Born in Dunhuang, China, Han "Atticus Finch" Aidi-Dongxian has edited several books but has yet to find a publisher willing to take his ridiculously indulgent 300-page manuscript of hybrid forms. When he is not ruminating on intertextuality, Aidi-Dongxian meditates on Alanis Morrisette's "Movement IV" and the Prayer of St. Francis, swearing by Bo Lozoff's It's a Meaningful Life. His next best friend is Sleepytime Extra.

Grace "Dorothy Gale" Andreacchi is the author of the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent's Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award) and the chapbook Elysian Sonnets. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books, and an assistant editor at Sotto Voce Magazine. She lives in London.

Russell "Travis Bickle" Bittner lives and writes on a small island off the East Coast.  The island is called 'Long' and his borough is called 'Brooklyn.'  Like Hobbes, he believes that "life is short, brutish and nasty."  He also believes, however, that - like this tiny clod of an island - art is long; and, with Donne, that no man is one, entire of itself - either an island or a work of art. Russell's prose, poetry and photography have been widely published in print and on the Net.

Johann "Harry Lime" Carlisle is a religious historian currently working in the UK. His short fiction has also been published in markets such as The Future Fire, Sinister Tales, The Harrow, and
the Velvet Vampyre.

B Drew "Tony Rome" Collier pilfers bits of light and dark from forgotten drawers and covets the noises that words make in your head.

Stu "Tony Montana" Hatton is a poet, freelance writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. He teaches creative and professional writing at Deakin University. His work has appeared in hutt, Mascara, otoliths, The Cartier Street Review, Voiceworks, Poetry Sz, bambikino, Unusual Work and elsewhere. He blogs at

Nicholas Alexander "Rick Blaine" Hayes is an editor at Ignavia Press. He is currently working on contemporary retellings of Greek Myths with Terri Griffith. His writing has appeared in Word Riot, Sein Und Werden, 5_Trope, Bloom, and Madder Love:Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism.

Martin "Michael Corleone" Heavisides has published a full-length play and a study of the English playwright Peter Barnes in Linnet's Wings; a poem in Cella's Round Trip; a flash piece and a cartoon in Mad Hatter's Review; a flash in Gambara, to name only a few. He expects to be featured in an animated film soon impropria persona. Rumours of a yellow teddy bear as muse are rigorously denied.

Nick "Stanley Kowalski" Jackson's had dreadful (in the best sense of the word) stories published in Nemonymous (Zencore!), Midnight Street and other dark corners of the small press.  He also has a collection of stories "Visits to the Flea Circus" published by Elastic Press.  His stories are forthcoming in the BFS "New Horizons" magazine and in Midnight Street.

Steve "Jake LaMotta" Jensen was born in South Wales in 1965. In the past year, he worked as a local history writer for CoStar Magazine. His short fiction has appeared in The Orpheus Tales and A Writer's Christmas print anthologies. Steve's first novel, Salvatore House, will be published in 2009. He is currently writing his second book, The Man of Sorrows.

Derek "George Bailey" John is 34 years old and lives in Cambridgeshire. He's been writing short stories for the last year or so and this is the first time that he's put something 'out there' for people to read.

Aryan "Insp. Harry Callahan" Kaganof is a project of the African noise foundation. He can be found at and

Paul "Randle Patrick McMurphy" Kavanagh was born in england 1971. he is happy. his wife is happy. together they are happy.

Adam "Frank Booth" Moorad's writing has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in
Underground Voices, decomP, Yellow Mana, Red Fez, Gloom Cupboard, Titular, among other places. He is also and contributor to the Nashville Scene and the Huffington Post.  He lives in Brooklyn and
works in publishing. Find him here

George "Benjamin Braddock"  Moore has published poetry in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, North American Review, Orion, Colorado Review, Nimrod, Meridian, Chelsea, Southern Poetry Review, Southwest Review, Chariton Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times.  In 2007, he was a finalist for the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, from Ashland Poetry Press, and earlier for The National Poetry Series, The Brittingham Poetry Award, and the Anhinga Poetry Prize.  His third collection in print is Headhunting (Edwin Mellen, 2002) a travelogue on ritual practices of love and possession; and he has two recent e-Books as well, All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (Pulpbits, 2007) and a CD, Tree in the Wall, (, 2006). He teaches literature with the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Julie "Phyllis Dietrichson" Shapiro is a freelance writer, a prolific short story author with more than seventy stories published and author of the novel, Jen-Zen and the One Shoe Diaries

Peter "Alex DeLarge" Tennant is book reviewer for Black Static magazine and proofreader for Interzone and Crimewave, all published by TTA Press (, for whom he also writes the Case Notes Blog. This is his first ever film review, and will probably be his last. For more information check out

Jonathan "Jack Torrance" Woods is a writer living in Dallas, Texas.  His stories and reviews have appeared in Dogmatika and 3:AM Magazine. He is working on a novel: a noir sequel to Jean Rhys' After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie.  When not writing, he works part-time in a small art gallery in Dallas ( or travels, mostly to Italy & Mexico.