Storyglossia Issue 31, November 2008.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 31 Contributors

David Borofka teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Reedley College in Reedley, California. His stories have earned such awards as the Missouri Review's Editors' Prize and Carolina Quarterly's Charles B. Wood Award for Distinguished Writing, and his collection, Hints of His Mortality, won the 1996 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His novel, The Island, was published by MacMurray & Beck, portions of which appeared in Gettysburg Review and Shenandoah. New work has recently appeared in Image, Southern Review, and Glimmer Train. Visit him at

Anne Leigh Parrish won first place in both American Short Fiction's 2008 Short Story Contest and The Pinch's 2008 Literary Award in Fiction. Her work will appear in each journal's next issue. Other stories have received awards from and appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Carve Magazine, Fiction Warehouse, Eclectica Magazine, Glimmer Train, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Meridian, among other publications. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children, and teaches creative writing at the Richard Hugo House.

Peter Sheehy lives in San Francisco, California, a town he is happy to call his adoptive home. A graduate of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco, he hails from Long Island, New York. He is 25.

Laura Ellen Scott lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Her stories are online at Hobart, Ploughshares, Identity Theory, Mississippi Review, and Plots With Guns, all linked at her blog: She has stories forthcoming in Barrelhouse's "the Future" issue as well as the Paycock Press anthology Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women. She is currently writing a magical realist novel about post-Katrina New Orleans.

Jason Jordan is a writer from New Albany, Indiana, who always says he's from Louisville, Kentucky, because people actually know where that is. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in THE2NDHAND, Beeswax Magazine, Hobart, Keyhole Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, and many other publications. Jordan is also Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine decomP, which can be found at He is currently in the MFA program at Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, where he is working on his first novel and listening to the new Bloodbath. You can visit him at

Robert Miltner teaches at Kent State University Stark and in the Northeast Ohio MFA Consortium in Creative Writing. His stories and poems have appeared recently in Apple Valley Review, LIT, Motel 58, Hamilton Stone Review, Moonlit, Birmingham Poetry Review, Ocho, EnterText and Sentence. He edits the Raymond Carver Review.

D.L. Zahler is the author of several books for children, including The Black Death (Fall 2009) and Than Shwe's Burma (Spring 2010). She has also written, for adults, The Twenty-first Century Guide to Improving Your Writing and is the co-author with Kathy Zahler of Test Your Cultural Literacy.

Erica Naone is an assistant editor at Technology Review, where she covers topics related to the Internet and computer software. Her fiction has appeared in Coyote Wild, Mystery Time, and On The Premises. She lives with her husband in Allston, MA.

Tom Fillion teaches mathematics and coaches golf and tennis at a Tampa public high school. His short stories have appeared in Ramble Underground, Hamilton Stone Review, Cautionary Tale, Word Catalyst, and decomP. Forthcoming at He is currently working on stories set in Saudi Arabia.

Gretchen McCullough was raised in Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from Brown University in 1984, she taught in Egypt, Turkey and Japan. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama and was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to Syria 1997-1999. Stories and essays have appeared in The Texas Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Archipelago, National Public Radio, The Barcelona Review, Storysouth, Gowanus, and Issues 12 and 21 of STORYGLOSSIA. Recently, her translations with Mohamed Metwalli of his poetry were published in Banipal. She teaches writing in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo.