Eric S. Brown
Eric S. Brown lives in North Carolina. His chapbook is coming out this
April from Undaunted Press, two novel-length collections are coming out
from Double Dragon Books this summer, and a tale is due out soon in the
Of Flesh and Hunger anthology edited by John Lawson. He's had 121 short
stories published in print and on-line markets. He has edited for the
award-winning Alternate Realities webzine, the Swamp, the Smoky Mountain
News, and he is the book reviewer for the Haunted, as well as a member
of the HWA. He is up for three different Preditors and Editors awards
this year and runs the webzine (formerly print and a Shocklines.com bestseller)
Humor: On Writing or How Not To Make a Living
as a Writer
Kent Clair Chamberlain
Kent Clair Chamberlain was born in the Dickinson County Seat of Abilene,
Kansas. He lived across from a large family living in a house where a
suicide had occurred, but who never seemed to mind. He attended Southern
Oregon College. His first poem, Psalm-inspired "Prayer for the Modern
Age," was written January 1961, when Presidetn Kennedy took office.
"Forgive us, the assassins, / For we lack Thy Mercy" proved
Fiction: Mystery in Crooked Corners
Humor: Queenie's Counting Grouse
Robert Cooperman's latest collection, The Widow's Burden (Western
Reflections) was a finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year.
In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry
in 2000. His recent work has appeared in The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review,
Aethlon and Sulphur River Poetry Review.
Poetry: May Your Names Be Written
Keltic Corman, proofreader extraodinaire, was born
in 1991 in the rolling green hills of downtown Baltimore. After wandering
in and out of many a school in the county, he packed his bags and
headed west....about five miles, whereupon he was never heard from
again. That is unless you're on the Internet. That being his only
contact with the outside universe, he created a world
just like any other and rocked the masses with this knowledge of cheap
places to eat around his place. To this day you can still find
him on the net skulking around web pages and creating stories that
will never see the light of day...or night.
webmaster and art editor Amanda Cornwell is a highly suffanciacated multimedia
artist and computer junkie -- coexisting with her computer and art supplies
somewhere in Maryland... for more exploration of her cranium visit www.geocities.com/suffanciacator.
is a Serbian freelance journalist who has done correspondence work for
the Tiker Press Agency and has had articles published in British Sunday
and daily newspapers, including the Scottish newspaper, Sunday Post; in
Woman Abroad magazine; and at Storyhouse.org.
She has served as assistant editor, reading manuscripts for the Reading
Writers Service; has published articles with the SCN
Television Network in California; is a freelance columnist for the
British monthly magazine Code Uncut; and wrote about Serbia's International
Bitef Festival of contemporary theatre for Zowie Wowie Magazine, an American
Reviews: About a Boy, Signs,
Road to Perdition, Minority
Report, Birthday Girl
Interview: David Byrne
Deborah H. Doolittle
Deborah H. Doolittle has an MFA in creative writing and an MA in women's
studies and currently teaches at Coastal Carolina Community College. Her
poems have appeared in Apalachee Review, Borderlands, The Cape Rock, The
Comstock Review, International Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Parnassus
Literary Review, Whetstone and Yemassee. Her chapbook, No Crazy Notions,
recently won the Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award. Married to an
officer in the Marine Corps, she lives on the New River Inlet with their
two children, four house cats and a backyard full of birds.
Poetry: Roman Numerals
Peggy Duffy's short stories and essays have appeared and are forthcoming
inThe Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Brevity, Octavo,
Drexel Online Journal, Whole Terrain, So To Speak, Able Muse, Flashquake
and elsewhere. Her fiction was recognized by the Virginia Commission for
the Arts as a finalist in the 2001/2002 Individual Artist Fellowship program
for literary artists. She has an MFA from George Mason University and
can be reached via e-mail.
Ficton: Fran and Chloe
Carmela used to work in a McDonald's until she was enlightened, shaved
her head and moved into a loft apartment on the Lower East Side... of
a town called Spence, in a galaxy far, far away. She hopes to find a publisher
soon for her novella, "Ancient Artifacts of Kitchen Grease."
Cutting: Beauty Mask
Rosalie writes, lives and dreams in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. After
leaving teaching, she studied horticulture, holistic healing and professional
writing and editing. Having finished those and various other offshoots,
she has no excuse now for not concentrating on marrying the lot and concentrating
on getting that first book published (and the next, and so on...). Her
day job limits writing time, but it's not too bad to be surrounded by
herbs and other natural remedies. She hopes to incorporate more of their
talents into her stories.
Essay: Elder Alone In A Cemetery
While painting a roof last summer, Caitlin broke her funny bone and ever
afterwards has been dreadfully serious. She quit her job as a comedy club
manager and became a roving minstrel, offering poetry, stories and snippets
of songs to passersby from her green and purple Volkswagon.
Cutting: Masks in Theatre
T.R. Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and attended Johns
Hopkins in Baltimore. His stories have appeared in The Bitter Oleander,
The Fairfield Review, Pleaides and Skylark.
