Contributors’ Notes

Jaimy Gordon’s fourth novel, Lord of Misrule, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2010, and was a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award; it also won the Tony Ryan Award for the year’s best book about horse racing. Gordon’s previous novels include Bogeywoman, a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2000, and She Drove Without Stopping, which brought her an Academy-Institute Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters. She also translates from the German, especially the fiction of Maria Beig. A long-time member of the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she is on the permanent faculty of the Prague Summer Program for Writers.

John Myers is a social worker. He grew up in the Endless Mountains and lives in Tucson. He has work forthcoming in H_NGM_N, inter|rupture, Animal Shelter, and nin. He’s the founding editor of C. He disguises http://www.ineffectualeffigy.tumblr.com.

JoAnna Novak is the author of Something Real (dancing girl press), a sequence of flash fictions. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Washington University and an M.F.A. in poetry from UMass-Amherst. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Web Conjunctions, Alice Blue Review, and Octopus among othersShe lives in Massachusetts.

Laura Page is a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University, where she studied Literature and Sociology and was awarded her program’s Herman Schmeling Award for Non-Fiction Writing in 2011. She is an avid reader and writer of poetry and an occasional contributor at The Review Review, where she puts her love of literary theory and criticism to use. Laura’s work has appeared in Decades Review, The Magill Review, and The Fredericksburg Literary Review. She hopes to complete work on a larger body of poetry within the next year.

F. Daniel Rzicznek’s collections and chapbooks of poetry include Vine River Hermitage, Divination Machine, Neck of the World, and Cloud Tablets. He is also co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press). He teaches writing at Bowling Green State University.

Nat Sufrin is based in Chicago. His writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, RHINO, Swarthmore Literary Review, The Death and Life of American Cities, and in a video series from Modo de Usar & Co (Brazil). New work is forthcoming in DIALOGIST.

Sidney Thompson is the author of the short story collection Sideshow.  His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such literary journals as the The Southern Review, Carolina Quarterly, Prick of the Spindle, Grey Sparrow Journal, Ragazine.CC, Danse Macabre, Ostrich Review, Clapboard House, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, NANO Fiction, and theNewerYork’s Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature.  He lives in Denton, Texas, where he teaches creative writing at Texas Woman’s University.

Kem Joy Ukwu’s fiction has appeared in Blue Lake Review, Carve Magazine, and Blackberry: A Magazine and is forthcoming in [PANK] and Jabberwock Review. “Speakers & Headphones” was selected as a Top-25 finalist for Glimmer Train’s June 2012 Fiction Open Contest. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently lives with her husband in New Jersey.

Paul Vogel lives in Milwaukee. His poems have appeared in The Blue Canary, Burdock, Oxford Magazine, and Everyday Genius. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Seneca Weintraut is currently an M.F.A. candidate in the Painting department at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He is originally from Mt. Vernon, Indiana, received his B.F.A. from Ball State University, attended Pratt Institute as an M.F.A. candidate and completed Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency  in August of this year.

Cindy Zelman is a graduate of the Solstice MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her chapbook, What’s in a Butch’s Purse and other humorous essays, is forthcoming in 2014 from Winged City Chapbook Press. Her creative nonfiction has been published in numerous journals including Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Feminist Studies, The Huffington Post, and Cobalt Review. To read her blog and to see a list of her publications, see www.cindyzelman.com.