Ann Bogle’s short stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Fiction International, Gulf Coast, Big Bridge, Mad Hatters’ Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Metazen, and other journals. Solzhenitsyn Jukebox, a collection of five stories, was published by Argotist Ebooks in 2010. She lives in Minnesota.
Kim Chinquee is the author of Pretty and Oh Baby. She edits fiction and nonfiction for elimae, and lives in Buffalo, New York.
Marcy Dermansky is the author of Bad Marie and Twins. Bad Marie is a Barnes and Noble Fall 2010 Discover Great New Writers selection. Twins was a New York Times Editor’s Choice pick. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including McSweeneys, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Five Chapters, and The Indiana Review. Marcy is also an experienced editor and writing coach. A film critic for About.com and a MacDowell fellow, she lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, writer Jürgen Fauth, and their daughter Nina.
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her novel Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005. She has been awarded a Cullman research fellowship at the New York Public Library starting in the fall of 2010. Her new story collection is titled Don’t Cry.
Julie Innis’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Prick of the Spindle, Lit N Image, and Pindeldyboz, among others. She received the 7th Glass Woman Prize for Fiction in May 2010 and, in May 2009, was selected as a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. She has high hopes for May 2011.
Brandon Hobson’s work has appeared in NOON, New York Tyrant, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. His book, The Levitationist, was published by Ravenna Press in 2005. He is currently working on his PhD at Oklahoma State University.
Jonas Moody returned to the US in 2009 after an eight-year stint in Iceland as a journalist. His work has appeared in Time, New York Magazine, Iceland Review and USA Today. Jonas is currently writing towards an MFA in fiction at Brooklyn College. He and his family divide their time between New York City and Reykjavík.
Jennifer Pashley is the author of the collection States, and her stories appear in or are forthcoming from Swink, DarkSky Magazine, PANK, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She has been named a finalist for the MR Prize for fiction more times than Susan Lucci, but since winning the damn thing in 2009 has been mostly aimless. Well, until now. You can read more at www.jenniferpashley.com
Karen Pittelman’s poetry has been published in The Pinch, New South, Sojourner and Oberon. She is the author of two non-fiction books about social change philanthropy from Soft Skull Press, and a singer-songwriter with the band Karen & The Sorrows. She lives in Queens where she works as a writing coach.
Andy Plattner’s story collection, A Marriage of Convenience, is due early next year from Bookmark Press. He also has stories forthcoming from Epoch and The Ledge Poetry and Fiction Magazine.
James Robison writes short stories and other things.
Dani Shapiro is the author of the bestselling memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and the novels Black & White and Family History, among others. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Ploughshares, One Story, Tin House, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and have been widely anthologized. She was Guest Editor of Best New American Voices 2010, and is a Contributing Editor at Travel & Leisure. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut with her family.
Serious doubter of the theory of evolution, Andrea Sharp is puzzled by, and can’t explain the origin of, her poem, “The School.” And even though she spent a lot of (probably too much) time in school after physically out-growing childhood, she survived it all with a few fresh ideas, stories, rhyming ballads, late-night-like letters, and wished-for bios like this one. For example, Andrea is the creator/illustrator of “Catland,” “Somewhere Far,” “The Gossip On Tallula Tropp,” a collection of songs, and other written adventures. Some of them can be downloaded or purchased for pennies at http://www.shop.onlinestoreservices.com. For consideration for next month’s edition, she might submit to the editors of Blip a late-night-like letter that’s maybe typical of her pallid love life.
Susan Tepper’s new novel What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock &
Dori G (co-authored with Gary Percesepe) has been nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize. Her additional books include Deer & Other Stories (2009) and the
poetry collection Blue Edge. Tepper has published over 100 stories, poems,
essays and interviews in journals worldwide. She hosts FIZZ, a reading
series, at KGB Bar, and is Assistant Editor of Istanbul Literary Review.
Robb Todd writes very short stories and some of them have been published and some are secrets he will whisper in your ear if you buy him a drink. Visit him in New York City, or visit his web site, www.robbtodd.com.