Issue 2 :: Spring 2008

Cameron Gray was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and currently resides in Tasmania, studying Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania. His tools of the trade include a G4 eMac with Photoshop, Illustrator, Bryce, Poser, Gimp, and Vue, a Wacom Tablet, a Canon S2IS digital camera, and an infrared-converted Canon G5 camera. Cameron's work is regularly displayed at and

Fools & Intellects (art)

Worldly Divine (art)

Born in southern California, Jamie Dee Galey was sent to ninja school for eighty-two years and came back and drew comics. His comics are about him and things that affect him. Like ninjas, pirates, robots, poo, love, and children. He has two sons, "Stephen" and "Jacob". They are about to start ninja training and will be gone for most of a century. But should come back with a prolific amount of training to help their father in his quest to overthrow the world. And he has a girlfriend named Katie. He loves her so much and she is pretty and has boobies.

Day of the Dead (art)

d. richard pearce is a writer from the west coast of Canada. he is currently in exile because of crimes committed by his weasels. pearce writes in many perspectives, not least of which is third person, the style chosen for this biography. while this can be awkward and confusing in writing about oneself, it means that the label can be "BIO" and not "AUTOBIO." he likes writing sentences without Proper Casing, but only on personal websites or blogs, or, indeed, bios—never in stories—as he believes in saving avant-garde for the funny papers. more info can be found at

El Alebrije (stories)

Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the fiction/poetry collection "Sparks and Shadows". Her work has appeared in a wide variety of print and electronic publications, including Strange Horizons, Farthing, Full Unit Hookup, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, ChiZine, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Masques V. You can learn more at

Subtlety (poetry)

Erik Williams is a twenty-nine-year-old writer who lives with his wife in Southern California. Since October, 2005, he's found homes for his work at Down in the Cellar, From The Asylum, Black Ink Horror, and other small-press venues. Not a large list of accomplishments, but Erik's wife seems impressed.

Four Torments and a Judgment (stories)

Samantha Henderson lives in Southern California with various fauna. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, ChiZine, Fantasy Magazine, Lone Star Stories, and Weird Tales.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Stage IV (poetry)

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Sam — Sharp Walls (art)

Sam (art)

Rise (art)

Kirstyn McDermott was born on Halloween, an auspicious date that perhaps accounts for her lifelong attraction to all things dark, mysterious, and bumpy-in-the-night-ish. She has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Shadowed Realms, Redsine, Southern Blood, and Island. Her short fiction has been nominated for two Ditmar Awards, and has received an Aurealis Award Honourable Mention and three Honourable Mentions in Datlow and Windling's Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Kirstyn lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is a member of the SuperNOVA writers' group. She is currently working on a novel-length manuscript.

Painlessness (stories)

Jim Kacian is an internationally-acclaimed poet, theorist, motivator, editor, and publisher. He has published seven books, which have won major awards; authored How to Haiku as well as numerous articles on haiku form and praxis; co-founded the World Haiku Association, which encourages poets from around the world to share haiku and theory, as well as being a long-time board member of the Haiku Society of America; edits South by Southeast and Frogpond (the international membership journal of the Haiku Society of America); and owns and operates Red Moon Press, the most prestigious publishing house dedicated to haiku in the world.

Watching the playoffs (poetry)

Kristine Ong Muslim's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Adbusters, Down in the Cellar, Jupiter, The Pedestal Magazine, Spinning Whorl, Sybil's Garage, Tales of the Talisman, turnrow, and GUD. Her publication history is at…/.

Dolls (poetry)

John Walters is an American writer, a Clarion graduate, currently living in Greece with his Greek wife and five sons. To pay the bills, he teaches English as a second language. He has had stories published in Talebones, Altair, Full Unit Hookup, and other magazines.

The Disappearance of Juliana (stories)

Neal Blaikie is originally from Northwest Florida, but now lives with his wife and daughter in a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, where he works for the local school district. He has had one story appear in Interzone, and has others forthcoming in The Dos Passos Review and Gargoyle. By the time this appears in print, he will be moments away from finishing an MFA at California State University, Fresno.

