Senior Editors
Mark Coates

Mark Coates teaches creative writing for children during a Summer workshop. He designs websites, computer animation, and writes instructional materials for a living. He is president of Sigma Tau Delta and one of the top ten graduates in May 2000 at Cameron University.
Theresa L. McGrath

Teri McGrath is majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. She is the treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta. Her poetry has been published in The Rose Review, Cameron Forum, and Odin's Eye.
Managing Editor
Scott Schumpert | E-mail

Scott is an English major and Music minor. His interests include designing web sites and delving into post-modern literary theory.
Associate Editors
Craig Crowder

Mr. Crowder is a sophomore English major. He is currently engaged in research on William Shakespeare.
John Kirk Wilson

Wilson is a senior Speech and Communications Major. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Pi Eta, and Phi Delta Theta. He is President of Pi Kappa Delta. He is from Frederick, Oklahoma.
Mel Smith

Mel is a senior Speech and Communications major, English minor. He is the Vice President of Phi Delta Theta. He is a member of Pi Kappa Delta and Lambda Pi Eta. His plans are to become a successful actor and filmmaker.
Marci Anderson

Marci Anderson is a transplant from the island of Jamaica. She currently works as a news producer at KSWO TV. She enjoys working out and writing short stories. For fun, she goes to school and will graduate in May of 2000 with a B.A. in Communications. Her future plans include graduate studies in Psychology and hopes of writing motivational books.
Leigh Holmes | E-mail

Professor Holmes teaches nonfiction prose, rhetoric and composition, and Film as Literature. He has published many essays and articles in journals including Philosophy and Rhetoric, The Computing Teacher, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and English Journal.
Kenneth Solstad | E-mail

Professor Solstad is the Director of Creative Writing. He teaches Popular Fiction and humorous writing (essays, short stories, and cartoon captions). He has published short stories in Satire and more than 150 cartoon captions in The Wall Street Journal, Woman's World, Good Housekeeping, and elsewhere.
Consulting Editors
Mark Spencer | E-mail

Mr. Spencer is Professor and Chair of the English Program at Cameron University. The winner of three national book competitions, including the 1996 Faulkner Award for the novella and the 2000 Omaha Prize for the Novel, he is the author of four books and approximately seventy-five short stories, articles, and reviews.
John Morris | E-mail

Professor Morris teaches poetry writing and courses in American literature. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including Westview, Wisconsin Review, Oklahoma English Journal, Upriver, and Cooweescoowee.
Denise Bogard | E-mail

Ms. Bogard is currently a master's candidate in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has been working on fiction prose for about three years and this is her first publication in the genre. However, Ms. Bogard has been writing professionally for over 20 years in the field of public relations. Two years ago she sold her business to pursue creative writing and begin a career as a creative writing teacher. At that time, Ms. Bogard also created the St. Louis Writer's Workshop to meet the needs of adults who want to study writing in a non-university venue.
Karl Elder

Mr. Elder is Lakeland College's Fessler Professor of Creative Writing. Four volumes of his poems have appeared from Prickly Press, including Phobophobia (1987) and A Man in Pieces (1994). His recent work is forthcoming the The Best American Poetry 2000 and Beloit Poetry Journal. Among his honors are the Lucien Stryk Award for Poetry, grants from the Illinois Arts Council for poetry and fiction, and Lakeland's Outstanding Teacher Award. For many years he has edited the literary magazine Seems
Steve Heller

Steve Heller is best known as an O. Henry Award-winning short story writer and the author of a novel, The Automotive History of Lucky Kellerman, which was a selection of Book-of-the-Month Club and QPB. Walking Through the Moon is the title essay of a non-fiction book in progress dealing with family life. Mr. Heller is also working on a fictive history of the Hawaiian island of Lana'i called Private Island. He teaches creative writing at Kansas State University.
James Hoch

Mr. Hoch is currently a writer-in-residence at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He is also finishing his MFA at the University of Maryland. Recently, Mr. Hoch was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Slate, Double Take, Visions International, Poet Lore, Harrisburg Review, and in translation in the Lithuanian Journal Literatura Menas. Mr. Hoch also has a chapbook, Holler, that appeared in 1996 from Zero Degree Press.
Tiff Holland | E-mail

Ms. Holland is presently enrolled in the Ph.D. program (poetry) at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was previously employed as a 911 dispatcher and claims adjuster before returning to school. Ms. Holland's work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, Karamu, the Portland Review, and the California Quarterly. She also has been published in the e-zines La Petite Zine and Red River Review.
Stephen Lindow

Mr. Lindow is a candidate in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From Fall 1997 to Spring 1998 he toured 50 schools across the U.S. for Poetry Alive!, Inc. Mr. Lindow has been published in The Mangrove Review and The Tampa Bay Review. After graduation, he may join the Peace Corps, apply for another MFA program, or teach English overseas.
Richard Messer | E-mail

Mr. Messer grew up in Glenwood Springs, a small town in the Colorado Rockies, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Denver. He has pursued post-graduate work in Analytical Psychology at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. A poet, fiction writer, and literary critic, Mr. Messer has made his living by teaching at various colleges. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The Nation, Psychological Perspective, The Sun, The Black Warrior Review, and many other magazines. In 1995, his book of prose and poetry, Murder in the Family, was published by Bottom Dog Press. One year later, it won the Ohio Education Association's Nancy Dasher Award for Poetry.
Darlin Neal

Ms. Neal is an MFA graduate from the University of Arizona Creative Writing Program. In 1993, she was one of three finalists for the Missouri Review Editor's Prize and was also one of the dozen semi-finalists in the 1998 Playboy College Fiction contest. Ms. Neal has received a Henfield Transatlantic Review Award and in 1999 won the Johnson Award for fiction from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received the Frank Waters Fiction Fellowship from New Mexico State University to work on her first novel, Blessed Are, and has stories forthcoming in The Southern Review and Caprice.
Lisa Norris

Ms. Norris' previous works have been published in the South Dakota Review, the Kansas Quarterly/Arkansas Review, the Southern Poetry Review, Grand Tour, and other magazines. She currently teaches fiction writing at Virginia Tech. Ms. Norris' book, Toy Guns, has won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize and will be published sometime next year. Trailer People is the first story in the book.
Michelle Reese

Currently, Ms. Reese is completing her Doctorate in Creative Writing at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her poems have appeared in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Plainsongs, Doggerel, and Midlands.