Beatriz Bidikian-Gartler has been writing poetry and prose for over 40 years and has published extensively in the United States and abroad. Her second collection of poetry is titled "Mapmaker Revisited" by Gladsome Books. "Old Gloves" is her first novel published by Fractal Edge Press. She teaches literature and writing in the Chicago area.
Maria DiLorenzo was born in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.A. in English from the College of Staten Island. She is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in poetry at Hunter College. She was awarded the Provost’s Graduate Study Award in 2009. She was also nominated to read for the CUNY Turn Style reading series in 2010. Her works have appeared in Barrier Islands Review, Blast Furnace Press, Caesura, and Connotations Press. She currently lives in Staten Island, NY.
Jeanpaul Ferro is a novelist, poet, and short fiction author from Providence, Rhode Island. An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has been featured on National Public Radio, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Contemporary American Voices, Portland Monthly, Hawaii Review, The Providence Journal, and many others. His published works include All The Good Promises (Plowman Press, 1994), Becoming X (BlazeVox Books, 2008), You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers (Thumbscrews Press, 2009) Hemispheres (Maverick Duck Press, 2009), and Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), which was nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry.
Anthony Liccione's poems have appeared in several print and on-line journals, forthcoming in The Stray Branch, Foundling Review, Halfway Down the Stairs, Camroc Press, Lucid Rhythms, Gutter Eloquence and Fantastic Horror. He is an author of four collections of poetry books.
Britney Lipton was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Having recently graduated from Florida International University with her BA in Literature, she is now applying to graduate school in creative writing. Britney is constantly filling her bookshelves with poetry and fiction alike, and loves the indefinite search for that perfect poetic line.
Richard L. Provencher had a stroke in 1999, allowing him more time to write. His poems can be found in: Time of Singing, Caduceus, Parenting Express, Bacopa, Hudson View, Oak Foliate, Dublin Quarterly, The Penwood Review, and Ottawa Arts Journal. He and his wife, Esther, live in Truro, Nova Scotia.
henry 7. reneau, jr. has been published in various journals and anthologies, among them, Tryst Magazine; Nameless Magazine; The Chaffey Review; Blue Moon Literary & Art Review; Pachuco Children Hurl Stones; BlazeVOX 2KX; FOLLY Magazine; The View From Here; and hardpan: a journal of poetry. He has also self-published a chapbook entitled 13hirteen Levels of Resistance. His favorite things are Rottweilers, books, his “fixie” bike and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.
Bruce Holland Rogers has taught creative writing at the University of Colorado, the University of Illinois, Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest (on a Fulbright) and is on the permanent faculty in fiction with the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA, a program of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. His work has appeared in a variety of magazines and has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize anthology and three of the W W Norton sudden fiction/flash fiction anthologies.
Adrian Stumpp's fiction has appeared in Aisthesis (Spring 2008), Metaphor (Spring 2009), BlazeVOX (Spring 2010), The Emprise Review (Sumer 2010), Ozone Park Journal (Spring 2010), Xenith Magazine (July 2010), and Saint Ann's Review (Fall 2010). His work also received honorable mention and second place awards in the Utah Arts Council’s annual Short Story competition in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In 2009, his short story collection, All the Variables & Other Love Stories, received first place in the book-length category of the same competition.
Joe Supper's day job is as an engineer in the DC area. As part of his job, writes technical documents, but in his spare time he enjoys creative writing. He also loves to explore and experience the outdoors on a bike or hike.
Robert Wexelblatt is professor of humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies. He has published essays, stories, and poems in a wide variety of journals, two story collections, Life in the Temperate Zone and The Decline of Our Neighborhood, a book of essays, Professors at Play; his recent novel, Zublinka Among Women, won the Indie Book Awards First Prize for Fiction.
John Sibley Williams is a poet and book publicist residing in Portland, OR. He has a previous MA in Writing and presently studies Book Publishing at Portland State University, where he serves as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for Three Muses Press. His poetry was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize, and his debut chapbook, A Pure River, was published in 2010 by The Last Automat Press. Some of his over 100 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, Euphony, Open Letters, Cadillac Cicatrix, Juked, The Journal, Hawaii Review, Cutthroat, The Furnace Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Aries, and River Oak Review.