Storyglossia Issue 15, August 2006.

Issue 15 Contributors

Irakli Iosebashvili is a Tbilisi-born New Yorker in Moscow, where he is the editor of an English-language entertainment magazine.

Mike Young lives in Ashland, OR and has never been a lifeguard or a fire escape. His work has appeared in Opium Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Juked, elimae, 3AM Magazine and Wordriot, among others. He co-edits NOO Journal, a free West Coast literary and political magazine.

Ann Rushton's writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Julien's Journal and REAL, The Journal of Liberal Arts. She is the co-editor of Bound Off, a short fiction podcast. While earning her B.A. in English from the University of Iowa she was a member of the Undergraduate Writers' Workshop. She has worked in the financial and telecommunications industries, and lives in Cedar Rapids, IA with her husband and two daughters.

Seth Harwood lives in Berkeley and teaches writing in the Bay Area. His story "What Happened to Everything" appeared in Issue 13 of Storyglossia. 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. To read more of his work visit "Ralph's House" is an excerpt from his podcast-only novel Jack Wakes Up. You can listen or read it in installments at or in the itunes podcast store, free of charge.

Colleen Mondor grew up in Florida and spent ten years living in Fairbanks, Alaska. "Mercy Flight" is excerpted from Flying Cold, a fictionalized account of her experiences working for a small bush commuter airline. Mondor is the reviews editor for Eclectica, a columnist and regular contributor to Bookslut and Voices of New Orleans, and a reviewer for the ALA's Booklist. She also blogs daily about literary matters on her site, Chasing Ray, and has an essay in the recently published collection, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

G. L. Griffith is a frequent contributor to Storyglossia with work in Issues 1, 2, and 10. His story "hammer-Thing" from Issue 6 received a Pushcart nomination. "Awakening" is from his collection of linked stories A House of Stone is Forever. He lives in northern Arizona where he teaches writing and plays a mean set of congas.

Kristen Tsetsi earned her MFA and, forced to admit teaching wasn't her calling, has since worked as a hotel front-desk clerk and a cab driver. Her stories can be found, or are forthcoming, in Opium, Tryst, Denver Syntax, Right Hand Pointing, the Scribes Valley Anthology They Do Exist!, and a couple of others. She lives in upstate NY with three cats, two ecosphere shrimp, and the man she wooed with secret admirer notes when they were both seventeen.

Matt Bell's writing has appeared magazines such as Hobart, Barrelhouse, The Driftwood Review, Monkeybicycle, and Me Three. He's currently editing his first novel, Basic Beautiful Loser, and has co-authored a book of micro-fiction entitled Dancing On Fly Ash: One Hundred Word Stories, which will be released in April 2006. He can be found on the web at

Aaron Gilbreath is a thirty-one year old native of Phoenix, Arizona currently losing his tan in Portland, Oregon. His fiction, nonfiction and author interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Hobart, The Portland Review, Opium Magazine, Slow Trains, AntiMuse, Hamilton Stone Review and The Pittsburgh Quarterly OnLine. Drop him a spam-free line at prowlinggilamonster AT gmail DOT com.

Richard Grayson lives in Brooklyn and Phoenix. His books of short stories include With Hitler in New York, I Brake for Delmore Schwartz, Lincoln's Doctor's Dog, The Silicon Valley Diet, I Survived Caracas Traffic, Highly Irregular Stories and And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street. He has worked as a law school administrator, a staff attorney in social policy at a think tank, a constitutional history professor, a computer trainer in the Miami school system and an English teacher at a Jewish community high school. His website is