Colin DoddsA Sober Night in Massachusetts, Villanelle for This Condition grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education at The New School in New York City. Norman Mailer wrote that Dodds’ novel The Last Bad Job showed “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ novels What Smiled at Him and Another Broken Wizard have been widely acclaimed by critics and readers alike. His screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semi-finalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. Two books of Dodds’ poetry – The Last Man on the Moon and The Blue Blueprint – are available from Medium Rare Publishing. His writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal Online, Folio, Explosion-Proof, Block Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, The Main Street Rag, The Reno News & Review, and Lungfull! Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha.

Darren C. DemareePoem For My Unborn Thomas #40, #41, and #42 – may be found in numerous publications, including Main Street Rag, South Carolina Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Cottonwood, The Tribeca Poetry Review, and Whiskey Island. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations. He is the author of "As We Refer to Our Bodies” and "Not For Art Nor Prayer,” both of which are forthcoming from 8th House Publishing House. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Dawn CorriganSwan Song of the Thief – has work in more than 80 print and online journals and anthologies, with new pieces forthcoming later this year from Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation, Pachinko!, and So to Speak. She lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with her husband.

Grace AndreacchiCassandra, Pitta Elegans – is an American-born novelist, poet and playwright living in London. Works include the novels Scarabocchio, Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent’s Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award), and the chapbook Berlin Elegies. Her work appears in Horizon Review, The Literateur, Cabinet des Fées and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and writes the literary blog Amazing Grace.

Howie Goodeight poems – is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz and the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has had numerous chapbooks, including A Special Gun for Elephant Hunting from Dog on a Chain Press, Strange Roads from Puddles of Sky Press, and Death of Me from Pig Ear Press. His poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology. He blogs at Apocalypse Mambo.

Jake SheffUnincorporated – is a monk in the monastery of imagination, an aficionado of the irrational, an orthodox duende-ist, a glad scientist. Early work can be read at Pirene's Fountain, Amarillo Bay, The Prose-Poem Project, and Apollo's Lyre. He's currently working on his first collection of poetry, a sex tragedy set in a timeless dreamscape. Work from this collection can soon be seen at Danse Macabre.

John Dutterer  – Mystery, A Beautiful Triceratops Skull – is a poet, short story writer, and occasional artist. His work has appeared in Perigee, Maintenant 5 & 6, Sleet Magazine, Nth Position, and others. John works at an obscure post in the book industry.

José Luis GutiérrezNowhere is Also A Place, Last Wish and Testament – is a San Francisco-based poet. His work has appeared in Eratio, Scythe, Margie, Letterbox, and DMQ Review, among others.

Lesley Ann WheelerStar Bar is a poet and teacher who lives in Kansas City. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a co-editor of Strange Cage. Her chapbook “Dream Treatment” is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press.

Lori LamotheLandscape With Yarn and Harmonicas – has published work in 42opus, Emerge, Fogged Clarity, Nervous Breakdown, Third Coast, and other magazines. 

Sarah J. Sloat Box of Sneezing, Dead Headlights, Mermaids – grew up in New Jersey, and has lived in Germany for many years, where she works in Weltschmerz. Sarah’s poems have appeared in RHINO, Court Green, Bateau, DMQ Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, “Homebodies,” was published by Hyacinth Girl Press last year. She keeps a blog at The Rain in My Purse.

Shelby StephensonSuburbia lurks noisy boys won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize for his book Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl. He edited Pembroke Magazine for 32 years, 1979 to 2010.


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