Allen Ashley is a writer, editor, poet, tutor and critical reader. He has featured many times in "Sein Und Werden" over the years and was the special guest editor for "The Unnatural World" issue. He is currently editing "The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica" for Alchemy Press - an anthology of astrologically themed stories. He is also the sole judge for the British Fantasy Short Story Competition 2013. www.allenashley.com

Sara Bickley is the poetry editor of The Germ

Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator and visual artist. His book of visual poems was recently published in the series This is Visual Poetry (thisisvisualpoetry.com/?p=1151) His works appeared in The New Post-Literate, A-Minor magazine, REM magazine, Cormac McCarthy's Dead Typewriter, The Otolith, Altered Scale, Ex-Ex-Lit, Truck, Maintenant, Apparent Magnitude, The Gin Mill Cowboy and many others. He is co-editor of Extreme Writing Community. Among the authors he had translated are Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein,  James Joyce, Kurt Schwitters, Anne Waldman, Charles Reznikoff, Billy Childish, Leonard Cohen and others.

Elaine Borthwick
was born in Glasgow and lives and works in Leeds, where there is a lively and diverse literary culture. Her poetry, prose, criticism, and artwork have appeared in a variety of publications.

Gary Budgen
grew up and lives in London. He has had about twenty or so stories published in magazines and short story anthologies including Interzone, Dark Horizons and the Where Are We Going anthology from Eibonvale press. He is a member of Clockhouse London Writers. He can be found at http://garybudgen.wordpress.com/

Cecelia Chapman
is an artist working in film, writing and visual media.  Black Love Letters with Jeff Crouch,  from the Mail Art Dossier, at ceceliachapman.com.

Robert Cole
is fiction editor for Cease, Cows. Robert is among the 2013 Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Competition winners and his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Menacing Hedge, Erbacce, Willows Wept Review, THIS Literary Magazine, Thirteen Myna Birds and GlassFire.  A collaborative chapbook by Robert and Juliet Cook will be published next year by Hyacinth Girl Press. He currently lives and works in Norman, Oklahoma. Find him at poymstuff.blogspot.com.

B. Drew Collier
supports equal rights for clones, replicants, transhumans, abstract entities and intelligent machines.

Juliet Cook'
s poetry has appeared within Arsenic Lobster, Barn Owl Review, Menacing Hedge, PEEP/SHOW, Ping Pong and many more print and online sources. She is the editor/publisher of Blood Pudding Press (print) and Thirteen Myna Birds (online). Juliet's first full-length poetry book, 'Horrific Confection' was published by BlazeVOX.  She also has oodles of published poetry chapbooks, most recently including FONDANT PIG ANGST (Slash Pine Press), Tongue Like a Stinger (Wheelhouse), POST-STROKE (Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 5), Thirteen Designer Vaginas (Hyacinth Girl Press) and her newest 2013 offering, POISONOUS BEATYSKULL LOLLIPOP, published by Grey Book Press. You may find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com

Jeff Crouch
blogs here: http://nothingandinsight.blogspot.com/

Matthew Harrison
lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. His writing has most recently appeared or will soon in Word Riot, Gargoyle, Atticus Review, The Boiler, Ping Pong, The Saint Ann's Review, and other journals.

Nicholas Alexander Hayes
is made of parts. Some organic; some inorganic. There are connections between these parts, but not all parts are connected to each other. He has written a few books; most recently the chapbook ThirdSexPot (Beard of Bees) and the short novel Between (Atropos). He and Terri Griffith have collaborated on fictional and critical writing. His blog Broken Zipper can be found at http://nicholas-alexander-hayes.tumblr.com/.

A.J. Huffman
is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.com.  She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals.  Most recently, she has accepted the position as editor for four online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurricanepress.com).  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222

Rick Hutchinson
was born 1960 in, and still resides at, Baraboo, Wisconsin. It was there at the age of 11 he found his passion for painting when his art teacher gave him a tin of watercolors. Even then Rick drew inspiration from the corridors of the subconscious, his first painting was composed of purple & brown dogs floating over a primordial landscape. Today, even after venturing through various upper academic institutions, Rick still relies on the minds inner realm to provide images for the worlds he creates with Acrylics on wood panel. Rick has artwork in collections throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Russia. More of Rick's work may be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rick_hutchinson/

They said they could rebuild him, and they did, which is the entire reason Beau Johnson continues to write today.  He lives in Canada with his wife and three boys, the youngest of which as bionic as he.

AJ Kirby
is the author of the novels Paint this Town Red, Bully and Sharkways, and the non-fiction book Fergie's Finest. He was one of 20 Leeds-based authors under 40 recently shortlisted for the LS13 competition. He blogs at http://paintthistownred.wordpress.com/

Tom Leins is a disgraced ex-film critic from Paignton, UK. He is currently working on his first novel: Thirsty & Miserable. Get your pound of flesh at Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead.

