Storyglossia Issue 44, May 2011.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 44 Contributors

Thomas Kearnes is a 34-year-old author from East Texas. He is an atheist and Eagle Scout. His fiction has appeared or is scheduled to appear in PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, Night Train, Eclectica, Word Riot, JMWW Journal, 3 AM Magazine, wigleaf, Bound Off and other publications. He has also appeared in several queer publications. He is a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Valerie O'Riordan is an Irish writer living in England. She's a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester and her fiction has appeared in PANK, Flatmancrooked, elimae and other journals. She won the 2010 Bristol Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the 2010 Bridport Prize for flash fiction. She's working on her first novel and blogs at

Benjamin Buchholz is a US Army officer currently stationed in Muscat, Oman. Owing in great part to stories that found a home at Storyglossia and were subsequently included in "Best of the Web" anthologies from Dzanc Press in 2008 and 2009, Ben's novel One Hundred and One Nights is forthcoming from Little, Brown this December, 2011. Ben writes a Middle East / North Africa culture blog called Not Quite Right.

Donna D. Vitucci works as a development associate, raising funds for local non-profits. Her fiction and poems have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and journals including: Hawaii Review, Front Porch Journal, Another Chicago Magazine, Night Train, Storyglossia, Corium, and Meridian. Her novel manuscript, FEED MATERIALS, was judged a finalist for the Bellwether Prize, 2010. "Adobe Rain" is a piece inspired by Bob Dylan-ish lyrics and story tone.

Eric Beeny (b. 1981) is the author of THE DYING BLOOM (Pangur Ban Party, 2009), SNOWING FIREFLIES (Folded Word Press, 2010), OF CREATURES (Gold Wake Press, 2010), PSEUDO-MASOCHISM (Medulla Publishing, 2011), MILK LIKE A MELTED GHOST (Thumbscrews Press, 2011), and some other things. He blogs at Dead End on Progressive Ave.

Michelle Reale is an academic librarian on faculty at Arcadia University in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her work has been published in a wide variety of venues including Eyeshot, elimae, PANK, JMWW, Gargoyle, Word Riot, Monkeybicycle, Moon Milk Review and others. Her short fiction chapbook, Natural Habitat was published by Burning River in 2010.

Matthew Salesses is the author of Our Island of Epidemics and the forthcoming The Last Repatriate (Nouvella Books). He edits fiction for the Good Men Project Magazine. "At Least I Felt Bad Afterward" is from a series entitled, I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying.

Ashley Cowger is the author of the short story collection Peter Never Came, which was awarded the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize in 2010. Her short fiction has appeared in several literary journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is editor and cofounder of the online journal, MFA/MFYou, and she holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Learn more at

Mather Schneider was born in Peoria, Illinois and has lived in Tucson, Arizona for the last 14 years, where he drives a cab for a living. He has a book of poetry out—Drought Resistant Strain—from Interior Noise Press and a book due out later this year from New York Quarterly Press titled He Took A Cab. "Shitty" is from a book of short stories he is trying to finish. More information at

Sarah Rose Etter's chapbook, Tongue Party, is available from Caketrain Press. You can find out more about her at