Issue Nineteen Contributors

Eric Bennett
is the husband of one wife and the father of four children.   He loves trees without leaves, the silence between moview theaters, and writing.   His work appears in Why Vandalism?, Gloom Cupboard, and Bartleby Snopes.

Rachel Chew Blakley breathes and sleeps in Seattle. Her writing has previously only been published in her head. She can never pass up cherry pie.

Mercer Bufter lives in Greensboro NC with his wife and son. His poetry has appeared in Measure, The Dos Passos Review, The Portland Review, Death Metal Poetry, and Folio.

Terry Collett has been writing since 1971 and published on and off since 1972. He has written poems, plays, short story and short novels. He is married with eight children and eight grandchildren. His work has been published in magazines and anthologies on-line and off. His main ambition is to have a book of his stories and poems published.

Rick Crelia lives, breathes and works in Seattle, WA. The breathing part is often taken for granted, even on sunny days. Some of his recent poetry is forthcoming in Hidden Oak and The Storyteller.   When he's not writing or harrumphing about his day job, he might be found twisting hot steel in a metalworking studio, traipsing around in snowshoes across the central Cascades or perhaps just searching high and low for new prompts (a.k.a., hanging out in a dive bar). He truly adores blueberry pie, preferably with some vanilla ice cream melting on top.

Ethan Fleisher resides in Minnesota, but he would not say that he lives there. He is fresh out of high school, all wet behind the ears, still learning, but not admitting that he is a “greenie.” He is nothing without his pen and ink, as long as the pen and ink are controlled by a Word Processing program on his laptop. So it goes.

Molly Gaudry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's M.A. fiction program, and she is the Visiting Fiction Writer in Residence at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.   She co-edits Twelve Stories, solo edits Willows Wept Review and Willows Wept Press, and is an associate editor for Keyhole Magazine.

Greg Gerke lives in Buffalo . His work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Pedestal Magazine, Pindeldyboz, elimae, and others. Blaze Vox Books will soon publish a book of his short fiction.

John Grey has been published recently in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review and The Pedestal, with work upcoming in Poetry East and REAL.

Carissa Halston, 27, used to be one half of Aforementioned Productions, but now she's a quarter. That's okay though because she likes sharing.   Her debut novel, A Girl Named Charlie Lester, was honorably mentioned at New York Book Festival 2008 and lauded as ‘a lovely piece of female confessional' by Kirkus Reviews.   She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and her work has been published online and in print, in the United States and the UK.   This April, she will read her literary performance piece, Portraiture, at Manhattan Theatre Source.

Jeanette Johnson studied Literature at Greenwich university as part of teacher training, taught for fifteen years.   She is a businesswoman, a mother and grandmother.   She really doesn't like pie unless you except Lemon Meringue.

Michel Sauret is currently serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq as a photojournalist and assignment editor for a publication called “The Mountain View.”   Before his deployment to Iraq, he had one semester to go before finishing his English Writing degree from the University of Pittsburgh. His short story “Lost in the Night” was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award and published in the anthology, Best New Writing 2008.   Some of his other stories have appeared in Wet Ink, Whitefish Review, Collision (Anthology), Café Irreal, Peridot, and The Writers Post Journal.   As an Army photojournalist, his articles have been featured in various military magazines, newspapers and newsletters.

Bethan Townsend is 21 and plans to stay that way for the rest of her life. She lives in North West England but changes location too frequently to pinpoint a particular ‘home'. She is still (unfortunately) a student but doesn't like to admit this and in an ideal world she'd be based in Ireland writing for a living. She cites her favourite poets as Allen Ginsberg and Dylan Thomas and loves cats, gin, and all things Irish. She occasionally rants and poeticises at

Petra Whiteley immigrated to UK in 1993 from the Czech Republic. Her poetry has appeared in Osprey, The Glasgow Review, ETC, Seven Circle Press, The Gloom Cupboard and Eviscerator Heaven, which has now appointed her as their prose editor. The Glasgow Review, Osprey and Eviscerator Heaven also published her articles on political and current issues (left-wing position), history and methods of French Symbolists, with essays on current poets, lyricists and more articles on poetic movements commissioned for future issues. More of her poetry is also forthcoming in Eleutheria. Ettrick Forest Press published her first poetry collection The Nomad's Trail in September 2008.

Joshua Zelesnick lives in Pittsburgh where he teaches composition at Duquesne University and freelances.   His poems have been published in The Mid-America Poetry Review and Whiskey and Fox. He loves Aunt Ruthie's apple pies.