Storyglossia Issue 33, April 2009.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 33 Contributors

Benjamin Buchholz's story, Mixtape for Annie Purpose, will be the last fiction he publishes for awhile. He's currently working (very slowly) on a novel about his time in the small Iraqi city of Safwan while simultaneously attending an intensive Arabic language immersion program. Ben's stories "The Cabalfish" and "New Joe," both published in STORYGLOSSIA and included in Dzanc Press' 2008 and 2009 editions of the Best of the Web, deal with similar subject matter: the Iraq war and its often tragic, personally devastating effects.

J. A. Tyler is the author of the forthcoming novellas Someone, Somewhere (Ghost Road Press) and In Love With A Ghost (Willows Wept Press) as well as the chapbooks The Girl In The Black Sweater (Trainwreck Press) and Everyone In This Is Either Dying Or Will Die Or Is Thinking Of Death (Achilles Chapbook Series). He is also founding editor of Mud Luscious / ml press. Visit: His story "Indians" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 32.

Tai Dong Huai's fiction has appeared, or is scheduled, in Smokelong Quarterly, elimae, Pindeldyboz, Thieves Jargon, Apple Valley Review, Annalemma, Wigleaf, Word Riot, 971 Menu, rumble Hobart, and other terrific places. Her 2008 story, "Scent," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

David Frederick Thomas currently lives and writes in Brisbane, QLD (Australia), where he is taking time off from undergraduate studies at Temple University in his hometown of Philadelphia.  This is his first published work.

Cortney McLellan writes from Anchorage, Alaska. Her stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in cream city review, Mud Luscious, and Dogzplot. She studied writing at the University of Michigan.

Ravi Mangla lives in Fairport, NY. His short fiction has recently appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, elimae, Eyeshot, Mud Luscious, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (New Internationalist). He keeps a blog at

Elizabeth Severn is a native of Maryland who has also lived in Minnesota and North Dakota. She is Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is also Assistant Editor at New Rivers Press where she manages the fiction manuscripts screening process for the New Voices Competition. This is her second story published in STORYGLOSSIA: the first, "Dumpster Digging for Daddy," appeared in the 2006 Fiction Prize Issue. Her short fiction also appears in American Fiction '97, Carve Magazine and has received honorable mention in The New Millennium. She has completed work on a memoir for which she was a recipient of a Barbara Deming/Money for Women grant: creative non-fiction. She has completed a novel manuscript and is at work on a short story collection.

Rose Hunter has been published in various magazines and journals including Juked, The Barcelona Review, and Word Riot. Her story "New Year's Day" appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 29. Links to her writing can be found at her blog, Whoever Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home. She is the editor of the fledgling poetry journal, YB (the first issue of which will be online in June 2009). She is from Australia originally, lived in Canada for many years, and is now living in Mexico. This story is part of a book of short stories (unpublished), called On the Scratch.

Jimmy Chen is the author of TYPEWRITER (Magic Helicopter Press), and maintains a blog and archive of his writing at the EMBASSY OF MISGUIDED ZEN. He is a full-time administrator at a large unnamed institution.

Lauren Becker lives in Oakland, California. Her work has recently appeared in Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, Wigleaf, Mud Luscious and PANK. She is a fiction editor at DOGZPLOT.

Brad Green's fiction has appeared or soon will in The Blue Earth Review, elimae, Word Riot, Dogzplot, Thieves Jargon and several other journals. He's currently at work on a novel and is an editor for The Legendary. Read his blog at

Jamie Lin would like to dedicate "Your Smile Is Enough To Begin A Song" to her four grandparents and last summer. She writes to forgive herself. Her previous publications include stories in Ghoti, Mud Luscious, Blood Lotus, and some others linked at

Dianne McKnight's flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry appear in Doorknobs and BodyPaint, Tattoo Highway, riverbabble, flashquake, In Posse Review, Hobart, Mississippi Review online, The Green Tricycle, Pindeldyboz, VerbSap, Thieves Jargon, Cezanne's Carrot, Opium, and Six Sentences.

Matthew Salesses is the author of the chapbook, We Will Take What We Can Get (Publishing Genius Press, Spring 2009). His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Pleiades, Hobart, Quick Fiction, elimae, Mid-American Review, American Short Fiction, and others, and has received awards from Glimmer Train, MAR, University of New Orleans, Emerson College, and IMPAC. He is the new editor-in-chief of Redivider.

Ethel Rohan was Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and now lives in San Francisco. She received her MFA in fiction from Mills College, CA. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from over thirty online and print journals including Cantaraville, Word Riot, Identity Theory, Mud Luscious, Clockwise Cat, and DecomP: A Literary Magazine. She is a brazen chocoholic. Her blog is

Mary Hamilton is a writer, teacher, and optician living in Chicago where she is also the co-founder and co-host of the QUICKIES! reading series. Her stories have been published by Eclectica, Thieves Jargon, Fiction at Work, JMWW, decomP, Pindeldyboz, and Featherproof books, among others.

Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in California and is currently a Ph.D student at Western Michigan University. She has fiction published or forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, Fourteen Hills and The Massachusetts Review. She is working on two novels and a short story collection.

Tom Lassiter lives in South Florida. His fiction has appeared in Tropic, the late, great Sunday magazine of the Miami Herald, and online at Tuesday Shorts and Verbsap. A former reporter, his journalism has appeared in many newspapers and in New Times.