Storyglossia Issue 28, May 2008.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 28 Contributors

Vicki Hendricks is the author of noir novels Miami Purity, Iguana Love, Voluntary Madness, Sky Blues and Cruel Poetry. She enjoys adventurous activities and exotic travel and has made nearly 600 skydives on three continents, all useful research for her novels, short stories, and non-fiction. She lives in Hollywood, Florida, and teaches writing at Broward College.

Megan Abbott is the Edgar-nominated author of Queenpin (2007), The Song is You (2007) and Die a Little (2005), as well as the nonfiction study, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir (2002). She edited the recent collection, A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (Busted Flush Press, 2007). Currently, she lives in Queens, New York.

Greg Bardsley is a former San Francisco Bay Area newspaper reporter who covered everything from street crime to politics. His fiction has appeared in Plots with Guns, Pulp Pusher, Thuglit and Demolition, and his short story, "Big Load of Trouble," will be anthologized next year by Kensington Books. Currently, his novel, Unnecessary Roughness, is making the rounds with publishers. Visit him at

Ray Banks is the author of some novels and a clutch of short stories published in places like Plots With Guns, Handheld Crime, Bullet, Thrilling Detective, Shred of Evidence, Out Of The Gutter and Mississippi Review. He also has compromising photographs of Neil Smith, which explains his presence here. Should their professional relationship sour, the photos will be made available at

Seth Harwood is the author of Jack Wakes Up (2008), the world's first crime novel to be serialized as a podcast. Through his website and, Seth has released Jack Wakes Up, its sequel This Is Life, and Jack Palms 3 as free downloadable audio. Look for Jack Wakes Up in bookstores in early summer 2009 from Three Rivers Press. Seth lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and dog. His short fiction has appeared in Ecotone, Storyglossia, Inkwell, Spinetingler Magazine and Thrilling Detective. Here's a free audio reading of the story by Seth.

Kate Beauford has just completed an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. She's taught literature and writing on both sides of the Atlantic and has recently returned from a volunteer teaching stint in Uganda. She hopes to return to Africa soon to set up a literacy program for single mothers and women living with HIV. Kate writes both poetry and prose and is currently working on Crimes of the Fever Season, a gothic novel based in nineteenth-century New Orleans, and a Uganda-set novella, The Nightdancers Come to Kisendi.

Louis Wittig is a writer and editor in New York and his creative nonfiction has popped up in the Concho River Review, The Subway Chronicles and Alligator Juniper.

Barry Graham is a simple man, who writes about simple things, very simply. Look for him in Storyglossia, Hobart, Dogzplot, Thieves Jargon, Pindeldyboz, Found, and others.

Bonnie Nadzam has published fiction in a number of periodicals.

R. Christopher Knight lives with his wife, Sally, and their dog, Mali, in northern California and travels to Latin America frequently. His first published story appeared in Menda City Review in 2007.

Kevin Wignall is the author of four novels, including Who Is Conrad Hirst? which is nominated for this year's Edgar Award for best PBO, as well as a number of acclaimed short stories. His work has inspired musicians and other artists, and both Who Is Conrad Hirst? and his previous novel, For the Dogs, have been optioned for film. He lives in England. His web address is Dan Borowski first appeared as a character in For the Dogs and subsequently in the Dagger-nominated short story, "Retrospective."

Heather Fowler received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University in May of 1997. Her stories have appeared in the following journals: Temenos, Mississippi Review, See You Next Tuesday, Frigg: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry, the muse apprentice guild, artisan, a journal of craft, Literary PotPourri, Exquisite Corpse, The Barcelona Review, Quercus Review,Penumbra, B & A New Fiction, Barbaric Yawp,Zoetrope All-Story Extra, Mindkites. She worked as a Guest Editor for Zoetrope All-Story Extra in March and April of 2000. Her story "Slut" won third prize at the 2000 California Writer's Conference in Monterey. Her poetry has recently been selected for joint first place in the 2007 Faringdon Online Poetry Competition judged by Professor C. C. Norris, Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University, and has been published in various venues including: the Map of Austin Poetry, The Coast Highway Review, the Driftwood Highway 1999 Anthology, Joe's Journal, Best of the Beach 1998, The Publication, and the Cityworks Literary Anthology, Volume 6. She is working to finalize two novels, three books of short stories, two screenplays and assorted other projects. Please feel free to contact her at

Scott Miles lives in Chicago. His short stories have appeared in the Cimarron Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, The MacGuffin, and Pebble Lake Review, among others. In 2007, his story "Losing Focus" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is currently working on a novel and pushing his short-story collection, The Downriver Horseshoe.

Robert Skinner authored the Wesley Farrell series, and has published stories in PlotsWithGuns, Louisiana Literature, War, Literature & the Arts, and Xavier Review. He lives in New Orleans.

R. Narvaez was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His work has been published in Center, Mississippi Review, Murdaland, 11211, Street Magazine, and Thrilling Detective, and by DC Comics. He is co-editor of The Lineup crime poetry chapbook series.

Finbarr McCarthy lives in Sydney. Return is adapted from a novel in progress. his stories have been published in Australia and New Zealand and in a number of online publications, including Southern Ocean Review and Austrailianreader. His first book, Sydney From Below, explored the world of Australia's homeless men and women.

Kyle Hemmings has an MFA in creative writing from National University, CA. He likes to cook, bake, and usually winds up burning whatever he cooks, or bakes. He likes listening to The Beach Boys sing of an endless summer that never arrives.

Fred Zackel's first novel Cocaine and Blue Eyes was re-released by Point Blank Press in November, 2006. In January 1978 Ross Macdonald wrote, "Fred Zackel's first novel reminds me of the young Dashiell Hammett's work, not because it is an imitation, but because it is not. It is a powerful and original book made from the lives and language of the people who live in San Francisco today."

Adam Cushman lives in Los Angeles. His stories have appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Portland Review, Konundrum, Storyglossia and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Columbia and is at work on a screenplay about werewolves.