Tantra Bensko, MFA, teaches Experimental Fiction online and is the editor of Exclusive Magazine and maintains the resource website, Experimental Writing. She is the author of Watching the Windows Sleep, published by Naissance Press as well as over 120 creative writing publications, and many pieces of literary theory.

Alexis Child hails from Toronto, Canada; horror in its purest form. She works at a Call Crisis Centre befriending demons of the mind that roam freely amongst her writings and 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, Estronomicon eZine, Midnight Lullabies Anthology, Sein und Werden, Sinfully Twisted Magazine, Tales of the Talisman, Sinister Tales and elsewhere. Her book, Devil in the Clock, will be released in print in the near future by Witch Finder Press. Visit her website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/

B. Drew Collier denies ever smuggling bovine growth hormones but once tried to purchase a retired US Border Patrol vehicle at auction. It smelled like Keith Richards' billiard room and the memory may have influenced the story in this issue of Sein und Werden.

Dominy Clements (UK, 1964) trained as a flautist and composer at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has had numerous short stories published, and lives in The Hague employed at the Royal Conservatoire, and as a freelance musician, writer and translator.

Risa Denenberg is an aging hippy currently living in Seattle. She earns her keep as a nurse practitioner. Recent poems have appeared online at Mudlark, Soundzine, Exercise Bowler, and Umbrella.

After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans (street musician, psych-tech, riverboat something-or-other, door-to-door poetry peddler, etc.), Matt Dennison finished his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University where he won the National Sigma Tau Delta essay competition (as judged by X.J. Kennedy).  His work has appeared in GUD, Other Poetry, The Ugly Tree, Prole, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cider Press Poetry Review, Mad Hatters' Review, Natural Bridge, Existere, and A Cappella Zoo, among others.  He currently lives in a 105-year-old house with "lots of potential" and can be reached at columbusmatt@cableone.net.

Bruce Dodson is a photojournalist who also writes fiction and poetry in Seattle Washington. 2010 publications include: Fiction International, Off the Coast, Blue Collar Review and Every Day Poets. 

Michael Estabrook is a baby boomer who began getting his poetry published in the late 1980s. Over the years he has published 15 poetry chapbooks, his most recent entitled "They Didn't Leave Notes." Other interests include art, music, theatre, opera, and his wife who just happens to be the most beautiful woman he has ever known.

RL Greenfield lives in Los Angeles.  His poems and prose have been published in more than 60 literary quarterlies & reviews such as Stride Magazine, The New York Quarterly, The Minnesota Review,  New Verse News.  In 1995 he received a National Endowment of The Arts fellowship for a mss of poems.  That year he created a televsion program for literature & writers.  He produced & hosted 150 one-hour shows.

Josepha Gutelius' recent poetry appears in Salt River Review, Jivin' Ladybug, Rattlefish Critical Review, Argotist. Her latest story, "Being Orpha," can be read in Backhand Stories. Published plays include "RASP/Elektra" and "Veronica Cory."

Michael Haanel is an artist living in Portland, Oregon

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick is a native Texan and recent graduate from the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program. She previously worked as a Title Agent, researching wills and other documents in dusty courthouses across Texas. Now, she's finding inspiration by wandering NYC, shooting photography, and writing strangers' conversations in her notebook. Shannon recently completed her first manuscript of essays and poetry. She lives and writes in New York.

Martin Heavisides is a contributing editor to Linnet's Wings; recently published his first novel, Undermind; The Living Theatre has given a live staged reading of one of his seven full length stage plays, Empty Bowl, which first appeared in Linnet's Wings (Summer 2008). Besides Sein und Werden, Mad Hatter's Review, monkeybicycle, Gambara, Jeremiad, Studies in Contemporary Satire, Cella's Round Trip,  FRiGG and Black Cat Review are among the publications his work has appeared in. He has won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and a Harbourfront Discovery Prize. He is the soul of modesty and very fond of small animals.

Juleigh Howard-Hobson is a widely published essayist, short story writer and formalist poet. Named a Million Writers Award "Notable Story" writer, she has been nominated for both the Pushcart and the Best of the Net. Her fiction has appeared in Key Hole Magazine,The Non Euclidian Cafe Journal, Aesthetica, The Loch Raven Review, Going Down Swinging, Whistling Shade, Broken City and many other places -- both in print and in cyberprint. Born in England and raised in Australia and the US, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a special garden there.

A Wisconsin native born in 1960,
Rick Hutchinson briefly studied art at the University of Wisconsin- Baraboo and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. As life takes it's turns, so did his education, but his passion for creating never ceased. After a fifteen year brush and paint hibernation, Rick began painting again in 2004 and considers himself mainly self-taught. The intention of Rick's art is to transport the viewer into a mindscape where the surreal and reality meet.

