Contributors' Notes

Issue Thirty-Five: June 2012


J.R. Angelella is the author of the novel Zombie (Soho Press) as well as a forthcoming Southern Gothic supernatural YA series (Sourcebooks/Teen Fire) co-written with his wife, Kate Angelella. He is a contributing author to the forthcoming murder-mystery anthology Who Done It? (Soho Teen), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC and his short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College and teaches fiction at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn.

Sybil Baker is the author of two books of fiction, The Life Plan, a comic novel, and a linked short story collection, Talismans. Her MFA is from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She spent twelve years teaching in South Korea before returning to the States in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she serves as the Assistant Director of the Meacham Writers' Workshop. She is currently on the faculty of the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong and is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.

Allyson Boggess teaches creative writing and composition in Phoenix, AZ. She is a former poetry editor of Hayden's Ferry Review. She occasionally blogs about writing, running, and growing things in the desert at allysonboggess.wordpress.com.

Alice Bolin holds her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, Linebreak, Quarterly West, and Octopus. You can find her on Twitter: @alicebolin

Alan Stewart Carl writes, teaches, fathers and enjoys life in San Antonio, Texas. His work has appeared in Mid-American Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, PANK, H_NGM_N, and elsewhere. He can be tracked down at AlanStewartCarl.com.

Matt Dojny co-authored the illustrated essay “Impossible Sightseeing” in A Public Space, as well as contributing an illustrated piece to THE MOMENT: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure. The Festival of Earthly Delights is his first novel. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and dog. Visit him at www.mattdojny.com.

Lisa A. Flowers is a poet, critic, vocalist, cinephile, ailurophile, and the founding editor of the NYC/VA based Vulgar Marsala Press. Her poetry has appeared in The Cortland Review, elimae, and other magazines and online journals. She is the author of diatomhero: religious poems, due out this year. Visit her personal website here .

Carissa Halston is the author of a novella, The Mere Weight of Words, and a novel, A Girl Named Charlie Lester. Her shorter fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Wigleaf, kill authorPrecipitate, and Consequence. She currently lives in Boston where she edits a journal called apt, hosts a quarterly reading series called Literary Firsts, and is at work on a novel called Conjoined States.

Gregory Howard is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Maine. His work can be found in Harp & Altar, Birkensnake, and Tarpaulin Sky among other journals and magazines.

Brian Ted Jones was born in 1984 and raised in Oklahoma. He is a graduate of St. John’s College. He lives with his wife, Jenne, and their sons Oscar and GuyJack. You can find his work and contact information at briantedjones.tumblr.com.

Rob MacDonald lives in Boston and is the editor of Sixth Finch. His poems can be found in Octopus, notnostrums, Sink Review, iO, esque, H_NGM_N and other journals.

Sally Wen Mao was born in Wuhan, China and recently received her MFA from Cornell University. A Kundiman fellow, she has work published or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Passages North, Post Road, Sycamore Review, and West Branch, among others.

Anna March's writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, PANK, Connotation Press and numerous other publications. Her essay "The Church of Dead Girls" was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Her recently completed novel, "The Diary of Suzanne Frank", is forthcoming. Find her at annamarch.com.

Emilia Phillips received her MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was the 2011–2012 Levis Fellow. She is an associate literary editor for Blackbird and the recipient of a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has also appeared in or is forthcoming from AGNI, Birmingham Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, The Kenyon Review, Sycamore Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Her recently completed manuscript is Signaletics.

Jacey Blue Renner received her MFA from Lesley University and is currently working to maintain her creative muscles as a freelance writer and poet. A recipient of the Harwood Emerging Artist Fund's Marion & Kathryn Crissey Award, her poetry has been published in the anthology Looking Back to Place, Connotations, Brink Magazine, and Porchlight. A reader for the literary journal Tidal Basin Review, her first poetry collection will explore the importance & awareness of the poetic perspective during war & war times.

Matthew Salesses is the author, most recently, of The Last Repatriate (Nouvella). His stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Witness, American Short Fiction, and the very first issue of The Collagist. These short pieces are part of a longer manuscript, I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying. Matthew was born in Korea and lives in Boston with his wife and new baby. He writes about his life for the Good Men Project, where he is also Fiction Editor. More here: http://matthewsalesses.com

Liz Wyckoff grew up in northern New York and holds an MFA from Oregon State University. She now lives in Austin, Texas where she works as an Events Host at BookPeople and as the Outreach Coordinator for American Short Fiction. Her nonfiction has previously appeared in Slice magazine and her fiction can be found in Stone Canoe and Annalemma online.

Marshall Yarbrough has written for The Brooklyn Rail, therumpus.net, Rain Taxi, and The American Book Review. He is currently translating short stories by German author Anna Katharina Hahn. He lives in Brooklyn.