Issue 14 Contributors
Shabnam Nadiya is a writer, poet and translator. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Galpa: Short Stories by Women from Bangladesh (Saqi Books, UK), From the Delta, Different Perspectives: Women Writing in Bangladesh, The Escape and Other Stories, and 1971 and After (all from University Press Ltd, Bangladesh). She has also been published in various periodicals including World View (USA), Bonfire: an international conflagration (UK), Texts' Bones (UK), The Beat (UK), Words Without Borders (USA), Cerebration (India), and Kali O Kalam (Bangladesh). Nadiya lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh with her husband and daughter.
James Waine Carpenter was born on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, raised in Key West, Miami, and Cape May. An award winning songwriter, James works as a full-time musician and producer in Connecticut. Two stories, "Thatsa" and "The Rivers," appeared in Kudzu Monthly in 2000 and 2001. The release of Black Narrows, the first of five story collections, is scheduled for this summer.
Alicia Gifford is a Los Angeles writer and her stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Narrative Magazine, Confrontation, The Barcelona Review, Best American Erotica 2005, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Story Anthology 2005, The Mississippi Review and more. Her story Toggling the Switch won Best Online Story in the 2005 Million Writer's Award. She is the Fiction Editor for the literary magazine Night Train.
Eileen Donovan-Kranz teaches writing at Boston College; her short fiction has appeared in Storyglossia (Fresh Man, Issue 10), The South Dakota Review, and the Pikeville Review, and memoir has appeared in Boston College Magazine. She shares her house and life with another writer, husband Jonathan Kranz, and with their two spunky daughters.
Henry Baum is the author of the novel Oscar Caliber Gun, also published as The Golden Calf in the UK and Je Suis Du Bon Côté in France. He's published work at Identity Theory, Scarecrow, Dogmatika, Purple Prose, Les Episodes, and others. His story Gentleman Reptile is out on Cloverfield Press. His second novel, North of Sunset—from which Michael Sennet was excerpted—was recently released. He lives in L.A.
Scott Cook has worked as a pizza deliverer, factory worker, forklift driver, janitor, and writer. Recently, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Anchorage Alaska. His story "Miracle-Gro" was published with VerbSap and his story "White Pointed Star" will be published in the Spring of 2007 issue of Gulf Stream.
Aimee Bester recently moved out of NYC to Harrison, NY and is thrilled to be breathing fresh air again. She's working towards an MFA from Antioch University in Los Angeles. "Bright Water," which was inspired by daily commutes across the Tappan Zee Bridge, is her first published short story.
Colin Fleming is a freelance writer based in Boston. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, Spin, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sight and Sound, and Azure, among other venues. He's in the process of finishing a novel.
Jai Clare lives in southwest England and has been published in The London Magazine, Agni, The Barcelona Review, Bonfire, Nemonymous, Pedestal Magazine, and Night Train, amongst others. She's pursuing a PhD. at The University of Gloucestershire and maintains a litblog at www.jaiclare.com/blog/. Her first fiction collection, The Cusp of Something, will be out next year.