Those who have graciously submitted stories,
novel excerpts, poetry, or illustrations.

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Lynka Adams

Short Story: Bohos, Mojos and The Pinus Arista

Lynka Adams: formerly a Miami surfer girl, photographic model, Oui centerfold, and editor at Harper’s Bazaar magazine, is currently an antiquarian book dealer with Historicana.com. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco where she still lives on Potrero Hill. Her historical novel A Skeleton at the Feast, being a Fanciful Account of the Early Years of Edgar Allan Poe has just been completed. A second novel, The Wave Organ, written with four friends, is in the final editing process. She is a resident of Black Rock City, Nevada for one week out of each year where she contributes to the alternative newspaper Piss Clear under the nom de playa, MoonTrout.

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Tara Alton

Short Stories: 1) Holo Girl; 2) Jenny and the Big Bad Department Store; 3) Bethany Barefoot; 4) The Dire Consequences of My Libido

Tara Alton's erotica has appeared in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women's Erotica, Guilty Pleasures, Clean Sheets and Scarlet Letters. She lives in the Midwest, collects tattoos, worships Bettie Page and writes erotica, because that is what is in her head, and it needs to come out. Her website can be found at http://www.taraalton.com.

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C.B. Anderson

Poems: 1) Fair Play 2) Undercover

C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, "The Victory Garden." Scores of his poems have appeared in dozens of of print and electronic journals over the past five years, most recently Nassau Review, Blue Unicorn, Fourteen Magazine, Innisfree, nthposition, and Soundzine. One of his poems, published in The Raintown Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. His e-chapbook, A Walk in the Dark, is posted on the website of The New Formalist Press.

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Barry Baldwin

Short Stories: 1) The Best-Laid Plans; 2) Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

Nonfiction: NONFICTION: After Henry: De-Demonising Miller

Barry Baldwin was born in 1937 and educated in England. He emigrated to Australia in 1962, re-moving to Canada in 1965, where he is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Calgary, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has published around 30 short stories in print (magazines and book anthologies), and has a novella, "Not Cricket", imminent in Chapbook form (Rembrandt & Company Press, USA), also in e-zines. He has been a Finalist in the Arthur Ellis Awards (Canada 1999) and the Anthony Awards (Bouchercon, 2000, USA) in the mystery short story category.

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Michael Battram

Poem: We Are Sexual Beings by Nature

Michael Battram has published over 100 poems over the years, in various small magazines and in many different forms and styles, from academic to alternative to "ashcan." Recent publications include Abbey, The Formalist, Free Lunch, Wavelength, and others. He lives in Southern Indiana.

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Sara Dobie Bauer

Short Story: Two Dates

Sara Dobie Bauer is a writer and publicist. A Magna Cum Laude Creative Writing graduate of Ohio University, she is currently working on a Creative Writing Certificate at Glendale Community College, where she attends as an English scholarship student. Her work has appeared in The Traveler, The Gila River Review and Canyon Voices. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more at http://saradobie.wordpress.com.

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Amelia Beamer

Short Story: Nervous

Amelia Beamer lives in Oakland, California. Her fiction is published or forthcoming in Red Cedar Review, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader.

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Gary Beck

Short Stories: 1) To Flaming Youth 2) Soho Surprise

Gary Beck's recent fiction has appeared in Enigma, Dogwood Journal, EWG Presents, Nuvein Magazine, Babel, Vincent Brothers Review, L'Intrigue Magazine, The Journal, Short Stories Bimonthly, Bibliophilos and many others. His poetry has appeared in dozens of literary magazines. His chapbook 'The Conquest of Somalia' will be published by Cervena Barva Press. His plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes, and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway. He is a writer/director of award-winning social issue video documentaries.

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Russell Bittner

Short Story: Collisions

Russell Bittner lives and scribbles on a small island off the East Coast of the United States. The island is called ‘Long’ and his borough is called ‘Brooklyn.’ Some of his work ends up on the ‘Net or on the printed page; most of it ends up in the trash. “Collisions” stayed for a long time in his head – but eventually came spilling out in an effort to be rid of itself, if not of him.

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Cheyenne Blue

Short Story: Page of Wands

Cheyenne Blue combines her two passions in life and writes travel guides and erotica. Her erotica has appeared in Cleansheets, Best Women's Erotica, Mammoth Best New Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica and Mind Caviar. Her travel guides have been jammed into many glove boxes underneath the chocolate wrappers. She usually lives in the southwestern United States. You can see more of her work on her Web site, www.cheyenneblue.com.

