Aldo Alvarez's short fiction has seen print in The ARK/Angel Review, Pen & Sword Hypersite, The Blue Moon Review/Blue Penny Quarterly, Amelia, Art & Understanding, GayPlace Magazine, Christopher Street and BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1 (Little, Brown/Back Bay Books). His work will also be featured in CONTRA/DICTION: New Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press), out in November 1998. He received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York. Currently a Clifford D. Clark Fellow at Binghamton University, he teaches and pursues a Doctorate in English. He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998. Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, he currently lives in Binghamton, New York.
C. Bard Cole is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in zines such as Holy Titclamps, Dirty, and Boy Trouble, as well as in the book anthologies FLESH AND THE WORD 4 and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GAY EROTICA. His story "Anniversary," which originally appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (Vol 1, No 1), is featured in the new anthology MEN ON MEN 7. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, he attended Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
C. Bard Cole's website, the TLB DIARIES (http://home.earthlink.net/~cbardcole), features his essays, drawings and fiction.
T. Cooper os currently working toward an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her story, "What Things Seem" will appear in BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1999 (Cleis). She is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Out, Parenting, Tribe, and Girlfriends magazines, among others. Teresa is the editrix and co-publisher of the quarterly 'zine for dykes, The Fish Tank, where she can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curzon is one of the principal gay writers to walk the minefields of literary
Visit Daniel Curzon's website at http://home.pacbell.net/curzon/.
His newest novel is available for purchase online, hardback or paperback, at http://www.xlibris.com.OnlyTheGoodParts.html.
Linda Eisenstein's plays and monologues have been produced in theatres from New York to Australia -- most recently at Love Creek (NYC), SNAP!fest (Omaha), Alleyway (Buffalo), Queer Cafe (Baltimore), API (Kalamazoo), and Theatre Conspiracy (DC). Four of her plays are featured in BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 1997 and BEST STAGE SCENES 1997 (Smith and Kraus), including Three the Hard Way (winner, Gilmore Creek Play Competition - available from Dramatic Publishing), Marla's Devotion (All England Theatre Festival prize), and The Names of the Beast (winner, Sappho's Symposium). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Kalliope, Kinesis, Paramour, Cumberland Poetry Review, Whiskey Island, Anything That Moves and Icon. Her theatre reviews regularly run in the Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and Aisle Say. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Visit Linda Eisenstein's web page: http://www.en.com/users/herone
Robert Klein Engler lives in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared in Borderlands, Evergreen Chronicles, Hyphen, Christopher Street, The James White Review, American Letters and Commentary, Literal Latté, Blithe House Quarterly (Vol 2, No 1) and many other magazines and journals. His books of poetry, One Hundred Poems and Medicine Signs, are published by Alphabeta Press. He was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem "Three Poems for Kabbalah," which appeared in Fish Stories Collective 2., and "Flower Festival at Genzano" which appeared in Whetstone. His drawings appear in Black Elvis, Rio, and other e-zines. Examples of his writing are found online. Go to http://www.yahoo.com and search for "Robert Klein Engler." His books are available through amazon.com.
Drew Ferguson lives in Chicago, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College. His fiction has appeared in The James White Review, The Great Lawn, Blithe House Quarterly (Vol 1, No 2), and other literary journals.
Mare Freed is a writer based in Boston, formerly of Rochester, NY. Previous works of fiction have appeared in The Antioch Review, Zoetrope All-Story Extra, The Wisconsin Review, The HazMat Review, The Boston Poet and elsewhere. She works in the theatre as a technician and designer and has self-produced several of her plays in venues across the Northeast. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories.
Wendell Ricketts was born on Wake Island, an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and raised in various small towns on O'ahu, Hawai'i. He completed a Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, where he was the 1997-1998 Creative Writing Fellow. From 1981 to 1983 he was manuscript editor of the Journal of Homosexuality, and his book, LESBIANS AND GAY MEN AS FOSTER PARENTS, was published by the University of Southern Maine in 1991. His work has appeared in such publications as Contact Quarterly, The Advocate, Frontiers, Out, Dance Ink, Dance/USA Journal, Marriage and Family Review, QW, Spin, James White Review, Blue Mesa Review, Letters Magazine, and the anthologies DOING IT FOR DADDY (Pat Califia, Ed.), FOR THE BROTHER WHO WOULD BE MY LOVER (Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Ed.), and OUT IN ALL DIRECTIONS: The Almanac of Lesbian and Gay America (L. Witt, S. Thomas, & E. Marcus, Eds.).
He currently solicits short-story submissions for a new project, EVERYTHING I HAVE IS BLUE: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men About More-or-Less Gay Life. Information and submission guidelines are online at: http://home.earthlink.net/~uur/call.htm.
Visit Wendell Ricketts' website at http://home.earthlink.net/~uur/wendell.htm.
Raymond John Woolfrey is a Montreal writer and editor with short stories appearing in Queeries and Queer View Mirror 1 & 2, (Arsenal Pulp Press),The James White Review (Minneapolis) and Future Tense: New English Fiction from Quebec (Véhicule Press). His first story won Honourable Mention in Matrix magazine (Montreal) and he was awarded an Explorations grant from the Canada Council for EAST OF THE BIG Q, a forthcoming collection of stories about some of the hot Montreal men he's slept with. Écris-moi!
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