Storyglossia Issue 18, February 2006.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 18 Contributors

Michele Lesko has an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has published poetry in both print & on-line journals such as Tiferet, Salvage, and Literary Mama. She is a staff member of The Gazebo, the workshop site for Alsop Review. Michele lives in upstate New York.

Seth Harwood lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Joelle and their dog, Hadley. He recently finished podcasting his first crime-noir novel, Jack Wakes Up, and is now podcasting his collection of stories, A Long Way from Disney. Both are available free in text and audio at His story "What Happened to Everything" and novel excerpt "Ralph's House" appeared in previous issues of STORYGLOSSIA. Other of his stories have appeared in Inkwell, Sojurn, The Red Rock Review, The Charles River Review, Post Road, and Ecotone. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Michael Davis has a MFA in fiction writing from the University of Montana, and his stories have appeared in descant, The San Joaquin Review, The Jabberwock Review, The Black Mountain Review, Eclipse, Cottonwood, The Mid-American Review, Full Circle, Hayden's Ferry Review and, most recently, The Georgia Review. He is a William Saroyan Fellow and former fiction editor of the journal CutBank.

Caroline Lockwood Nelson grew up in Pasadena, California, went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and spends her summers in Maine. She has a story appearing in Strange Horizons this July and has just completed her first novel. She is twenty-four.

Adam Cushman's stories have been published or are forthcoming in the Mississippi Review, The Portland Review, Konundrum, Carve and Pindeldyboz. He holds an MFA from Columbia University, is at work on his seocnd novel, and divides his time between Los Angeles and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Gina Ventre works in an office during the day, which means that she usually starts writing after dinners of microwaveable Kung Pao chicken and lemonade. In her search for a writing community in Cleveland, she became a member of the Cleveland Heights Writing Group and now finds that she loves her fellow members beyond reason. She is thrilled to be publishing for the first time in STORYGLOSSIA. Gina's blog, "madame x," can be found at

Tom Schwider lives in Chicago and works overnights for a well-known bookstore chain amidst mountains of books to be sorted and shelved leaving him mornings to write the stories from the compost of his imagination. His stories "Armadillo Armageddon" and "Copacetic" appeared in previous issues of STORYGLOSSIA.

Rhea Wagner, originally from Indiana, has lived in Tucson, Arizona for the past fourteen years. She holds a BA in English and Spanish from Kalamazoo College, an MFA from the University of Arizona, and is working towards a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State. Her short stories have appeared in The Exquisite Corpse and the Hawaii Review.

Fred McGavran is a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he defends psychiatric malpractice cases and litigates business claims. He won the Raymond Carver Award from Humboldt State University and placed first in the Tom Howard/John Reid contest. His stories have appeared in both the mainstream and small press.

Jane Darby grew up in upstate New York and in the Bay Area of California. After living in New York City for twenty-five years, she moved to rural Connecticut where she writes, teaches, and serves on the advisory board of The Litchfield County Writers Project. Her work has appeared in Lynx Eye, Washington Square Review, and now Storyglossia. "Doing Without" first appeared in print in Lynx Eye. She is currently working on a very long story that she is beginning to think of as a novel.

Scott Garson lives in Santa Cruz but is moving. His stories have appeared in Quick Fiction, the New Orleans Review and other journals. Another very short story of his, "Life Trainer," will appear in the next Right Hand Pointing.

Mary Miller lives in Meridian, Mississippi with her husband and her dog. Her work can be found online at elimae, Vestal Review, Frigg, SmokeLong Quarterly, BarrelHouse, and Pindeldyboz. She has a short story forthcoming in Swink.