sam pink lives in chicago. he wrote "i am going to clone myself then kill the clone and eat it" (paperhero press 09), "frowns need friends too" (afterbirth books 2010) and "the self esteem holocaust comes home" (six gallery press 2010). visit him at impersonalelectroniccommunication.com.
Jonathan Messinger is the books editor for Time Out Chicago, and co-founder of Featherproof Books. He's also the author of Hiding Out, and is at work on Hiding Out 2: Hiding In and Hiding Out 3: Don't Stop Hiding.
Sara Levine's always short writing has appeared in Nerve, The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, and many other magazines. She won a 2008 Bridport Prize for Fiction, and her essays have been anthologized in Best of Fence and The Touchstone Anthology of Creative Nonfiction: 1970 to the Present. She is Chair of the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Amanda Marbais' fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Monkeybicycle, Hobart web, Fiction at Work, Kill Author, The2ndHand and Staccato. She is the Managing Editor for Requited Journal. She lives in Chicago.
Read something awesome of hers here. Then see her live at Quickies! May 11!
Natalie once worked at an Australian-themed indoor theme park called CoolWalla Carnival, but now writes plays and short stories and some art reviews. In December, one of her short stories was in the Chicago Reader's fiction issue. She was named one of the funniest women of mcsweeney's by The Rumpus, and she has a food blog. The last recipe she featured was a recipe for gator tail that she learned from some guy on the side of the road.