Offworld Friends are Best (stories)

Hugh Fox is a seventy-five-year-old writer, originally from Chicago, but after marrying a Peruvian and later a Brazilian and spending years in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Chile, etc., he has become totally Latinized. A hundred books published, poetry, novels, criticism, archaeology, history, memoirs. Check out Hugh Fox on Internet Search. Especially look for "Way, Way Off the Road", a literary memoir.

Monkeyshine (stories)

Thou Shalt (stories)

Jeremy C. Shipp's written creations inhabit various magazines, anthologies, and drawers. They include over thirty publications, like ChiZine, Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, Hub Magazine, Bare Bone, The Harrow, and Until Someone Loses an Eye. While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately-haunted Victorian farmhouse. He's currently working on many stories and novels and is losing his hair, but not because of the ghosts. Vacation, his first published novel, debuted this year from Raw Dog Screaming Press. You can visit his online homes at… and

Baby Edward (stories)

A journalist and prizewinning short-fiction writer, Vanessa Gebbie also teaches Creative Writing, specialising in groups of marginalised adults. She founded and edits her own e-zine for writing from those whose lives have been touched by addiction, at She is Assistant Editor of the small-press literary short-story and poetry magazine Cadenza. The first part of her novel in progress, "Boy in the Tunnel", won the 2007 Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year Competition. Her first short fiction collection will be published in March, 2008, by Salt Publishing of Cambridge, UK.

Jamie Hawkins' Muse (stories)

Joseph Love has dropped out of three colleges, urinated on Faulkner's grave, and stalked J.D. Salinger. He is not particularly proud of any of these. He now drives a short bus around the country. He is twenty-one.

Freight (stories)

Mike Capp (…), Justin Hillgrove (, and Shana Marcoullier ( are all Washington-based artists. They share a studio in Everett, WA and all three enjoy art in all its forms. Visit their individual websites to see more.

Untitled Collaborative (art)

Rusty Barnes co-founded and oversees Night Train ( He maintains webspace at

Under The Flowers a Carcass Waits (poetry)

Tina Connolly works as a face painter in Portland, OR. Her poems have appeared in Strange Horizons and her stories in Son and Foe and Heliotrope. She is a graduate of Clarion West 2006 and has a website at

The Salivary Reflex (stories)

Scott Christian Carr is a professional writer and television producer. His paranormal series "Dead Tenants" is currently airing on TLC, and his latest reality series "The Mole People" will be debuting soon on A&E. He's the creator of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature film "The NUKE Brothers" as well as the tie-in series "The LAST Wizard" and "KID Apocalypse" and the comic book "The Continuing Adventures of FAT Man and Little Boy..." His fiction has been featured in Pulp Eternity and Horror Quarterly and he is the author of "Champion Mountain", a novel of superhero family dysfunction.
Visit him at…

Nan (stories)

Christopher Buecheler has been writing since age eleven, and writing well since age twenty-one. You can read more at

By Zombies; Eaten (stories)

Paul Haines was raised in the 1970s in the wrong part of Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Australia in the 1990s. Having vowed to never call it home, he now lives in Melbourne with his family. He's been published in NFG, Ideomancer, Aurealis, Orb, Agog!, Dark Animus, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and others. He's made the Honorable Mentions list for Datlow's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror several times. Paul survived the inaugural Clarion South Writers Workshop and has won an Aurealis Award and three Ditmars. His first short-story collection, "Doorways for the Dispossessed", was published by Prime Books.

The Festival of Colour (stories)

Jeff Somers was born in New Jersey. After an unremarkable childhood spent eating crayons, a series of head traumas resulted in a sudden interest in writing. In 1995, Jeff began publishing his own magazine, The Inner Swine ( Somehow this has not retarded his writing career. He has published dozens of short stories, including "Ringing the Changes," which was selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories for 2006. He has published two novels, "Lifers" in 2001 and "The Electric Church" in 2007. Aspiring to some day deserve his wife, Jeff plays chess and holds off despair with cocktails.

closer in my heart to thee (stories)