* We believe in the serial comma.

* We prefer to avoid dishing about our contributors' undoubtedly impressive degrees, as we just don't care that much.

Elisabeth Benjamin lives in the Maine woods. She paddles to work and wears rubber boots. [email]

Matt Dube teaches English and Creative Writing at William Woods University. He is the fiction editor for the online magazine H_NGM_N and occasionally writes on comics for

Christopher Higgs used to work in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles, was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, a waiter in Las Vegas, a night auditor in Nebraska, and now he teaches writing at The Ohio State University & serves as associate prose editor for The Journal. [website]

Clay Matthews' work is published (or will be) in Black Warrior Review, Court Green, The Laurel Review, LIT, H_NGM_N, Gulf Coast, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Muffler, was published by H_NGM_N B_ _KS in 2006, and a new chapbook, Western Reruns, is forthcoming from End & Shelf Books. [email]

Megan Milks' work has been published in Mildred Pierce, Pocket Myths: The Odyssey, and Forge. An excerpt from her manuscript, Matilda, has been accepted for publication in an anthology of experimental women writers due out next year from Spuyten Duyvil. Her music and literary criticism can found at,, LOST magazine, and Mildred Pierce. [email]

JoAnna Novak will begin as an MFA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis in August.

Katherine Satorius lives in Los Angeles. Her fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, and her art reviews appear in ArtUS, Artweek, and other publications. [email]

Mattie Quesenberry Smith is a writer residing at the foot of Little House Mountain in Lexington, VA with her husband and ten children. She has published poems and book reviews in publications such as New Virginia Review, Hollins Critic, Southern Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, The Southwestern Review, and Wind. She is always interested in scientific discoveries and the interplay between science and literature. [email]

Teresa Shen Swingler lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Joe, and their newborn daughter, Sophia. She is a student at The Writers Studio and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Recent work has appeared in The Del Sol Review. [email]

Holly Tavel is a writer and artist whose recent fiction has appeared in Elimae and McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. She is an original member of Glowlab, a Brooklyn art collective centered around psychogeographic and social space investigations. She currently lives in Providence RI.

Girija Tropp lives in Melbourne, Australia and her short fiction has been published in Agni, The Boston Review, Best Australian Stories 2005 and 2006, Southword, sleeping fish, Fiction International, Denver Quarterly, and Mississipi Review Prose Poem Issue; forthcoming in Re;al; microfiction and online fiction at snow*vigate, elimae, and Café Irreal amongst others; finalist in the Faulkner Awards for the Novel 2006. Winner of the Josephine Ulrick Literature Award 2006. [blog]