Storyglossia Issue 19, April 2006.

STORYGLOSSIA Issue 19 Contributors

Stephanie Dickinson has lived in Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, and now NewYork. Her work appears in Cream City Review, Mudfish, Green Mountains Review, PMS, Storyquarterly, Feminist Studies, Ontario Review, Water Stone, Columbia Journal, and the McGuffin, among others. Along with Rob Cook, she publishes and edits the literary journal Skidrow Penthouse. Her Half Girl won the Hackney Award (Birmingham-Southern) for best unpublished novel of 2002. It will be published this year by Spuyten Duyvil. Her story "A Lynching in Stereoscope" appears in Best American 2005 Nonrequired Reading edited by Dave Eggers. She is a 2006 fellow in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Rain Mountain Press has just released her short story collection Road of Five Churches. Her story "Man of War" appeared in Issue 8 of STORYGLOSSIA.

James A.W. Shaw's work has appeared on Pindeldyboz and Raging Face, and he was recently a runner-up in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine's flash fiction contest. He is a student at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and he will represent labor unions and workers as a real lawyer soon enough. James previously worked as a journalist, sociologist and labor union president, and he has studied writing at Grub Street in Boston.

Jill Stegman lives on the central coast of California, where she teaches at an alternative high school. Her work has previously appeared in such journals as Del Sol Review, Prism Quarterly, South Dakota Review, North Atlantic Review, Isotope, Literary Mama, and RE:AL. She is currently trying to complete a novel.

Darby Harn graduated from the University of Iowa and can remember things downtown besides bars. His fiction appears in The Angler, Shimmer, Fantasy Magazine, Reflection's Edge, and the anthology Jigsaw Nation. His blog can be found at

Patricia DeLois' "Penguins in Amsterdam" is adapted from the opening chapters of her second novel. Her first novel, Bufflehead Sisters, placed second in's annual competition and will be published later this year. Her story "The Venus Game" appeared in Issue 17 of STORYGLOSSIA.

Shellie Zacharia's stories have appeared in Swivel, Hobart, Backwards City Review, The Pinch, Juked, Vestal Review, and elsewhere. She teaches in Gainesville, Florida.

Christopher Battle is from Texas but is currently working on a Masters in Physics at the Universitaet van Amsterdam. He's had stories published in Smokelong Quarterly, edificeWRECKED, Outsider Ink, and Thieves Jargon.

Virginia Reeves is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel. She has written for the Queen City News, an independent weekly newspaper, and has had stories published in several local magazines, including Colours and Montana Magazine. She has recently turned her attentions to radio—writing, recording, and mixing original essays and stories she hopes to someday hear on the air. She lives with her husband and daughter in Helena, Montana.

Susan Buttenwieser's fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Mama, Epiphany, Lost, Failbetter and Nth Position. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has taught writing workshops at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center and at a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York City.

Julia LaSalle is a graduate of the English Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she continues to reside. She was published in The Mississippi Review and has a piece scheduled for publication with Drunken Boat. She is currently co-editor of Steel City Review, online at

Justin Benton was born and raised in Chicagoland. He escaped to the wine hills of southern Illinois, where he writes and teaches.

Simon A. Smith lives in Chicago where he works as a reporter for Chicago Public Radio. In 2003 he graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Fiction Writing. His stories have appeared in Look-Look Magazine, Insolent Rudder, Banana King, the Columbia Chronicle, New City and the short story anthology My Angels and Demons at War. Simon grew up in a small Pennsylvania town but has been living in the windy city, where he currently shares an apartment with his lovely girlfriend, for the past 8 years.