A journal of narrative writing.
Credits & Contributors

Barry Ballard’s poetry has most recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Connecticut Review, Margie, and Puerto del Sol. His most recent collection is A Body Speaks Through Fence Lines (Pudding House, 2006). He writes from Burleson, Texas.

Jack Conway teaches English at the University of Massachusetts and Bristol Community College. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Columbia Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, Rosebud, Yankee, Rattle and the Norton Anthology of Light Verse, among others. He is the author of several books including American Literacy: Fifty Books That Define Our Culture and Ourselves (William Morrow, 1994).

New York native David Bellantoni writes stage plays, screenplays, works of fiction, and most recently completed a novel, which was optioned by a Los Angeles film producer. Five of his stage plays were produced in NY and LA, two of which he directed – both were nominated for Drama-Logue awards. The Magnolia Leaf Press published two of his fictional pieces; and he is also a guest reader at the NY based Italian American Writer’s Group. When he is not writing, Bellantoni works as a casting director in New York and Los Angeles primarily on commercials and feature films.

Roland Goity received his MFA from San Diego State University in 2006. His stories appear or are forthcoming in Fiction International, The Bryant Literary Review, Talking River Review and the anthology Cycling's Greatest Misadventures. He is editing a literary anthology on rock music and culture.

John Kay lives and works in Heidelberg, Germany as an education counselor. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona, taught writing for the University of Maryland in its European Division for many years, and worked as a mental health therapist at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Kayak, the New York Quarterly, the Wormwood Review, the Clackamas Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Texas Poetry Journal, Chiron Review, Pearl, and Jewish Currents. He has three chapbooks, the most recent, Further Evidence of Someone, from Eyelite Press, and he is finalizing a full-length book of poems, Cold Kiss, which will include the poems in this publication.

Stacie Leatherman is an MFA student at Vermont College. Her work is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, and other poems have appeared in The DMQ Review, Big Toe Review, and The Cream City Review. She lives in Strongsville, OH.

Tim Millas lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Adirondack Review, Amarillo Bay, Confrontation, Eclectica, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction Warehouse, and writeThis.com. His story "Heck on Earth" made the list of Notable Stories in the 2006 Million Writers Award competiton. Another story, "Exley's Machine," appeared in the 2006 print compilation, Best of Nuvein Fiction, Vol. 1.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Family of Man (Pavement Saw Press) and Rafts (Parsifal Editions) are both scheduled for publication 2007. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website.

Jason Ranek, a South Dakota native, lives in Norway with his wife and three children. His poetry has appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic – most recently in Kult, The Briar Cliff Review, Presence and Ampersand Poetry Journal – and his first full-length collection is due out later this year from Lone Willow Press. He is currently working on a series of poems based on the work of Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland.

Chloe Tribich is a community organizer in New York City. She recently completed a four week residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and has a story forthcoming in the Broken Bridge Review.

Eric Weiskott is an English major at Wesleyan University. His writing has appeared in Mudfish, The Onion Union, Merge, and others. He has been named Wesleyan Student Poet two years running.


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Volume 3, Issue 1

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