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.
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
forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the2001
Pearl Street First Book Award.
His fiction will soon appear in Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Tatlin's
Tower. 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 entertainment writer. |
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 anti-censorship benefit book WHAT'S WRONG? (Arsenal
Pulp Press). He is collaborating with writer Dale Lazarov on a series of erotic
CAIN spent ten years
writing grant proposals before she turned to stories as a more appropriate outlet
for her creative tendencies. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming
in Zoetrope: All-Story
Extra (September 2001), Other Voices (Fall 2002), and the anthology
IN THE SEASONING (Odd Girls Press, 2002). She was awarded Finalist for the
Martindale Literary Award in 2000. She is executive director of the Amazon Foundation,
a philanthropic organization that makes grants for feminist social change. Shannon
lives in Tucson with her partner and seven-year old daughter. She is currently
at work on a novel.
CATALYST has a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English from Hendrix College,
a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco, and
a Lifetime Achievement Award in Degeneracy from the U Ass of A. He is the author
KISSES (Manic D Press) and has lots of freaky queer adventurous fluff awaiting
CROWELL is a writer of both fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Doubletake,
Larcom Review, Christopher Street, Connecticut Poetry Review,
2 (Faber & Faber) among other publications. She is a graduate of Smith
College and of the M.F.A. program at Columbia University. She teaches high school
ETTINGER's work has
been published or is forthcoming in Tattoo Highway, Artemis, Snow
Monkey, Mudlark, Samsara Quarterly and other journals. She is
completing her first novel, VERA'S WILL, for which she received a research grant
from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She was a Summer 2001 writer
in residence at Norcroft Writing Retreat for Women. A secretary at New York University,
she was a co-founder of the Lesbian and Gay Labor Network.
HALL is a postdoctoral
fellow at the University of Toronto, where she teaches writing and cultural geography.
Both her academic and creative writing have centered on suburban culture and landscape.
"Billy" comes from a collection of stories shes working on entitled THE
GRID SYSTEM, which chronicles a hundred years in a postwar suburban subdivision
- and which she secretly thinks of as her real Ph.D. dissertation.
KOCH says: I live in Zacactecas, Mexico, where I play guitar in a bebop combo,
Clean & Sexy. For money, I teach English at a university and edit fiction
for the online literary journal Zacatecas:
A Review of Contemporary Word. My work has appeared in The Mississippi
Review, Exquisite Corpse and River City, and is forthcoming
in Oyster Boy Review and Carve.
MUÑOZ received his MFA from Cornell University and has had work published
in several literary journals, including Boston
Review, Fourteen Hills, Colorado Review, and Massachusetts
Review. Forthcoming work will be featured this year in Glimmer Train
and Puerto del Sol. He lives in New York City and is finishing a novel.
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
WALKER says: My name
is Becky Walker. I'm a postgraduate student from Australia. I am a lesbian, mother,
writer, occassional lover, with amazing friends.
WILLIAMS lives in
Hamilton, Canada. His short fiction has appeared widely in literary anthologies,
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Velvet Mafia, Buttmen,
Harrington Gay Mens Fiction Quarterly, and Full Body Contact.
He is currently at work on his first collection of stories.