Lisa Beatman: Fix-it Man
Lisa Beatman's work has appeared in Lonely Planet, Lilith Magazine, and the Hawaii Pacific Review, among other publications. Her book Ladies' Night at the Blue Hill Spa was published by Bear House Publishing.
Wendy A. Bilen: A Paige from History
Freelance writer Wendy Bilen has studied creative nonfiction at Northwestern University and will begin an M.F.A. program at George Mason University this fall. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Vincent Eaton: How to Pant to Porn
Vincent Eaton, a novelist and an award-winning playwright, lives in Brussels, Belgium, where he earns his living as a digital storyteller. He has also acted on stage, in films, and on television, and is a voice-over professional and stand-up storyteller.
Jason George: Plastic Jesus
Jason George is 33 years old and lives in Berkeley, California, with his dog, Phoenix. He still hangs out with all the guys he grew up with.
Roberta Kwok: The Insect Parade
Roberta Kwok graduated from Stanford University with a degree in biology. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in San Francisco and works in the biotech field.
Erik Leavitt: Macho; Sulking as a Spectator Sport
Erik Leavitt is a graduate of Macalester College with degrees in English and classics. Currently he works as a night auditor in Duluth, Minnesota.
Linda Wojtowick: Hammer
Linda Wojtowick moved to Portland, Oregon, from Montana, where she'd found torment and comfort in the writing community of Missoula. She works in a bookstore and writes at night. She has an unpublished poetry manuscript called Vandal and is working on a novel about an architect and a haunted house.