Nick Antosca

Nick Antosca is the author of two novels: Fires (2006, Impetus Press) and Midnight Picnic (2009, Word Riot Press). Antosca was born in Louisiana and currently lives in New York City.

Ken Baumann

Ken Baumann is.

Jimmy Chen

Jimmy Chen is an Asian-Canadian expatriate living in San Francisco.

David Fishkind

David Fishkind was born in Worcester, MA in 1990. In 2008 he spent ten days in Nova Scotia. He works at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and lives in Brooklyn.

Brian Foley

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing appears or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Blip Magazine, DIAGRAM, Cream City Review, Annalemma, McSweeney’s (online), and others. She is the co-editor of PANK, an assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, and can be found at Her first collection, Ayiti, will be released in 2011.

Evelyn Hampton

Christopher Higgs

authored The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney(Sator Press, 2010), assembled ONE in collaboration with Blake Butler and Vanessa Place (Roof Books, 2012), and curates the online art gallery Bright Stupid Confetti.

Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang has published some books and won some awards. She edits for presses and journals. She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University.

Kristen Iskandrian

Kristen Iskandrian lives in Athens, Georgia. Much of her writing is Googleable.

A D Jameson

A D Jameson is the author of two books: the prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy (Mutable Sound, 2011), in which he tries to come to terms with having been raised on ’80s pop culture, and the novel Giant Slugs (Lawrence and Gibson, 2011), an absurdist retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh. He has taught classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Forest College, DePaul University, Facets Multimedia, andStoryStudio Chicago. He is also the nonfiction / reviews editor of the online journal Requited and a contributor to the group blog Big Other. He recently started the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Idris Kenain

giant reader

Idris Kenain was born in Kuwait City in 1989, now living in London as an illustrator and writer. His writings on film, literature and daily life can be read on his blog Tall Dark and Awkward. He works two jobs: one in an office, the other in a retail store. He has not told anyone he is actually funny.

Impossible Mike

refuse reality, live forever.

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey is a 2012 NYFA Fiction Fellow. She has published work in The Believer, The, a Harper Perennial’s 40 Stories, Diagram and others. She writes for Brooklyn Magazine rather often and is a founding partner of 3B, a cooperatively operated bed and breakfast in downtown Brooklyn.

Mark Leidner

Sean Lovelace

Sean Lovelace is running right now, far. Other times he teaches at Ball State University. HOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEIR EGGS is his flash fiction collection by Rose Metal Press. His works have appeared in Crazyhorse, Diagram, Sonora Review, Willow Springs, and so on.

Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel helps run the Solar Anus reading series in Atlanta, where she was born and raised. By writing and teaching, she provides for herself and her dog, Annette. She co-edited From the Second Line, a collection of her students’ essays about Hurricane Katrina.

Kyle Minor

Kyle Minor is the author of In the Devil’s Territory, a collection of short fiction. Recent stories and essays were published in The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, Surreal South, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, and Best American Mystery Stories 2008.

Ben Mirov

Ben Mirov grew up in Northern California. He is the author of Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010), and the chapbooks, Vortexts (SUPERMACHINE, 2011), I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2010).

Alec Niedenthal

Alec Niedenthal’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in Smokelong Quarterly, Agriculture Reader, Sleepingfish, PANK, Corium, and other places. He currently lives in Sarasota, Florida, where mostly it is hot.

Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting‘s writing appears in Tin House, Fence, BOMB, the fairy tale anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin, September 2010), as well as many other journals. She is the author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone, October 2010), and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is fiction editor of the literary journal Witnessand managing editor of Fairy Tale Review.

Alexis Orgera

Alexis Orgera lives in Florida. She is the author of How Like Foreign Objects, available from H_ngm_n BKS, and two chapbooks: Illuminatrix (Forklift, Ink) and Dear Friends, The Birds Were Wonderful! (Blue Hour Press). She also writes at The Blog Poetic.

Nathaniel Otting

Adam Robinson

Adam Robinson lives in Baltimore, where he operates Publishing Genius Press. His book of poems, Adam Robison and other poems, will be published by Narrow House Books this year.

Reynard Seifert

Reynard sits in Austin, where he is busy not writing a couple few books.

Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons is the author of a novella (A JELLO HORSE, Publishing Genius Press, 2009) and a chapbook (THE MOON TONIGHT FEELS MY REVENGE, Keyhole Press, 2010). He is a bookseller living in Seattle with his cat Emmett.

J Wang

J. Wang is a writer, artist, and musician based out of planet earth. Her writings on literature, art, film, music, theory, politics, and culture can be read on her blog Ballerinas Dance with Machine Guns. Email her at loneberry (at) gmail (dot) com.

Andrew James Weatherhead

I was born in Chicago. I have friends everywhere.

Mike Young

Mike Young is the author of Look! Look! Feathers (Word Riot Press 2010), a book of stories, and We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (Publishing Genius Press 2010), a book of poems. He edits NOÖ Journal and runs Magic Helicopter Press. Visit his blog at He lives in Northampton, MA.