Tyson Bley walks dogs for a living. It is also his hobby, about which he likes to write. Writing is also his hobby. It is his hobby to write about his hobby. He is the author of Normal Service Will Resume Shortly, an entertaining book about dog walking. Several other books on this topic have also been published by him. He likes to write less formally, and more hobbyistically, about walking dogs at his blog: http://soapstain.blogspot.com/
Merle Leonce Bone, aka Manuel Aubert, is a writer, performer, artist and poet; he was born in France, in the town of Limoges, in the same hospital where Berlin Dada figure Raoul Hausmann passed away the year before (perhaps even in the same room?). Not only does he write for a wealth of protagonists from the Berlin / NYC / Los Angeles / Melbourne seminal axis of evil, his texts can also be found in Swampland Magazine where he practices what he calls his “cryptic swamp writing.” He is with Lili Crachat, aka Marlène Aubert, the co-founder of the webzine Cracking-Grain Magazine, and founder of the radical art collective: La Fraction Âpre (The Harsh Fraction : Rough Art & Industrial Rough Old School), with Firmin Muzard, Nocturne, Vincent Allain, and Laurent Benoist. https://www.facebook.com/merle.leoncebone
Melissa Broder is the author of two collections of poems, MEAT HEART (Publishing Genius, 2012) and WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MEAN YOUR MOTHER (Ampersand, 2010). Poems appear or are forthcoming in Guernica, Fence, The Missouri Review, Redivider, The Awl, et al.
C.P.Harrison is a writer and artist, currently alive in Austin, Texas.
Some pictures can be found at http://dressyourfamilyinnuclearwinter.tumblr.com/
Many words at http://saturnfence.blogspot.com/ or http://flarfku.tumblr.com/
(C.P.Harrison is in love with you. You really are the best!)
Jenny Staff Johnson is a veteran journalist who has turned her attention to fiction at what seems like the last moment, but probably isn’t. Her work has appeared in numerous Texas-based publications, both under her own name and those of the politicians for whom she has ghostwritten opinion pieces. She lives in Houston.
Derrick Martin-Campbell is a writer living in Portland, OR. His writing has appeared in Housefire, Metazen, Smalldoggies Magazine, and Thought Catalog, among other places. You can find more of his writing at derrickmartincampbell.tumblr.com/
Ken Poyner labors by day as an information management specialist; he splits his remaining time between writing, and acting as eye-candy at his wife’s power lifting meets. He has published often during the last 40 years, most recently in Menacing Hedge, Corium, Riverbabble, Café Irreal, Eclectica, Silver Blade, The Adirondack Review, Poet Lore, and a few dozen other places. He and his wife live in the lower right hand corner of Virginia with five rescue cats and one fierce fish.
Tony Rauch has three books of short stories published: I’m Right Here (Spout Press), Laredo (Eraserhead Press), Eyeballs Growing All Over Me . . . Again (Eraserhead Press). He has additional titles forthcoming in the next few months. He can be found at: http://trauch.wordpress.com/
The author of twenty novels, award-winning writer Kit Reed says she’s ‘transgenred’ because her work appears in venues ranging from Asimov’s SF and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to The Yale Review and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. A Guggenheim fellow, she is Resident Writer at Wesleyan University and a winner of the YALA Alex Award. Her most recent books include The Story Until Now (which includes “The Wait”) and Son of Destruction (Severn House). http://www.kitreed.net/
Billy Sprague currently lives and works in California’s Bay Area. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, with solo shows in Oakland, San Francisco, Berlin, group shows in the UK, Philadelphia, New York, Tokyo, and appeared in publications such as Rojo, Booooooooom, and Empty Kingdom. Visit him here: www.billysprague.com
Lee Williams is a writer from the Isle of Wight in England. His stories have been published in Smokelong Quarterly and the Cafe Irreal. He blogs occasionally at http://williamslee.blogspot.co.uk.
Rudy Wilson has published in many literary journals, including The Paris Review, The Indiana Review, and The Quarterly, and has released three novels, one with Knopf, The Red Truck, edited by Gordon Lish. He has received an NEA, a GE-CCLM Award, and a James Michener Award. Another excerpt of his unpublished novel, Shiny Apalaris, appeared in Unsaid.