Alice Sola Kim, The Night and Day War
Adam Ares, The Curmudgeon
Matthew Cheney, The Lake
Stephanie Brady Tharpe, On a Dark and Featureless Plain
Jeannette Westwood, Two Variations
Kirstin Allio, Clay
Brian Conn, The Postern Gate
Benjamin Parzybok, The Coder
Corie Ralston, Maps to God
Carol Emshwiller, Sanctuary
Lauren Bartel, Two Poems
Gwenda Bond, Dear Aunt Gwenda
Mamoru Masuda, A Primer on New Wave and Speculative Fiction
Suzanne Baumann, The Blokes of Ball Point
Abby Denson, The Mysterious Mr. M.
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(Coffee House Press) was a finalist for the LA
Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has recently been
selected one of "5 Under 35" writers to watch (and
hopefully read) by the National Book Foundation. She lives in
Providence, RI with her husband and sons.
Ares enjoys staring at blank word processor
documents, reading books in languages that he doesn't really
understand, and Galaga. Perhaps, in the future, he will put
adamares.com to some better use than he does now.
Trained in yoga, baking
and phlebotomy, Lauren Bartel lives
in Minneapolis where she is currently involved with the newborn
book publishing efforts of Whistling
Shade Press, contributing to various food-related publications,
and planting tomatoes.
Baumann has been making minicomics for over
a dozen years and plans to make many more. She feels most at
ease in places where there are lots of pens and scraps of paper
Bond is writing young adult novels while keeping
her pets in line and her books close by.
has published fiction and nonfiction in Rabid
Transit, Locus, Pindeldyboz, Strange Horizons, Failbetter.com,
Rain Taxi, English Journal, and other venues of questionable
taste. He is the series editor for Best American Fantasy.
He teaches high school in New Jersey.
grew up in a forest where it often rained on Christmas
Eve. His work has also appeared in GUD and Sybil's
Garage. He is an MFA student at Brown and a graduate of
the Clarion West Writers Workshop. He lives in Providence, and
the only thing that can make him laugh these days is Beckett.
Denson is the creator of Tough Love: High
School Confidential, Dolltopia, and Night Club.
She has scripted Powerpuff Girls Comics, Simpsons Comics,
and comics for Nickelodeon Magazine. She rocks
out with her bands Abbymatic and The Saturday Night Things.
She loves New York, container gardening, and her cat, Slinky.
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.
Alice Sola Kim
lives in San Francisco and works at a strange startup. Most
recently, her job has involved gossiping about Nicole Richie
eating a Kit Kat bar. Her work has appeared in Rabid Transit:
Long Voyages, Great Lies, and is forthcoming in Strange
Parzybok is the publisher of Gumball
Poetry, a literary journal published into gumball machines.
He founded the Black
Magic Insurance Agency which runs a city-wide mystery/treasure
hunt called Operation Peachblow. He lives in Portland, OR, with
the writer Laura Moulton and their son. He has two novels ready
to go: Couch, in which three social misfits carry a
couch from Oregon to South America and A Body of Water where
a 20-something isn't sure whether to help his brother commit
Ralston is a scientist by profession, although
sometimes she wonders what on earth possessed her to go to graduate
school. She writes in the spare nanoseconds of her life, in
all the transitions, wishing always that there was more time.
She has been published in Strange Horizons and a variety
of other venues. She is absolutely determined to finish her
novel. And she does not need utensils to hear her mother.
Tharpe is a lifelong resident of Virginia's Shenandoah
Valley. She spends her time writing, raising her fifteen-year-old
daughter, and teaching English and Creatiove Writing at Skyline
High School. Her poetry appears in multiple volumes of The
Poet's Domain. This is her first fiction publication.
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