Mark Budman is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. His
short fiction and poetry have appeared or are scheduled to appear
in Midstream, Beyond, Thoth, Highbeams, Knightmares and Anthology
magazines. He is a finalist of several Writer's Digest fiction competitions.
His poetry has been selected for the anthology of the best
American magazine poetry of 1995/1996. He lives in upstate New
York with his wife and two daughters.
Martha Conway is the Fiction Editor at Enterzone,
and has published stories in the Massachusetts Review, The Quarterly,
Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has lived in Cleveland, Berkeley,
San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Francisco.
Steven J. Frank writes patents by day and fiction by night.
His first novel, The Uncertainty Principle, was just released by
Permeable Press; it's a humorous, provocative look at the soul of the techie
and the world they inhabit. His short stories have appeared in Flipside,
the Journal of the Patent Office Society, and the webzines Spirals
and Dazzler. E-mail him at email@example.com.
Shelley Hunt has published stories in The Way We Live: Stories by Utah
Women (Signature Books, 1994), in What There Is: The Crossroads
Anthology and in Sudden Fiction Continued (W.W. Norton, 1996). Her
story, "Men You Should Never Marry" won the 1997 Writers at Work
Fellowship Competition in Fiction and is forthcoming from Quarterly West.
Kyle Jarrard is an editor working at the International Herald
Tribune. He has published in North American Review and New
Orleans Review, and his novel, Over There, has just been published
Suzanne Kamata lives in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, where she
is working on a series of stories involving Japanese folklore. She
is the editor of the literary journal Yomimono and the author of
work forthcoming in The Trekker News & Views, Lilly Magazine
and Shi to Shiso.
Gary Percesepe (CPWH49A@prodigy.com) is a former Fiction Editor
at the Antioch Review. A native New Yorker, he was a student of
T. Coraghessan Boyle (back when he was just Tom) in high school, and has
studied with William H. Gass and Mary Grimm. The author of four books in
philosophy, he has a novel in progress as well as a new book on postmodern
theory, Beyond Suspicion.
Richard Weems has had work in the Crescent Review, and
has new work forthcoming in the New England Review. He lives in the Pine Barrens
of New Jersey. He teaches writing, he counsels homeless teenagers, he lifts
weights. Sometimes, he bows before the Buddha. He once saw Lily Tomlin explain the difference
between art and soup to alien visitors, and this affected him deeply.