Bios

Editor

John Madera‘s work may be found in Conjunctions, The Believer, Opium Magazine, Featherproof Press, elimae, Mud Luscious Press, Jaded Ibis Press, Cow Heavy Books, Everyday Genius, ArtVoice, Underground Voices, Little White Poetry Journal #7, Sonora Review, and Corduroy Mountain. His criticism may be found in 3:AM Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Bookslut, The Collagist, DIAGRAM, Fiction Writers Review, Flatmancrooked, The Millions, Powell’s Books’ “Review-a-Day,” The Prairie Journal: A Magazine of Canadian Literature, The Quarterly Conversation, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, New Pages, Open Letters Monthly, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, and Word Riot. He is editing a collection of essays on the craft of writing (Publishing Genius). Former fiction editor at Identity Theory and former senior flash fiction editor at jmww, he edits the forum Big Other. His column, “A Reader’s Log(orrhea),” may be found at The Nervous Breakdown. Visit him HERE.

Contributors

Gabriel Blackwell is the author of Critique of Pure Reason (Noemi Press, 2012). His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, DIAGRAM, Puerto del Sol, American Book Review, and elsewhere. He is the reviews editor for The Collagist.

Paula Bomer is the author of Baby and Other Stories (Word Riot Press, 2010). Her fiction has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, including Open City, Fiction, The Mississippi Review, Nerve and elsewhere. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana and now lives in New York. Find out more about her HERE.

Ryan W. Bradley is the editor of Artistically Declined Press and received his MFA from Pacific University. His fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from The Oregonian, Word Riot, Gargoyle, Oranges & Sardines, and PANK. He lives in Southern Oregon with his wife and two sons and blogs HERE.

Jeff Bursey is a Canadian. He’s the author of Verbatim: A Novel,which came out from Enfield & Wizenty in 2010, and also plays, short fiction and literary criticism. Various print and online journals in Canada, England and the United States have published his work. He can be reached via his website.

Matty Byloos is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Small Doggies occupies most of his time.

Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in England. Her writing can be found in or is forthcoming from: PANK‘s Queer Issue, >kill author, Everyday Genius, Used Furniture Review, Sink Review and elsewhere. She has recently completed a novel called POSTCARD, about Sappho, migrants, and detention centers in contemporary Europe. She is currently working on a book of poems called CANDIDA: A TRANSLATION, about angry brown maids, prostitutes, and mail order brides; as well as a short novella called VITANUOVA, mashing-up Dante’s LA VITA NUOVA and a story about a Filipino hostage-taker.  She also writes for the PANK blog, and HERE.

John Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere, journalism and criticism in The New York Times, Bookforum,and elsewhere (including Italian journals).  Grants have included an NEA fellowship. The Emerging Writers Network called his novels from ’07 and ’08, Earthquake I.D. and A Tomb on the Periphery, “back-to-back stunners.” In ’09 Tomb was also cited at the London Book Festival among “the best of international publishing,” and Earthquake, in Italian translation, was runner-up for the Rea prize. His 2010 essay “Against the ‘Impossible to Explain:’ the Postmodern Novel & Society,” was widely discussed. Visit him HERE.

Greg Gerke lives in Brooklyn. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, Puerto del Sol, Gargoyle and Fourteen Hills. There’s Something Wrong with Sven, a book of short fiction has been published by Blaze Vox Books. He edits fiction for ArtVoice and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Visit him HERE.

Paul Griffin writes fiction, book reviews and literary criticism. His work has appeared or will soon appear in Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Common Review, Open Letters Monthly, Publisher’s Weekly, and the NY Press, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughter.

j/j hastainis the author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), anti-memoir a vigorous (Black Coffee Press/ Eight Ball Press) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance. j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin and Aufgabe. j/j has been a guest lecturer at Naropa University and University of Colorado.

Tim Horvath’s novella Circulation (sunnyoutside) was published in 2009, and his stories appear in Conjunctions, Fiction, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at Chester College of New England and UMass-Lowell. Visit him HERE.

A D Jameson is  a writer, video artist, teacher, and performer. His fiction has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Fiction International, Brooklyn Rail, the Mississippi Online Review, elimae, Lamination Colony, and elsewhere; it is forthcoming in Fiction International, Caketrain, PANK, Mad Hatters’ Review, and Action, Yes, among other places. His prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy will be published by Mutable Sound in 2010. He recently finished a second prose collection (“Distress”) and a novel (“Giant Slugs”), and is currently hard at work on three more novels. Visit him HERE and HERE.

Tim Jones-Yelvington lives and writes in Chicago. His work has appeared in Sleepingfish, Annalemma, Pank, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle and others. He works for Crossroads Fund, a foundation that supports grassroots community organizers and activists working on issues of social and economic justice. Visit him online HERE.

Aya Karpińska writes in digital media. She is the creator of Shadows Never Sleep, one of the first literary iPhone apps. Aya has Master’s degrees in Interactive Telecommunications (New York University) and Literary Arts (Brown University). She lives in New York City. Visit her HERE.

