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december 1997

Dan Chaon has recently published a short story collection, and his work has appeared in various journals, such as TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Indiana Review. One of his stories was chosen for inclusion in Best American Short Stories, 1996, edited by John Edgar Wideman.

Peter Cooper is a writer, editor and literary scout. His two books of poetry, Silence Becomes the Unicorn and Leprechauns in Silk were published in the mid-seventies. His poems and stories have appeared in literary magazines in England, Canada and the United States. Two novels (written under his own name), First Self and Billy Shakes, are currently being shopped in New York. He is currently working on The Sid Luft Story (working title of a book about Luft's marriage to Judy Garland). Cooper's first screenplay, "The Papal Envoy," an adaptation of In the name of the Father by A.J. Quinnell, has been optioned
by Somers House Entertainment (Bermuda) for production next year. He lives in Accord, NY (in the Catskill Mountains) with his son Scott and various other creatures.

Dan Crawley is completing his MA in English at Northern Arizona University, where he also teaches writing. His stories have appeared in Quarterly West, Expression, South Ash Press and elswhere. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Richard Cumyn is the author of two short-story collections, I Am Not Most Places (Beach Holme Publishing, 1996) and The Limit of Delta Y Over Delta X, (Goose Lane Editions, 1994). He is published widely in print in Canada, and on the Internet in Zuzu's Petals, InterText, Morpo Review, Kudzu, Blue Penny Quarterly, In Vivo, Eclectica, and Gowanus, among others. The current fiction editor for The Blue Moon Review, he lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Richard Fein has published in numerous E-zines and print journals including Birmingham Poetry Review, Touchstone, Windsor Review, Maverick, Sonoma, Mandala Literary Review, Ellipsis, Roanoke Review, Parnassus Literary Review.

Paul Hassing was born in Melbourne in 1965. On completing a business degree in 1985, he pursued a career in personnel management. Ten years later, he abandoned this vocation to explore the world of art. While his artwork sold in local shops, Paul wrote his first book, The Game. He is now working on a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in Moments, Scant and The Short Story Collective and is scheduled for publication in Genre, Popular Fiction and Afterimages. Paul lives in Fitzroy.

Sharleen Jonasson (sjohnmcc@bc.sympatico.ca) has been a freelance writer for 15 years. Under the byline of Sharleen Johnson McCooey, she has written articles for numerous magazines on a variety of topics, as well as providing writing services for government clients. Recently, she has been devoting her time to fiction, and is now applying the finishing touches to her first novel. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and three children. She wears size ten shoes, proudly.

N. M. Kelby has worked as a professional journalist and arts critic for more than 20 years. During that time, her poetry appeared in several journals and was included in the anthology, Concert at Chopin's House (New Rivers Press, 1990). A recent winner in the Loft's Mentor Series, her first novel, In the Company of Angels, was nominated for inclusion in Scribner's Best of Fiction Workshops 1998.

Ann Z. Leventhal has had stories in Vignette, The Wolfhead Quarterly, Yes, Christopher Street, South Dakota Review and elsewhere. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Puerto del Sol, and other literary journals. She reviews fiction for Publishers Weekly, The Hartford Courant, The New York Times Book Review.

Richard Stevenson has published nine full-length collections of poetry to date; most recently, From The Mouths of Angels (Ekstasis Editions, 1993, winner of the 1994 Stephan G. Stefansson Award from The Writers Guild of Alberta ), Flying Coffins ( Ekstasis Editions, 1994 ), Why Were All The Werewolves Men? ( young adult verse, Thistledown, 1995), and Wiser Pills ( HMS Books-on-Disk, 1995 ). Ekstasis Editions has just accepted my tenth: Nothing Definite Yeti, more young adult verse. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Lethbridge Community College.

Greg Sanders lives and works in New York City where he has been an actuary, a wine salesman, a temp, an editor, and a technical writer. His fiction will shortly appear in WV Magazine and The Oval Magazine, and a portion of his completed novel, Lamereaux, will be
included in New American Short Fiction, an anthology to be published by Red Hen Press (Palmdale, CA) in late 1998. Electronic publications also include TimeOut, Net Books and Pink Cadillac.

Robert Sward teaches at the University of California Extension in Santa Cruz. Chosen by Lucille Clifton to receive a Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award, he is the author of 14 books including A Much-Married Man, A Novel, and Four Incarnations, New & Selected Poems. Read the novel about a five-times married, one-woman man in Robert Sward's A Much Married Man. A book all about love, compassion, and relationships. Contributing Editor to Blue Penny Quarterly (Internet), Sward also served as judge for eSCENE 1996: the best short stories published on the Internet

Judy Wilson is at work on her doctorate. She has published stories in literary magazines including Renovated Lighthouse, Skylark, Product and Stop Laughing. She won first place for fiction in the 1995-96 Southern Literary Festival, and more recently the Joan Johnson Award for short stories. She is a native of Virginia.

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