Barbara Ann Adams
lives with her husband on the family farm near Creta, Oklahoma
where they raise  cattle and goats. She is a mother and grandmother who recently  graduated from Cameron University with a BA in English. Her essays and poetry are shaped by living amid the quiet openness and rugged beauty of rural southwestern Oklahoma. Her work has appeared in Ruminate and Passager, and is scheduled for publication in Whistling Shade.

L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and came to the U.S. as a small child. She has an A.B. in Classics from Harvard and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Berkeley. Her poetry is forthcoming in JMWW, and her fiction is forthcoming in Clapboard House. She has just completed her first novel.

Melanie Brazzell graduated from Columbia University in 2006. She currently lives in Berlin, cooking, dancing, riding her bike, and politicizing things. She has been published previously in the Columbia Review.

Ramola D's short fiction has previously appeared in Prairie Schooner, Green Mountains Review, Best American Fantasy 2007, Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women, Small Spiral Notebook (a story selected by A. M. Homes as an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Zoetrope Fiction contest), Hyper Age, Literal Latte, Indian Express, and So to Speak. Her short fiction manuscript "Temporary Lives" was a finalist for the 2004 University of Nebraska Book Series award. Her poetry has appeared previously in Agni, Prairie Schooner, Northwest Review, Asian Pacific American Review, Green Mountains Review, Beltway, and other journals. Her book of poems Invisible Season was published by the Washington Writers’ Publishing House in 1998. Her poetry has been twice nominated for a Pushcart prize, named finalist in the Discovery/The Nation prize, and appeared in The Best American Poetry 1994. She recently received an NEA fellowship in poetry (2005). She holds an MFA (1991) from George Mason University, and teaches creative writing currently at The George Washington University and at The Writer's Center,Bethesda.

William Doreski's work has appeared in various e- and print journals. His recent collection is Another Ice Age (AA Publications, 2007). He teaches writing and literature at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a transient by nature. Presently residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, he is the author of three books of poetry and a chapbook entitled Epicurus Cunnilingus. His work has recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, The New York Quarterly, UltraViolet, Sacramento Free Press, OutWrite!, Culture Shock, and the Lake Effect anthology.

Kristine Ong Muslim's publication credits and recent acceptances include more than five hundred poems and stories in over two hundred journals and magazines worldwide, such as Bellevue Literary Review, Caveat Lector, Chronogram, Cordite, Etchings, Grasslimb, Pearl, The Pedestal Magazine, Scrivener Creative Review,
and Turnrow.

Benjamin Nardolilli is a twenty two year old writer currently attending New York University, where he studies creative writing, history, and philosophy. His work has appeared previously on the website Flashes of Speculation and he has had poetry published in Nurit Magazine, Penman Lounge, Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker's Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Poems Niederngasse, Feel the Word Magazine, The Cynic Online, Cerulean Rain, The Delmarva Review, Clockwork Cat, Sheroes Rag, Literary Fever, and Perspectives Magazine. In addition he is the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU and maintains a blog at

Caleb Puckett lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has prose and poetry in numerous publications  both here and abroad, including HoboEye, Noo Journal, Otoliths and The Shore Magazine.  His chapbook Desertions is available from Plan B Press and Kendra Steiner Editions has  recently released Next Exit 8, a co-authored chapbook featuring Puckett's reflections on Oklahoma.

Ross White is the editor of Inch, the magazine of short poetry and microfiction, and the publisher of Bull City Press ( His work has appeared in Tar River Poetry, Carolina Quarterly, and Southern Poetry Review, among others. He has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently pursuing an MFA from Warren Wilson College. He lives in Durham, NC.

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