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Roger Bonner

Short Story: Laela

Roger Bonner is a native Swiss, but grew up in Los Angeles, California. He has published poetry and won prizes in England. In recent years his fiction and poems have also appeared in the USA in Cross Connect, The Drunken Boat, Samsara, Thunder Sandwich. He writes satirical stories about the Swiss for English publications in Basel, Switzerland, the city where he has been living for more than thirty years. An illustrated collection entitled “Swiss Me” was published in 2005 by Bergli Books, and is now in its second printing. He intends to write more humorous erotica. He can be reached at: info [AT] roger-bonner.ch or on the Web at: www.roger-bonner.ch

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Kevin Brown

Short Story: Vice Grip

Kevin Brown recently won the Permafrost Literary Journal's Midnight Sun Fiction Contest, the Touchstone Fiction Competition, and placed third in the Cadenza Fiction Contest. He was nominated for the 2007 Best American Short Stories and a Journey Award, and has published in Alligator Juniper, sub-TERRAIN, Rosebud, New Delta Review, Summerset Review, Underground Voices, Conclave, Crannog, Mississippi Crow, Vulcan, and NANO Fiction. His website is: www.invisiblebodies.com

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Colleen Chen

Short Story: Steel Trap Pussy

Colleen Chen is a bodyworker, yoga instructor, spiritual counselor, and occasionally an attorney. She lives in Berkeley, CA and spends most of her time pondering bodies, spirits, and the link between. With all that pondering she has way too much inner dialogue going on, and thus she writes. She writes for catharsis, deriving comfort from linear arrangements of words amidst multi-dimensional chaos, and she writes as a means of self-expression, finding a fierce and unholy glee in baring bits of soul she didn’t even know were there.

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Paul Curtis

Poem: After the Funeral

Paul Curtis has been published in Earth Love, Decanto, The Journal, Green Queen, Windhover, Pennine Ink, Jaam Tracks, Splitzz, Dial 174, Select Six, Cafe Del Soul, The Farcehaven Tribune, Funny Paper, Roundyhouse, Mina’s Poems, We Love Poems, Allpoems, Romance Adventure, Autumn Leaves and The Mozzie. Email him at: paul.curtis67@ntlworld.com

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Susan DiPlacido

Short Story: Coyote Blues
Novel Excerpt: 24/7

Susan DiPlacido has two novels forthcoming. The first, 24/7, will be available in January 2005, and the second will follow shortly after. She can be found online at www.susandiplacido.com.

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Marie Drennan

Short Story: Ascension

Marie Drennan teaches media writing at San Francisco State University, and is about to finish an M.A. in Creative Writing. "Ascension" is her first foray into erotic fiction, and although she doesn't know what possessed her to write a dirty story (for a fiction workshop led by the chairperson of her department, no less), she really liked doing it and plans to continue. Ms. Drennan's boyfriend wishes to state that he in no way figures in any of the author's work.

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Steven Edward Duescher

Short Story: Sidewalk Funeral: A New York Cab Driver's Tale

Steven Edward Duescher worked as a New York cab driver at the Midland garage (now Midtown Operating Co.) from 1986-1991, and says the experience reminded him of "All the vandalism I did in junior high: a total free-for-all, with no rules." He once used his cab to push an "enemy's" parked car into the intersection of 1st Avenue and 7th Street and leave it there. He also enjoyed pretending to be a lunatic by loudly gibbering nonsense in a shrill voice: "Nothing beats it for freaking out the tourists." He resides in Brooklyn.

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Kimberly Duncan

Poem: The Scrolling of the Letters in Your Name

Kimberly Duncan is a Mensa member who currently lives in New Jersey. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Snow Monkey, Poetry Depth Quarterly, The American Dissident, a pos’ tro-phe, and ygdrasil. She can be e-mailed at moonglade88 [AT] yahoo.com.

