Issue 6 :: Summer 2010

Dave Migman is a writer, artist, and stone carver currently residing in Edinburgh. His poetry has appeared in Angelic Dynamo, The Rialto, The Glasgow Review, Poetry Monthly, Pulsar, and Harlequin. He is also a regular contributor for Polluto magazine. His first novel, The Wolf Stepped Out, is now available from Dog Horn Publishing.

Flat Worm (art)

Aliette de Bodard lives in Paris, where she has a job as a computer engineer. In her spare time, she writes speculative fiction: her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, and Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection. She is a Campbell Award finalist for 2009. Visit for more information.

As the Wheel Turns (stories)

E. H. Lupton lives in Wisconsin with her husband and her cat. In addition to studying library science, she runs marathons, draws a web comic, and makes things up. She can be reached at, or visit her website at

Salad Days (stories)

Andy B. Clarkson is an artist in Columbus Ohio. He has a background in commercial illustration and murals, though he now focuses on fine art and gallery exhibitions. His work will be shown in upcoming group shows at Last Rites Gallery in October 2009, and 1998 LA in January 2010. His previous work can be seen at his blog:

Thought Process (art)

Mystif Eye (art)

Jennifer Jerome is a native New Yorker. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various publications, including Ideomancer, ChiZine, The Pedestal Magazine, The Comstock Review, Flashquake, and So to Speak. For more about her work, cast your 'net at

Fire at the time factory (poetry)

Margaret Bashaar's work has appeared in or is forthcoming from such journals as The Pedestal Magazine, Caketrain, So to Speak, and Boxcar Poetry Review, among others. Her work is also forthcoming in the anthology Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 edited by Naomi Shihab Nye. She edits the journal Weave Magazine, co-hosts the poetry cabaret The TypewriterGirls, curates the Pittsburgh poetry calendar, and writes reviews for Weave Magazine and the MultiCultural Review. She can be reached at

The Dream Reader (poetry)

The Girl Who Married a Buddha (poetry)

Catherine Zickgraf is indebted to MySpace for helping her find her long-lost son whom she placed for adoption two decades ago--thus you can find her blog there:…. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, PANK, and the catalonian review.

Traveling (poetry)

Brett Elizabeth Jenkins currently lives and writes in Austin, Minnesota. She has her MFA from Bennington. Look for her work in Anderbo, PANK, The Potomac Review, decomP, and elsewhere. Email her at

Definitely Us (poetry)

Sue Williams is a British writer who lives in the USA. Her fiction has appeared in Narrative, Night Train, Salamander, Redivider, Dream Catcher, and numerous other books and magazines. Sue works as an Assistant Editor at Narrative Magazine and teaches writing seminars at Grub Street, Boston. She is working on the final draft of a novel, along with a story collection entitled, Touch Me, I'm a Monster. You can find her online at:

How to Recover From a Hundred-Year Sleep (stories)

Bob Evans: Over twenty, thirty, forty, and fifty. Dabbles in making images, photography, and mixed media. Been working as a wildland firefighter for several years. Lives with his wife, who raises dairy goats, outside Cody, Wyoming.…/ or

The Smoke (art)

Molly Horan is currently an MFA candidate at the New School University. Her YouTube channel,…, features author interviews and musings about footy pajamas. She also blogs at about cute tsar names, blessed Kateritykawitha, Dr. Seuss, and other worthy subjects.

Again (poetry)

Shweta Narayan has lived in six countries on three continents, and done rather a lot of bridging in the process. Her fiction and poetry tend to do the same, but this is the first time she's really poked at it so directly. Shweta's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, and the Beastly Bride anthology. She was the Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship recipient at the Clarion workshop in 2007. She can be found on the web at

Bridging (poetry)

Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship. He writes in Filipino and English. His books are Beneath an Angry Star (Anvil Publishing, Manila, 1992) and Salimbayan: Pagaspas sa Bintana (Sipat Publications, Manila, 1994). He moved to South Africa in 1994. He thanks William Burkholder for the birth of the poem "All You Had". Jim maintains a blog at

All You Had (poetry)

Sand Clings to My Toes, Daddy (poetry)

In real life, Rose Lemberg is an assistant professor of Marginal and Nostalgic studies at a large Midwestern university. In surreal life, she writes fiction and poetry for the sole purpose of throwing it at slushpiles. Her fiction was last seen at Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, and GUD. Her poetry popped up at Abyss & Apex and Goblin Fruit, among other venues, and has been nominated for the Rhysling award. She edits Stone Telling, a magazine of boundary-crossing poetry. Rose can be found at

Whale on the Roof (poetry)

Aunia Kahn was born and raised in Detroit, MI. Kahn's works are a combination of numerous disciplines wrapped into one, which create a hybrid art form consisting of melding photography, painting, and collage. Each work makes use of her own likeness in movie-like stills of elegant decadence, varying taboo and often controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding, and preconceived notions; yet she connects through honest feeling and emotions present in today's society. She designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears, and fables.

Rousing the Whirlwind (art)

Lou Antonelli has had fifty stories published in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia since he started writing speculative fiction in 2002. His stories have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Jim Baen's Universe, Dark Recesses, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, among others. His Texas-themed short story collection Fantastic Texas was published in 2009 by Wilder Publications, and his next collection, Texas and Other Planets, is forthcoming from the Merry Blacksmith Press.

