portrait, and her story, The Averted Gaze, is the second novella.  A third section is planned about Sarah Fielding, author of The Adventures of David Simple, and sister of Henry Fielding. Ms. McGinley can be reached here.


Kei Miller is an MA student in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has appeared in Caribbean Writer, Caribbean Beat, Paumanok Review and Red River Review. His first collection of poetry, "Kingdom of Empty Bellies," was published by Paper Kite Press in December 2004, while his first collection of short stories will be published by Macmillan in 2006. You can reach him here.

Tim Ormsby lives in Riverside, California, with his wife, nine-year-old daughter, and two-year-old son. He works as a technical writer for a software company. These are his first published poems. You can reach him at here.

Brooke Palmieri can be reached here.


Colleen M. Payton teaches English and humanities at American Intercontinental University, in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to teaching, she enjoys an active career in journalism, fiction writing, and poetry. Her essays and reviews on the arts appear in many national and international publications.  E-mail Colleen here.


Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poetry has appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker and elsewhere. Readers interested in learning more about him are invited to read Magic, Illusion and Other Realities at his web site, which lists a complete bibliography. Library Journal said of Perchik in 2000 that he was "the most widely published unknown poet in America."  You can e-mail him here. 


A widely published poet, fiction writer, and essayist, John Repp is the author of Thirst Like This (University of Missouri Press, 1990), which won the Devins Award in Poetry; The Fertile Crescent, winner of the 2003 Lyre Prize from Cherry Grove Collections; Gratitude (Cherry Grove Collections, 2005) and five limited-edition chapbooks, four of poetry and one of micro-fiction. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and residency fellowships at many artists' colonies, including the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Yaddo, he teaches writing and literature at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, works in the Arts-in-Education Program of the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and lives in Erie with his wife, Katherine Knupp, and their son, Dylan. You can reach him here. 


Curt Rode's poems have appeared in Sycamore Review, Apostrophe, The Flint Hills Review, BorderSenses, Scripsit, and the anthology Breathing the Same Air.  Other poems are forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review, Florida Review, Poem, and the anthologies Migrants and Stowaways and Knoxville Bound.  He's also reviewed a number of works of contemporary poetry for American Book Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and The Chattahoochee Review.  He is currently an instructor at Texas Christian University and associate editor of descant.


Lynn Veach Sadler is the second-place winner of the first annual Blodgett Waxwing Prize in Literary Fiction sponsored by The King's English.  The stories of this former college president have been published widely and have won the North Carolina Writers' Network, Talus and Scree, Cream City Review, Rambunctious Review, and Cape Fear Crime Festival competitions.  One was a finalist for and published in Del Sol Press' 2004 Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology.  Three times a finalist for novels in the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, she is also a poet and playwright and has traveled around the world five times.  You can e-mail her here. 


Brett Alan Sanders is a writer, translator, and teacher living in
Tell City, Indiana . His short prose and translations from the Spanish
have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as New Works Review and Perihelion (online) and Spectacle, The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Chelsea, The Saint Ann's Review, The Antigonish Review, Stand Magazine, Artful Dodge, and Place Quarterly. His novella, A Bride Called Freedom, was published in November of 2003 in a bilingual edition (English text with Spanish translation by Sebastián R. Bekes) from Ediciones Nuevo Espacio, an online publisher of print-on-demand literature and academic studies in Spanish, English, and bilingual editions (www.editorial-ene.com). His review of Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of The King's English.


Martha Schulman lives in New York City, where she has just completed her MFA at Columbia University.   Her short fiction has been published in Gulf Stream, The Beacon Street Review, The Seattle Review, and her story, "The Gellman Memorial," appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of The King's English.  She is finishing, Deo Volente, her novel that features the characters from "The Gellman Memorial." You can reach her here. 

Julie Marie Wade, a Seattle native, completed her Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003.  She now lives in Pittsburgh with her partner of three years and their two cats, Tybee and Oliver.  You can reach her here. 





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