Storyglossia Issue 37, December 2009.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 37 Contributors

Mary Akers' fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Fiddlehead, Brevity, and other journals. She co-founded the Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology in Roseau, Dominica, and frequently writes fiction that focuses on the intersections between art and science, including such topics as diverse and timely as the environmental movement and the struggle for human and animal rights. She has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and has been a Bread Loaf waiter and returning work-study scholar.

Mikael Covey lives in Dakota. He is the editor of Lit Up Magazine. More of his published writing can be found at

Owen Duffy holds an MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. His work has appeared in New Delta Review and is forthcoming in Passages North. He runs a small guitar based business and lives in Charleston, SC. He's completed a novel manuscript and is finishing his collection of stories. You can reach him at ocduff (at)

Jennifer Greidus lives and writes in Bucks County, PA. She has work forthcoming at Velvet Mafia and Eclectica. Her story, "The Six Hillocks of Hiss," was a finalist in the 2009 RRofihe Trophy. Contact Jennifer at greidus1 AT

Laura Hirneisen's work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, 2River View, Mud Luscious, Ghoti Magazine, and other journals.

John Jodzio is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship. His writing has appeared in a number of places, both print and online. A collection of his short fiction, If You Lived Here, You'd Already Be Home will be published by Replacement Press in March 2010. Find out more at

Len Kuntz has pieces appearing, or forthcoming in such places as Mud Luscious, Dogzplot, elimae, Word Riot, Outside Writers and others. He sometimes blogs at

Gary Moshimer has stories in Word Riot, Eclectica, Emprise Review, Pank, Northville Review, Keyhole 7, and others. He works in a hospital.

Nick Ostdick is in the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, where he also teaches. His fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Margins, Annalemma, Night Train, Pindeldyboz, Anthills and elsewhere, and his story "The Sleeping Shags," originally published in Identity Theory, was a 2007 StorySouth Notable Story. Sometimes he has a beard; currently, he does not.

Meg Pokrass is a fiction writer and poet who edits for Smokelong Quarterly and serves as a mentor for the Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions. Her story, "Leaving Hope Ranch," published in Storyglossia in September of this year, was also selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 List. Another of Meg's stories, "Lost and Found," first published in elimae, was selected for Storyglossia's Short Story Month. She has a chapbook of the same title which was released Thanksgiving week—which includes art by Cooper Renner of elimae. Her fiction pieces, "What the Doctor Ordered" from Monkeybicycle, and "The Big Dipper" from Annalemma, received nominations for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2010 anthology. Meg also interviews writers for Fictionaut, having taken over the Fictionaut Five. She has published over 100 stories and poems.

Kodi Scheer earned an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan, where she received the 2008 Prize in Creative Writing for her thesis collection of short stories. Recently, she was awarded the Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and Bellevue Literary Review.

Laura Ellen Scott made this year's Wigleaf Top 50 and has had two stories nominated for Dzanc's 2010 Best of the Web anthology. Her most recent stories are online at >killauthor, Pank, The Northville Review, and decomP, and in print in the Paycock Press anthology Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women. She blogs at

Amber Sparks's work has been published or is forthcoming in various publications, including Wigleaf, Annalemma, decomP, Mud Luscious, and Necessary Fiction. She lives in Washington, D.C., and can be found online at

J. A. Tyler is the author of INCONCEIVABLE WILSON (scrambler books, 2009), SOMEONE, Somewhere (ghost road press, 2009) and IN LOVE WITH A GHOST (willows wept press, 2010), A MAN OF GLASS AND ALL THE WAYS WE HAVE FAILED (fugue state press, 2011), and THE ZOO, A GOING (dzanc books, 2013). His work has appeared recently with Diagram, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, Hotel St. George, elimae, and Action, Yes among others. He is also founding editor of mud luscious / ml press. Visit:

Mimi Vaquer lives in Savannah, GA where she is a graduate student at Armstrong Atlantic State University who also teaches 8th grade English. She is a poetry and fiction writer who has previously been published in decomP, Emprise Review, Foundling Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and Ouroboros Review among others. She is also an Associate Editor for Oak Bend Review.

Isadora J. Wagner lives and writes in Chicago. Her story, "The House the Thompsons Bought," was nominated for Best American New Writers by the Sewanee Writers' Conference in 2008. This is her first publication.

BP Whalen received his MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. His fiction has appeared in STORYGLOSSIA, Eclectica, Gold Dust, The Dream People and The Raging Face, and is forthcoming in RHINO, Word Riot, The Delinquent, and Noun Versus Verb. He currently serves as an Americorps VISTA, collaborating with Iowa Homeless Youth Centers, Central Iowa Shelter, and local food pantries in effort to lessen homelessness and hunger in the Midwest.