Storyglossia Issue 21, July 2007.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 21 Contributors

Gretchen McCullough was raised in Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from Brown University in 1984, she taught in Egypt, Turkey and Japan. She earned her MFA from the University of Alabama and was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to Syria 1997-99. Stories and essays have appeared in: The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Texas Review, Archipelago, Exquisite Corpse, Iris, The Barcelona Review, Big Bridge and StorySouth. Her story "The Empty Flat Upstairs" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 12. Currently, she teaches at the American University in Cairo and is working on a collection of stories set in Cairo.

Kay Sexton writes for the UK's premier sustainability journal, Green Futures. A Pushcart-nominated writer she has recently completed 'Green Thought in an Urban Shade', a words and pictures exhibition with painter Fion Gunn that was shown in London, Dublin and Beijing, and she is a finalist in the University of Hertfordshire Writing Award. Kay blogs about writing fiction at and has a regular column at

JSun Howard is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and is a 24 year old aspiring dance artist/writer in Chicago, Illinois. For three years he studied at Columbia College in their dance department at The Dance Center where his choreography appeared multiple times. This fall, JSun is proud to be joining Americorps to help improve literacy in one of Chicago's Public Schools. He is planning to return to college to attain a degree in dance and creative writing after concluding this rewarding purusal. JSun's poetry can be seen in the literary web journals Farmhouse, Lines and Stars, and Void.

Amelia Gray grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and received her MFA from Texas State University. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Spork, Swivel, Bound Off, and Monkeybicycle, and she was recently named a finalist for the John C. Gardner Prize for the Two-Minute Play. Her work is forthcoming in Caketrain. Amelia works in Austin, Texas, as a freelance writer.

Danny Capriotti lives, works and writes in New Jersey. His current obsessions are the subjects of memory, love found and lost, and the lives of people who've been forgotten by time. He's currently at work on a number of fiction and non-fiction pieces addressing these issues. "Sybil's Dream" is his first published story. It is dedicated to Mary.

Sung J. Woo is a writer living in New Jersey. Some of his short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, East of the Web, and In Posse Review. He has recently completed his first novel.

Terry White lives in Northeast Ohio and teaches at a community college. He has been writing fiction, mostly noir, for the last five years.

Paula Bomer grew up in South Bend, Indiana and lives in New York. She received her Masters in Creative Writing from City College New York, where she studied with Frederic Tuten, Mark Mirsky and Linsey Abrams. Her fiction has appeared in Open City, Fiction, The Mississippi Review, Opium, Word Riot, nth position, Nerve and in some anthologies as well. "Reading to the Blind Girl" is dedicated to Misia Landau.

Clifford Garstang left the practice of international law to write fiction. He holds an MA in English from Indiana University and an MFA in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Shenandoah, The Ledge, Baltimore Review, and North Dakota Quarterly, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His story "Nanking Mansion" won the 2007 GSU Review Fiction Contest and he has been a fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. He lives near Staunton, Virginia.

Emily M. Z. Carlyle is from Europe and currently resides in Maryland. She is an avid reader and student of history and languages. Her fiction has appeared in Ghoti Magazine, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Reflection's Edge, Thirteen and Dead Men (and Women) Walking, an anthology from Bards & Sages.

Joel Van Noord is conservative. He lives in California and is the fall '07 weekly writer at Thieves Jargon.

Anthony Neil Smith is the author of Psychosomatic and The Drummer. His work has appeared in Connecticut Review, Flway, Bellevue Literary Review, Exquisite Corpse, Murdaland, and many others. He's also an associate editor with Mississippi Review, and former editor of the late ezine Plots with Guns. Born and raised in Mississippi, he's currently exiled way up North, teaching creative writing at Southwest Minnesota State University. And if you're really interested in pictures of him playing golf badly, check out

Laurie Seidler lives in San Jose, CA, with her husband and son. She is a graduate of Yale University and is in the process of completing an MFA at California College of the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals including In Posse Review, Hobart, and The Shore Magazine. She is the founding editor of VerbSap.

Josh Capps's work has appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Barcelona Review, Carve Magazine, and Conversely. His stories "Connecting" and "Alarm" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issues 4 and 6. His anti-war essay, "Pa Don's Troops", was recently reprinted for The Barcelona Review's 10th anniversary issue.