Some notes on some Contributors:
John Brewer is a 39 year old photographer living in Bristol, UK. He is particularly interested in early photographic processes, Dada and Surrealism.
Charles Clifford Brooks III is from Jasper, Georgia USA and a freelance writer for Pickens Living, Paulding Living and Hall Living Magazines. His poetry has been published in AEGIS, Awen, Poetry Motel, Foliate Oak, Greenink, Confused in a Deeper Way, The Chimes, and Pulsar Magazine.
Joanne Cornelius is a Cleveland area poet whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in 103: The Journal of the Image Warehouse, the Cleveland Anthology of Poets, the deep cleveland junkmail oracle, First Person Plural, LYNX, Silent Fusion, Three-Chord Poems: Poetry Inspired by Rock & Roll, water*fire*light and several other publications including the chapbooks Mermaid on the Edmund Fitzgerald (deep cleveland press) and Electric Sun (Buckeye Midnight Press).
Terri Crane is the fine art critic for the popular online magazine, Linear Reflections. She's toured Europe, studying the masters in Paris, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.. Her work can also be seen in the United States.
Spyros Heniadis says - As an artist, I want to share the things I see. I want to share the thrill I get when looking at something that enraptures me and tugs at me. It's about everyday beauty, the things that we see so often we never really SEE them anymore. I am drawn to buildings, to people and to open stretches of land. Vastness always captivates me, the vastness of the land, and the vast depth of an expression. My primary means of capture is Digital photography, where instant feedback saves me the pain of lost opportunities. I print, mat and frame my own photos, sometimes using a local photo finisher for enlargements.
Mark Howard Jones lives in Cardiff and has had stories published in magazines, websites and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. His latest collection 'Night Country' is available from ProjectPulp.com or through the Whispers of Wickedness website.
Joe London lives in London (England).
Gary McMahon has previously placed fiction in magazines such as Midnight Street, All Hallows, Fusing Horizons, Nemonymous and Bare Bone, and in anthologies including Acquainted with the Night, Poe's Progeny, Potter's Field and Strange Pleasures 4.
Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke's Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country's oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Cranky, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and others. He has also been a book reviewer for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, published by Algonquin Books. Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. Nice blurbs from Lee Smith, John Grisham, Robert Olen Butler, Frederick Barthelme, and others. He has a new novel, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon, due out in 2005 from Livingston. His latest three poetry chapbooks are Chin-Chin in Eden (2003), Dark on Purpose (2004) and The Heart is Open (2005). He also claims to have written "It's my Party". Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe's dad and Cheryl's husband. He can be found at www.burkesbooks.com.
Christopher Morris has been, among other things, a DJ, a security guard, a calculus tutor, a bartender, an editor, and a record store clerk. He lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Silena Remillard is a 34 year old self taught artist from Massachusetts. Spawned from a hippie artist father, she is a self proclaimed art whore who dabbles in anything from commercial and graphic art to fine art and computer graphics, she spends her spare time fending off her hoard of three equally quirky creative children.
Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews and poetry reviews have appeared in over one hundred print and electronic publications. He has received three Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing and most recently he read his poetry on National Public Radio's Theme and Variations, a program that is broadcast over seventy NPR affiliates. He is the author of THE FATHERS WE FIND, a novel based on memory. Ries is also the author of five books of poetry - the most recent entitled The Last Time, which was just released by The Moon Press in Tucson, Arizona. He is the poetry editor for Word Riot and he is on the board of the Woodland Pattern Bookstore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You may find additional samples of his work by going to:http://www.literarti.net/Ries/ and you may write him at email@example.com
Peter Schwartz holds his B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing. He's lived and traveled through Israel, Egypt and Holland. He plays classical piano by ear. He is the editor of 'eye' which can be seen at www.watchtheeye.com. He has appeared in such journals as: Anthology, Barbaric Yawp, Curbside Review, Freefall, Poetalk, Porcupine, The Silt Reader, Writers' Journal and Zillah.
J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on-again/off-again guitarist from the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeast Ohio, USA. In addition to Sein und Werden, his poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection Ink (Gypsy Lips Press).
Shane Starling is from Perth, Western Australia. He lives in Brighton, England.
E. Mitchell Stone - Film, music, and paintings are primary influences on my writing. On a conscious level the work of Luis Bunuel, Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Alexandro Jodorowsky, and Man Ray. On a subconscious level of course everything from the banalities of Ed Wood or H.G. Lewis to Hitchcock is fair game. Musically, the residual stimulation of thought provoking tonalities - Brian Eno, Velvet Underground for example - have a magical occultism that rivals any therapy or inspiration. Losing the trappings of blatant symbolism seems to be the path to discarding pretention.
Richard Strachan was born in 1977 and currently lives in the Borders. He is completing his first novel, and has written short stories and articles for various small press magazines.
Weird Gears (aka Jason Ellison) lives in Manassas, Virginia, somewhere near a Civil War battlefield and a hundred stripmalls. He works as a teacher of young students and as a college instructor of courses in English composition and literature. Photography is a relatively new realm for him.
C. L. Bledsoe has work in over a hundred journals including Eyeshot, Clackamas, Hobart Pulp, Opium, The Cimarron Review, Nimrod, and Margie. He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine.