Catherine Brown's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Meridian, Juked, and Dogwood - A Journal of Poetry and Prose, where her story won first place in the magazine's annual contest. She holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She lives and works in Chicago, where she pines for her Texas homeland during the long winter nights. Labrador Retrievers give her the strength to face another day. She can be reached at
Jack Cobb works with New Madrid Magazine and has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, The Christian Century, and Read This. He has work upcoming in Main Channel Voices and The Red Clay Review. He is working on the second half of a book on Korea, from which "True Love and Paranoia..." was taken. Write to him at
Bill Cook's work has appeared in Juked, Versap, Thieves Jargon, Tin Parachute Postcard Review, Skive Magazine, and other places such as the latrine wall of his local pub. He lives in Southern California's mountainous region with his wife, son, their one dog and one cat, and a wonderful assortment of local wildlife, lakes, and surrounding parkland. He believes everyone could attain Nirvana if only they owned a sledgehammer and hated their televisions. You can contact him at
A month after Allie Larkin finished writing "Bathtub Mary," the Mary statue that was her inspiration vanished from its bathtub when a new family moved in. Allie is 99.9% sure writing the story didn't cause this to happen, but she's considered bringing a pan of brownies to the new family on the off chance that she'll get to meet Margie. Currently, she's working on a collection of short stories about a dodgy young woman named April Sawicki and her adventures in folk singing. The collection is tentatively titled "Night Angel." Allie can be contacted at
Naomi Leimsider's stories have appeared or are forthcoming online and in print, most recently in Quarterly West, Pindeldyboz, and Slow Trains. She teaches creative writing at Hunter College and York College in New York City. Contact her at
Didi Wood's stories have appeared in Vestal Review, Night Train, Smokelong Quarterly, and other print and online publications. She is an editor for flashquake, an online journal of flash fiction. This is her first visual arts publication. The dolls depicted are Pullip, Taeyang, and Dal dolls by Cheonsang Cheonha and Jun Planning. Didi can be reached at