A journal of narrative writing.
Credits & Contributors

Heather Bartlett received her MFA in Poetry from Hunter College in New York City. Her previous work has appeared in California Quarterly and Real Poetik. She lives and writes in upstate New York.

David Burke lives and writes in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He's been published before. Honestly.

Patrick Cook's work has previously appeared in publications such as The MacGuffin and Ancient Paths. He recently retired from the Postal Service, and plans to use the extra free time to get a lot more stories published.

Myrtle Figueiredo was born in Tanzania to Goan parents and currently resides in Boston, MA. Many of her poems speak to the intersecting cultures in her youth and adult life. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Miscellany and Whiskey Island Magazine. She studied with Mark Cox and Rick Jackson in the Vermont College MFA Writing program.

Jonterri Gadson has work forthcoming in The North Central Review.

Robert Isenberg contributes regularly to Pittsburgh Magazine and MSN.com.

Eliza Kelley teaches American Indian, Minority and Human Rights Literatures at Buffalo State College. Recent work appears in RKVRY, Common Sense 2, Origami Condom, Tonopah Review, Antietam Review, and other literary magazines and anthologies.

Laurence Klavan wrote the novels The Cutting Room" and The Shooting Script, published over the past few years by Ballantine Books. His graphic novels, Germantown and The Fielding Course, co-written with Susan Kim, will soon be published by First Second Books. He won the Edgar Award for the novel Mrs. White, written under a pseudonym. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such print and online journals as The Alaska Quarterly, The Literary Review, Gargoyle, Playgirl, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Cafe Irreal, SN Review, Foliate Oak, Sliptongue, Brink, and Killing the Buddha. He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics to Bed and Sofa, the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York. His one-act, The Summet Sublet, is included in Best American Short Plays 2000-2001. Web Site: LaurenceKlavan.com.

Jesse Millner teaches creative writing and compostion at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida. He has published four poetry chapbooks, most recently Holy Numbers by Puddinghouse Publications. His first full-length book, The Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrow, will be released in February of 2009 by Kitsune Books.

Though born in Ohio (1933), John N. Miller grew up in Hawai'i (1937-1951), retired from college teaching in 1997, and now lives with his wife Ilse in an elegant geriatric ghetto ("retirement community") in Lexington, VA.

Kent D. Nielsen was born and raised in Nebraska. He currently teaches English at Arizona State University. His poetry has been published in Gertrude Press, KNOCK Journal, 5th Gear, The Sylvan Echo and Mental Horizons Press.

Jendi Reiter's first book, A Talent for Sadness, was published in 2003 by Turning Point Books, and her poetry chapbook Hound of Heaven is forthcoming from Southern Hum Press in 2008. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New Criterion, Mudfish, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Alligator Juniper, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, Best American Poetry 1990 and many other publications. Awards include first prize in the Chapter One Promotions 2008 International Short Story Contest, first prize for poetry in Alligator Juniper's 2006 National Writing Contest, second prize in the 2007 Literal Latte Fiction Awards, and two awards from the Poetry Society of America. She is the editor of Poetry Contest Insider, an online guide to over 750 literary contests, published by www.winningwriters.com. Visit her blog at www.jendireiter.com.

Elizabeth Shanks is a student at Florida State University where she studies Creative Writing and Studio Art. She spends most of her time cutting miles through paper (http://cut-paper.blogspot.com).

David Wright's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Image, Ecotone, Poetry East, and the anthology A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (Iowa, 2003). His most recent poetry collection is A Liturgy for Stones (Cascadia, 2003). He lives with his family in Central Illinois.


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