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MICHELLE TEA is the author of THE CHELSEA WHISTLE, VALENCIA and THE PASSIONATE MISTAKES AND INTRICATE CORRUPTION OF ONE GIRL IN AMERICA. She edited the upcoming anthologies PILLS, THRILLS, CHILLS AND HEARTACHE (with Clint Catalyst) and WITHOUT A NET, stories about women and transpeople who grew up broke. In 2004, Manic D Press will publish her collected poetry, OPPRESS ME BEFORE I KILL AGAIN..


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".

Visit Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at


ERIC KARL ANDERSON's forthcoming novel, ENOUGH, won the 2001 Pearl Street First Book Award. His work has appeared in BHQ6.3, Riverbabble, 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.

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


Poet, youth advocate and conceptual artist KATHE IZZO ( works with love: childhood, motherhood, sex, community. The ongoing TRUE LOVE PROJECT (,, in which she pledges to freely fall in love with her audience for one day, one at a time, unconditionally and with unmitigated passion, has created a stir throughout the US and Europe. Izzo's poetry, memoirs and short fiction have been published in numerous journals and anthologies including AROUSED, edited by Karen Finley, and THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY (Thundersmouth Press.)


SARAH GINA JONES has been writing and performing around the Bay Area for 8 years. She has performed with Sister Spit through the Midwest (96’) and the Northwest (98’ & 01’). Sarah has been published in Tapestry Transgender Magazine and Avoid Strange Men out of Vancouver BC. Currently, she is working on a semi-autobiographical novel titled LAST CALL. Sarah is also the founder of the Passion Dance Troupe which incorporates raw/improvisational movement with a "manifesto" stating their radical and liberating mission.


JEREMY LIN studied playwrighting at UCLA. He spent his early 20s as the Editorial Director of the fashion and arts publication, Surface. He has since gone on to explore a much more personal body of work, as evidenced in his zine, New York City Station and online journal, Extraordinary Little Cough. The mainstay themes of his work have been punk music, urban queer counterculture, and a sort of naive view of contemporary design. Jeremy also contributes essays to Index.


KIRK READ is the author of HOW I LEARNED TO SNAP, recently released by Penguin/Putnam. He is a frequent performer and activist living in San Francisco. His work has been published in over 100 publications, including Out, Genre, Christopher Street and The James White Review. He can be found online at and at

SARA SEINBERG is a writer and visual artist who lives in jamaica plain, ma. her work can be found in a gang of anthologies: SEX & SINGLE GIRLS (Seal Press), WILL WORK FOR PEACE (Zeropanic Press), PILLS, THRILLS, CHILLS AND HEARTACHE (Alyson Press), LOWDOWN HIGHWAY (Junkyard Books) and her photographs appear in galleries and magazines (Ms., TimeOut New York, The Stranger, among other). she has a nice taurus dog named gus.



ANNA JOY SPRINGER is an artist-writer who lives in San Diego, CA where she teaches creative writing and probably temps. She's a ribald 32 year-old femme who's sung in punk bands, toured with Sister Spit, written 2 unpublishable manuscripts, and who managed to get her MFA in Fiction from Brown University in 2002.



MAX WOLF VALERIO is a Transman, and an American Indian (Blackfoot)/Latino poet, performer, and writer. He has appeared in a number of documentaries, including You Don’t Know Dick, Directed by Candace Schermerhorn and Buster Cam, as well as Female Misbehavior and Gendernauts directed by Monika Treut. Max discovered acting recently, and is featured in Unhung Heroes, written and directed by fellow FTM Ilya Pearlman. His writing has been published most recently in - THIS BRIDGE WE CALL HOME: Radical Visions for Transformation, ed. by Gloria Anzaldua and AnaLouise Keating (Routledge 2002). His work has also been featured in MALE LUST: Pleasure, Power and Transformation, ed. by Kerwin Kay, Jill Nagle, and Baruch Gold, and TRANSGENDER CARE by Gianna Israel and Dr. Donald Tarver MD. A portrait and essay is featured in THE PHALLUS PALACE by Dean Kotula (Alyson). "Urine, Scents and Bathrooms" is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, THE TESTOSTERONE FILES.

Max Wolf Valerio invites you to visit these pages featuring him or his work:

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