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

Emily Anderson's fiction and poetry have appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Sawbuck, Coconut, and elimae. She grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Madrid. [email]

Lucy Anderton lives in the south of France, enjoying dual-citizenship and a 500 year old ruin. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Barrow Street, American Letters & Commentary, The Iowa Review, Forklift, Ohio and the forthcoming From The Fishouse anthology, amongst others. [email]

Robert J. Baumann's top three foods are avocados, artichokes, and black olives. He lives in Lawrence, KS where he co-curates An Actual Kansas Reading Series, and runs Mitzvah Chaps, a small chapbook press "publishing" "experimental" poetry, "literary" fiction, and, in the future, "art." [email]

Samantha Bell is currently a PhD student at the University of Kansas, where she writes poetry, essays, and experimental prose. Originally from upstate New York, she and her husband run a bi-weekly community reading series in downtown Lawrence. Some recent publications are in Paradigm and Under the Sun. [email]

Jimmy Chen's writing has appeared in failbetter, McSweeney's, elimae, Juked, among others. He lives in San Francisco. [website] [email]

Patrick Forgette taught English as a second language in Japan and English as a high school subject in the States. His writing has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Review, Northeast, Poetry on Buses, and Pontoon 10. [email]

Kerri French's poetry has been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio and has appeared in Best New Poets 2008, Agenda, Brooklyn Review, Fugue, Natural Bridge, and Lumina. A North Carolina native, she currently lives in Boston and teaches in the Writing Program at Boston University and in the English Department at Mount Ida College. [email]

Joe Gallagher was born & raised in Orlando, FL. His favorite rodent is currently the capybara. [blog] [website][email]

Jaimie Gusman lives in Seattle, Washington. She is currently unemployed, but very employable in the following fields of study: lawn care, mixology, rhapsodomancy, catalytic converters, illustration of very small animals, motivational speaking and palm tree identification. Her work can be found in Margins Magazine and Permafrost and has been a runner-up many times for many things. [email]

Ally Harris really likes nachos with chocolate ice cream, especially before bed. [email]

Eunsong Kim is an enigma. [email]

Cybele Knowles was born, then grew in mass and size. She learned words, and how to drive. She made choices; simultaneously, she was subject to happenstance. She really likes some things, is violently opposed to other things, and hasn't yet noticed the majority of things. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Hope LeGro lives in Washington, DC. Other work has been published at Octopus Magazine and GutCult. [email]

Originally from New Mexico, Chloë Joan López earned an M.A. in poetry from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. Her work was recognized in 2006 by the Artist’s Grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Sean Lovelace teaches writing at Ball State University. He is in a deer stand right now, reading Kim Chinquee while sipping an IPA. A doe just walked by. [blog] [email]

Amy Newman’s most recent books are fall and BirdGirl Handbook. New work appears in Sentence, Seneca Review, and Born Magazine. She teaches modern and contemporary literature and creative writing at Northern Illinois University. [website] [email]

New work by Dan Pinkerton should be appearing any second now in Sonora Review, River Styx, 32 Poems, North American Review, Natural Bridge, and Arts & Letters. [email]

Rebecah Pulsifer is the Associate Editor for O Tempora! Magazine. She attended the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in 2008 and her work has appeared previously in the Garfield Lake Review. She currently lives along the Oregon coast. [email]

Peter Schwartz has more styles than a Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon. He's been published on such sites as Arsenic Lobster, Mannequin Envy, Opium Magazine, 42 Opus, 5 Trope, Verdad, Asheville Poetry Review, Knock, Neon, and VOX. His chapbook ghost diet is forthcoming with Altered Crow Press. See the extent of his shenanigans at [his website]. [email]

Matthew Siegel is currently finishing up his MFA at the University of Houston where he teaches creative writing, composition, and literature. In addition, he is a writer-in-residence with Writers in the Schools, a non-profit organization that brings creative writing into underserved public schools. Some of his poetry can be found in Cimarron Review; Forklift, Ohio;and Salt Hill.  He is the Assistant Editor of Pebble Lake Review. [email]

Shirley Stephenson used to work in international healthcare, and spent some years living in other countries. She is working now as a registered nurse in one of Chicago's Emergency Departments, which is in many ways like traveling around the world. [email]

Weapons Grade, Terese Svoboda's fifth book of poetry, will be published next fall by U. of Arkansas Press. A reprint of her third novel, Trailer Girl and Other Stories, will be published by U. of Nebraska Press at the same time. Her fifth novel, Pirate Talk and Other Stories will be published by Dzanc Press, and sixth novel, Indian Slave, will published by the U. of Nebraska Press in 2011. Oy, what luck!

Trista Swing's poems have appeared in the minnesota review, 32 Poems, Concho River Review, Albatross, and Relief. Her manuscript of poems was selected as a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize semi-finalist. She works for a publishing company based in Boston. [email]

Jason Tandon is the author of two collections of poetry, Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (Black Lawrence Press, 2008), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award, and Wee Hour Martyrdom (Sunnyoutside, 2008). His poems have recently appeared in New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International, and Poet Lore. [email]

Bob Thurber is an old, unschooled writer living in Massachusetts. [website]

Ashley Toliver is alive and well. [email]