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EllaRegina

Short Stories: 1) The Colonoscoper and the Snake Charmeuse 2) Blind Tasting

EllaRegina's erotic fiction appears in the short story anthologies "Best Women's Erotica 2008," edited by Violet Blue (Cleis Press); "The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra," edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Constable & Robinson, UK; Running Press, USA); "Frenzy: 60 Stories of Sudden Sex," edited by Alison Tyler (Cleis Press); "The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 8," edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Constable & Robinson, UK; Running Press, USA); "Coming Together: Against the Odds," edited by Alessia Brio (Phaze Books); "Sexy Little Numbers," edited by Lindsay Gordon (Virgin Black Lace; Random House, UK); and "The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 9," edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Constable & Robinson, UK; Running Press, USA). Her work has also been featured online at Sliptongue, Cleansheets, the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, and Literotica. EllaRegina's story, "The Lonely Onanista," was shortlisted for the 2007 Rauxa Prize for Erotic Writing. When not sniffing naughty words in the dictionary, the author can be found in her city or country online drawing rooms, making dirty pictures out of virtual lint, using a pair of tweezers: ellaregina.blogspot.com or myspace.com/ellaregina Contact: hotelscribe [AT] yahoo.com


© 2009 by EllaRegina

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Sarah Elmendorf

Short Stories: 1) Workplace Surprise 2) Batman's Cabin

Sarah Elmendorf is a saucy hag living in New York State with two teens and a plethora of other beasties. She works a steady graveyard shift in corrections, more intermittently in education, and has a solar powered hovel and a truck that would run on E85 if any were to be found locally. An excerpt from a novel in progress, Workplace Surprise is her first publication.

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Brian Francis Ferguson

Short Story: One In the Same

Brian Francis Ferguson lives in a cheap apartment in Chicago with a lucky view overlooking Lake Michigan. His writing is spotty and habitually wordy – consistently, ridiculously over-wrought with every adverb & adjective that catches his ear and impossibly convoluted sentences that go on forever without sometimes getting anywhere – and what can’t be found in a thesaurus he makes-up (fuck-bludgeon?); but what the hell – it pleases him.

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Prof. Barbara Foster

Short Story: Meet Your Match on Craigslist--by a Victorious Veteran

Barbara Foster is an Associate Professor and research librarian at CUNY. She is co-author of three highly acclaimed books, including the biographies Forbidden Journey (Harper/Collins) and The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel (third printing Overlook, 2007). The New York Times reviewed her biography of David-Neel favorably on three occasions: the “Bear in Mind” column called it “a wonderful biography,” and “New and Noteworthy” stated: “Hers was a great human life very well written up.” The New York Review of Books rated the biography "one of the best books of all-time."

Barbara is joint author of Three in Love: Menages a Trois from Ancient to Modern Times (HarperSF, 1997), which is presently an Authors Guild Selection available on iUniverse and amazon. The subject of favorable feature stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer and NY's Daily News. Entertainment Weekly praised Three, calling it “racy and engaging”; the Washington Post said: “the first serious study of collective intimacy”; The New Yorker called it “a people’s almanac of love triangle lore.” Recently, Barbara has been interviewed by the BBC (Channel Four), CBC, ARTE (EU TV—international distribution), S. Korea's SBS-TV, and CBS' 20/20 for TV documentaries on Polyamory, Eve Ensler’s latest documentary on love as well as for articles in the New York Post and the Times Literary Supplement. She is at work on a sequel to Three, which will be the definitive study of the history and psychology of plural love. Barbara has completed her intimate memoir of her experiences in New York and other exotic locales.

For more information about THREE IN LOVE, please visit: threeinlove.com

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D. E. Fredd

Short Stories: 1) Right Click; 2) A Dakoda Education

D. E. Fredd lives in Townsend, Massachusetts. He has had or soon will have fiction appear in several literary journals including in The Transatlantic Review, The Southern Humanities Review, Rosebud, The Armchair Aesthete, Word Riot, Prose Toad, Tribal Soul Kitchen, WriteThis, LitVisions, Grasslands Review, Verb Sag, Bullfight, The Pedestal, 3711 Atlantic, Megaera, Double Dare, Slow Trains, Pointed Circle, Raging Face, Cautionary Tales, Poor Mojo and SNReview. Poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, The Paumanok Review and the Café Review. He teaches Writing and Literature courses part time at New Hampshire Community Technical College.

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Chip Friday

Short Story: Sarah's Case

Chip Friday began his life in Buffalo, New York where he spent his first 18 years, after which time he moved to the Deep South. He is currently living in Mobile, AL where he works as an adjunct instructor. Before beginning a career as an academician, Chip held such jobs as radio disc jockey, news writer, newspaper correspondent, high school English teacher (or, crowd control), and purchasing agent. Recently, Chip completed a PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. Most importantly, Chip Friday eats prunes every night before bed.

