Tracy Bowling is studying for her MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University, where she serves as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol. She also edits for Noemi Press and, with her husband, runs the blog/literary magazine Uncanny Valley. Her work has been published online at PANK and Storyglossia.

J. Bradley is the author of Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009) and The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You is a Robot (Safety Third Enterprises, 2010). He is the Interview Editor of PANK Magazine and lives at

After many years in central Italy, where she developed her passion for both watercolors and poetry, Janet Butler relocated to the Bay Area in 2005.  She currently lives in Victorian Alameda with Fulmi, a beautiful Spaniel mix she rescued in Italy and brought back to the states with her. She teaches ESL in San Francisco, and Italian, privately.  Some recent publications are The Chaffey Review, the 13th Warrior, Plainsongs, Locust, Red Fez and Halfway down the stairs.  Future publications include Clarion and Pirene’s Fountain.   A chapbook, “Under Italian Skies” was published by Flutter Press in April of this year; “To see you no more” by Punkin House Press in September.

Brian Allen Carr’s short fiction has appeared in Annalemma, Boulevard, Fiction International, Keyhole and other publications. His collection Short Bus is forthcoming from Texas Review Press. He occasionally blogs at Dark Sky Magazine.

Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in England. Her writing can be found in PANK’S Queer Issue, > kill author, Everyday Genius, and Used Furniture Review. She has recently completed a novel called POSTCARD, about Sappho, migrants and detention centers in Europe. She blogs regularly for PANK, and at

Sheldon Lee Compton’s work has appeared in a number of journals and most recently in the anthology Degrees of Elevation (Bottom Dog Press).  He also edits the online journal A-Minor and the print journal Wrong Tree Review.  His work has been nominated for storySouth’s Million Writers Award, Best of the Web and the Pushcart.  He lives in Kentucky.

Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works hard every day to be a better person. His writing can be found at

Sarah Rose Etter earned her MFA in Fiction from Rosemont College. Her work has appeared in PANK Magazine, elimae, bearcreekfeed, and The Baltimore Review.

Tracy Gonzalez is trying new things.  Visit her at

Brad Green’s work has appeared in Annalemma, Blip Magazine, PANK, Night Train, elimae, Storyglossia, and others. He’s the Prose Editor at decomP magazine, an assistant editor at PANK, and a Spotlight On series editor at Dark Sky Magazine. Find him online at

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA. He edits the NM poetry anthology Adobe Walls. His latest book of poems is “An Accident Practiced”. To learn more about Kenneth, visit

Elizabeth Hildreth lives in Chicago and works as an instructional designer and regular interviewer for Bookslut. She has poems and translations published in various journals, and is working on a manuscript of poems called The Effect of Small Animals. She blogs here:

Frank Hinton lives near a barely working lighthouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia and edits

B.J. Hollars is an instructor at the University of Alabama where he also received his MFA in 2010.  He is the author of the forthcoming Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and the Last Lynching in America (University of Alabama Press, 2011) and the editor of You Must Be This Tall To Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story (Writer’s Digest Books, 2009).  His work can be found in North American Review, American Short Fiction, Hobart, PANK among others.

Liana Jahan Imam’s work has appeared, or will one day appear suddenly, in Fiction Writers Review, decomP, PANK, and others. She is a waitress in New York City. Sometimes she makes jokes with people and sometimes she is standoffish, but only if you’re a bro.

David Kowalczyk lives and writes in Oakfield, New York.  His poetry has appeared in seven anthologies and over one hundred and twenty journals and magazines, including Taj Mahal Review, Istanbul Literary Journal, The Delinquent, and California Quarterly.  He has taught English in South Korea and Mexico as well as at Arizona State University.

Sara Lippmann’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from places like PANK, Our Stories, BLIP, Potomac Review, Word Riot, Storyglossia, NANO Fiction and elsewhere. It has been anthologized in Sex Scene, Mamas & Papas (City Works Press), and two others from Wising Up Press. She lives in Brooklyn.

Tamara J. Madison is a writer, poet and performer currently living and working in New Jersey, New York.  Her creative and critical works  have been published in numerous anthologies, journals, and magazines.  She has also recorded in solo and collaborative projects.  Tamara plans to return to the studio in 2011 and has recently completed a full-length poetry manuscript in search of a publisher.

Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories and Stories II (published by Six Gallery Press). His other works include Hillbilly, Stories V!, The Nightmares, and Crapalachia (all forthcoming)

Mike Meginnis has stories, poetry and essays published or forthcoming in Hobart, The Lifted Brow, The Collagist, elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, > Kill Author, Dark Sky Magazine, and others. He currently serves as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol, and co-edits Uncanny Valley with his wife, Tracy Bowling.

Carrie Murphy is an MFA candidate in poetry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She is originally from Baltimore, MD and holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her poems have appeared in PANK, WTF PWM, and Keyhole.

Brian Oliu is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  His work has been published/is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, Caketrain, & others.  Thy search hath ended.

Salvatore Pane’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web and has been published in Annalemma, Flatmancrooked, PANK, Hobart and Quick Fiction. He blogs for The Rumpus, BOMB, PANK and Dark Sky Magazine and teaches fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. He can be reached online at

J.M. Ricks is a retired psychologist living in Victoria, B.C., Canada. These days he works part time as a coach in a fitness centre for people over 50, performs with a clown troupe, writes poetry, does volunteer service, and plays fiddle and ukulele. He is married and has two adult children and two grandkids. He has published in Tamarack, Muddy River Review, Road Not Taken, Autumn Leaves, Barrier Islands Review, Driftwood Review and Island Writer.

Ethel Rohan is the author of the story collection, Cut Through the Bone. She blogs at

Matthew Salesses is the author of Our Island of Epidemics (PANK) and the forthcoming The Last Repatriate (Flatmancrooked). His stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Witness, American Short Fiction, The Literary Review, and others. He writes and edits fiction for The Good Men Project Magazine.

M. Bartley Seigel’s words have appeared in Bateau, DIAGRAM, Lumberyard Magazine, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. His poetry collection, This is what they say, is forthcoming from Typecast Publishing. He is founding editor of PANK Magazine.

Katie Jean Shinkle is Assistant Poetry Editor of DIAGRAM. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Journal, Eleven Eleven Journal, Corium Magazine and dislocate, among others.

Amber Sparks’s work has appeared in various places, most recently New York Tyrant, Wigleaf, Barrelhouse online, Annalemma, and Lamination Colony. She is the fiction editor at Emprise Review and is also a contributor at the literary blogs Big Other and Vouched. She lives here much of the time, and in Washington, DC all of the time.

Robb Todd writes and revises many of his stories on his phone. He also takes an annoying amount of photos with his phone. He almost never uses his phone as a phone.

Alana Noël Voth transmits from a haunted cottage in Republican country. Her writing has appeared in Used Furniture Review, Big, Stupid Review, Eclectica Magazine, Literary Mama, Best of Best Gay Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, and Best American Erotica, etc. She also writes a weekly column for PANK Magazine.

Kejt Walsh is a student at a small liberal arts college in Sarasota, FL, where she drinks a lot of chai with non-dairy milk. She is a transplant from Iowa (specifically, the capitol city) and a public library enthusiast. This is her first time being published.

Margaret Walther is a retired librarian from the Denver metro area and a past president of Columbine Poets, an organization to promote poetry in Colorado.  She has been a guest editor for Buffalo Bones, and has poems published or forthcoming in many journals, including Connecticut Review,, Quarterly West, Naugatuck River Review, Fugue, The Anemone Sidecar, Phoebe, and Nimrod. She won the Many Mountains Moving 2009 Poetry Contest.  Two of her poems published in the online journal In Posse Review in 2010 were selected by Web del Sol for its e-SCENE best of the Literary Journals.

Chelsea Laine Wells is a Dallas, Texas native who primarily writes short stories but is working on her first novel, entitled The House of Little Moons.  Her work has appeared in Columbia College Chicago’s Hair Trigger, Evergreen Review, and will appear in upcoming issues of PANK Magazine as well as a limited edition handmade book created by Lark Sparrow Press.  Currently she is pursuing her master’s degree in librarianship and works at a technical school tutoring, advocating for, and in every way assisting her adult students.  She lives in Oak Cliff, in her pajamas, with her fiancé and their clan of cats.

Lauren Wheeler writes poetry, fiction, and what happens when they rub up against each other. She lives with her fiancé and a wayward pit bull in the Bay Area and is expecting her first book of poetry in September 2011 on Manic D Press.