Jennifer Hollie Bowles prefers depth to sarcasm, but due to her love of crooked mirrors and unpacked boxes, she is entirely too serious.  Her word hunching obsession has led to publication in Word Riot, Thieves Jargon, The Battered Suitcase, Gloom Cupboard, and The Ampersand Review, among many others.  Jen hasn't found anyone psychotic enough to publish her first novel Surreal Self. 

Ross Brodie is a 30 year old veterinarian living in the North East of England. He has completed a novel (The Krewthedral - available at Amazon). With his medical knowledge, voracious appetite for music, and passion for reading, he is attempting be a 'pata-physian' - the science of imaginary solutions, but with a turbo charged, megalomaniac energy he hopes will connect with the internet empowered generation.

Jonathan Burnworth, born March 17, 1969, worked various jobs until he became disgusted with the capitalist economic system. He now refuses to pay taxes or work in the formal economy. He furthermore thinks that the only hope for the future is if humanity returned to an extreme form of low tech hunting, foraging and population reduction.

Aaron Carnes has written over 30 short stories and 2 book,. "True Stories from a Wasteland called Earth" and the forthcoming novel "Test Tube Brain Fuck!" He lives in San Jose, CA and likes to go backpacking and breakdancing. He placed 2nd under Joey Chestnut at the competitive eating semifinals in 2006. Check out to learn more.

Alexis Child hails from Toronto, Canada. She works at a Call Crisis Centre befriending demons of the mind that roam freely amongst her writings. She lives with a Calico-cat child sleuthing all that goes bump in the night. Her poetry and fiction have been featured in numerous online and print publications, including Black Petals, Tales of the Talisman, and Whispers of Wickedness featuring an interview with the writer. Her first collection of poetry, 'Devil in the Clock' is now available in e-book from Purpleverse Publishing. Book in print coming soon. Visit her website:

Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared in Diagram, Diode, Octopus, Prick of the Spindle, Robot Melon, WOMB, and many other online and print sources.  She is the editor of Blood Pudding Press. She is the author of numerous chapbooks, most recently including MONDO CRAMPO (dusie kollektiv 3), PINK LEOTARD & SHOCK COLLAR (coming soon from Spooky Girlfriend Press), and Tongue Like a Stinger (coming soon from Wheelhouse).  Her first full-length poetry collection, 'Horrific Confection' was published by BlazeVOX.  For more information, please feel free to visit her website at

Chris Deal writes from Huntersville, North Carolina.  He has been published in Colored Chalk, Brink, and Zygote In My Coffee.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Doru Culiac calls since 1992 Seattle, Washington home. His flash stories appeared in various US and EU magazines. Besides writing, he loves capturing interesting angles with his camera. He recently finished his first novel, Central Europe Express Arrives at Midnight. He's currently working on his short screenplay Ulysses - a tribute to Malaparte.

Shome Dasgupta holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles. His work has appeared in print and online magazines, including Word Riot, Mud Luscious, Cafe Irreal, Magma Poetry, MeadoW, Sylvan Echo, The Kartika Review, Abjective, Willows Wept Review, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, and Paperwall.

'Magic' Phil Doran is a stand-up poet, EFL teacher and writer of flash fiction. His hobbies include residual type schizophrenia and pushing trikes around Cambridge with flowers in his trilby.

Mark Howard Jones lives in Cardiff and has had stories published in magazines, websites and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. His novella "The Garden Of Doubt On The Island Of Shdows" is published by ISMs Press. His eBook "Against the Wall" can be downloaded free from

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

Alan Kelly is the contributing editor to Dogmatika. He has worked for a number of specialist magazines, Film Ireland, Pretty Scary, Penny Blood, Bookslut et al.

Marc Lowe: For more information, visit

June Nandy is a published Poet with Sein und Werden, TajMahal Review, Up The Staircase, Gloom Cupboard, Decanto Magazine, Kota Press, Malaysian Poetic Chronicles, Poetry Super Highway, Heavy Bear and Clockwise Cat.

Brent Powers is an anonymous Great Man.

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Erik Richardson is a freelance writer and school teacher with a number of published articles, essays, and poems. He was a runner-up for the Gahagan prize in poetry last year, and he is the editor of a children's poetry journal called Signs & Wonders.  Some of his recent poetry has appeared in Free Verse, Arbor Vitae, and The Centrifugal Eye (featured poet).

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Dan Smith is a member of the Deep Cleveland tribe of poets & the Cleveland Speculators. He has poems forthcoming in Scifaikuest & Kaleidotrope.

Stephanie Smith is a poet and sometime musician hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She really thinks zombies get a bad rap and would make better company than humans.

Richard Spuler's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines. He is currently working an a collection of short stories and poetry (Memorabilia and Other Assorted Forgettables). For nearly 20 years he has served as Senior Lecturer in German at Rice University in Houston, TX. He enjoys music and reading.

Jonathan Woods lives in Dallas, Texas.  His stories and reviews have appeared in Dogmatika, 3:AM Magazine, Sein und Werden, Plots with Guns, Pulp Pusher, Noir Originals and Thuglit.  His book of noir crime stories called No Way, Jose & Other Wild-Assed Crime Stories will be published by New Pulp Press in early 2010.  When not writing, he works part-time in a small art gallery in Dallas ( or travels, most frequently to Italy & Mexico.  Links to his published writings are at