Filipe Abranches is an artist and filmmaker from Portugal who has been publishing and exhibiting his work since 1979. http://filipeabranches.blogspot.com/
Michael Bishop is a Nebula, locus, and Hugo award winning author of over thirty books and hundreds of stories. The piece featured in this issue of NDF is an excerpt from a revised version of his 1976 novel And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees, which is due to be re-released, along with many of Bishop’s other works, by Orion Books.
David Greenspan is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks i tried to bear the elephants and lost (NAP), THEN (Turtleneck Press), and the e-chap A COLLECTION OF MY GREATEST HITS (Panguar Ban Party). Find him online at davidgreenspan.blogspot.com.
Michael Kaufmann and his family happily reside in Middle America. He studied art theory and creative writing at Bucknell University, and has lectured on the subject of experimental music and art at Bucknell, Butler University, University of Redlands, Calvin College, and the University of California San Diego. He finished his graduate work at San Jose State University. Other selections from his work-in-progress, Zero Seed, are forthcoming from Specter Magazine.
Andrea Kneeland is the author of the Birds & the Beasts (The Lit Pub, 2012) and a web editor for Hobart. Her work has appeared in over 50 journals and anthologies, most recently Strange Horizons, HOUSEFIRE, Everyday Genius, NAP, Camroc Press Review and Starcherone Press’ 30 Under 30 anthology.
Adam Moorad is a poet, salesman, and mountaineer. He is the author of Oak Ridge (Turtleneck Press, 2012). He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him here: adamadamadamadamadam.blogspot.com
Dustin Reade is a funeral director-in-training. He lives in Port Angeles, Washington with his three-year-old daughter, Percephone, and their rat, Michael Jackson. He has been published in several anthologies, as well as a handful of magazines. He likes the rain and gloom of the Pacific Northwest, and will not be moving anytime soon.
Shya Scanlon is the author of Forecast, the second edition of which is now available from Civil Coping Mechanisms, and the poetry collection In This Alone Impulse. He is Reviews Editor at The Nervous Breakdown, and co-edits the journal Monkeybicycle.
J.Shea, born in Boston, MA., and based in Portland, OR., creates mixed media sculptures out of small discarded gadgets and lost cultural icons. These assembled parts are fused together with hand sculpted figures and animals forms carved out of clay and wood modeling mediums, imbuing them with a sense of adaptability, transience and animism as they are pulled out of context, re-purposed and re-contextualized.
Ian Woollen lives in geode-abundant Bloomington, Indiana. His day job is psychotherapy. Short fiction has surfaced in Juked, decomP, The Blue Lake Review, Unlikely Stories, The Atticus Review, Onthebus, The Massachusetts Review, The Mid-American Review. A second novel, HOOSIER LIFE & CASUALTY, is out from Casperian Books.