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About The Editors
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.

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TISA BRYANT spent 27 years in the Metro Boston area, and is now happily living in San Francisco. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in BEYOND THE FRONTIER (Black Classics Press, 2001), CHILDREN OF THE DREAM (Pocket Books, 1999), Chain, Clamour, How2, kenning, Mungo vs. Ranger and STEP INTO A WORLD (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Her chapbook, TZIMMES, was published by A+Bend Press. She is currently working on two prose projects, Letters to Regret, and About Her, a work of creative non-fiction, very tentatively titled household acts, and a novel, ZOO KID.

A child of young artists, JARRETT WALKER rode his stepfather's shoulders through Vietnam war protests carrying his own handwritten signs, which always had too many words to be read from a distance. Throughout his youth, he helped sell jewelry and batik in craft fairs across the Pacific Northwest, which led logically to a B.A. in Mathematics (Pomona College), a Ph.D. in Drama and Humanities (Stanford), and a career as a city planning consultant. His work on Shakespeare's Coriolanus appeared in the Summer 1992 Shakespeare Quarterly, while his current book project, HUMAN TRANSIT: Public Transportation for a Civilized World, emerges with difficulty through a stream of ruminative travel writing. Eligible but not desperate, he spends his spare time scouring cafes for literati, hiking the Cascades, and maximizing the oxygen output of Portland's smallest Japanese garden, also known as his front yard. He guest-edited the Cascadian Issue of Blithe House Quarterly.

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About The Authors
Born of the valley, AJA COUCHOIS DUNCAN lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains where she practices the three R's: reading, running and writing, and teaches poetry through California Poets in the Schools. Her writing has been published in Clamour, Fourteen Hills, Mirage/Period(ical), Prosodia, San Jose Manual of Style, Superflux, and Transfer . New work is forthcoming in Five Fingers Review and Mungo vs. Ranger and on-line at Narrativity.


ALLEN FANES lives in Bloomington, Indiana and is a full time undergraduate student in English and History at Indiana University. "Curls" is his first short fiction story to be published, but some of his poetry has been published on the local level in Bloomington's No Worries and an online magazine (now-defunct) called Eat Your Heart Out, Ronald Reagan.Visit Jeniffer Fink's site at

JENNIFER NATALYA FINK is the author of a novel, THE MIKVEH QUEEN, for which she won the Dana Award for the Novel, and is co-editor (with May Joseph) of PERFORMING HYBRIDITY (Minnesota: 1999). Her new novel, BURN, is about America's favorite pastimes: persecuting Jewish communists and female pedophiles. She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and has published her short fiction in a variety of lesbigay publications.


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MINAL HAJRATWALA is currently a fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University. Her literary work has appeared in journals and anthologies, including TAKE OUT: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America, forthcoming in January 2001 from the Asian American Writers Workshop. In 1999-2000 she wrote and performed in "AVATARS: Gods for a New Millennium," which premiered at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. She is a graduate of Stanford University and has been a newspaper editor for eight years in San Jose, California. She is grateful for support for her creative work from the Sundance Institute Writers Fellowship Program, the SerpentSource Foundation, the Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, and Hedgebrook Cottages for Women.

EDDIE MORENO resides in Melbourne. Made in New Mexico, he now calls Australia home. Eddie traveled the globe for two decades working as barman, LGBT activist, HIV advocate, personal trainer, builder, landscaper, porn actor, and etc. He has studied writing at the University of California, Riverside and is currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne. He is working on a collection of short stories.


DAVID PARR is a 30-year-old fiction writer living in Manhattan. He is the author of four unpublished novels, including men in shorts, and four plays. Previous theatrical productions include Dear Jackie: Queen of Camelot Remembered (Live Bait, Chicago) and Eleanor Rigby is Waiting (Producers Club, New York). Recently, his play Zack & Jill was chosen for LICAP's New Play Reading Series, to be presented at Theatre et. al. in New York City. David graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Women's Studies, which equipped him for various sundry temporary assignments.


DAVID PRATT has stories in the current issues of the Harrington's Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and The Church-Wellesley Review. He has published fiction and essays in Art & Understanding, The James White Review (upcoming, Spring 2001), Genre, Christopher Street, The Chiron Review, Excess Compassion, in issue 18 of Doorknobs and Bodypaint, and in the anthologies HIS3 and MEN SEEKING MEN. He has read in New York City in the Dixon Place, HomoText and Hot! series, on WBAI-FM, and at the Cornelia St. Cafe. He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the New School University.


ERIC SHAMIE tells jokes in made-up languages to his dog, who shows her appreciation by smiling (but never laughing outright). He lives on a farm in western Massachusetts with his partner where he waits for free-lance writing and graphic design jobs to walk in the door.


SUSAN STINSON is the author of the novels FAT GIRL DANCES WITH ROCKS and MARTHA MOODY, which also has Swiss and German editions as MARTHA FLOG AUF DER ENGELSKUH. Her work has appeared in Curve, Seneca Review, Diva, and Kenyon Review. She is also the subject of "Gracious Flab/Gracious Bone," a short video by Evie Leder. She has recently completed a new novel, HOW TO RIDE A BUS. She lives in Northampton, MA.


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