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Beth Friedland

Short Story: Asking For It

Beth Friedland lives and writes in New York City. She facilitates free writing workshops with New York Writer’s Coalition, a not-for-profit community organization offering creative writing opportunities to formerly voiceless members of society. She is currently writing a collection of short erotic stories about bondage, sensual suffering and extreme love. Beth can be contacted at bethindeed [AT] gmail.com.

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Brent Futo

Poems: 1) Tasting You 2) Two Sisters

About Brent Futo: I reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have been writing traditional and lyrical forms of poetry for more than twenty years. In earlier years, I was published in a number of small literary magazines. Recently, I have focused on building one of the web's largest sites devoted to the presentation of a single author's traditional poetry. At Lyricpoet.Net visitor's can explore a multitude of original poems on a myriad of topics, from the erotic to the inspirational, all in traditional and melodic forms.

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Gaia

Illustrations: Pussy On Pussy; 2) Catfight; 3) Cat o' Nine Tails; 4) Cirque de Pussy; 5) Queen's Ladies; 6) Tea 'N' Strumpets; 7) Dungeon Harem; 8) A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream

Gaia was born in the winebago of a traveling gypsy show in Spain. When she was sixteen the act caught the attention of a visiting prince who immediately offered to pay their passage to his country to perform for royalty (We will not disclose the name of the country; suffice it to say that the palace was the only residence with indoor plumbing). Once the troupe realized that they'd been hired to play the "royal instruments" instead of their music, they escaped the palace. Gaia met up with a kindly American missionary who took her picture for his "catalog." Six months later she was in the U.S. as a mail order bride. She endured her psoriasis ridden husband for two years before hitting the streets of New York where you can see her art displayed for sale outside of massage salons and dungeons across the city.

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Galloway

Short Stories: 1) Morgue; 2) Scissors; 3) Projection; 4) Burn Mark; 5) Confessional; 6) Symmetry; 7) Birthday Girl
Serial: Diary of a Convent Girl

About Galloway: If anyone ever wants to know, I never turn down strawberry ice cream. Ever. I read the news every day. Sometimes I find articles that make me sit up and think. I read history whenever I can. I've kept a journal since I was ten, and I started writing about other people about the same time. I never stopped.

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M. Thomas Gammarino

Short Story: The Podiaphile

M. Thomas Gammarino has an MFA from The New School and is currently working towards a PhD at the University of Hawaii. Some of his recent stories have appeared in Square One, Lily Lit Review, and The Apple Valley Review. He's within spitting distance of completing his first novel.

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Thom Gautier

Short Story: Honeymoon with Shannon

Thom Gautier is the author of several erotic stories published at Cleansheets, Oysters & Chocolate, and Lucrezia magazines. He is also a widely published poet. More info at thomgautier.blogspot.com

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Alan Gordon

Short Story: In the Locker-Room

Alan Gordon is a member of a set of identical triplets. His two brothers, Allan and Allen, are also aspiring writers. Allan reads and writes literary fiction, and Allen does mainstream, sci-fi, and horror type fiction. Neither one really approves of what Alan does, but most of that disapproval stems from jealousy at how his work is put into print much more often than their own. You can check out their website at: http://www.myspace.com/gordonaf

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Dora Graham

Short Story: Aphrodite's Mirror

Dora Graham has been writing for most of her life. Before leaving Radio 2GB to run her own advertising business she wrote hundreds of pieces of copy every day... no mean feat and wonderful training for a writer. Her current project is a book of erotic short stories based on 'affairs'. I have been in love with the horniest most gorgeous woman I have ever met, for the past ten years... And I envy her radio announcer husband, and the lifestyle this blonde, happy,sexy mother of four children lives. Dora maintains a little presence on the web at www.authorsden.com where you will find a photograph in her 'den'. These days as a 'mature woman' she turns more heads than ever before... and enjoys every moment being a sensual sexual being on a voyage of discovery that, she tells me, never ceases to amaze her.

This is a genuine third person bio written by Graham Whittaker (an envious would-be-if-he-could-be writer). 20th February 2003. email for more information on D.G to ghemming@ozemail.com.au (agent and manager).