Dispatches From The Troubles (stories)

Lindsey Duncan is a lifelong writer and professional Celtic harp performer, with short fiction and poetry in several speculative fiction publications. She feels that music and language are inextricably linked. She lives, performs, and teaches harp in Cincinnati, Ohio. She can be found on the web at….htm.

The Naming Braid (stories)

Elizabeth Kate Switaj's photographs have appeared in Carpe Diem Review, The Sylvan Echo, Schmap travel guides, and Kaleidowhirl as well as on the cover of Boxcar Poetry Review's 2006 anthology. Her professional experience includes teaching in cities throughout Japan, China, and the US. She is currently researching James Joyce (and drinking Guinness) at Queen's University Belfast. For more information visit

Erqi (art)

After twenty years of wandering desolate as a writer, Ferrett Steinmetz attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop in 2008 and was rejuvenated. Since then, he's sold stories to Asimov's Science Fiction (twice!), Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, among others, and otherwise has a marvelous collection of very personalized rejection letters. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, a well-worn copy of Rock Band ("Painkiller," Expert, four stars), and a friendly ghost. Should you want more of Ferrett Steinmetz, he blogs about puns, politics, and polyamory at The Watchtower of Destruction (

In The Garden of Rust and Salt (stories)

Ian McHugh is a grand prize winner in the Writers of the Future contest and a winner at Australia's Aurealis Awards. He graduated from Clarion West Writers' Workshop in 2006. His bibliography and links to read or hear most of his prior publications free online can be found at "Annicca" was inspired by a ten-day silent meditation retreat he attended in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Annicca (stories)

Bob Tippee writes from Houston, Texas, where he is a magazine editor. Born in St. Louis, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa.

Who You Talking To, Zone? (stories)

Bryan C. Murray, poet, graduate of Virginia Tech's MFA program, 2010 Winner of the Emily Morrison Poetry Prize, has published recently with Sou'wester, Dark Coast Press, The Legendary, and The Northville Review, among others. Bryan has completed a book-length manuscript, "full water," which is currently seeking a publisher. He was born and raised in the Bronx, NYC.

Crumpled Receipts (poetry)

Marina Richards's fiction and poetry have been published in Scalped, Blood Lotus, Foliate Oak, The Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Legendary, Pear7 Noir!, Up the Staircase, and Writer's Bloc (Rutgers University), among others. In 2010, she was nominated for the Million Writers Award for her short story "Lena". She lives with her husband and animals outside of Boston and is represented by literary agent Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management in New York City.

Doll (poetry)

Lavie Tidhar is the author of linked-story collection HebrewPunk (2007), novellas An Occupation of Angels (2005), and forthcoming Cloud Permutations (2009), and Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God (2010) and, with Nir Yaniv, the short novel The Tel Aviv Dossier (2009). He also edited anthologies A Dick & Jane Primer for Adults (2008) and The Apex Book of World SF (2009). He's lived on three continents and one island-nation, and currently lives in South East Asia.

The Last Butterfly (stories)

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers' Workshop, and her fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. For more about Caroline, check out her website at:

What Happens in Vegas (stories)

Lydia Ondrusek is a long-married mother of two who describes herself as writing her way out of a paper bag. Her fiction (mostly flash) and poetry can be found various places, including Flash Fiction Online and Apex Magazine. Like everyone else in this and all other parallel universes, she is writing a novel. Okay, two. She tries and mostly fails to keep updated, and spends too much time on Twitter, where she is known as @littlefluffycat.

Hateful (stories)

Arthur Wang has loved art since he was a kid. When growing up, his first venture into the field resulted in images of crashing and toxic trains and cargo, tanks, and little soldiers. Since then, his skills have evolved into something more refined, sometimes light and humorous, and others dark and lonesome. Arthur currently attends the Rochester Institute of Technology, and can be found at He's also an awesome cook.

Generation Gap (art)

Tara Deal is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press) and of the novella Palms Are Not Trees After All, which won the 2007 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize from The Texas Review Press. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as West Branch, Flyway,, and nthposition, among others. Visit her website at

Memoir: Murray Street (poetry)

Teresa Houle reads, drinks tea, and occasionally writes in Victoria, BC. She has a blog. And one day she'll update it.

soft and bright (poetry)

Richard Spuler's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines. He is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry (Memorabilia and Other Assorted Forgettables). For nearly twenty years he has served as Senior Lecturer in German at Rice University in Houston, TX. He enjoys music and reading.

Inner Fabric, Wall-to-Wall (poetry)

Matthew Sanborn Smith's work has appeared in ChiZine, Albedo One, and the StarShipSofa podcast and will soon appear at He podcasts at He thanks his dear friends Grant Stone and the late Mike Ramshaw for their valuable input during the writing of "Maisy's Many Souls".

Maisy's Many Souls (stories)

Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, narrator, and graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers' Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shimmer, Basement Stories, Steampunk Tales, Abyss & Apex, and The Way of the Wizard, among others. He writes about genre television and fiction for and about beer and wine at His podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, StarShipSofa, and Lightspeed Magazine. Rajan lives in Brooklyn, where he's a member of the NYC-based Altered Fluid writing group.

Doors (stories)

Jonathan Hobratsch was born in Dallas, Texas. He received his MFA at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Currently, he lives in New York City and teaches at Pace University.

Moonlight Sonata for a Proto-Surrealist (minor keys only) (poetry)