Bob Lock was born on the Gower Peninsular, Wales, back in the Dark Ages when there were no computers, televisions or FTL spaceships. (Ok, there still aren't any FTLs whilst writing this, but who knows how long this bio might be around?) Previously published in anthologies such as: Cold Cuts 1&2, Cone Zero, Cerne Zoo, Null Immortalis, Holiday of the Dead, A Clockwork Orchard - Rivets & Rain. He also has written the novellas: They Feed On Flesh, A Cloud of Madness, Eclectic Sheep That Androids Never Dreamed Of and the novels Flames of Herakleitos and The Empathy Effect.

Ellaraine Lockie
is a widely published and awarded poet who serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh.

D.E. Oprava is an artist, writer, and lecturer who does all of the above because he has to. He's terrified of what might happen otherwise.

AE Reiff writes why Jesus, the Dayman, Sun of Righteousness owns the sun and not Egypt at Insight Statutes.

Rachel Rodman
is a scientist, living in North Carolina.  She's been published in LabLit, PANK, and The Human Genre Project.

Jason E. Rolfe
is a writer of speculative and absurd fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous online and print venues including Wormwood, Sein und Werden, The Willows, and The Absent Willow Review. Jason co-edited the anthology Fear of the Dark in 2011, and saw the publication of his novella Synthetic Saints in 2012. For the past five years he has reviewed, essayed and interviewed books, fellow authors, editors and publishers at Bibliomancywww.jasonrolfe.blogspot.com

Sy Roth
comes riding in and then canters out. He resides in Mount Sinai, far from Moses and the tablets. This has led him to find words for solace.   He spends his time writing and playing his guitar. He has published in many online publications. One of his poems, Forsaken Man, was selected for Best of 2012 poems in Storm Cycle.  Twice selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway.  He was named Poet of the Month for the month of February in BlogNostics. Included in Poised in Flight anthology.  A Murder of Crows named Poem of the Week in Toucan.

Fabio Sassi
started making visual artworks after varied experiences in music and writing. He makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media. He uses logos, tiny objects and what is hidden, discarded or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. He still  prefers to shoot with an analog camera. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com

Tom Sheehan
served in the 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea 1951. Books are Epic Cures; Brief Cases, Short Spans; A Collection of Friends; From the Quickening. EBooks include Korean Echoes, Distinguished Military Award nomination and The Westering, National Book Award nomination. Newest eBook, from DanseMacabre/Lazarus/Anvil, 2013, is Murder at the Forum, an NHL mystery novel.

Noel Sloboda
is the author of the poetry collections Shell Games (sunnyoutside, 2008) and Our Rarer Monsters (sunnyoutside, 2013) as well as several chapbooks. He has also published a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein.

William L N Smith
is a Manchester based Teessider who writes poetry and poetic narratives which he sees as sort of bulletins to no-one in-particular, but would hope that anyone, everyone (or even someone) would hear something singular in. He likes to write at turns emotively and sinisterly, to make mischief at times, and at others be consoling. This may be because he has a short attention span and low serotonin. He often aims to reach altered states through sleep deprived, caffeine stimulated typing sessions.

Elmore Snoody is 38. He is currently finishing a degree in English lit.

J. J. Steinfeld is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot's arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books, including Disturbing Identities (Stories, Ekstasis Editions), Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), An Affection for Precipices (Poetry, Serengeti Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals internationally, and over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in North America.

Douglas Thompson is the author of seven novels: Ultrameta, Sylvow, Apoidea, Mechagnosis, Entanglement, and forthcoming in late 2013; Volwys and Freasdal from Dog Horn and Acair Publishing respectively.

Caleb True is a yank of all trades. He holds an M.A. in history. His writing can be found in places like Whole/Beast/Rag, The Madison Review, Moon City Review and elsewhere. Online he's at Calebtrue.tumblr.com.

Zack Wentz's work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Tyrant, Weird Tales, Black Clock, >kill author, Golden Handcuffs Review, decomP, Opium, NANO Fiction, Necessary Fiction, Mud Luscious, Nerve, 3: AM, Fiction International, A-Minor, Short Fast and Deadly, Mad Hatters' Review, Swink, Word Riot, elimae, Vestal Review, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, In Posse, Pindeldyboz, and elsewhere.  His novel The Garbageman and the Prostitute was published by Chiasmus Press.  He runs New Dead Families.

Kenton K. Yee has placed poetry and fiction in The Los Angeles Review, Café Irreal, PANK, Hobart, Word Riot, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, among others.  A theoretical physicist working in finance, he is starting his second year in Stanford's Online Novel Certificate program.  Follow him at Fictionaut: http://fictionaut.com/users/kenton-k-yee