Carolyn Steele Agosta - My short stories and essays have been published in print and online at such places as Eclectica, InkPot, eastoftheweb, In Posse Review, and elsewhere. You can find links to all my online stories at my website, Some of my stories have also been read on the radio and made into short indie films.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn't earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway and toured colleges and outdoor performance venues. He currently lives in New York City, where he's busy writing fiction and his short stories have recently appeared in numerous literary magazines.

Liam Day is a graduate of the Bread Loaf School of English. He lives in Boston with his wife Nicole. His work has appeared previously in Beginnings and Slow Trains.

Dale DeBakcsy is currently a teacher at a small Buddhist boarding school in California. His work has appeared or is scheduled to appear in Tears in the Fence, MiPoesias, Red Wheelbarrow, The Idiot, Thought Magazine, Eureka Literary Magazine, Green's Magazine, Wilmington Blues, and Mobius. As for his favorite pie, he's going with rhubarb, because rhubarb was the only thing that grew in the cracked, god-forsaken ground of his grandparents' farm up in Washington, and so his memories of youth revolve inordinately around rhubarb in its be-pied form.

Eric Devlin, born and raised in Boston but recently relocated to Queens, is having unexpected success learning the subway system. He makes pictures that have adorned various album covers and has been featured in The Boston Globe and The Weekly Dig. Devlin has also shown work in Boston, New York City and Chicago and feels funny writing in the third person. Also a co-founder of Acronym Comics, an independent comics press, he illustrates the adventures of "Citizen Elvis" and writes/paints the thriller "The Alchemist." His favorite pie is pumpkin.

Jesse Farrell is an artist who lives in Newton, Massachusetts. He recently chronicled his rock and roll tour with the group Uncle Monsterface for The Boston Phoenix Online and Farrell's artwork can be seen at his website, He'll have the #63 at Buddha's Delight.

Carissa Halston, 24, is writing this bio for apt for the sixth time. She has work in both the upcoming print and online versions of Zygote in my Coffee. Her work can also be found at Unlikely Stories v1.0, Open Wide Magazine, Fables and every previous issue of apt. She co-founded Aforementioned Productions with Randolph Pfaff. By issue seven, they'll be married. She has a book for sale. You should buy it.

Jason Jackson has been writing for four years, and has been published at, among others,,, and He has also been published in a number of print anthologies in the UK. His least favourite pie is Humble. It tastes bad.

Lucas Lanthier is a writer and musician working in Montréal. His stories and articles have appeared in StarVox, Drop Dead, Anorexic Press, and others. He also frequently infuses fiction and other written work into his music projects, Cinema Strange and the Deadfly Ensemble, both of which have released albums on Trisol, a German record label. "I love apple cobbler with a bit of cheddar cheese. That's practically pie. I guess it would be if you baked it in a circular dish. But is the whole circle thing what defines a pie? I mean, those little Hostess guys are also called pies... Well, I'll stick with the cobbler thing."

Jeannie Mark lives in the igloo city of Vancouver, Canada where the ocean freezes over and the beach turns to snow dust. On Sundays, she forces herself to write prose, poetry and monologues. She enjoys talking to herself. Why people like pumpkin pie haunts her dreams. To her, pie should be fruity and gooey. Think cherry, apple or blueberry.

Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke's Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country's oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Adirondack Review, Poet Lore and others. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, published by Algonquin Books. Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. Nice blurbs from Lee Smith, John Grisham, Robert Olen Butler, Frederick Barthelme, and others. His new novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, came out in January 2006. His latest poetry chapbooks are Chin-Chin in Eden (2003), Dark on Purpose (2004), Short Story and Other Short Stories (2006) and The Agoraphobe's Pandiculations (2006). His poem, "Sweet Annie Divine," was chosen for Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. He also claims to have written "Me and You and a God Named Boo." Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe's dad and Cheryl's husband. He can be found at

Christine Mueller favorite pie is not-too-sweet apple pie with crumble streusal on top and a hint of cinammon in the slightly gooey yet still faintly crisp filling. She loves it with vanilla ice cream pooling in white puddles around the hot appley wedge and the hot steam rising through the crunchy sweet topping. When she is not enjoying apple pie, she works as a chambermaid and struggles to write.

Randolph Pfaff is not sure why so many of these other people mention pie and why certain academics and philosophers trace this phenomenon back to him. Randolph prefers to dwell on life's great questions, such as why is cake such a detestable foodstuff? He also thinks about this being the last issue of apt before his wedding. He likes those thoughts very much.

Christopher Woods has had work appear recently in Arabesques, Istanbul Literary Review and Southern Cross Review. His play, Moonbirds, about doomed census takers at work in an uninhabited desert country, received its New York City premiere at Personal Space Theatrics. He likes chocolate or fudge pecan pie best.