Issue Twenty-One Contributors


Holly Day is a travel writing instructor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Walking Twin Cities.

Lurithen R. Fraser is currently an unpublished poet. She is trying to be a Vegan for the sake of health but she has slipped—too many Sushi joints in NYC. She was recently laid-off from a job that was so not where she belonged—but you know it still felt like the boyfriend that you were not that into breaking it off with you. No, that boyfriend does not loiter in prose or poetry throughout the many journals she has written and thrown out in her life. Her favorite pie is Apple with a crust made from scratch.

Anne Goodwin lives in Nottinghamshire, England.  Her short fiction has been placed in competitions and published online and in print in Britain, Europe and the USA.  Her short story, ‘Kinky Norm,’ was nominated for the Pushcart prize.  Her novel-in-progress has the working title Sugar and Snails. Further details on her writing can be found at

John Grey is an Australian born poet and a US resident since the late seventies.  He works as a financial systems analyst. His work can be found in Connecticut Review, Georgetown Review and REAL, with work upcoming in Poetry East, Cape Rock and The Pinch.

Colin James has recently been published in Sage Trail and Pen Pusher. He works in Energy Conservation and is a member of The Brothers Of The Endemic.

Victoria Munn (aka Victoria Clayton Munn) is a writer and poet who has been published in various online and print ‘zines. She is currently in school working at a degree in psychology. Tori lives near Albany NY with her husband Stephen, and daughter, Julia. My favorite pie is lemon meringue.

For most of his twenties, Bryce Sears lived in Austin, Texas, where he was graduated in 1999 from The University of Texas-Austin.  In 2005 he followed a girlfriend from Texas to Syracuse, New York, where she attended law school, and in 2008 they moved from Syracuse to Manhattan, where they live together now, and where he writes and takes courses in writing at The New School.  He has written a long novel–Sloth and the Perversions of Love–and several short stories.

Felino Soriano is a case manager working with developmentally and physically disabled adults.  He is the editor of the online journal Counterexample Poetics, which focuses on international interpretations of experimental, philosophical, post-postmodern, and avant-garde poetry, art, and photography.  He is the author of five chapbooks and e-books, including Among the Interrogated (BlazeVOX [books], 2008), Feeling Through Mirages (Shadow Archer Press, 2008), and Calling Toward Clarity (Chippens Press, 2009), and also has a mini-chapbook forthcoming from Wheelhouse Magazine.  The internal collocation of philosophical studies with classic and avant-garde jazz explains his poetic stimulation.

Abby Stotz is putting her English Literature degree to moderate use as a substitute teacher. Besides writing out bathroom passes, her hobbies include watching too much TV, reading voraciously, and eating in Greek diners. She writes poetry, short stories, and film criticism. She has previously been published in the University of Michigan's Interrobang, Debris Magazine, and Modern Pea Pod

Marc Vincenz was born in Hong Kong. His first novel, Animal Soul, is forthcoming by Shanghai Wen Hui in Mandarin.  Currently based out of Iceland, he writes a column for the Reykjavik Grapevine, Iceland’s English-language newspaper.   His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in various journals and magazines including Open Letters Monthly, Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k), Prick of the Spindle and Shipwrights

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, and the novel Zublinka Among Women, winner of the First Prize for Fiction, Indie Book Awards, 2008.  A new collection of stories, The Artist Wears Rough Clothing, is forthcoming.  

Ian Woollen still has a job in Bloomington, Indiana. His short fiction appears in a variety of places, including the Mid-American Review, Juked, Onthebus, and The Snake Nation Review. His first novel, Stakeout on Millennium Drive, won the 2006 'Best Books of Indiana' Fiction Award. A new novel, Hoosier Life & Casualty, is due out this fall from Casperian Books.