Kate Baggott
Kate Baggott
is a Canadian freelance journalist currently based near Frankfurt, Germany. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun and Today's Parent among other publications.

John Bernard Bourne
John Bernard Bourne is a Canadian writer who has had numerous fiction and non-fiction material published all over the world in magazines such as Macleans, Log In Seoul, Bywords, Canadian Content, etc. He can be contacted at johnbernardbourne@yahoo.ca.

Michael Bryson
Michael Bryson is the author of two short story collections, Thirteen Shades of Black and White (Turnstone Press, 1999) and Only a Lower Paradise (Boheme Press, 2000). He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and edits the online journal, The Danforth Review.

Chris Crossen
Chris Crossen paints out of San Francisco, California. An avid skier, surfer, mountaineer, and biker, the majority of his inspirations and ideas come from exploring the remaining wilderness areas throughout the west. His designs and paintings arise from a desire to capture movement and form within basic compositions and patterns, exploring the interplay between light, landscape, natural process, and abstraction. C hris studied the classics, photography, and writing at the University of Notre Dame and business and painting at UC Berkeley.

Alison Eastley
Alison Eastley's
work has been published in Snow Monkey, The Adirondack Review, 42 Opus, Taint, Tryst, Pierian Springs and many other fine journals. She lives on a small island near and part of Australia with her husband, Steve, and her three offspring, Tom (legally an adult but otherwise remains as is), James, a wild party animal with a penchant for petty theft and Nick who is blessed with a quick retort and an angel's smile.

Diane Girard
Diane Girard is a native of Windsor, Ontario, now living in Kitchener. Her essays have been published in Adbusters magazine, The Western Producer newspaper, and on the well-respected Web site www.seniorwomen.com. She recently returned to writing fiction after a forty-year hiatus.

Christine Hamm
Christine Hamm
lives in NYC, is a psychiatric social worker and has a MA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has been published by Poetry Midwest, can we have our ball back?, Shampoo, Stirring, Taint, Whalelane, the Absinthe Literary Review, the Adirondack Review and many others. She was recently a finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest. She has taught several poetry workshops in New York City and she is the former literary editor of Wide Angle, a monthly cultural journal based in Queens.

Janice J. Heiss
Janice J. Heiss' writing has appeared in various publications including Urban Spaghetti, Poetry Motel, Black Dirt, Women's Words, the Rockford Review, Passages North, and The Lullwater Review, and others.

Bob Herdlein
Bob Herdlein
lives in Derry, New Hampshire. While currently working primarily on paintings, in his past his exhibited work includes sculpture, installations, photography, a project for PBS, and public art, primarily in the US Northwest. Herdlein has had around 45 gallery exhibitions including The Henry Gallery at The University of Washington, The Tacoma (Washington) Art Museum and The Bellevue (Washington) Art Museum. Work in collections throughout the United States. Gallery
affiliations have included the Davidson Gallery-Seattle, Cliff Michel Gallery-Seattle, and the Jamison/Thomas Gallery-Portland, OR.

Jnana Hodson
Jnana Hodson's Web-zine appearances include Comrades, Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, Hobart, Jack, Third Muse, and Tryst. Contrary to a common presumption, Jnana's not a woman. The name's Sanskrit, where Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Arjuna, and Ganesha are also all males. He's had the handle for more than three decades now.

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a fiction editor at The Chiaroscuro. Recent and upcoming fiction can be found in Beyond the Dust, Flesh & Blood, Fusing Horizons, Nemonymous, and All Hallows.In 2002 he edited a book of ghost stories, Songs From Dead Singers.

Ward Kelley
Ward Kelley
has seen his poems appear in journals world wide. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose publication credits include such journals as: Plainsongs, Another Chicago Magazine, GSU Review, Rattle, The Chaffin Journal, Midstream, Zuzu’s Petals, Literary Potpourri, Ginger Hill, Sunstone, Pif, Whetstone, Melic Review, Thunder Sandwich, Potpourri and Skylark. He was the
recipient of the Nassau Review Poetry Award for 2001. Kelley is the author of two paperbacks: “histories of souls,” a poetry collection, and “Divine Murder,” a novel; he also has an epic poem, “comedy incarnate” on CD and CD ROM.

Miriam Kotzin
Miriam Kotzin teaches literature and creative writing  in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she is the advisor to Maya, the student literary magazine. She has been appointed Director of a program leading to a Certificate in Writing and Publishing, which is now going through the approval process of the university committees. Kotzin's poetry has been published in a number of print magazines, among them: Iron Horse Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly,  Boulevard (for which she is a contributing editor), Mid-American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Pulpsmith, and Confrontation. Online her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Drexel Online Journal, the Vocabula Review, Three Candles and ForPoetry.com., Blaze and Small Spiral Notebook. Her short fiction has appeared in ELF:  Eclectic Literary Forum (print), and will appear in the online launch of Xaxx.

