Allen Ashley is an award winning editor and author specialising in short stories in the SF / Slipstream / urban fantasy field. His most recent collection of stories is Once and Future Cities (Eibonvale Press, 2009), which was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Society award. His latest anthology as editor Where Are we Going? - is due from Eibonvale Press in early 2012. Allen is also a well known commentator on music, football, literature and life. Check out: www.allenashley.com
Stephen writes..."I am a writer from South Yorkshire, where I live with my wife and two sons. I have been published in various areas of the small press, most recently in the anthologies Where the Heart Is edited by Gary Fry, The Sixth Black Book of Horror edited by Charles Black, The Horror Library Vol II
edited by RJ Cavender, Dark Horizons edited by Stephen Theaker, The BFS Journal Spring 2011 edited by Peter Coleborn, Dark Minds edited by Ross Warren, and the final three editions of the Nemonymous books edited by D F Lewis.I have work in The Monster Book For Girls edited by Terry Grimwood, The Eighth Black Book of Horror edited by Charles Black, Butcher Knives and Body Counts edited by Vincent Liaguno, Alt-Dead edited by Peter Mark May, and Murmurations - An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds edited by Nicholas Royle. My novella Lantern Rock is due to be published next year by Pendragon Press. I received four honourable mentions in The Best Horror of the Year 3, including two on the shortlist, and Ellen datlow said in her summation that I was an 'extremely promising writer of dark fiction whose work is well worth
searching out.' My website is at www.stephenbacon.co.uk"
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Magnolia's Press, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals and will appear in the upcoming editions A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Dans Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press and Perhaps I'm Wrong About the World. You can find
her here: http://coldbloodedlives.blogspot.com
DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press, in the US, and abroad. He has published five books of poetry: Passing For Blue, Lowdown, Ordinary Sorrows, Nightwatch, and Empty Frames. Rank Stranger Press recently published his new collection of short stories, called Unaccustomed Mercy. He has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize.
Barbara Daniels' book Rose Fever: Poems was published by WordTech Press, and her poetry has appeared in Ars Medica, Switched-on Gutenberg, The Literary Review, and many other journals. She earned an MFA from Vermont College, received two Individual Artist Fellowships
from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was granted a Dodge Full Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. With her husband, David I.
Daniels, she wrote English Grammar, published by HarperCollins. Rose Fever was published by WordTech Press. She received two
Individual Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts and earned an MFA in poetry at Vermont College.
Jim Eigo is a writer and editor living in New York City. His early fiction appeared in such venues as The Chicago Review and Cream City Review. An
early AIDS activist, he drafted a proposal for expanding access to experimental AIDS drugs and sat on the US government panel that implemented it.
You can read his recent flash fiction in 6S: The Love Book, The Legendary #26, riverbabble 19, Word Gumbo 2 and Polluto 8. His first published art work appeared in The Poetics of Space from Intima Press.
John Forth's short fiction has appeared in Midnight Street, the Journal of the British Fantasy Society, and Estronomicon, with further magazine and anthology appearances lined up for 2012, including The Monster Book for Girls. He currently lives and works in Brighton and can be stalked with impunity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/johnforth. For more information, visit johnrforth.wordpress.com
Farah Ghuznavi is an international development professional and newspaper columnist. Her fiction has been published in the UK, US, Canada, Singapore and her native Bangladesh. Anthologies featuring her work include Woman's Work: Short Stories (GirlChild Press,USA), The Rainbow Feast (Marshall Cavendish, Singapore), Curbside Splendor Issues 1 and 2 (Curbside Splendor, USA), Journeys (Sampad, Britain) and From the Delta (UPL, Bangladesh). Her story Judgement Day received Highly Commended in the 2010 Commonwealth Competition, and another story placed second in the Oxford University GEF Competition. Farah is currently editing a fiction anthology for theIndian publisher Zubaan. Her website is: www.farahghuznavi.com
Alan D Harris
To better understand himself, Alan D Harris has become a gerontologist. As such, he writes stories and poetry to keep his mind active, stories based primarily upon the historical fictions of family and loved ones. Most recently (2011) his writing has been accepted in North America’s Wayne Literary Review, Candidum, Blink-Ink, Healthy Artists, The Yellow Ham, Thematic Literary Magazine, Australia’s 2011 Chimaera, UK’s Welcometowherever, Poetic Causes, Blinking Cursor, and France’s mgversion2>datura. Harris has received the 2011 Stephen H Tudor Scholarship in Creative Writing from Wayne State University.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Cat People (Scars), and Hojo Boy (TenPagePress). He has been pubbed at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step Away, and The Other Room. He blogs at http://upatberggasse19.blogspot.com/
Stan Galloway teaches English at Bridgewater College in Virginia. He was nominated Best of the Net in 2011. His chapbook Abraham is forthcoming from Sierra Delta Press (2012). He has had more than 50 poems published and has also written a book of literary criticism, The Teenage Tarzan.
