Tantra Bensko, MFA, edits Exclusive Magazine, and maintains Experimental Writing http://experimentalwriting.weebly.com/index.html which houses the mag. She teaches Experimental Fiction Writing online. Her chapbooks, Watching the Windows Sleep, and the tiny Swinging on the Edge of Day were published by Naissance Press. She has over 140 creative writing publications in magazines, winning awards such as Medulla Review’s Oblongata Award. She is co-editing an issue there that focuses on Lucid Fiction, the genre she created. She also leads LucidPlay, including workshops in Mexico, Romania, and Jamaica. http://www.lucidplay.com.
Andrew Borgstrom lives on a peninsula and/or in a desert. He is an associate editor with Mud Luscious Press and the author of Greying Ghost #37 and The Cupboard Volume Eight.
J.S. Breukelaar’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fantasy Magazine, Opium Magazine, Dogzplot, Retort Magazine, LegumeMan Free Press, Le Zaparogue, Anti Scifi, A Stone’s Throw, and others. Her first collection, Ink, comes out in July 2011, and her novel, Blue Moves, a Varuna HarperCollins Editors Award finalist, is being sold in NYC. She is a regular contributor to www.thenervousbreakdown.com. You can also find her at www.thelivingsuitcase.com.
Mike Coppolino: “I passed 14 kidney stones last year. After the sixth they all just sort of blurred together and became the sum of my existence.”
Michael Hickins is the author of The Actual Adventures of Michael Missing, a collection of short stories originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1991. The Score, an excerpt of his new novel, The What Do You Know Contest, was published in MonkeyBicycle 8 (Winter 2011). He is married with two children and lives in Manhattan.
Jason Xavier Lane is a former song and dance man, partner in Bells & Whistles design/Build, and the father and friend of the Gollypods. http://gollypods.com/
Heather Gwen Martin was born 1977 in Saskatchewan, Canada, and studied at the University of California, San Diego, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Southern California. http://www.luisdejesus.com/artist_dtl.php?id=7
RC Miller lives in Metuchen, New Jersey. He is author of the poetry chapbooks Windex We Can (Wheelchair Party), A Large Retailer (Ronin Press), GORE (Calliope Nerve Media), and maintains a blog via WIGFUCKER
Jamie Stewart (b.1978) was born in Los Angeles, California. He wasted his life until he started a band called Xiu Xiu. Xiu Xiu writes songs about wasting your life.
Swan is taking it easy. He has work at KillAuthor, Dogzplot, Pindeldyboz, Fresh Wounds!, New Horizons Newspaper (A Publication of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging), the Refused, and the Southern Mississippi Journal of Elastic Thought. You might spot him on the curb outside your video arcade with his big champion poodle Mercury he dyed green. Or find him here: angrymeltedmachine.com.