Issue Thirteen Contributors

Nick Belton lives on the outskirts of the important cosmopolitan settlement of Waiau in North Canterbury, New Zealand.   He practises tough love with troubled young bees which often involves large family group conferences and restorative justice programmes.   He comes from a completely different pie culture, but he expects some tolerance and understanding when he proclaims that a good cheese and mince pie (commonly referred to as a "maggot pack") is quite acceptable to him.   Comments, abuse, invitations and spam can be directed to

Aslynn Brown is an under-accomplished writer, singer, actress, and an all-around nice gal... despite reports to the contrary. She spends a lot of her time in New Hampshire, working hard at a job she adores in health care management. Aslynn lives alone in a cute apartment, with cuter cats, and a fly that she just can't seem to swat, but not for lack of trying. She also welcomes feedback of any kind to aslynnDOTbrownATgmailDOTcom, and hopes you'll enjoy reading 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' as much as she enjoys writing it.

Mel Fawcett lives in London. He is a carpenter by day and writer by night. When darkness falls over the city, he rises from his daytime slumber and attempts to nail another story.

Kristan Ginther is a copywriter, former film and theatre critic, and published author. Her non-fiction title, JUST SAY YES!, a collection of real-life engagement stories, was published by Renaissance Books.   Her favorite pie is pumpkin.

Carissa Halston (contributing editor) lives in New York City. This often vexes her. She is 26 and the author of A Girl Named Charlie Lester and Cleavage.  

Carami Hilaire is from Brooklyn, New York and is completing a Bachelor's in Music with an English Minor at a college upstate that is always cold. She has yet to meet her favorite pie, though she does appreciate a good scone every now and then.

Erin Jenkins currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts. She's always had a passion for writing, which started at the age of seven when she would write short, morbid, and badly illustrated stories about vampires and a woman dubbed 'the pigeon lady'. She didn't start writing poetry until she was in college, where she majored in English (no surprise there). She has a full time job that doesn't include too much creative writing, but she still finds time to write poetry everyday, which is a great release. Maybe someday she will write the great American novel and share a couch with Oprah, but until then, she is happy to be inspired and inspire others with her writing. She enjoys any kind of pie, excluding those with meat (that's just wrong), as she has a sweet tooth that never seems to be satisfied.

David LaBounty lives in suburban Detroit with his wife and two young sons. His poetry has appeared in a variety of print and online journals and he is the author of two novels, The Trinity and The Perfect Revolution.

Oleh Lysiak has written and published three books: Filet & Release, The Chromium Kid in the American Zoo and Barely Inside the Lines. He lives on the Oregon Coast and is working on a memoir.

Kristina Moriconi , who would almost always rather be in New York City, divides her time between there and suburban Philadelphia. Her work has most recently appeared in Big Ugly Review and Flashquake. She loves key lime pie, but only when she makes it herself. She once spent over one hundred dollars to make a key lime pie after watching the movie Waitress. It's a long story, but the ‘hundred-dollar pie' was by far her best one yet.

Trace Sheridan 's prose, poetry, and photography have been published in the US and UK and can be found in online journals 55 Words, BluePrintReview, Nerve House, All Things Girl, Static Movement, Libbon, to name a few. She is the co-founding editor of 34thParallel, a quarterly print magazine that features fiction, poetry, photography and interviews with new and emerging writers and artists. She lives in southern California with her husband and young son.

Douglas Silver lives in New York and works for a registered traveler program (don't worry, he doesn't know what it is either). His publication credits include Dark Phrases, The Columbia Observer, The Vagrant Literary Quarterly, Damn Good Writing, Ya Sou! Online, and others.

J. Shepard Trott teaches in an inner city school in Philadelphia, PA. Apple pie, conventional as it is, is his favorite type of pie.