Eileen Marie Toth received her BA from Columbia University and MA from the University of Michigan. She has taught 8th grade through college-level English and writing. Currently, she is a student again, working towards her MFA at Vermont College in Montpelier. She lives outside of Philadelphia.
Corey Mesler has published prose and poetry in numerous literary journals and his work has appeared in the following anthologies: Full Court: A Literary Anthology of Basketball (Breakaway Books), Pocket Parenting Poetry Guide (Pudding Press), Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure (New World Press) and Smashing Icons (Curious Rooms). He recently won the Moonfire Poetry Chapbook Competition and his chapbook, Chin-Chin in Eden, has just been published by Still Waters Press. One of his short stories was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. His novel-in-dialogue, Talk, was published by Livingston Press in 2002. He's been a book reviewer (for The Commercial Appeal, BookPage, The Memphis Flyer, and Brightleaf), fiction editor (for Ion Books/raccoon), university press sales rep, grant committee judge (for The Oregon Arts Council), father and son. With his wife he owns Burke's Book Store, one of the country's oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
Karen Kasaba's story, "Views Views Views" won Santa Barbara Magazine's first annual fiction contest, and was performed live at Speaking of Stories. "Sparks" was published in the Winter 2000 issue of The Chariton Review and is archived online at www.collectedstories.com. Her essays and poetry have appeared in anthologies, magazines and newspapers including Hawaii Review, Westways, Byline, Los Angeles Times, and the Santa Barbara Independent. She is the recipient of a Sherwill C. Corwin Award for playwriting. Her work as a screenwriter has earned multiple awards including an Emmy nomination.
G. L. Griffith received his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He lives in Page, Arizona, where he teaches writing. His story "Peace Offering" appeared in Storyglossia Issue 1. An excerpt from his second novel, Dryness—which is set in the Navajo Reservation— appeared in Issue 2 of Storyglossia.
Holly Farris is an Appalachian who has worked as an autopsy assistant, restaurant baker, and beekeeper. To date, she has published more than four dozen articles, poems, and stories in journals as diverse as Phoebe, Thema, and Lodestar Quarterly. Her short stories, including erotica, will appear in several anthologies in 2004. Now retired from a career in biomedical research, Holly is a housing advocate for low-income people.
Deirdre Day-MacLeod has written about Britney Spears' bellybutton and is considered and expert on the "omphalos" in Portugal. She has also written about time management for optometrists, laundry on nuclear submarines for launderers, salty snacks, dog food, Mexico, the Erie canal, autobiographies of people who are not her, infanticide in 19th Century England, hair care products, nudity in public spaces, mothers who try too hard, infanticide in 20th century United States, bread products, things to do with children (other than killing them), Barbie dolls and more. In between she wrote a novel (as yet unpublished) and is completing a book of stories, Better Sex More Often. Her work has appeared in Taint, Slow Trains, Opium and Pindeldyboz and she regularly writes about music and books for Pop Matters and others.
Josh Capps's stories have been published in Carve, The Mississippi Review, The Moon City Review, and Conversely. His story "Hellraiser" was selected for Carve Magazine's Best of 2002 Anthology. His essay "Pa Don's Troops" was published in The Barcelona Review. He is currently at work on his MFA at the University of Arkansas. His story "Dealing" is reviewed in the Storyglossia weblog. His story "Connecting" appeared in Issue 4 of Storyglossia.
Martin Ott is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles and a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC. He has published fiction and poetry widely, including upcoming issues of Beyond Baroque Magazine, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Poetry East and Third Coast. He is former editor at PIF MAGAZINE and THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANTHOLOGY, as well as a finalist for the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry.
Marjorie Carlson Davis lives and writes in rural Illinois in a Victorian house rumored to have a ghost. Her most recent publication is a story in Stories from Where We Live: The Great Lakes (Milkweed Press, 2003). Her work has also appeared in Drexel Online Journal, Many Mountains Moving, The Writer, Indianapolis Monthly, and other journals. She is finishing her second novel, tentatively titled A Little Menagerie.
Wes Grey trades stocks for his own account. He lives in Seattle.