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Eric Grant

Short Story: Derailed

Eric Grant has been dabbling in writing for twelve years, and finds it a much less expensive, though more solitary avenue of creation than his limited film-making attempts. He is currently working on a novel that takes up the lives of the characters in "derailed" (and those of four other major absentees), set in a post-apocalyptic America. One-page website (under construction): www.idipfilms.com.

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Tom Hathaway

Novel Excerpts: 1) Taboo: A Memoir, Chapter One; 2) Taboo: A Memoir, Chapter Two; 3) Taboo: A Memoir, Chapter Three

Short Stories: 1) Bad Back 2) Carpe Diem 3) First Tango in Manhattan 4) The Diagnosis

Tom Hathaway is the author of TABOO: A MEMOIR, which is published by Dandelion Books.

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Robert B. Hazelton

Short Story: A Cultivated Garden

Robert B. Hazelton has been an author and musician his entire life. He has worked as a technical writer, a freelance copywriter and taught guitar lessons as well as published works of poetry and several CDs of music with the band Abney Park. Currently, Robert has been hard at work on several short stories and a novel due to be completed by June. Website: http://www.darkrepast.com

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Fran Higgins

Poem: Feminine Phenomena

Fran Higgins' poetry has appeared in Plains Song Review, and Celebrate. She holds a BFA in creative writing and a graduate certificate in Advanced Writing from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and is finishing her Master’s in English. Her thesis is a memoir. Fran is also a singer, musician, and painter who believes everything one does well is an art form, including sex.

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A.W. Hill

Short Stories: 1) The Conductor [selected for inclusion in the Best American Erotica 2004 anthology] 2) The Grotto 3) a posteriori: A Tail of Erotic Initiation 4) Radio Talks to the Lonely
Novel Excerpt: Enoch's Portal

A.W. Hill lives in Los Angeles. His first novel, a supernatural thriller entitled Enoch's Portal (ISBN 1-891400-59-2) was published in June 2002 and acquired for motion picture development by Paramount. A screenplay, Little Black Book, a comedy about a modern-day courtesan, is currently being shopped to studios and actresses unafraid to soil their reputations. More info about Hill and his alter-ego, P.I. Stephan Raszer, can be found at www.raszer.com.

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Amber Hipple

Short Story: Madman

Amber Hipple resides in the Metroplex area with her husband and pets. She writes to retain sanity and to satisfy her vanity. She has been previously published in several e-zines, including Mind Caviar, Ophelia’s Muse, and Clean Sheets. Current projects include learning to knit and a short story collection. Futher information may be found at her Website: www.amberhipple.com

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Nigel Holt

Poems: 1) Hypospermia 2) The Linguist

Nigel Holt has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for a number of years. He has been most recently published in Counterpunch, The Recusant, and Snakeskin magazines. He has work forthcoming in The Raintown Review, The Flea, and Poetry Salzburg. He is the editor of The Shit Creek Review.

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Abeer Hoque

Short Story: The Alphabet Game

Abeer Hoque was born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents and moved to the States when she was in high school. She is the recipient of the 2005 Tanenbaum Award in Nonfiction, and a 2006-7 Fulbright Scholarship. Her stories, poems, and photographs have been published in ZYZZYVA, Nerve.com, KQED's Writers Block, Drunken Boat, 580 Split, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Switchback, Bullfight Review, the Daily Star, and others. For more information, please see http://www.olivewitch.com.

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Daryn Houston

Short Story: Where There’s Sin…

Daryn Houston graduated from University of California Riveside's Creative Writing MFA program. Her work has been published in The Whistling Fire and Short, Fast and Deadly. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Kathryn Jacobs

Poems: 1) Cars and Love Don’t Mix 2) That Was One Ferocious Tickle-Contest

Kathryn Jacobs is a medievalist-turned-poet with a chapbook called Advice Column out at Finishing Line Press (2008), and a doctorate from Harvard. A professor at Texas A & M – C, she has published over a hundred poems in the last three years, at journals like The New Formalist, Measure, Acumen, Decanto, Mezzo Cammin, Washington Literary Journal, 14 by 14, Barefoot Muse, Slant, Poetry Midwest, Poetry Midwest, Wordgathering, etc. Until 2005 she focused primarily on scholarship, producing a book on medieval marriage contracts, sixteen articles, and a scattering of poetry. In that year, however, she lost her son Raymond at eighteen. Since then, poetry has had more meaning.

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Kelly Jameson

Short Story: Naked Physics

Kelly Jameson is the author of Dead On, optioned by Gold Circle Films (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). In Mid-March, Dead On was #5 on the US amazon.com genre horror/erotica best-selling list. Kat Martin, best-selling author with over 11 million books in print, calls Dead On "Brilliant. A chilling erotic suspense that will send shivers down your spine. A sensuous, gripping tale or murder through the ages." Kelly is working on two other suspense novels and a collection of short stories. She’s a member of the WritersCorner USA, the PA/NJ Horror Writers Association, Bucks County RWA, and Sisters in Crime. Visit Kelly at: www.DeadOnNovel.com

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Sam Jayne

Short Stories: 1) Spin Dry 2) Chocolate Girl

Sam Jayne lives in East Yorkshire, England. She has short stories recently published in Skive and Delivered Magazine as well as various online publications in the past. She runs her own new fiction e-zine at www.neonbeam.org.

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Greg Jenkins

Short Story: Strippers

Over the years, Greg Jenkins has had 40+ stories and three books published. He's the author of Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation and Code Green: A Novel. He lives in western Maryland, where he teaches English.

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Harry Johnson

Short Story: Jungle Dream

Harry Johnson was born in New Jersey, has lived in Virginia, Boston, New York City, and currently Los Angeles. His hobbies include sailing, travel and photography. He earned his BA in Creative Writing at Antioch University in 2007. His short story, “Bobby Metz’s Headache,” is the lead piece in the current (2008) edition of The Clackamas Literary Review, available at Amazon.com. “Next Time, A Rabbit can be found in the current edition of 21 Stars Review. Other fiction has been published in Rain Farm Press’s Paradigm, The Aggregated Press, Flask and Pen, Ink Filled Page, and a new piece, “Molly,” appears in the current edition of the online journal, Apt. Harry’s poetry has been published in The Verse Marauder and Above Ground Testing. Two new poems are featured in the current edition of Locust Magazine, and a non-fiction piece, “An Army Story,” will shortly appear ‘down under’ in the Australian online journal, DotLit.

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Kelly Marie Johnston

Short Story: Pleasure Chest

Kelly Marie Johnston currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, where she often wonders to herself while staring into the empty shoes on the subway platform, "Why do Japanese people take off their shoes before jumping in front of an oncoming rush-hour train?" According to some locals the Japanese like a poetic death. Before moving to Japan Kelly suffered through three years in Cairo, Egypt. There, she was assaulted by many stories that she is only now beginning to tell. Pleasure Chest is based on real experiences.

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Chester Jones

Short Story: When Mothers’ Backs Are Turned

Chester Jones’s earliest memory is of wailing over the absurdity of his own christening. He claims to have once won a fight at school, although the vanquished party failed to acknowledge as much. He doesn’t like mushrooms and has never done a first aid course, but his climbing ability has allowed him to view several internationally famous tourist attractions without paying. Horse chestnuts laden with sentimental value are to be found in various of his coat pockets, kept permanently young and polished by the grease from his palms.

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Paul Jump

Short Story: Beyond the Call of Duty

Paul Jump is a journalist in London, UK. This is his first stab at erotic fiction, so be gentle with him. And don't tell his mother.

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Roscoe Kandowski Jr.

Short Story: Sex is a Trophy your Mother Won Twice

Roscoe Kandowski Jr. spends much of his time staring at the walls, trying to attenuate the spiritual, mental and financial debt that seven years of higher education has provided him. He currently lives in Binghamton, New York.

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Sophie Kaner

Poem: O, Queen of Queens

Sophie Kaner is a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When she is not writing poetry, she spends her time dancing, acting, and directing. She enjoys old musicals, stupid jokes, and her five-year-old brother, Billy.

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Kevin P. Keating

Short Story: Antiquing

Kevin P. Keating's essays and fiction have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Identity Theory, Exquisite Corpse, Rough Road Review, Crush Magazine, Fiction Warehouse, Tattoo Highway, The Plum Ruby Review, Numb Magazine, and many others.

He has, for as long as he can remember, been obsessed with the films of Stanley Kubrick, particularly "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Barry Lyndon", both of which explore the nightmare scenarios of money and sexual (in)fidelity. Mr. Keating published an essay about Kubrick entitled "Eyes Wide Shut: Kubrick's Epic of Copulation" which appeared in the literary journal 63 Channels.

