Anselm Brocki has been published by more than 550 publications, including
the Maryland Poetry Review, Piedmont Literary Review and Walt's Corner.
He's had a paperback of 100 poems, "Mornings at the All-Nite,"
published by Alpha Beat Press in 1996 and a broadside published recently
by Lucid Moon.
Poetry: Bowdlerized, Incorrigible
Eric S. Brown
Eric S. Brown is the author of 153 accepted short stories, nearly 40 articles,
and a five time editor for publications like Alternate Realities and the
Smoky Mountain News. He is the co-author of the chapbooks Dark Karma
and Bad Mojo. His first two co-authored collections Space Stations
and Graveyards and Poisoned Graves are on
sale now at Double
Dragon Publishing as well as places like Fictionwise.com. He is 28
years old and lives in western NC with his wife Shanna.
Fiction: Zakku Al-Rada
(The Winds of the Fey)
Jenny L. Collins
After following the Dead and now the Mariners, Jenny Collins is following
her heart. She began writing again one year ago. Her successes can be
found here and in the Muse
Apprentice Guild. She also won the NCAA bracket at The Ship Tavern
in Portland, Oregon, where she pours beer most days. Alas, the jackpot
was about the same as recent court fees.
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.
Wild Violet 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.
Tony D'Arpino, originally from the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, spent
many years in Hawaii and is now based in San Francisco. He's had poetry
published recently in Branches, Runes, and Pavement Saw. He has work forthcoming
in The Blue Bottle Project (Smiling Dog Press), in which the poems are
published in sealed bottles and set afloat. An excerpt from his novel
"St. Bonaventure's Island" is forthcoming in Terra Incognita
(Madrid). He recently received a Djerassi Foundation fellowship for the
Poetry: The Different Forms of Flowers
Joelle can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it in chocolate and
a miracle or two.
Cutting: Go, Go Greenspace
Jessica DiMaio is a freelance writer from Chicago, Illinois. She has had
her work in various publications, including NewCity (a Chicago alternative
paper), Bust magazine, Bitch magazine, Centerstage.com,
and the trade magazine American Drycleaner (*sing* one of these things
is not like the others, one of these things isn't the same...).
Fiction: Seven Minutes
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;
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
Interview: Saint Etienne
Reviews: The Bourne Identity, Red
Dragon, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Film Festival: Fest-o-polis, Photos,
Ken Russell Interview, Lucija
Sherberdzija Interview, Michael Colgan
Interview, 25th Hour, 28
Days Later, About Schmidt, Adaptation,
of a Dangerous Mind, Far from Heaven, The
Hours, Punch-Drunk Love, The
Ring, Solaris, Spider,
The Quiet American.
Australian born poet, playwright, musician, John Grey was recently published
in Confluence, Nebo and Blue Collar Review, with work upcoming in Abbey,
South Carolina Review and Ship Of Fools.
Poetry: When Conversation Camps
Amelia is a TV addict who would go to a support meeting if there weren't
so many good shows on...
Cutting: My Role Model, Uhura
Marcy Jarvis has pink flower poems in bloom at her own poetry
page and The
Adventures of Amarandi, a novel-in-stories-and-poems, coming out this
Poetry: Blue Flower Poem
Thomas D. Jones
Thomas D. Jones is the author of "Genealogy X," his first book
of poetry, published by The Poets Press out of Providence, Rhode Island.
His poetry has recently appeared in Scriveners Pen and Write-Away
online journals, and his work has also been published in numerous magazines
throughout the country. Originally from northern New Jersey, he has a
BA in English from Seton Hall University and an MA in Publishing Studies
from New York University. After twelve years in the publishing field,
he decided to change his career and become an adult educator, teaching
composition and ESL at colleges in the New York/New Jersey area. Since
moving to Rhode Island in 2001, he has done freelance publishing and now
teaches ESL and computers at adult education centers. He is also the publisher
and poetry editor of Wings Online Magazine, in existence since 1991.
Humor: To Poets Who Would be Fastidious
Jarret Keene's Pushcart-nominated stories, essays and verse have appeared
in recent issues of American Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly,
The Chattahoochee Review, The Greensboro Review, The Florida Review, Louisiana
Literature, The New England Review, Passages North, The Texas Review and
Utne Reader. His debut collection of poems, Monster Fashion (Manic
D Press, 2002), is now available. As well as being the arts and entertainment
editor for the alternative weekly Las Vegas CityLife, he teaches creative
writing and literature at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Interview: Charles Harper Webb
Beth Lane resides in western New York with her three sons, four cats and
Caleb the dog. Ms. Lane has been published in numerous online humor magazines,
including most recently, Laughter Loaf Mag. More of Ms. Lane's writing
can be found at Boblonsberry.com
in the "writers on the loose" section.
