Storyglossia Issue 25, December 2007.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 25 Contributors

Stephanie Beebe lives in Brooklyn and is a full-time procrastinator currently battling Sallie Mae and 15 percent tippers. The Roommate is a first time publication that does not make her mother blush or proud.

Randall Brown teaches writing at Saint Joseph's University. He is a Pushcart nominee and holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College and a BA from Tufts University. His stories, poems, and essays have been published widely, with recent work appearing or forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Connecticut Review, The Saint Ann's Review, Dalhousie Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Vestal Review, Cairn, King's English, and others. He's recently finished a collection of (very) short fiction, Mad To Live.

Aaron Burch edits a small lit journal and, sometimes, writes small fictions. Most recently his work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, elimae, and Phoebe.

Ron Burch lives in Los Angeles. He has work forthcoming in Marginalia and Wandering Army.

Sean Dempsey says "I'm a lad from the country Ireland. My father chased my mother until she eventually caved in. They couldn't have kids and so had unprotected sex as there was no consequence. Then one day when my father was 40 and my mother 37 the unexpected happened. You can say I am a miracle and you wouldn't be wrong. It's as if I was given a free life and the great void said 'go mess it all up, I'll give you a second chance.' My parents cherish everyday I'm alive. Me, I can't help but think: Was I a good Shag?"

Katrina Denza is a four-time Pushcart nominee for her short fiction and her stories can be found in recent issues of New Delta Review, The MacGuffin, SmokeLong Quarterly, Cranky, The Jabberwock Review, REAL, Emrys Journal, elimae, The Emerson Review, and are forthcoming from Confrontation and Passages North. Her story "Here's My Hand, Take It" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 13 and her story "Snake Dreams" was awarded first runner-up in the 2006 STORYGLOSSIA Fiction Prize contest and appeared in Issue 16. She was previously a member of the SmokeLong Quarterly editorial team, including guest editing their Issue Thirteen. Katrina is guest editing STORYGLOSSIA Issue 27 (March 2008).

Robert Aquino Dollesin was born in the Philippines and now resides in Sacramento, California, where he delves into short fiction as both an avid reader and an occasional writer. Although his work has appeared in several blogazines, Robert considers Winter Pride his first published piece. He has additional short work forthcoming in Ken*Again, Bewildering Stories, and Cynic Online Magazine.

Damian Dressick's short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in more than twenty literary journals including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Vestal Review, Contrary Magazine and Caketrain and is upcoming in Mudluscious and The Kennesaw Review. Damian holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and teaches creative writing and literature at Robert Morris University. He also coordinates Pittsburgh's UPWords Reading Series.

Eva Konstantopoulos lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in Word Riot, Rumble, lotus.zine, SLAB, and Conte, among others. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at UC Riverside, where she is working on a collection of short stories and a novel.

Jamie Lin enjoys writing about relations and human tendencies. She has been published at barfing frog, laura hird showcase, chick flicks, cherry bleeds and some others. Her website is at

C. Robin Madigan received a B.A. in English from Earlham College. He pursues an MFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studies with Janet Desaulniers, Jesse Ball, Rosellen Brown, and Carol Anshaw. His stories have appeared recently in SmokeLong Quarterly and STORYGLOSSIA Issue 20. Bdlm Rdlm: his forthcoming book of miniature fiction. 3, novel: his forthcoming novel.

Brendan O'Brien's sports writing has appeared in a number of magazines, websites and newspapers. His journey into the world of fiction is a new and highly-addicting endeavor.

Shawn Proctor lives in the Greater Philadelphia area, where he attends the MFA program at Rosemont College. He was recently nominated for Best New American Voices and named a finalist in 2007 Delaware Beach Life Writing Contest. His fiction has appeared in Parlor, The Circle and The StoryTeller, earning a third place price, and is forthcoming from Mississippi Crow. He is working on his first novel. For more information about his writing, visit

Julie Ann Shapiro is a freelance writer, short story author, Pushcart Nominee and novelist. Her first novel, Jen-Zen & The One Shoe Diaries is published by Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including San Diego Union Tribune, North County Times, Los Angeles Journal, Pindeldyboz, Sacred Waters/Fire: (Adams Media 2005), Story South, Word Riot, Opium Magazine, Insolent Rudder, Cezzane's Carrots, Mad Hatters Review, Ghoti Magazine, Spoiled Ink, Void, and elimae.

Brandi Wells is a student at Georgia Southern University. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Toasted Cheese, Dark Sky Magazine, The Foliate Oak, Thieves Jargon, Monkeybicycle, Vulcan and Pindeldyboz.