Mona Awad’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Joyland, St. Petersburg Review and is forthcoming in Post Road. She's never been caught in flagrante delicto with any Romanians, sumo wrestlers or dark lords of any sorts. Why? What have you heard?
Stories: Dream Me
Matthew David Brozik
Great Neck, NY
Matthew David Brozik is the author of the novella TAKING IVY SERIOUSLY and many shorter published works. Visit imdb.name.
Stories: Office Creeper
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Cassandra Rose Clarke grew up in south Texas and currently lives in a suburb of Houston, where she writes and teaches composition at a local college. She holds an M.A. in creative writing from The University of Texas at Austin, and in 2010 she attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in Seattle. Her novel The Mad Scientist's Daughter was nominated for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award.
Stories: Ursula Major, Ursula Minor
John Paul Davies
John is an exiled Scouser, now living in Ireland, with work appearing in Ares Magazine, The Pedestal, and a poem displayed in his favourite pub, The Ship & Mitre.
Stories: Lodger in the Ripper's Room
Ellen writes science fiction with lots of explosions and the occasional human insight (in her opinion). Her work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Boston Literary Magazine, and other publications.
Stories: Universal Language
Los Angeles, CA
T.E. Grau is a Dark Fiction author, editor, and essayist whose work has been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines, and literary journals. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and bunny named Cthulhu.
Los Angeles, CA
Kira Hesser is an actor/writer/stand-up comedian/apple fritter in Los Angeles. She wrote the short film Character Actors and has been published by Bunch magazine and The Huffington Post.
Stories: One Dutch
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ajla Hodzic is a legal alien, a Borges stalker, and a physics enthusiast. She hails from Sarajevo and currently teaches a creative writing workshop at Columbia University.
Stories: Between Dog and Wolf
Writer for the Interwebs & co-founder of humor magazine Hobo Pancakes and sketch comedy group Femikaze. Connoiseur of tacos, X-Files trivia, and all things In-N-Out Burger.
Colorado Springs, CO
DeAnna Knippling has been published in Black Static, Big Pulp, Crossed Genres, and more. She wrote this story after discovering H.G. Wells, socialist, also supported eugenics.
Stories: The Defective Mr. Thurbin
Brianne M. Kohl is a project manager at a technical writing firm. So, naturally, she enjoys writing horror. She has been published at The Master's Review: New Voices and Spark. Find more at BrianneKohl.com.
Stories: The Red Wheelbarrow
County Cork, Ireland
Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in various newspapers, journals and anthologies and have been broadcast on radio. She lives in County Cork, Ireland with her husband and three young children.
Stories: Along the Heron-Studded River
Marstons Mills, MA
Conor Powers-Smith grew up in New Jersey and Ireland. He works as a reporter on Cape Cod. His stories have appeared in AE, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, and other magazines.
Stories: West by East
Steven C. Schlozman
Steven Schlozman’s novel, The Zombie Autopsies, has been optioned by George Romero. Schlozman has also appeared in numerous documentaries about zombies. Steve is delighted therefore to have this non-zombie story published.
Stories: Dr. Birnbaum Takes Exit 3
Molly Schoemann is a humorist from NYC and a secret supervillain who is bad at keeping secrets. She currently lives in North Carolina. You can find more of her work at www.mollyschoemann.com.
Stories: Agent S
Chris Starr grew up in rural Nevada, attended Harvard, and played in a cover band in Spain before becoming trapped in the tiny box you now hold in your very hands. He is currently at work on Pintxos: Stories of the Basque Country, his first collection of short stories.
Stories: Same Oak, The Prophet of Partridge Square
Corinne was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and writes for "Anger Management" on FX. She likes books that smell good and doing laundry.
Sara's first book, The Shore, will be published by Random House in early 2015. She lives in Norwich, England, where she mostly gets lost, rained on, and chased by cows.
Stories: Target Practice
Marc Watkins's stories have been published in national magazines, and anthologized in the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Oxford, MS, where he wrestles babies and Faulkner's ghost.
Jacob Sager Weinstein
Jacob Sager Weinstein has written for The New Yorker, HBO and the BBC. His latest book is How Not To Kill Your Baby. His shoe size is 10.5T. (The “T” stands for “talking.”)
Stories: Giant Friendly Shoe
James C. Wolf
James Wolf’s produced work includes the feature film thriller Good Day For It, and the stage plays The Palm Reader and Four Christmases. He lives on an island in Washington State.