Eric Bosse
is a filmmaker and writer whose stories have appeared in Journal Del Sol, Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Zoetrope All-Story Extra, Surgery of Modern Warfare, Literary Potpourri and Absinthe Literary Review. His first novel, Kings and Queens of America, is nearly complete. He is the editor of The God Particle.

Sarah Maria Gonzales
published her first story on the first try at the age of twenty in the Dragonfly Review. Five years, one Bachelor's degree in English Literature, two geographic location changes and many, many rejection slips later, "Flamenco" marks her second public offering. She lives in Los Angeles, California and can be reached at

M.M.M. Hayes
is Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of StoryQuarterly, an all-story literary anthology of 550 pages which is regularly recognized by Arts Councils and national Best of... anthologies. Hayes's own fiction has been anthologized in New Stories of the South, Algonquin Press, Chapel Hill, N.C.; in 2Plus2, An Anthology of International Writing, Geneva, Switzerland; and Best of the West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her fiction has won a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, prizes in Redbook, Writer's Digest, Science Writers of Tomorrow, several scriptwriting fellowships, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at Sewanee. Stories have appeared in North American Review, High Plains Literary Review, Nimrod, Gallery and other literary and commercial magazines. Active on literary boards that include The Poetry Center of Chicago, the Heartland Society, and PEN-West among others, Hayes lives near Chicago now and writes from experience in the Middle East, northeastern Nevada, Paris and New York.

Janice J. Heiss
is a writer (and past stand-up comedian and actress) who lives in San Francisco with her cat Tinkerbell. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Urban Spaghetti, Limestone, Black Dirt, Poetry Motel, Women's Words, Passages North, and Lullwater Review. You may write to her at

Pia Wilson
has been a writer and reporter for ten years. In addition to short stories, she has written several screenplays. Most recently, she was hired by Kinoeye Inc. and UMP Studios to adapt a science fiction novel for the screen. Pia is also a singer and can be seen at various venues in New York City. To find out more about live performances, go to She can be reached at