Paul Kincaid is a writer and critic living in England. He is the author of  What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction (Hugo Award nominee) and co-editor of The Arthur C. Clarke Award: A
Critical Anthology. He was awarded the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction after administering the Arthur C. Clarke Award for 11 years. He is currently one of the judges for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He reviews for far too many places to list here. His web site is HERE and he blogs, intermittently, HERE.

Brian Kubarycz writes and paints in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Intellectual Traditions for the Honors College at the University of Utah. His work has appeared in The Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Puerto del Sol, Unsaid, New York Tyrant, and other literary magazines.

Michael Leong is the author of two books of poetry: e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009) and Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012), which won a “Face Out” grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.  He has also published a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All (BlazeVOX [books], 2009).  He is the recipient of a 2012 &NOW Award for his chapbook The Philosophy of Decomposition/Re-Composition as Explanation (Delete Press, 2011), and his newest chapbook, Words on Edge, was chosen by Rob Fitterman as the winner of Plan B Press’ 2012 Poetry Contest.  He is a lecturer at Rutgers University where he completed a dissertation on the contemporary long poem and the archive. Visit him HERE.

Edward Mullany lives in New York.  His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, wigleaf, Keyhole Magazine, and other journals. He is an editor at matchbook, and he writes about literature and art at notes about permanent things.

Stacy Muszynski writes. You might read regular and ongoing bits at The Rumpus, The Collagist, and American Short Fiction, where she is web editor. Her recent fiction appears at elimae, Opium, Everyday Genius, and—oh, you know how to find such things. She edits, too, with a happy heart, the fact section of Anderbo, and she copy edits from time to time at Identity Theory. Her collection of Italian-to-English poetry translations laps at her toes like…why, rather like the tongue of the sea…while she figures her short stories. Then there’s Five Things Austin, which she co-hosts and coordinates with Amelia Gray, who founded the reading series with a spin that fateful day in September 2008.

Nick Francis Potter draws pictures and writes petty cartoon fictions in Providence, RI. Find him online HERE.

Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer whose works include the current or forthcoming novels Drain (Triquarterly/Northwestern), Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), Multifesto: A Henri d’Mescan Reader (Spuyten Duyvil), DIS (BlazeVox) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus, w/Carlos Hernandez); the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska, 2009); and the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). His creative work has been accepted by numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books, where he co-edits the series The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing; he also directs the NEH-funded Virtual Burnham Initiative. He blogs HERE.

Janey Smith lives in San Francisco, California. Her little book, Animals, is published by plain wrap press.

From 2006 to 2008, Rachel Swirsky learned to be cold at the Iowa Writers Workshop where she earned her MFA in fiction. In 2005, she learned to be rained on at the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Now she lives in Bakersfield, California, where the summer days regularly heat up to one hundred and fifteen degrees of summer heat, and she wishes she were cold and/or rained on.

Rachel’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Tor.com,  Subterranean Magazine, and the Konundrum Engine Literary Review. A short collection of her feminist fiction and poetry is forthcoming from Aqueduct Press in 2010. Rachel writes about feminism, social justice, and progressive politics as Mandolin at Alas, a Blog. She also sometimes writes at Ambling Along the Aqueduct, the blog of Aqueduct Press. She maintains a personal livejournal, a facebook page under Rachel Swirsky, and a twitter account as rachelswirsky. More details about her writing can be found at her website.

Amber Sparks‘s work has been featured or is forthcoming in various places, including New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Gargoyle, Annalemma and PANK. She is also the fiction editor at Emprise Review, and lives in Washington, DC with a husband and two beasts. Visit her HERE.

Andrew Taggart is a philosophical counselor living in Brooklyn. With his conversation partners and through his writing, he examines what is involved in leading a good and meaningful life. Visit him HERE.

Curtis White is the critically acclaimed writer of numerous books of experimental fiction and social criticism. His books include: Heretical Songs (Fiction Collective, 1981); Metaphysics in the Midwest (Sun & Moon, 1989); The Idea of Home (Sun & Moon, 1993; reprinted by Dalkey Archive Press, 2004); Anarcho-Hindu (FC2, 1995); Monstrous Possibility: An Invitation to Literary Politics (Dalkey Archive Press, 1998); Memories of My Father Watching TV (Dalkey Archive Press, 1998); Requiem (Dalkey Archive Press, 2001); The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003); America’s Magic Mountain (Dalkey Archive Press, 2004); The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work (PoliPointPress, 2006); The Barbaric Heart: Faith, Money, and the Crisis of Nature (PoliPointPress, 2009).

He is also the editor of An Illuminated History of The Future (FC2, 1989) and In The Slipstream: An FC2 Reader (FC2, 1999) (co-edited with Ronald Sukenick).

John Dermot Woods is the author of the novel The Complete Collection of people, places & things.  He writes stories and draws comics in Brooklyn, NY. He edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast. He is a professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College on Long Island. Visit him HERE.

Former Contributors:

Danielle Adair; Mel Bosworth; Kim Chinquee; Luca Dipierro; Nicolle Elizabeth; Molly Gaudry; Roxane Gay; Christopher Higgs; Kristen Iskandrian; Lily Hoang; Jac Jemc; Sean Lovelace; Shya Scanlon;J. A. Tyler; and Leni Zumas.