Storyglossia Issue 35, September 2009.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 35 Contributors

Hal Ackerman is co-area head of the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting program. His book, Write Screenplays That Sell, The Ackerman Way is in its third printing and anyone interested in writing a script should immediately buy it. His prose and poetry have appeared in many literary journals; with a story coming out in MOTA this month and in Southeast Review at the end of the year. His story "Hunting and Fishing" was a finalist for the 2006 STORYGLOSSIA fiction prize and appeared in issue 16. His first novel, STEIN, STONED will be published by Tyrus Press July 2010.

Josh Capps' work has appeared in The Mississippi Review, The Barcelona Review, Carve Magazine, and Conversely. His anti-war essay, "Pa Don's Troops", was reprinted for The Barcelona Review's 10th anniversary issue. His essay "Wigger" was recently included in the collection For, From, About James T. Whitehead (Universtiy of Arkansas Press). His previous contributions to STORYGLOSSIA are the stories "Connecting" (Issue 4), "Alarm" (Issue 6), "Ghost" (Issue 21), and "Crowbar" (Issue 26).

B.J. Hollars is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama where he's served as nonfiction editor and assistant fiction editor for Black Warrior Review. He is also the editor of You Must Be This Tall To Ride published by Writer's Digest Books. He's published or has work forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, Fugue, The Bellingham Review, Hobart, among others and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Visit:

Jay Kauffmann was the 2009 Writer-in-Residence at Randolph College, and will soon be Writer-in-Residence at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nominee for Best New American Voices 2009, he has new work out in The Writer's Chronicle, Lumina, upstreet, , and the Mid-American Review. He currently lives in Paris, where he is completing Mannequin, a novel/memoir about his years as an international model.

Mary Larkin earned her PhD in Creative Writing and English at Florida State University and an MA from Hollins University's Creative Writing Program where she won the Andrew James Purdee Award. She is a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a Pushcart nominee, Guest Author of the Great Smokies Writing Program, a Writers@Work National Finalist, a two-time finalist for the Doris Betts Fiction Award, the recipient of the Sewannee Conference Tennessee Williams alternate scholarship and the Blumenthal Writers Award. Her short stories have appeared in Shenandoah, The Nebraska Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Red Mountain Review and other journals. She's on the women's competitive sailing team in Sarasota, Florida.

Lyz Lenz is enrolled in the MFA program at Lesley University and works for Her essays have appeared in Real Weddings, Guidepost,, and others. She maintains a blog at Her brief career in karaoke lasted one song and was met with resounding derision.

John P. Loonam's fiction has previously appeared in Third Order, The Taj Mahal Review, Antithesis Common, Slow Trains, The Fifth Street Review, The Black River Review, Here's Me Bus, Rubicon, and The Mississippi Review. His story "Even Richard Nixon" was placed on the "Million Writers" award list in 2007. His dramatic writing is regularly featured by the Mottola Theatre Project, and non-fiction has been featured in NFG Reports and The English Review. He is an English teacher in a NYC high school and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

Marc Lowe's work has appeared in 580 Split, Big Bridge, BlazeVOX, Caketrain, elimae, Farrago's Wainscot, Pindeldyboz, The Salt River Review, Sein und Werden, and other publications. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree in fiction writing at Brown University. Visit his website at for more information.

Ravi Mangla lives in Fairport, NY. His fiction has recently appeared online at MonkeyBicycle, Hobart, PANK, Wigleaf, and issue 33 of STORYGLOSSIA. A collection of very short fiction, Hear Ye Knives, is forthcoming from Achilles Chapbook Series. He interviews writers at

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her short-short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Minnetonka Review, Pindeldyboz, and Monkeybicycle. Her essay "In the Fade," adapted from her memoir-in-progress, won the 2009 Bellingham Review / Annie Dillard Prize in Creative Nonfiction. For more information and links to other work, please visit:

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, 21, and 31of STORYGLOSSIA. Her translations with Mohamed Metwalli of his poetry have been published in Banipal, Jacket and Brooklyn Rail in Translation. Currently, she is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo. Her published work is posted on her website:

Hannah Pass has her BA in English from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She currently lives and writes in Oregon, and her work has appeared in Dogzplot, Robot Melon and Monkeybicycle. She has a website at

Amy Pence's poetry and prose can be found online at Drunken Boat, 2River View, StorySouth, blossombones, and Sub-Lit. Other links are at "Three Views of Desiree" is from a collection of linked stories entitled The Fish That Ate Jesus. She runs along the rural roads in Georgia gathering the odd notions to begin.

Meg Pokrass's story Leaving Hope Ranch in 971 Menu was chosen for Wigleaf's Top 50, 2009. Her stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gigantic, 3AM, The Pedestal, Toronto Quarterly, Mud Luscious, Juked, Pindeldyboz, Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, elimae, Keyhole, Frigg, Wordriot, The Rose and Thorn, Thieves Jargon, Eclectica, Kitty Snacks, Rumble, and various upcoming anthologies of flash, including Dogs: Wet and Dry. Meg serves as a staff editor for SmokeLong Quarterly, and is currently mentoring with Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. Her blog, with prompts and writing exercises can be found here:

Angi Becker Stevens spends her time playing with her five-year-old daughter, selling robot supplies at 826michigan, and studying creative writing and philosophy at Eastern Michigan University, where she received the 2009 Jumpmettle award for fiction. Her stories can be found in future issues of Barrelhouse, Pank, Dogzplot, flatmanCrooked, Annalemma, Beeswax, and a forthcoming anthology, 30 Under 30.

James Terry has published stories in Fourteen Hills, The Dublin Review, The South Dakota Review, The Georgia Review, The Connecticut Review, Fiction, The Barcelona Review, 42Opus, Juked, Dark Sky Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, Failbetter and Miranda Literary Magazine. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart and O.Henry prizes. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Valerie Vogrin's novel Shebang was published in 2004 (University Press of Mississippi). Her short stories have appeared in Ploughshares, AGNI, The Florida Review, Natural Bridge, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She is currently an associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she also serves as prose editor of Sou'wester.

Angela Woodward's fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Pebble Lake Review, Thirteenth Moon, Diagram, elimae and others. Ravenna Press published her collection of fiction, The Human Mind, in 2007. A novella, The End of the Fire Cult, is forthcoming from Ravenna in 2010.