Contributors' Notes

Issue Twenty-Seven: October 2011


Blake Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year, the novella Ever, and the novel-in-stories Scorch Atlas. He edits "the internet literature magazine blog of the future" HTMLGiant, as well as two journals of innovative text, Lamination Colony and No Colony. He lives in Atlanta.

Brittany Cavallaro's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2011, Gettysburg Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Indiana Review and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Currently, she's a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she's a Chancellor's Fellow.

Louisa Diodato is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's MFA Program in Poetry, where she held the Renk Poetry Fellowship and co-founded Devil's Lake. She won a 2011 AWP Intro Journals Award, and her work is published or forthcoming from TriQuarterly, Rattle, The Journal, Cimarron Review, Third Coast, Poet Lore, and others. She lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Tom DeBeauchamp's work has appeared through Smalldoggies Magazine, Burrow Press, Hobart, The Collagist, and, most recently, Housefire Press's Nouns of Assemblage compilation. A strict non-native, he recently abandoned Seattle for Middletown, CT.

Art Edwards's writing has appeared in The Writer and Writers' Journal, and online at elimae, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown. He is currently shopping his third novel, Badge, and is working on a memoir.

Chiyuma Elliott lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two noisy dogs. A graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers, Chi is currently Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Luke Geddes's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry ReviewConjunctionsMid-American Review, and other journals. He is a Ph.D. student in creative writing and literature at the University of Cincinnati.

Aaron Gilbreath has written nonfiction, some forthcoming, for the New York Times, Tin House, Paris Review, Gettysburg Review, Gastronomica, The Normal School, Fourth Genre, Fugue, High Country News and Maisonneuve. His essay "Dreams of the Atomic Era," from the Cincinnati Review, is a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2011. An excerpt from his Link Wray-themed novel, Run Chicken Run, appears at StorySouth. He's working on a few books and eating exotic chocolates. 

Gretchen E. Henderson's first book, Galerie de Difformité, received the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize from &NOW Books (2011). This Fall also sees the publication of her On Marvellous Things Heard (Green Lantern Press) and Wreckage: By Land & By Sea (Dancing Girl Press). Gretchen is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, where she invites participation in the collaborative deformation of Galerie de Difformité

Nathan Huffstutter is also a contributor for Emprise Review.

Kate Lorenz is the editor of Parcel. Her short fiction has appeared in Denver Quarterly and Everyday Genius, and her chapbook, Stardust, was published by Blue Hour Press. She received her MFA from the University of Alabama and currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Lincoln Michel's work appears in NOON, Tin House, The Believer, Oxford American, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. He is a co-editor of Gigantic and the books editor of The Faster Times. You can find him online at

Joshua Mohr is the author of the San Francisco Chronicle bestselling novel Some Things That Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice selection. He lives in San Francisco and teaches fiction writing.

Tomás Q. Morín's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Slate,  Threepenny Review,  Poetry International, New England Review, and  Narrative. He was the winner of the 2010 Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest.

Nick Francis Potter is from Utah. He currently draws pictures and writes petty cartoon fiction in Providence, RI. He has a story online at >kill author and one forthcoming in Caketrain .

Joseph Scapellato was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University.  Currently he teaches English/Creative Writing as an adjunct professor at Susquehanna University and Bucknell University.  His work appears/is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Puerto del Sol, Unsaid, Artifice, > kill author, and others.  He can be reached at

Gregory Sherl is the author of Heavy Petting (YesYes Books, 2011) and The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail (Mud Luscious Press, 2012). These pieces are part of his collection Monogamy Songs, which will be released by Future Tense Books in the summer of 2012.