LISICKY is the author of the novel LAWNBOY
(Turtle Point,1999). His stories and essays have appeared in Boulevard,
Sonora Review, Quarterly West, Gulf Coast,
Mississippi Review, and in the anthologies FLASH FICTION,
BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION
2, and MEN ON MEN
6. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Transatlantic/Henfield Foundation,
the Fine Arts Work Center, and a GLBT Honor Book citation from the American
Library Association for LAWNBOY.
He teaches creative writing in the low residency MFA program at Antioch University,
Los Angeles. He also teaches in the Summer Program of the Fine
Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he is a member of the Writing Committee.|
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. His 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, CONTRA/DICTION: New Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press) and BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1 (Little, Brown/Back Bay Books). 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.
ALBO is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. "Orgy "is from
his first novel, HORNITO:
My Lie Life (HarperCollins, October 2000). He has performed three solo shows,
co-written with Virginia Heffernan -- Mike Albo, Spray, and Please
Everything Burst. His first play, Sexotheque,
ran in New York City last June. He is a founder of the Dazzle
Dancers, writes horoscopes for Word.com,
and is a Gemini, Gemini rising with a Leo moon, which means he is like quadruplets
Visit Mike Albo's site at http://www.mikealbo.com/
DALE GREGORY ANDERSON lives in Minneapolis and works as a content strategist for website development. He is the recipient of a Loft Mentor Series Award in Fiction, a fellowship grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a Travel & Study Grant from the Target, General Mills, and Jerome Foundations. His most recent story appears in the Fall 2000 issue of Indiana Review.
MELANIE BRAVERMAN is the author of a novel, EAST JUSTICE (Permanent Press, 1996), and of a collection of poems, LAMENTATIONS, BENEDICTIONS, AND INDISCRETIONS. "The Physician" is from a collection of stories called THE MEMORY OF UNUSUAL THINGS. She lives in Provincetown, MA.
CLIFFORD CHASE is the author of THE HURRY-UP SONG: A Memoir Of Losing My Brother (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999) and QUEER 13: Lesbian And Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (Morrow, 1998), both available in paperback. His stories and essays have appeared in Yale Review, Threepenny Review, Boulevard, Bananafish , Nerve and jonimitchell.com (in the "Writings" section). His nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, Poz, The Village Voice, Out and Book Forum. "Winkie on His Own" is taken from his novel in progress, WINKIE. He is also working on a collection of stories, THE JEWEL, THE DOG.
BERNARD COOPER is the author of MAPS TO ANYWHERE, (University of Georgia Press), and most recently a collection of memoirs entitled TRUTH SERUM (Houghton Mifflin). He is the recipient of the 1991 PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, a 1995 O. Henry Prize, and a 1999 Guggenheim grant. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including, The Best American Essays of 1988, 1995, and 1997, and The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories. His work has also appeared widely in magazines and literary reviews including, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, Story, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. His next book, GUESS AGAIN, is a collection of stories that Simon & Schuster will publish in November 2000.
DIANA DAY is currently attending California State University, Fresno where she is working on her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.
REGINA GILLIS lives in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the memoir anthology QUEER 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (Morrow, 1998), as well as in Bay Windows (Boston, MA), Gay Community News (Boston, MA), and the 'zine Rock Against Sexism. She is currently an MFA student in the New School's creative writing program, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GABRIELLE GLANCY says: My work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, New American Writing, QUEER 13, On the Verge and many other books, anthologies and journals. Just returned to SF after 3 years abroad in tel aviv and London; i've just finished a novel, VERA. I'm doing content consulting in the Bay Area to put bread on the table.
Visit Gabrielle Glancy's site at http://www.tekspert.com/
JEROD SANTEK is Director of Programs at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. His poetry and prose have appeared in various journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, James White Review, In The Family and THINGS SHAPED IN PASSING: More Poets for Life Writing from the AIDS Pandemic.
SARAH VAN ARSDALE is the author of TOWARD AMNESIA (Riverhead/Putnam). Her next novel is titled BLUE. She teaches at the University of Vermont, Vermont College, and does manuscript critique for individual clients.