Marqus P. Bobesich received his BFA from York University majoring in visual arts. His poems have appeared in Poetry Canada, Lichen, Carousel, and as lyrics for Toronto pop band PoorMarqus. He has received writing awards from McLaughlin Fellows, Vandoo Newsmagazine, and Books In Canada. He now works in Toronto as an actor and musician. For a sample of his music please visit: http://www.purevolume.com/poormarqus.
A graduate of CUNY's Hunter College in New York where she studied creative writing as well as journalism, Stephanie Carberry plans to attend graduate school in the near future to pursue her MFA. Her most recent publication was Ludlow Press's new and talented poet of the month.
Carmen R. Gillespie is an associate professor of English at the University of Toledo. She is the author of the book A Critical Companion to Toni Morrison and is the recipient of the 2005 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for Poetry. Her poems have been published in the literary journals Nocturnes and Heliotrope and she has been a participant in both the Cave Canem Writer’s Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. She is fortunate to share her life with her partner, Harold Bakst, and her daughter, Chelsea. Her life is also and always peopled with phantasms that reside only in the imagination and in the canyons and crevasses of narrative.
Phil Keeling is a recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He now works as a telemarketer and is getting licensed to sell insurance. He wants to get into grad school for writing, but so far, nothing doing. Keeling's plays have been produced Off-Off-Broadway and in Pennsylvania. He has acted for the stage up and down the east coast. His writing has been published in The New Growth Arts Review and The Sentinel.
Eric Daniel Metzgar lives in Brooklyn, New York where he runs Merigold Moving Pictures, a film production company. His first feature length documentary film, The Chances of the World Changing, is about to begin the festival circuit. Eric also works as a musician and children’s book writer. Two of Eric’s short stories, "The Undergone" and "The Honesty Underground," have been published online at www.thesubwaychronicles.com.
Jen Michalski lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her fiction has appeared in Split Shot, Ink Pot, Failbetter, The Swamp, Fiction Warehouse, Lily, Gold Dust Magazine, Thieves Jargon, Litvision, SubtleTea, 13th Warrior Review, and Scrivener's Pen. She is the editor of the online e-zine, JMWW (http://JMWW.150m.com).
Carrie Murphy is a life-long Baltimorean who enjoys spicy food, city living, and the New York Times wedding announcements. Currently attending the University of Maryland, she hopes to work in the publishing field upon graduation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Cary Rainey, formerly of the San Francisco Bay area, lives in San Diego and hopes to be a father soon.
Laura Owen Sutherland is a photographer and editorial designer whose writing has appeared in the Charlottesville-Albemarle (Va.) Tribune and whose photography credits include the Tribune, C-Ville Weekly and In The Kitchen magazine. She has designed and co-edited Meltlines: Poems, by Thorpe Moeckel, and Water Girl: Collected Poems and Short Stories of Melissa Jeanne Miller, among other books. She lives near Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, their two cats and their rescued foxhound.
Sheila Zwiebel currently lives in Maryland and is a production editor at an independent publisher. She treasures her writing time and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband. She is an active member of the Women’s National Book Association, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and, like many artists, has a dozen writing projects in the works.