Kevin Brown recently won Permafrost's Midnight Sun Fiction Contest, the Touchstone Fiction Competition, and placed third in the Cadenza Fiction Contest. His work has appeared in Space & Time, Alligator Juniper, sub-TERRAIN, Rosebud, New Delta Review, Outercast, Underground Voices, Shakespeare's Monkey, Vulcan, Neonbeam, and NANO Fiction. He can be reached at
Melanie Haney holds an MFA from Lesley University. She was the winner of the 2006 Family Circle fiction contest and the 2007 Ann Arbor Book Festival's short story competition. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Family Circle Magazine, Quality Women's Fiction, The Elm (Eureka Literary Magazine), Fifth Wednesday Journal, a Writer's Digest short story collection, and other venues. You may contact her at
J. M. Patrick's short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Smokelong Quarterly, juked, Night Train, Amarillo Bay, and Noo Journal, among others. For more information, visit
Joe Ponepinto lives in Troy, Michigan. This is his first published story. He is a former newspaper editor and business owner who is working towards a Masterís Degree in the Whidbey Writers Workshop, a low-residency program of the Northwest institute of Literary Arts of the Whidbey Island Writers Association. Contact him at
The work of Ria Voros has appeared in journals such as Grain, The Fiddlehead, Other Voices, and The Tusculum Review. She lives in British Columbia, Canada and can be reached at