Storyglossia Issue 27, March 2008.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 27 Contributors

Claudia Smith's short-short chapbook collection, The Sky Is A Well And Other Shorts was featured as Powell's Daily Dose and recently won The New England Bookbuilders Award. The collection will be in display in Boston for a month and then archived forever at the Burns Library at Boston College. The chapbook is sold out but her collection will live again in Rose Metal Press's forthcoming A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: 4 Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by 4 Women. "Hook" is part of her novel-in-progress, Crumb Island. Another short section of the novel, Crumb Island appears online in Juked. More of Claudia's work may be found at

Eugene Cross teaches writing at Penn State Erie. His work has appeared in Callaloo and is forthcoming in Third Coast.

Myfanwy Collins has work published or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Cream City Review, AGNI, The Saranac Review, Monkeybicycle, The Jabberwock Review, Swivel, SmokeLong Quarterly, FRiGG, and other venues. One of her stories was chosen for the 2008 DZANC Best of the Web Anthology. Her story "Orange Crush" apeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 20. Please visit her at:

Brandon Keat and his wife Gretchen can boast that not one of their American ancestors was born or raised in any state other than Pennsylvania. Their three sons, spawned in a dilapidated mansion called Pittsburgh, are likewise pure. Brandon worked for six years as a newspaper reporter—slave to the facts, stranger to the truth—before switching to fiction. Another chapter from his novel "True From Seed" is to be published in a 2008 issue of Paper Street Press. Brandon also is currently working on a screenplay about legendary hillbilly musicians Dick Burnett and Leonard Rutherford and a post-apocalyptic-children's fantasy retelling of Huckleberry Finn.

Liz Prato's fiction and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in several publications, including ZYZZYVA, Iron Horse Literary Review, Contrary, Gertrude, and Subtropics. She placed first in the Berkeley Review's 2005 Sudden Fiction Contest, third in the 2006 Oregon Writers Colony Contest and was a runner-up for the 2007 Juked Fiction Prize.

Rob Ehle is the art director at Stanford University Press, where he designs jackets for books he doesn't understand. His fiction has appeared in New England Review, Tikkun, The Portland Review, and elsewhere. He lives with his family in San Francisco.

Miriam Cohen lives in New York City. Her reviews and articles have appeared in Zeek, CurtainUp, and the Blueprint, among other publications. She is currently an intern at the Francis Goldin Literary Agency. "To Cure a Hardened Heart" is her first published story.

Laura van den Berg attends the MFA program at Emerson College, where she is the editor-in-chief of Redivider and a Ploughshares staff member. Her fiction has or will soon appear in The Northwest Review, Third Coast, The Greensboro Review, The Louisville Review, The Indiana Review, The Literary Review, StoryQuarterly, American Short Fiction, and One Story, among others. Her stories have also received awards from Glimmer Train and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and she is the winner of the 2007 Dzanc Prize.

Terri Brown-Davidson's fiction and poetry have appeared in more than 900 journals, ezines, and anthologies, including Triquarterly, Puerto del Sol, Virginia Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and Triquarterly New Writers. Her first novel, "Marie, Marie; Hold on Tight," was published to excellent reviews and discussed in The Writer. She's received the 2007 New Mexico Writer's Scholarship, a Yaddo fellowship, and an AWP Intro Award, among other honors. She works as a private writing coach and teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico.

Kathy Fish's stories have been published or are forthcoming in Quick Fiction, Night Train, Spork, Denver Quarterly, RE:AL, literary journal, elimae, New South, and elsewhere. A collection of her short shorts is now available in a book entitled A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: 4 Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by 4 Women from Rose Metal Press.

Gavin S. Lambert has had work in several print and online publications, including Segue, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), The Orange Room Review, Thieves Jargon, The Adirondack Review, remark, TorkStar, and Dead Mule. One of his stories was short-listed in Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award for New Writers Winter 2006/2007 contest. He has a story forthcoming in the December 2007 issue of The Externalist. He lives in Northeast Florida with his wife and daughter.

Elaine Chiew lives in London, England with her husband and two children. She was a corporate securities lawyer before becoming a full-time mother and writer. Her work has appeared in Verbsap, Juked, Edifice Wrecked, The Summerset Review, and In Posse Review, among others. She has work forthcoming in Alimentum, Better Non Sequitur's anthology, "See You Next Tuesday" and Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2007 anthology. A recent story (In Posse Review) was a Top Ten Notable Story in Storysouth's Million Writers' Award, 2006. "Leng Lui is for Pretty Lady" was a Top 25 Finalist in the Fall 2005 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.

Amy Purcell's work has been published in the Timber Creek Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and two fiction anthologies developed by the Cincinnati Writers Project. Most recently, one of her stories received first prize in the Janice Holt Giles Fiction Contest, sponsored by Arts Across Kentucky and judged by Silas House. In 2003, she was awarded the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council to support her current work on a novel.

Matt Baker's work has appeared in The Saint Ann's Review, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, Permafrost, FRiGG and elsewhere.

Alicia Gifford is a Los Angeles short story writer. Her fiction appears in lots of swell places, online and in print. Her story "You Go" apeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 14. She likes this line: "She would of been a good woman," the Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."