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.
Born in South Wales in 1964, at an early age Dominy Clements wanted nothing more than to be a writer. He trained as a musician however, and still works as a freelance composer and flautist in The Netherlands, where he moved in 1987. Now that the domestic chaos of children precludes almost all musical activity in his tiny flat he has returned to writing, and was pleasantly surprised to find, like 'The Archers', he could return to it after 30 years without feeling he had missed anything.
Scott Dekatch studied at Bowling Green (OH) creative writing program in the early '90s. Singer/guitarist in many a short-lived rock band from '93 - '01. Slaved as a political organizer for a few years. Resigned from that in '03 to pursue more artistic pipe dreams. Frequent performer on Chicago's spoken word 'scene' and also has forthcoming publications in 'Creative Soup Zine (Warminster PA, USA) and 'Monday Night (SF Bay Area, CA USA)'. Author of 2 chapbooks, 'Oceans and Landmass' and 'talking around reason'. Finished first novel 'Windy City Skint'.
Kevin Doran is a writer, poet and photographer from London who was raised in Australia, England and Ireland. He is currently back in England, studying a B.A. Hons. in Journalism and Creative Writing. He has poetry published or forthcoming in iota, Zygote in my Coffee, bottle rockets, remark., Defenestration, paper wasp, Simply Haiku, Mastodon Dentist, DADA Yow!, zafusy and Psychopoetica; and photography/digital photography in or forthcoming in Mastodon Dentist, Sein und Werden and DADA Yow!. This is his second appearance of poetry in Sein und Werden. His haphazard blog can be found here http://kevindoran.blogspot.com
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.
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.
Brent Powers has published short fiction in The Blotter, Dream People, Mad Hatters Review, Right Hand Pointing, Story Garden, Unlikely Stories and others. He is also a novelist. "The Dog's Tooth" (Xlibris, 2002) promises to enjoy the same large readership, if not the critical attention, of "Finnegans Wake". He hides out in the San Francisco Bay Area. He turned to writing at an early age when Jean Simmons told him to get lost.
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. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection Ink (Gypsy Lips Press).
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.
Rebecca Williams is a perpetual learner, teacher and observer. She is 31 years old, the mother of three and lives in rural Virginia. A sometimes reluctant writer of poetry and fiction, she tends to work in the darkest place of all -- human psychology.