He teaches English at Baldwin-Wallace College near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Sidney Kidd

Short Story: Shades of Heaven, Degrees of Hell

Sidney Kidd lives in South Carolina where he embraces his humble beginnings. He literally grew up on the wrong side of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad tracks in a setting that could have stepped from the pages of a Steinbeck novel. His experiences and passion are still ripening upon the bush, flavoring his literary endeavors with a savory plot that never goes out of style—human nature. Feel free to sit down with him and share your tales of life at the following email address: passionshack@yahoo.com

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Laurence Klavan

Short Stories: 1) Alert 2) The Dead End Job

Laurence Klavan is author of the novels, "The Cutting Room" and "The Shooting Script," published in 2004 and 2005 by Ballantine Books. He won the Edgar Award for "Mrs. White," written under a pseudonym. Last year, his story, "Hole in the Ground," was published in Cafe Irreal and his story, "What the Wind Blew In," was published in SN Review. His story, "Long Story Short," is currently in Foliate Oak and his story, "The Unexpected Guest," is forthcoming in Gargoyle. His graphic novels, "Germantown" and "The Fielding Course," co-written with Susan Kim, will be published by First Second Books in 2008 and 2009, respectively. He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics to "Bed and Sofa," the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York. His one-act, "The Summer Sublet," is included in "Best American Short Plays 2000-2001," and his one-act, "Simprov," will soon be published in The Alaska Quarterly. His web site is LaurenceKlavan.com.

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R. G. Larsen

Short Stories: 1) The Preacher's Wife; 2) Trading Up

R. G. Larsen was born in San Francisco. He received his BA from S.F. State and MA from U.S.F. He currently lives in Santa Rosa, California and writes short stories and novels.

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Catherine Leary

Short Story: River

Catherine Leary lives in New England with her cats, her aging parents, and a whole mess of books. She is an editor and co-founder of Freaky Fountain Press.

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Robert Levin

Short Story: How To Make A Baby

Robert Levin is a former contributor to The Village Voice and Rolling Stone and the coauthor and coeditor, respectively, of two collections of essays about rock and jazz in the '60s: "Music & Politics" and "Giants of Black Music."

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Robert Scott Leyse

Novel Excerpts: 1) Self-Murder 1) Liaisons for Laughs
Short Stories: 1) Surveillance 2) Receptionist Thrill
Poems: 1) As Long as She's a Bitch! 2) Judy's Joy Locket 3) Aimee Undressing 4) Mr. Gas Station Man 5) Serenity Via Strife (Missy's Love)

Robert Scott Leyse was born in San Francisco, grew up in various locales about America, lived in Paris for a spell, and now resides on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Upon arrival in Manhattan he lived in several East Village dumps and worked as a New York cab driver on the night shift, with the aim of atoning for a sheltered upbringing and having adventures the likes of which he'd never had before and he wasn't disappointed; subsequently he acquired over a dozen years of experience in the legal field, where he was pleasantly surprised to find that additional adventures, of the office politics and shenanigans variety, were to be had; presently he works in the advertising field, where he's not looking for any special adventures, having decided to keep work separate from fun and games and have secrets that are easier to keep. He skis in Sun Valley, Idaho, surfs with board and body in southern California and Puerto Rico, once took a belly dance class in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the most incandescent yoga class he’s ever had was on a stand-up paddle board in Condado Lagoon during a furious rainstorm. He eats fish heads and insects and drinks blood, but can’t be paid to eat potato chips or cake.

He is a co-founder and the editor of this webzine (launched May Day, 2001); and the founder and editor of the ShatterColors Literary Review (launched May Day, 2006). His three novels are: Liaisons for Laughs: Angie & Ella’s Summer of Delirium (July, 2009), Self-Murder (April, 2010), and Attraction and Repulsion (June, 2011).

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William H. Libaw

Short Story: The Church of Aphrodite’s Children

William H. Libaw's published work includes the books "How We Got To Be Human" (2000, Prometheus Books) and "Painting in a World Transformed" (2005, McFarland & Company). Prior to his present work as a writer, he was an electronic design engineer.

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Marsha Lockom

Short Story: Above the Summer Moonlight

Marsha Lockom is a writer who has recently moved from Ohio to sunny Tampa, Florida. She enjoys blending fantasy, erotica and romance themes in her work.

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Randy Lowens

Short Story: Beside the Still Waters

Randy Lowens is a former contributing editor for the Tennessee Indymedia web site. Under the pseudonym prole cat, his poetry and prose have appeared in Fifth Estate, Social Anarchism, and elsewhere. Praise, editorial queries, and idle death threats may be sent to p_c (no_spam) riseup.net.