Humor: The Writing Life
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: Exotic Sex Queens
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.
Review: I'll Take You There
by Joyce Carol Oates
Joe Schaffer used to labor away in advertising. He now works a few hours
a week in an outdoor store
and backpacks as much as possible. He never writes on unused paper.
After teaching writing and literature in college for twenty-five years,
Wayne Scheer recently retired to follow his own advice and write. Some of
his stories have appeared in Flashquake, StoryOne, E2K and The Phone Book.
In 2002, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Humor: A Truly Harmonic Convergence
Tom Sheehan lives in Saugus, Massachusetts, and has been retired for 12
years. He has authored the novels "Vigilantes East" (2002),
and "An Accountable Death," now serialized on 3
AM Magazine, and co-edited the sold-out 2,500-copy edition of "A
Gathering of Memories, Saugus 1900-2000," for which he and a committee
borrowed $60,000 to print a book not yet written and paid off the loan
five months after receiving the book from the printer. He has been cited
with a Silver Rose by ART for excellence in the short story, and has been
nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. He won EastofTheWeb's
2002 nonfiction competition and has more than 150 appearances online.
His work appears in Tryst, Fiction Warehouse, The Paumanok Review, StorySouth,
Three Candles, Small Spiral Notebook, Pierian Springs, Pindeldyboz and
Literary Potpourri, among others. In 2001 he met with four comrades he
had not seen since 1951 in Korea.
Poetry: A Sweater Too Long Hung
Laura Stamps has had poems, short stories, poetry book reviews, and interviews
published in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, and broadsides,
including The Louisiana Review, Ibbetson Update, Poesy Magazine, Poetry
Motel, Maelstrom, American Writing, Lummox Journal, and Concrete Wolf.
She is the author of more than twenty books of prose and poetry. Her most
recent poetry collection is "Restore My Soul" (2002, Kittyfeather
Press). She grew up in the mountains of north Georgia.
Berlin St. Croix
Berlin St. Croix knows why the smurfs are evil. She made them that way.
Berlin is gother than you.
Cutting: This Space Intentionally Left Blank
Don's background includes growing up on a homestead and working as a commercial
clam digger, a miner, and a geophysicist. He spent ten years in school
studying math and science at Carnegie Tech, Dartmouth, and Caltech. He's
also spent quite a bit of time bike touring in Europe, mountain climbing,
and sailing. Over the last ten years he has accumulated over 180 credits,
140 of which are short stories.
Tracy Yaffa Teague
Tracy has learned all she needs to know about zen gardening from earthworms.
She hopes never to live in Las Vegas, the most boring place on earth.
Cutting: Beauty is in the Gaps
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
(The Ghost in the Machine, No
One Counts to Ten, The Disappearance of the
Witnesses, Being There).
Peggy Vincent, a retired Berkeley, California, midwife, has delivered
more than 3000 babies, including 1000 home births. Her memoir, "Baby
Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife," was released by Scribner
in April 2002. Having published many nonfiction pieces in various newspapers,
magazines, and anthologies, she is now dabbling in fiction while waiting
for the muse to bless her with inspiration for a second nonfiction book.
Meanwhile, she keeps busy teaching writing classes. Peggy may be reached
by email, and her web site is
Humor: Essential Oils
Clay has had short stories and poems published in The Santa Barbara Review,
Slugfest, Burning Sky, Liquid Ohio, Poet Lore and Listening Eye. He lives
in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is the director of TimesWatch.org. He
is trying to finish his college murder mystery novel, "Pledging Christine."
He has never lived in England, but has of late watched way too many episodes
of "Dr. Who."
Fiction: Nyssa and the Time-Stopper of Clapham
James R. Whitley
James R. Whitley's work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and
published in several journals including Coal City Review, HEArt, Paumanok
Review, Peregrine, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Xavier Review. Also,
his first book, Immersion (Lotus Press, 2002), was selected by Lucille
Clifton as the winner of the 2002 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.
Poetry: The Golden Web
Skeeze Whitlow sailed in the Merchant Marine. He settled in Arlington,
VA, to write. A graduate of Marymount University, he believes life to
be a good thing.
Wilson is not quite comfortable having a name come after hers alphabetically;
she's used to being last. When she and her dog aren't enjoying the weather,
she's working on Musings,
an online journal of sorts.
Essay: On Healing
Reviews: Iron Butterfly, The
Diaries of Emily Saidouili, The Way I See It
Wayne H.W. Wolfson
Wayne is a California-based author. He recently completed a collaborative
CD with Boston based producer/composer Grenadier titled "The Last
Martini." For more information on Wayne, visit his site.
for updates and information on the CD.
Sin Ti (Me Without You)