MATTHEWS was born and raised in Vermont. He recently completed his MFA in
fiction at Cornell University and has stories that will appear in the upcoming
anthologies, MICRO2: An Anthology of Really Short Fiction and BEST NEW AMERICAN
VOICES 2003. He lives and works in New York City where he is finishing his first
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.
ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING
MONSTERS (Graywolf Press),
a collection of short fiction. A nominee for the 2002 Violet Quill Award, City
Pages called INTERESTING
MONSTERS "experimental fiction meant for wide audiences -- very accessible
and entertaining...It is also queer fiction that has grown up past adolescence;
it's affectionate and funny, but reasonable."
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. Aldo Alvarez was recently honored by OUT
Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".
MACISAAC is a Canadian artist currently living in Tokyo. In addition to designing
Blithe House, he is obsessed with making comics. Work to date includes a silk-screen
mini called "You Can Tell Us Anything", a seven-page story in the non-fiction
comics anthology RAGE TO
EXPLAIN , and an piece in the upcoming anti-censorship benefit book WHAT NEXT?
(Arsenal Pulp Press). He is collaborating with writer Dale Lazarov on a series
of erotic graphic novels.
KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001
Pearl Street First Book Award. He received a BA from Goddard College in Vermont
and an MA in Studies in Fiction from The University of East Anglia in Norwich,
UK. He lives in London and works as an editor.
BEACH-FERRARA grew up in North Carolina and, after stints in New England and
San Francisco, currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a graduate
of Warren Wilson's Program for Writers and is the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow at
Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in The Briar Cliff Review
and The GSU Review; it is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol and The
Harvard Review. She is working on a short story collection and a novel. She
can be reached at email@example.com.
CAGE is managing editor of On
Our Backs magazine and editor
of the forthcoming ON OUR BACKS' GUIDE TO LESBIAN SEX to be published by
Alyson. Her work has also appeared in Clean Sheets and the anthology ON
The Best Erotic Fiction. She is currently working on a Masters of Fine Arts
in fiction at San Francisco State University. She spends a great deal of time
looking at porn.
CARAVELLO QUINN is the recipient of a Cambridge Poetry Award, a fellow to
the Vermont Studio Center, a scholarship to the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and
a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Emmet is working on a novel titled
KEVIN'S HIPS TO THE WORLD, edits "Flood", a small literary magazine
for trans and queer writers, and is a regular performer around the Boston poetry
KLEIN ENGLER was born in Chicago. His poems and stories have appeared in Borderlands,
Hyphen, Christopher Street, The James White Review, American
Letters and Commentary, Kansas Quarterly, and many other magazines
and journals. He was the recipient of Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards for
his poem "Flower Festival at Genzano," which appeared in Whetstone
and "Three Poems for Kabbalah," which appeared in Fish Stories, II.
He now teaches at Roosevelt University.
GRAYSON is the author of nine collections of short stories, including THE
SILICON VALLEY DIET (Red Hen
Press, 2000), WITH
HITLER IN NEW YORK, LINCOLN'S
DOCTOR'S DOG and I
SURVIVED CARACAS TRAFFIC. He wrote "Life With Libby" during a residency
at the Writers Colony at
Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He currently lives in South Florida.
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHNSON is currently an undergraduate student in Visual Arts and Creative
Writing at Brown University, and has recently been accepted to the Independent
Studio Programme in painting at Slade School of Fine Art in London for a year
abroad. When not writing or painting, she is generally occupied with activism
work and a constant homesickness for her family in Seattle. "It might look
like I'm asking" is her first published work.
MACNEILL's last book was SWEET HORIZONS: A History of the Solomon Islands
(Mieli Press). He has contributed to gay writing in all genres except for Film,
an oversight he is at present correcting in the hopes of being corrupted by Hollywood,
or even Fox Studios in Sydney or even ... Anyone know how anything about D V?
GAIL TAYLOR is the pseudonym for a graduate student at the University of Oregon
beginning September 2002. Her erotic fiction has appeared in RIPE
FRUIT: Erotica for Well Seasoned Lovers; BEDROOM EYES: Lesbians in the Boudoir;
BISEXUAL WOMEN'S EROTICA; Clean
Sheets; Mind Caviar;
Dare for Women; and Playgirl Magazine. She dedicates "Lemon-Lime
Firefly Girl" to the real Sally. RIP.
TESTER grew up in Birmingham, England. Before moving to Canada in 1979, he
lived in Barcelona and Melbourne. His work has appeared in RIP-RAP
Centre Press), QUICKIES
Pulp Press), The Church-Wellesley
Review, Descant, The Antigonish Review, PRISM International,
Malahat Review, New Quarterly, Quarry, B&A New Writing
and Queen Street Quarterly. PhD in Modern British Literature. His first
novel NANCY'S BOY and first short fiction collection HANDS OVER THE BODY are currently
doing the publishers' rounds through trail-blazing literary agent Anne
McDermid. He lives in Toronto.