Fiction: Distant Murmurs
Carol Parris Krauss
Carol Parris Krauss has been writing poetry all of her life but only recently
publishing her woven words. She is a teacher who lives in the Ft. Lauderdale
area with her daughter/muse, Kelly, and a bevy of animals. She has been
published in Artemis Print Journal, Niederngasse and Amarillo Bay Magazine.
Poetry: Granny's Asheville
J. Ajith Kumar
J. Ajith Kumar is an Indian Engineer working in Sultanate of Oman. Presently
he heads the Project Services Department in Parsons Group At Muscat, Oman.
He has varied interests, apart from engineering, and has published articles
in prestigious international publications like Cost Engineering. He is
sure the new ideas referred in the evolution article will become truth
as we evolve.
Essay: Evolution of Mankind: Is it Over?
Mary is an aspiring Dave Barry/aspiring Stephen King (and will acknowledge
the weirdness of that combination) who has lived all her life in rural
PA (otherwise known as the Land of Cows and Corn.) When not writing, she
works as a typesetter in the composing departments of three newspapers
(leading to the occasional confusion.) She was once a reporter for Standard-Journal
Newspapers and still occasionally writes for the Luminary, a weekly newspaper
in Muncy, PA. She is a 1999 graduate of Susquehanna
University, where she received a bachelor of arts in English literature
and journalism and was active in The
Crusader student newspaper. She has recently been published in the
online magazine Wilmington
Blues. In her free time, she is an avid bookworm, reading anything
ranging from Toni Morrison to Dean Koontz.
Humor: Where Do Smurfs Come From?, Snowbound
Essay: Nancy Drew: My First Feminist
Jane MacDonald, born in Texas of tough, sophisticated, opinionated European
immigrant parents in 1964, now lives in Boston. A former athlete, she
works part-time as a professional career counselor. The rest of her days
she spends taking care of two preteen children and a husband, and engaging
in various church and civic activities. In all these endeavors, as well
as in writing, she has found being nearly six feet tall an asset. Her
stories and essays have appeared in LoveWords, The Sidewalk's End and
Blue Magnolia. More of her immortal work may be found on her website.
Humor: Transferring Data
Karyna McGlynn lives in Seattle, Washington, where she will soon receive
her B.A. in writing from the University of Washington. Ms. McGlynn has
recently been published in Branches Quarterly, Conspire Magazine, Unmade
Magazine, Roar Shock, The Morpo Review and SLAM: The Competitive Art of
Performance Poetry. She was a member of the 1998 and 1999 National Poetry
Slam Teams in Austin, Texas. Last summer she coached the 2002 Seattle
Slam Team to a fourth place win at the National Poety Slam and is currently
working on putting out her next book and her first spoken-word CD.
Poetry: My Mother and Mr. Umlauf, The
Berlin St. Croix
Berlin St. Croix is looking for an ebony coffin to complete her bedroom
Cutting: The Mask Through Which You See
the author of Malignant
Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After
the Rain - How the West Lost the East. He is a columnist for Central
Europe Review, United Press International (UPI) and eBookWeb
and the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories
in The Open
and searcheurope.com. Until recently, he served as the Economic Advisor
to the Government of Macedonia. Visit Sam's Web site at http://samvak.tripod.com.
Mind of a Narcissist (My Woman and I, The
Music of My Emotions, A Great Admiration).
Troy Vesper is an American who has lived and worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
since 1997. He has used his career as a contracts manager to live and
travel in South East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and several islands
of the Pacific. He writes because he believes he has experienced many
a dumb, humorous adventures and it is better to laugh than hide. Recent
essays include "Help Title (Royal Preferred) Needed" published
in The Writer's Hood and "The Best Dessert in the World" published
in Tales From a Small Planet.
Humor: Travel Travail
Darla paints the things you see out of the corner of your eye, the things
that are hidden behind trees or buildings, or the dreams you barely rememember
when you wake up, that fade as quickly as a sneeze.
James R. Whitley
James R. Whitley's poetry has been published in several journals, including
Coal City Review, HEArt, Paumanok Review, Peregrine, Valparaiso Poetry
Review, and Xavier Review. He is the author of a chapbook, Pieta
(Pudding House Publications, 2001). Also, his first full-length poetry
book, Immersion (Lotus Press, 2002), was selected by Lucille Clifton
as the winner of the 2002 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.
Poetry: Chai Tea, Raw Sugar
Wild Violet editor Alyce
Wilson is snowed into her apartment. When she's not writing terribly,
terribly interesting business briefs on terribly, terribly interesting
corporate financial conference calls, she's playing around with her newest
an online journal of sorts.
Reviews: "Toward Freedom"
by Godfrey Green, "Counterterrorist
Poems" by Anne Babson, "Standing
on My Father's Grave" by John Freeman, "Discordant
Sound" by Eric Longley
Interviews: Guerrilla Girls, Eric