K.A. M'Lady
K.A. M'Lady is a native to the Chicago area where she lives with her family and a beagle named Spike.  A former Police Science Major she somehow ended up in the field of  Insurance/Executive and Employee Benefits, where, despite the obvious lack of enthusiasm for math, she spends her days whiling away the hours.  Her previous work has appeared in The Dead Mule, Wild City Times, Lily and is forthcoming in Thunder Sandwich and an anthology titled "Mirrors in Flame."

Margaret Muirhead
Margaret Muirhead lives in Arlington, MA with her husband Pete and her son Abe. She is a freelance writer and editor and has a M.F.A. in Creative Writing (fiction) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her poetry has recently been published by South Carolina Review, Passager (University of Baltimore), Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and other journals. She was a runner-up for the Grolier Poetry Prize and her satire was selected for the Zine Yearbook (Vol. 6).

Francis Raven
Francis Raven is an editorial assistant at the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.  Broken Boulder press recently published two of his chapbooks called “Notestalk” and “Notationing.” Warnell.com published an electronic chapbook of his entitled Do Not Add Up. His poems have been published in Pindeldyboz, Monkey Bicycle, Mudlark, Pavement Saw, Poethia, Beehive, Gestalten, Untitled, The In Posse Review, The East Village, The New Colonist, and Taint, among others.  He has had essays and articles published in Clamor, In These Times, Fulcrum, Rain Taxi, The New Colonist, Taint, and Pavement Saw.

Alexis E. Santí
Alexis E. Santí writes and raves in Washington, DC. He enters George Mason's MFA program in the fall of 2004.  He has published a few ranting political pieces in both the Hartford Courrant and the democraticunderground.com; Plum Ruby Review is his first poetry publication. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and in addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish and Romanian, yet, prefers to swear in Hungarian.  He can be reached at ourwinter(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Michael Snider
For years Michael Snider's been trying to support his poetry habit with jobs ranging from middle school Spanish teacher to roofer to software engineer. Currently, he's working at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland so he can keep his family housed in Cary, North Carolina. His poems have appeared in Matrix, The Louisville Review, and Columbia, and he blogs at Mike Snider's Formal Blog and Sonnetarium.

Lindsay Savage
Lindsay Savage lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and attends Monmouth University. Plum Ruby Review is her first publication.

Andrew Stacey
Andrew Stacey was born north of the Arctic Circle and is currently living on the Tropic of Capricorn. After several years as a graphic designer in the computer game industry in Canada, he now tends goats and pigs and mends fences on a small farm in Argentina. Plum Ruby Review is his first publication.

Michael Tino
Michael Tino finds himself equally bewildered and amazed by modern society and transfixed with the idiosyncrasies, vicissitudes, ambiguities and contradictions of humanity. This, coupled with a keen and relentless perceptiveness, is the foundation of his muse. It forms a tapestry woven of the desire to depict love, hate and everything between. Tino's work is about feelings and emotions. By tapping into the profoundly personal, he is able to convey the universal. Tino currently lives and works in San Francisco . He has been drawing and painting for nearly 5 years and has participated in numerous shows including: Aug. 2000 Club Six, San Francisco; May 2002 'MELT' The Art Explosion, San Francisco; ArtSF 2nd Anniversary Party (November, 2002) SOMARTS; Feb-March 2002, Works showcased at Ebert Gallery, 49 Geary St. San Francisco. Additionally, Tino was also a featured artist at Kadzoo. To view Michael Tino's works or to purchase his art, please visit his Web site, www.michaeltino.com .

rob walker
rob walker
's  poems have appeared in diverse e-zines including Sidereality, Tryst, Poets4peace, Indie Journal, Atomic Petals, The Oracular Tree (USA), Limestone, Snakeskin and Comrades (UK) Numbat, Thylazine, The Curious Record (Aust), NZPoetsOnline, Southern Ocean Review (NZ), as well as some in traditional print form in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Rob lives on a small farm in hills east of Adelaide, South Australia. In addition to writing, Rob teaches music and drama, is active in improv & community theatre  and works with a psychologist colleague in producing text and music for clients suffering anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s also recently recorded the text and music of a unique relaxation/ visualization CD “take 5”. He regularly performs his poetry at Adelaide’s famous “Friendly Street Poets.”

CJ Wiley
CJ Wiley is a graduate of the University of Washington certificate program in Literary Fiction. CJ's work has been published by Byline, Bogg and Chiron Review. CJ teaches Creative Writing in Seattle, Washington.


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