Rachel Kendall is the editor of this zine. She's also the writer of that story. Other works of fiction can be found in her short story collection The Bride Stripped Bare, published by Doghorn Press in 2009 and in a number of anthologies and magazines including Nemonymous, Cabala, Darkness Rising 5, In Blood We Lust and the soon-to-be-published Butcher Knives and Body Counts by Dark Scribe Press. Her website is www.kissthewitch.co.uk

Leigh Knight has spent many years refining his skills of nothing in particular. Having achieved that goal, he then went on to talk of studying procrastination. He recieved his Masters in Cynicism from the Institute of Bitter & Twisted Outlooks in 1972 and has been a successful practicing cynic ever since.

Ron Koppelberger is new to the field of art but he began drawing about 12 years ago and has over seven hundred pieces of art now. He loves to create and nothing thrills him more than seeing his work in print. The creative process is a thrill for him as is influencing the viewer in a positive way, in a thought provoking way. One of his primary goals involves touching the viewer and giving them a gift, the gift of a long forgotten memory or perhaps a special insight that may not have been apparent. His websites are ronniewk.weebly.com, and Shadowsatnighttide.weebly.com

Kari Larsen dwells on the banks of the mighty Susquehanna.

Marc Lowe has been deleted, erased.  He currently resides everywhere and nowhere.  Perhaps one day he will reappear in the form of a black moth, emerging from the mouth of infinity.

Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His work has appeared in various print/online zines, including Carcinogenic, Sex & Murder Magazine, Horror, Sleaze & Trash, Graffiti Kolkata, Danse Macabre, Counterexample Poetics, Heavy Bear, The Medulla Review, etc. In the past year he has authored a number of chapbooks, including 'Debris', (Erbacce-Press), 'Final Fragments', (Calliope Nerve Media), & 'The Death-Streaked Air' (Virgogray Press). A collection of poems, 'Attributes', is forthcoming from 'Desperanto'.

David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there on an island in a large lake called Mälaren, very near to Stockholm, with woman, cats, and a couple of large black and tan dogs. He is an atheist, an anarchist and generally disgusting. He has a BA in History from Balliol, Oxford, and an MA in philosophy, taken much later and much more seriously studied for, from Stockholm. Up to date details of well over a thousand poems in various zines over the last three years or so and several available books and chapbooks, including three print full lengths, a few print chapbooks, and a free electronic chapbook, are at his blog at http://mourningabortion.blogspot.com

COREY MESLER has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the author of four novels, 2 books of short stories, 2 full-length collections of poetry, as well as numerous chapbooks of poetry and prose.  He and his wife own Burke's Book Store in Memphis TN.

Sherry Musick joined the circus not long ago and did such a poor job as Clara Bell the Clown that she was shipped off to the nunnery to pray for our sins and create art in her cell. Sister Clara Bell's artwork can be viewed at: www.723.com/waiting_for_god  where she does just that-----waits for god.

Stephen Muret lives and writes in Tidewater, Virginia. He has more than twenty publications in venues as various as Slow Trains Literary Journal, Alienskin Magazine, The Medulla Review, Bent Pin, Jack Magazine and Ducts.

Yarrow Paisley lives in Western Massachusetts, on the third floor, with his son. His prose has been seen in 3rd bed, Web Conjunctions and Abjective, among others, with more fiction soon to appear in Diagonal Proof.  He also has poetry forthcoming at Clockwise Cat and Gutter Eloquence Magazine.

Augustus Peake is currently teaching English in the UAE. He has been an English teacher for almost 20 years and has worked in various locations including Japan, Greece and Saudi Arabia.

Craig Podmore is from Manchester, UK. Erbacce Press published his first book, I Am a Gun last year and just recently his second collection entitled The Abattoir Heavens and The Holy Ghost. His material has also appeared on many online zines such as Gloom Cupboard, The Plebian Rag, (in print and online) The Scottish Poetry Review, Alabaster & Mercury Vol.1 (in print), Epic Rites (in print and online), Ditch, Poetry, Danse Macabre, Calliope Nerve, Horror, Sleaze, Trash and Sex and Murder Magazine. Craig is also a photographer and filmmaker.

Michelle Reale is an academic librarian on faculty at a university in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  Her work has been published in a variety of venues including Word Riot, The Los Angeles Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Moon Milk Review, Pank, elimae, Monkeybicycle and many others.  Natural Habitat, a chapbook of short fiction was published by Burning River in 2010. Upcoming collections are forthcoming from Thunderclap Press and Burning River in 2011.

AE Reiff writes of the Elizabethan new world, 18th century Pennsylvania and  herbs.  He makes  ceramic sculptures and fiction indexed at Encouragements for Planting.

Eliezra Schaffzin is at work on a novel, a story of magic, seduction, and the early American department store. Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming with AGNI Online, Word Riot, Barrelhouse, Work, and PANK, and can be found through her home page, www.schaffzin.com/eliezra. Her terrestrial home is in New England, where she has taught writing at Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Samantha Stiers' work has appeared or will appear in DIAGRAM, Web Conjunctions, Camera Obscura, and other magazines.

David Sutherland's work has been published in "The American Literary Review", "The Mid-American Review", "The Adirondack Review", "APR" and others. He has received a Rhysling Award and Pushcart Nomination for his work.
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