Allen Ashley works as a writing tutor with five regular groups across north London, including the prestigious Clockhouse London Writers. He also co-hosts a regular jazz-poetry event with Sarah Doyle. Recent publications have appeared in "The BFS Journal", "Wordland", and two anthologies from Alex Davis's Boo Books. Plus he is inordinately proud at having had the "Poem of the Month" on display at the Dugdale Theatre, Enfield throughout the whole of May 2014.
Tantra Bensko teaches fiction writing through UCLA X Writers Program, Writers College, and elsewhere. She has books out, including a chapbook from ISMs Press, and a couple hundred flashes, short stories, novelettes, and a novella in journals such as Surrealist Clustered Illuminations, and in anthologies including Women Writing the Weird, and Surreal South. http://lucidmembrane.weebly.com/
Russ Bickerstaff is a professional theatre critic and aspiring author living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. An evolving catalogue of his published short fictions can be found at his online Internarrational Where Port at http://ru3935.wix.com/russ-bickerstaff
Gary Budgen grew up and still lives in London, UK. He has had fiction published in various places including anthologies such as Where are We Going?; The Urban Green Man anthology; After the End; and Suffer Eternal 2. He has also been published in magazines like Interzone, Dark Horizons, Ethereal Tales, Morpheus Tales, M-Brane SF, Sein und Werden and Theaker's Quarterly. Recent stories can be found in After the Fall and Breaking the Rules, both from Boo Books. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University and is a member of London Clockhouse Writers. He can be found at http://garybudgen.wordpress.com/
Sally Burnette holds a degree from Eckerd College with majors in Creative Writing and Literature. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Poetica, the London Literary Project, Crack the Spine, Bop Dead City, and Futures Trading, and is upcoming in The Great American Poetry Show. This fall, she will begin her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at Emerson College.
Cecelia Chapman is an American artist working in video, graphic design and text. www.ceceliachapman.com
Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. His illustrations have appeared in books of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, young adult fiction and children's books. Awards for his illustration work include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. His short fiction has appeared in magazines, anthologies and 4 collections. Seven of his novels have been published, the most recent being, The Door That Faced West, released by Lazy Fascist Press. He and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon. www.alanmclark.com
Set up with the avowed intention of "taking over the genre". the members of Clockhouse London Writers have recently celebrated publications in and/or sales to markets such as BFS Journal, Tube Flash, "Kneeling in the Silver Light", "After The Fall", Wordland, Whortleberry Press, Centrifugal Eye and Prole Magazine. As a collective they have previously featured in "Sein und Werden - OuLiPo" and "Sein und Werden - Auto Da Fe".
B. Drew Collier prefers breakfast at Senorita Kitty's Mexican Tea House, Home of the Earl Grey Taco and the world famous Enchila-di-da.
Jeff Crouch is an internet artist living in Texas with many blogs. Google him.
Esther Greenleaf Murer lives in Philadelphia. She has been writing poetry all her life, but got serious about learning the craft when she turned 70. Since then her poems have appeared in numerous webzines, most recently in KIN, where she was featured poet in the May 2014 issue. Her first collection, Unglobed Fruit, appeared in 2011. Links to many of her poems may be found at http://esthergreenleafmurer.blogspot.com
Zachary Scott Hamilton grew up in Oregon, and spent many years traveling, where he began a fascination for the composed word. On occasion he writes for METAZEN. His booklet IDENTIFICATION (authored with Brandy Gump of The Miss Rockaway Armada) won an AxP award, and can be purchased at Powell's Books, Last Word (Olympia,WA) and Floating World Comics.
Martin Heavisides is a contributing editor to Linnet's Wings (soon to publish a selection he's handpicked from the poetry of Blake with his introduction): author of a novel, Underrmind; one of his seven full length plays, Empty Bowl, was given a live reading by The Living Theatre in New York (and published in Linnet's Wings (Summer 2008). Mad Hatter's Review, Gambara, Cella's Round Trip, Journal of Compressed Creativity and FRIGG are also among the sane and sensible journals that have accepted his work. http://theevitable.blogspot.com and http://www.thelinnetswings.org/
Andrew Hoaen is a very new poet though he has been writing on and off for a long time. Piranha is his second poem. HeI looks forward to writing some more poems. He is working on a new series called 'chumbling' which deal with post traumatic stress.
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 mind's 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/
Mark Howard Jones lives in Cardiff. His 2006 novella The Garden Of Doubt On The Island Of Shadows (ISMs Press) drew praise from Ray Bradbury, among others. He is the author of the collections Songs From Spider Street (SD Publishing, 2010) and Brightest Black (SD publishing, 2013) and editor of the anthology Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales From Wales (SD Publishing, 2014).
AJ Kirby is the author of the novels 'When Elephants Walk Through The Gorbals', 'Sharkways', 'Paint this town Red', 'Bully', and 'Perfect World' and numerous short fictions (though none have previously featured condors). He lives in Leeds with his partner Heidi (who works in the head office of a major supermarket - and hopefully won't take offence at his story) and his five-month old son Leon, who loves twisting and shouting.
Andrew Pidoux is the author of a book of poetry, Year of the Lion (Salt Publishing, 2010), and the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the UK's Society of Authors. He has a master's degree in Creative Writing (poetry and the short story) from The University of St. Andrews. Recent fiction has appeared in Brittle Star, Litro, Orbis, and Stand.
Michael Prihoda was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. He currently attends university and writes poems and stories. He loves nature, animal crackers, and falling asleep.
Rachel Rodman writes and teaches in North Carolina. Her work has been published in LabLit, PANK, and The Human Genre Project.
For around ten years, Nelly Sanchez has been making cut-outs. She has been published in journals such as Mung Being, Temporel... She has also participed in exhibitions : in 2012, at Paris -"Femmes/Hommes. Stéréotypes à l'oeuvre", galerie ABB (Belleville, Paris)-, in 2013, at Pézenas (Hérault, France) and in 2014 at Mestre (Italia) - "Quand saro più grande", La Casa della Renna- and Dieppe (Seine-Maritime, France). She has also illustrated writings like La Falaise était nue (Bernard Baritaud). Her artwork can be seen at http://nellysanchez.com
Rachel Smith, artist and educator, lives and works in Sheffield. She is currently researching a Fine Art PhD Drawing out Language, at Sheffield Hallam University. Her work sits between conceptual writing and art. The processes of drawing language, writing sound, and reading as image production are used to explore our fragmentary experience of communication. Most recently she has exhibited art work in the Text Festival, Bury and as an agent of Sharon Kivland for the Leeds College of Art Library Interventions project. For more information see her blog: www.rachelartsmith.blogspot.co.uk
Elmore Snoody is 39 and lives in West Virginia.
Jonah Wilberg is a poet and digital artist. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Essex, and his interests include Surrealism and computer-assisted poetry. He is the creator of 'The Augmented Imagination Project', which can be found on his website: www.jonahwilberg.net
Ali Znaidi (b. 1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002 from the University of Sfax for the South. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translation. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He authored four poetry chapbooks including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon's Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of A Hurricane Press, 2014). Links to his published and forthcoming works can be found at aliznaidi.blogspot.com