Storyglossia Issue 17, December 2006.

Storyglossia Issue 17 Contributors

Xujun Eberlein's stories can be found in AGNI, PRISM International, Walrus, Night Train, Meridian, Stand (UK), and StoryQuarterly, among other literary magazines. She grew up in China, and lives with her husband and daughter in Massachusetts.

Sandy Shwayder Sanchez has been writing stories for practice since childhood but for publication during the last twenty years since graduating law school. During that time she has also been a voice for poor and minority clients in Juvenile Court. Her first novel, The Nun, was published by Plain View Press in 1992 and her second novel, Stillbird came out from The Wessex Collective in 2005. She's had short stories and novellas published in The Long Story, Monocacy Valley Review, Zone 3, and The Healing Muse.

Patricia J. DeLois works at the Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine. "The Venus Game" is her first published story.

Jason Rice recieved his degree in photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. He's taught photography in the South of France, worked in the film and televison industry in New York City on movies such as Flirting With Disaster and the kids television show "Pete & Pete." His fiction has appeared on The Istanbul Literature Review,, The Hamilton Stone Review and in the literary journal Writers Notes. His four novels, "The Murder Rule," "Why Wolves Are So Strong," "Salad Days" and "Spicer" remain unpublished. He is the resident book reviewer at Ain't It Cool News where he writes as Frank Bascombe. His photographs can be viewed by following this link. He lives with his family in New Jersey.

Carol Quinn lives and works and writes in Philadelphia. She is from Queens, but she has never been to Los Angeles. She received her MFA from The University of Iowa, where she won the 2006 Jack Leggett Prize for fiction. "Globs of Possibility" is her first published story.

Alex DeBonis grew up in Indiana, lived in Ohio, and most recently moved to Chicago, Illinois after earning his Ph.D. in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His work has appeared in Review of Contemporary Fiction and Cincinnati CityBeat. "Donkey Basketball" is his first published story.

Kate Shaffar is a playwright and storyteller. Her work has appeared in several online magazines, including Long Story Short and She has just completed her first novel and lives on Long Island with her husband, two sons, and several neurotic animals.

Carl R. Brush has been writing since he could write, which is quite a long time now. His work has appeared in The Summerset Review,, Right Hand Pointing, and Blazevox. He has participated in the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He lives with his wife in Oakland, California, where he enjoys the blessings of nearby children and grandchildren.

Jennifer Trudeau holds a BA from U-Michigan (Ann Arbor) and a Master's from USC (Los Angeles). She is the author of Left-handed Morpheus (true stories and essays) and Haunted Mad Girl (poetry), and is currently finishing The Bible of Hell, her first novel. Her writing has won two Hopwood awards and has appeared in a number of publications; most recently, one of her nonfiction pieces was featured in Fringe Magazine. Jennifer keeps a blog on writing and the progress of her novel at

Rita Kasperek is a writer living in Oakland. Her work has appeared in The Portland Review, GSU Review, Sand Hill Review and, among other places. She's currently experiencing protracted labor over a novel and a collection of interrelated short stories. Her story "A Box of Jesus," for which she received a Pushcart nomination, appeared in STORYGLOSSIA Issue 9.