Clinton Van Inman
Clinton writes..."I am a high school teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida, am 65 and a graduate of San Diego State University. I was born in Walton on Thames, England.My recent publications include: Warwick Unbound, The Poetry Magazine, Down in the Dirt, May, June, July, The
Inquisition, The Journal, the New Writing, The Hudson Review, Essence, Forge, Houston Literary Review, Greensilk Journal Northwest Spirits Magazine, to name a few, and recent on-Line publications in BlackCatPoems, Munyari.com, Cynic Magazine, IZ, and Vanilla Press, .Hopefully these poems will eventually be published in a book called, One Last Beat as I consider myself on the of the last Beats standing."
Derek John lives near Cambridge UK. His stories have recently appeared in Nemonymous 10, Arkham Tales, The Monster Book for Girls and Seinundwerden.
Michael Lee Johnson
Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer and small business owner from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavily influenced by Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg. His new poetry chapbook with pictures, titled From Which Place the Morning Rises, and his new photo version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom are available at:
Author’s website: http://poetryman.mysite.com.
Books also available from Amazon.Com, Borders Books, iUniverse.
Mark Howard Jones
Mark Howard Jones has had dozens of stories published on both sides of the Atlantic. His novella The Garden Of Doubt On The Island Of Shadows drew
praise from Ray Bradbury among others. His collection Songs From Spider Street is now available from Screamingdreams.com. He lives in Cardiff, the
capital of Wales.
A J Kirby
A.J Kirby is the author of four novels;the dark, techno thriller Perfect World (TWB Press, March 2011); Bully, a supernatural horror novel of revenge from beyond the grave (published by Wild Wolf Publishing in September 2009); the crime-thriller, The Magpie Trap, which has been published by Youwriteon.com and Legend Press through their UK Arts Council initiative (April 2009), and When Elephants walk through the Gorbals, which won third prize in the Luke Bitmead Memorial Bursary run by Legend Press in 2008. Award recognition has come from Huddersfield Literature Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival, Mere Literary Festival, the H.E Bates Short Story Competition, and in writing competitions run by Cinnamon Press and People in Action. He received an honourable mention in the worldwide Best Horror of the Year 2008/9, judged by the esteemed editor, Ellen Datlow and in 2011, he has been shortlisted for the Paperbooks Tale of Two Halves competition and was awarded runner-up in the Dog Horn Publishing Fiction Prize. Andy lives in Leeds, UK with his girlfriend Heidi and his incredibly noisy, but lucky cat, Eric. He started writing after losing out in a game show hosted by Les Dennis.To find out more, visit Andy's website: www.andykirbythewriter.20m.com.
Ron is aspiring to become established as a poet and a short story writer. He has written 102 books of poetry over the past several years and 18 novels: He
has been submitting his work for the past two and a half years. He is thrilled by acceptance. He is always looking for an audience. He has published 549 poems, 388 short stories and 86 pieces of art in over 165 periodicals, books and anthologies. He has been accepted in England, Australia, Canada, Japan and Thailand. He loves to write and offer an experience to the reader. He is a member of The American Poet’s Society as well as The Isles Poetry Association and The Dark Fiction Guild. His art is viewable on Facebook under firstname.lastname@example.org, you just click on profile and look under photo
albums. He hopes you enjoy His work. Website- Ronnie.Weebly.com (Swamplit)
Jessica Lawrence, born in the USA and currently residing in London, has been writing poetry for over thirty years and she has been published in numerous periodicals including: Poetry Life; Ragged Raven Press ; Cinnamon Press; Peer Poetry International; Poetry on the Lake and The Sunday Times Magazine. She reads her work regularly and emphasizes the oratory aspects of poetry as an art form. Jessica Lawrence has taught creative writing in various schools and universities and has also pioneered programmes in health education for young people in the UK and in the USA.She is currently completing a thesis on literary pilgrimage and working on a multi-media retrospective of her life entitled Semi-Colon.
