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AMY KING lives in Boston, where she was born and raised. She recently received her MFA from Emerson College.


ALDO ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press, 2001), 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."

Aldo 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 featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".

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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 divides his time between Portland, Berkeley, and southeastern Australia. Before joining BHQ as a regular editor, he guest-edited the Cascadian Issue (BHQ3.3) of Blithe House Quarterly.

For a sampling of his travel writing and essays on the idea of place, or for his credentials in modern dance with kangaroos, visit


ERIC KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First Book Award. His poetry is currently appearing in Riverbabble and his fiction appeared in BHQ6.3, 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.

STEVE MACISAAC is a Canadian artist currently living in Tokyo. In addition to designing Blithe House, he is obsessed with making comics. His work to date has appeared in Holy Titclamps, Rage To Explain, WHAT'S WRONG? (Arsenal Pulp Press), and the upcoming TRUE PORN. He is collaborating with writer Dale Lazarov on a series of erotic graphic novels.

For a sampling of his illustration and fine arts work, visit


STEPHEN BEACHY is the author of two novels, THE WHISTLING SONG (Norton, 1991) and DISTORTION (Harrington Park Press, 2000). He has also published fiction in BEST GAY AMERICAN FICTION, BEST GAY AMERICAN FICTION Volume 2, CONTRA/DICTION, HIGH RISK 2, Bomb, and The Chicago Review. He has recently completed two linked novellas, and is working on a book of essays. He lives in California.

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MARY BETH CASCHETTA is the author of LUCY ON THE WEST COAST (Alyson), a collection of short stories that Ms. Magazine called "a spectacular collection of women and girls, fugitives and ghosts, invalids and activists... a sensitive and telling portrait of contemporary American life." "Marry Me Quickly" is the third story in a narrative triptych about Alice-James and her family. The other stories will appear in a soon-to-be-completed short story collection titled WHAT'S NOT MY FAULT? Her work has appeared in various journals, magazines, and anthologies, including a forthcoming story in The Red Rock Review. She has won fellowship residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Cummington Community of the Arts, and the generous W.K. Rose Fellowship for emerging artists. She is currently working on her first novel.



C. BARD COLE is the author of BRIEFLY TOLD LIVES (St. Martin's Press), a collection of short stories. His current projects include a bimonthly column appearing in The Readerville Journal, his weekly web diary Alabama is the New Soho at, and, in collaboration with Ned Schenck, a short film about candy bar hustlers tentatively titled EDWARD SLINGLBADE.

C. Bard Cole was previously featured in BHQ1.1, BHQ2.4 and BHQ4.1.


MARTIN J GOODMAN’s novel, ON BENDED KNEES (Macmillan, 1992) was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. His subsequent books are IN SEARCH OF THE DIVINE MOTHER (Harper San Francisco, 1998), I WAS CARLOS CASTANEDA (Random House, 2001) and ON SACRED MOUNTAINS (Heart of Albion, 2002). "Everything I Am" is an episode from an ongoing book, THE LOVELY LIFE OF ARNOLD.

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AMY HASSINGER is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first novel, NINA: ADOLESCENCE, will be published by Putnam in the summer of 2003. Her short story "The Kiss" won the Peter S. Prescott Prize in 1994. She has published non-fiction as well, including a secondary school textbook on Maine history called FINDING KATAHDIN: AN EXPLORATION OF MAINE'S PAST (University of Maine Press, 2001). She lives and writes in Michigan.


STUART HENDERSON was born in a Hampshire suburb in the U.K. While completing an MA at the University of East Anglia, he published a story in the SexText. He currently lives in South London and watches a lot of movies.

Originally from Minnesota, MARY SHARRATT has lived most of her adult life in Europe, having spent time in Belgium, Austria, and Germany before settling near Manchester, England. Active in the Manchester literary scene, her stories are published in a diverse range of journals and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic including THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR: Thirteenth Annual Edition (St. Martin's, 2000),LOVE SHOOK MY HEART 2 (Alyson, 2001), HULA HOOPS AND SLINKIES (R.I.S.E. UK, 2002) and BEST LESBIAN LOVE STORIES 2003 (Alyson). Her forthcoming novel THE REAL MINERVA (St. Martin's, 2004) was excerpted in BHQ5.4, and her critically acclaimed first novel SUMMIT AVENUE is published by Coffee House Press.



E.B. VANDIVER’s fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary journals, including So to Speak and The Mid-South Review. She has a B.A. in English from Hollins College and is the recipient of a scholarship to the 2002 Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop. She works as an editor, teacher and freelance journalist in Northern California.

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