Storyglossia Issue 30, October 2008.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 30 Contributors

Tom McAllister teaches in the English Department at Temple University in Philadelphia and lives in nearby South Jersey. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2006, and his work has previously appeared in Barrelhouse and Black Warrior Review.

Heather Palmer writes the thoughts that run. Her minimal syntax and guttural, succinct, dialogue inform character rather than explain. She studies for her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has published in Elimae, No Posit, Unlikely Stories, Lark Magazine, and Fiction at Work.

Terri G. Scullen's stories have appeared in Pearl, The Baltimore Review, Literary Mama, and pindeldyboz. New work is forthcoming in Gargoyle 55 and the anthology Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women.

Curt Duffy lives and writes in Los Angeles. He teaches English at Pierce College and provides consulting services to schools and other organizations. His work has previously appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 1 as well as several print forums.

Mikael Covey lives in Dakota. He is the editor of Lit Up Magazine. His story Panama appeared in issue 24 of STORYGLOSSIA. More of his published writing can be found at

L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and came to the U.S. as a child. She has an A.B. in Classics from Harvard, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Berkeley. Her fiction placed second in the 2008 Carve Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Carve, Rosebud, The Fiddlehead, the Oklahoma Review, and Clapboard House. She has just finished her first novel and is working on her second. Visit her at

Barry Jay Kaplan's stories have appeared in Descant, Bryant Literary Review, Upstreet, Perigee, Amarillo Bay, Brink, Hobson's Choice, Apple Valley Review (Pushcart Prize nominee) and others. His novels include Black Orchid and Biscayne. His musical Like Love was part of the New York Music Theatre Festival last year.

Jessica Breheny teaches writing at San Jose City College and serves as the fiction editor of Ping Pong:The Literary Arts Journal of the Henry Miller Library. Her work has appeared in elimae, 580 Split, Fugue, LIT, Other Voices, and Santa Monica Review and is forthcoming from Avery. She is the author of a collection of short stories and a young adult novel.

C. Robin Madigan has new poems and prose current or forthcoming in Smokelong Quarterly, The New York Tyrant, Lamination Colony, No Posit, and Cutthroat, a journal of the arts published chapter the first of a novel as a finalist for the Rick Demarinis prose contest. His work also previously appeared in issues 20 and 25 of STORYGLOSSIA. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works with his brother Brian Charles Madigan on an album of songs. His eldest brother Eamon Gerald Madigan illustrates a collection of Conor's Miniatures titled, Bdlm Rdlm.

KP Dorsey lives and works in a glacial outwash basin, on the Devonian bedrock layer, on the Mississippi flyway, in the northern temperate zone. His fiction has appeared in Spinetingler, and Mysterical-E.

Fred McGavran is an attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio. His stories have won the Raymond Carver Award from Humboldt State University, the John Reid/Tom Howard contest, and most recently first place in the Writer's Digest contest in the horror category. Next fall Black Lawrence Press will publish The Butterfly Collector, his award wining collection of short stories that includes The Deer and Lillian which appeared in STORYGLOSSIA issue 18.

Carolyn McGovern is a recently retired probation officer, which has given her the opportunity to focus full-time on her true passion: Writing. Her work has been published in Shine, Clever, Cynic, Yellow Mama, The Blotter, Raging Face, and Skive. She will soon be published in Delivered. She was a runner-up in the 2006 Scribendi Contest, and is currently at work on her memoir.