Leigh Linley hails from Leeds, and has been writing fiction in his spare time since 2001. His work has been previously published by 3AM and Sein Und Werden, amongst others.
Stephenson Muret lives and writes on the Gulf of Mexico. He has more than twenty publications in venues as various as Slow Trains, Wild Violet, Unlikely Stories, Alienskin and Ducts. Select pubs: Night Worship http://web.me.com/mistryel/Bent_Pin/Contents/Entries/2009/9/26_%E2%8 A2_brand_loyalties.htm Cartoon-girl http://www.themedullareview.com/Stephen_Muret.html
Souradeep Roy is a first year student of English literature from Scottish Church College, Kolkata. Apart from writing poems, she has also involved herself in
Bengali Group Theatre for the last eight years under the tutelage of the late thespian Rama Prasad Banik. She regards poetry as an expression of the self and a reaction against everything that embattles, confounds or overwhelms us. Some of her poems have been published previously in print in Static Poetry III and online in Frog Croon and Thematic Literary Magazine, while some awaits to be published in Fictitious Magazine and Blackmail Press.
Ron Scheer has a story at A Twist of Noir (as J. Conrad) and others accepted at Beat to a Pulp and Schlock Magazine. He has also written an introduction to Devils Nest by Richard Prosch. He is a regular blogger at http://buddiesinthesaddle.blogspot.com/
Sheehan served in the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea, 1951. His short story collections are Epic Cures and Brief Cases, Short Spans, from Press 53; and From the Quickening, from Pocol Press, which also issued his memoirs, A Collection of Friends. He has 18 Pushcart nominations, appeared in Dzanc Best of the Web 2009, and has 250 stories on Rope and Wire Magazine. His novels include Vigilantes East, An Accountable Death, Death of a Phantom Receiver (an NFL mystery), and a manuscript, Murder from the Forum (an NHL mystery), in the hands of a literary agent. His newest book, from Milspeak Publishers, September 2011, is Korean Echoes. The Westering, a collection of short stories, will be published by Milspeak Publishers in 2012, and will be followed by at least 7 more collections in the series.His work is in/coming in Ocean Magazine, Nervous Breakdown, Stone Hobo, Faith-Hope-Fiction, Troubadour 21, Canary, Subtle Tea, Red Dirt Review, Nontrue, Danse Macabre, Nashwaak Review, and Qarrtsiluni.
Prasanna Surakanti is an electrical engineer interested in literature. Her previous work has appeared in Terracotta Typewriter, Ignite, The motion in Motive
chapbook, Di Mezzo Il Mare, Caterpillar Chronicles, playground literary journal, Orion Headless, Urban Confustions, The applicant, Magic Cat Press.
Douglas graduated from the Mackintosh School Of Architecture in 1989, went to busk on the London Underground and won the Grolsch/Herald Question Of Style Award for new writing, all in one strange summer. Since then he has published short stories in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, reviewed architecture for The Herald, and appeared on The Late Show. He won second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007, and also leads a double-life as an architectural designer and computer 3D-visualiser, whose buildings and animations have also won awards. He maintains the website www.glasgowsurrealist.com with his brother, the contemporary surrealist artist Ally Thompson. Douglas lives in Glasgow with his partner Rona, with whomhe shares a range of invisible dogs. Douglas’ collection Ultrameta and his novel Sylvow are published by Eibonvale Press, his second novel Apoidea, is published by theEXAGGERATEDpress.
Joanna M Weston
Joanna M. Weston has had poetry, reviews, and short stories published in anthologies and journals for twenty-five years. Her middle-reader, Those
Blue Shoes, published by Clarity House Press; and poetry, A Summer Father, published by Frontenac House of Calgary.
A SUMMER FATHER - poetry - Frontenac House 2006 ISBN: 1-89718105-1
THOSE BLUE SHOES for ages 7-12 http://www3.telus.net/public/west34/
Changming Yuan, (co-)author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Three Poets (2011) and 3-time Pushcart nominee who published several monographs before emigrating out of China, currently teaches in Vancouver and has poetry appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, Nthposition, Orbis and nearly 390 others worldwide.