BYRON FLITSCH Byron Flitsch is a freelance writer, performer, and future travel show host living in Chicago. Transplanted from a small town in Wisconsin, Flitsch attended Columbia College. He's been published in The Advocate, Newcity Magazine, and is a relationship columnist for Windy City Times. You can stalk him properly at his website: www.byronflitsch.com
BRANDON WILL Brandon Will is not very quick at most things. Actually he's somewhat slow, in ways both bad (flighty) and good (methodical). A former puppeteer (at a Detroit store-front theater) and moviemaker (of a ridiculously ambitious feature, Dadbot: The Movie), he currently works at a wonderful little indie bookstore and pursues a split-major in fiction writing and screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. In the future he hopes to be a better man. His work was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He sometimes takes a very long time to brush his teeth and put his shoes on.
ELIZABETH ELLEN Elizabeth Ellen is the author of Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense), Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix (Rose Metal Press) and Mouthfeel (Paper Hero Press, 2010). She is editor of Hobart's Short Flight/Long Drive books and lives in Ann Arbor.
GOLDIE GOLDBLOOM Goldie Goldbloom's fiction has been published or is forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and a story collection by emerging Australian writers. She won the Jerusalem Post's International Fiction Prize. Her non-fiction is forthcoming in "Keep Your Wives Away From Them: An Anthology of Writing by Orthodykes". Her novel, "Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders", forthcoming February 1st, won the AWP Novel Award and has been published in Australia.She is an MFA student at Warren Wilson. She likes to walk barefoot in mud.
ROBYN PENNACCHIA Robyn was raised in the Swiss Alps by her gruff but kindly hermit grandfather, until she was adopted by a rich English family where she spent much of her time tap dancing with the household staff and teaching Elizabeth Taylor to walk again. Also, she co-hosts TheSunday Night Sex Show reading at the Burlington, and has been published in the feminist magazines Bitch and Bust... as well a local magazine about socialite weddings.
TIM JONES-YELVINGTON Tim Jones-Yelvington lives and writes in Chicago. His work has appeared in Sleepingfish, Annalemma, Pank, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle and others. He contributes to the group blog "Big Other" and maintains his personal blog "Ejaculations of a Perverse Adult."
JESSI LEE GAYLORD Jessi Lee Gaylord lives and writes in Chicago. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, and After Hours. She is currently an MFA student, and hard at work on her first novel.
BARRY GRAHAM Barry Graham teaches writing at Rutgers University and he wrote The National Virginity Pledge. Look for him online at