ALDO ALVAREZ's collection of short stories, INTERESTING MONSTERS, is forthcoming in September 2001 from Graywolf Press. He teaches creative writing as a Visiting Writer at Indiana University at Bloomington. He received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York and a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University (SUNY). He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998.
Jameson Currier is the author of WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS (Overlook Press), DANCING ON THE MOON, a collection of short stories (Penguin), and the documentary film, Living Proof. His short fiction has been anthologized in MEN ON MEN 5, ALL THE WAYS HOME, OUR MOTHERS, OUR SELVES, CERTAIN VOICES, EX-LOVER WEIRD SHIT, and BEST GAY EROTICA. His story "Guides", which originally appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (Vol 1, No 1), is featured in BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 3. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, his reviews and essays on gay and AIDS-related literature have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, The Dallas Morning News, Art & Understanding, Body Positive, Lambda Book Report, David's Place Journal, and The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review. He currently lives in Manhattan and is an editor at The New York Blade News.
Visit Jameson Currier's site at http://members.aol.com/jimcurrier/currier.html.
R. Erica Doyle is a New Yorker of Trinidadian descent, currently residing in Washington, DC where she teaches creative writing to children and adults. She is currently at work on a novel, EYE OF THREE. Her book reviews, articles and poetry have appeared in the Washington Blade, Women in the Life, and Sinister Wisdom. She is a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for African-American Poets, and has recevied grants and an award in poetry from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Council of DC.
John Gilgun has published five books:
Aaron Jason grew up in The Valley ("fer sure"), San Francisco, and now lives in New York City where he is pursuing the Creative Writing MFA at The New School. He is fiction editor for the online journal Doorknobs and Bodypaint and has had work appear in Occam's Razor, WatershedLiterary Review, and most recently in MEN ON MEN 7.
Leslea Newman is an author and editor whose 27 books include OUT OF THE CLOSET AND NOTHING TO WEAR, HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES, THE FEMME MYSTIQUE, PILLOW TALK: Lesbian Stories Between The Covers, and PILLOW TALK 2, all published by Alyson Publications, THE LITTLE BUTCH BOOK and IN EVERY LAUGH A TEAR, both published by New Victoria Publishers and A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, published by Firebrand Books. In 1997, she was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for poems included in her book, STILL LIFE WITH BUDDY, a novel told in fifty poems about the passionate friendship between a lesbian and a gay man living with AIDS, published by Pride & Imprints. Her story, "Whatever Happened to Baby Fane?" will appear in her forthcoming book, GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS: a novella and short stories, to be published by Alyson Publications in December 1999.
Visit Leslea Newman's website at http://www.lesleanewman.com.
Jim Provenzano writes the irreverent Sports Complex for the Bay Area Reporter. His fiction has been published in MEN ON MEN 2000, CONTRA/DICTION, BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1996, WAVES, QUEER VIEW MIRROR and other anthologies. Degrees include a BFA in Dance and an MA in English. He is the author of PINS, the acclaimed debut novel about gay high school wrestlers (Myrmidude Press).
Cecilia Tan is a professional fiction writer who works have appeared everywhere from Ms. magazine to Penthouse, and in many anthologies including DARK ANGELS: Lesbian Vampire Stories (Cleis Press), QUEER VIEW MIRROR (Arsenal Pulp Press), ON A BED OF RICE (Anchor Books), SWITCH HITTERS (Cleis), BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1997, and BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 1999 (Touchstone). She holds a masters degree in writing from Emerson College and her collection of erotic short stories, BLACK FEATHERS, was published in 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Visit Cecilia Tan's website at http://www.circlet.com/pub/u/ctan/home.html.
Marnie Webb is currently living and writing in the Los Angeles area.
Visit Marnie Webb's website at http://waynesworld.ucsd.edu/~mwebb.