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Flavian Mark Lupinetti

Short Story: Leon’s Lament

Flavian Mark Lupinetti is a writer and cardiothoracic surgeon in southern Oregon. His recent and forthcoming credits include Barrelhouse, Bellevue Literary Review, Cutthroat, New Fables, and ZYZZYVA. Samples of his work can be read at www.lupinetti.com

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Adam Madison

Short Story: The Sex Doctor Chronicles: Pavlov’s Pussy

Adam Madison is a writer, journalist and photographer. He spends much of his spare time writing out his daydreams, which include--but are not limited to--sex, drugs and violence. He is a firm believer that so-called “smut” can and does have literary value. His most current work, “The Sex Doctor Chronicles,” explores human conditioning, as it relates to sexual psychology. His "ErotiKill Picture Show" dares to show his readers the lasting consequences of the pornography epidemic spreading through the Internet.

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Marguerite

Short Stories: 1) Curse; 2) No War

Marguerite is a teacher who likes to explore boundaries in her writing as a release from the conservative texts used in schools. She has been published at Clean Sheets and Literotica. Her story "Smack" will appear in Erotic Travel Tales 2 later this year.

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Jo McCoy

Short Story: Cassidy Trench Always Gets Her Man

Jo McCoy is an errant writer of erotica looking to dampen the petticoats of her fellow historical fiction enthusiasts.

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Corey Mesler

Short Story: Hope

Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He has published poetry and fiction in numerous journals including Pindeldyboz, Orchid, Black Dirt, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and others. He is also a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, edited by Shannon Ravenel, published by Algonquin Books. His first novel, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue appeared in 2002.. He also claims to have written, "Ride Captain Ride." He is now at work on a collection of linked stories, built from poorly remembered history and bent mythology. Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe’s dad and Cheryl’s husband.

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William Starr Moake

Short Stories: 1) Hula Nights; 2) Confessions of a Nihilist; 3) Scenes From A Writer's Life; 4) A Different Kind of Nirvana; 5) To Delphine, With Love and J.D. Salinger; 6) The Hitman and Ruby Moon

William Starr Moake grew up in Michigan and worked as a journalist for several years in South Florida. After majoring in anthropology in college, he traveled extensively, freelancing as a travel writer/photographer. Moake is the author of three books of fiction, two novels and a short story collection all published since 1999. When he is not writing, Moake works as a freelance web designer and software programmer from his home in Hawaii, where he has lived since 1972. Website: http://www.stormpages.com/starrbooks.

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Julia Morizawa

Short Story: The Slave

Julia Morizawa has been writing since her early teenage years, but her published work has primarily been within the poetry realm. Most recently, she wrote a short screenplay titled, "Sin & Lyle," which she also produced and directed, and was released on DVD in 2006. She first began writing erotic short fiction in 2005, but left most of her stories unfinished. She recently picked it back up again and has begun exploring the print and online world of erotica. Julia is twenty-two years old and currently resides in Los Angeles. More information may be found at: http://www.infinitepictures.org

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Karen Moulding

Novel Excerpt: Glitter

Karen Moulding has an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia. She also has a J.D. from Columbia, but she is much less proud of that than of her work as a go-go dancer in New York. Her fiction and poetry have been published by Nerve.com, the Piedmont Literary Review, Spectrum and STARbooks Press. She has just completed a new novel called, THE UNTRAINABLE HEART.

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Cate Murray

Illustration: Black Stockings

Cate Murray is a writer and illustrator, in both mainstream and erotic fields and lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her stories have been published in Clean Sheets, Mind Caviar, and Amoret Online among others. Visit Cate Murray's website at www.asstr.org/~catestories.

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Hal O'Leary

Poems: The Dream ; Turn Back the Clock ; Advice

Hal O'Leary is an eighty-five year old veteran of WWII. He is the retired founder and artistic director of Oglebay Instituite's Towngate Theatre in Wheeling, WV. He was most recently inducted into the Wheeling Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an Honorary of Doctor of Humane Letters degree from West Liberty University.

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Alicia Night Orchid

Short Story: Surrender

Ms. Orchid's mainstream fiction has appeared in Independence Boulevard and The Dekalb Literary Review. In addition, her erotic story, On Convention, has appeared at www.cleansheets.com and another erotic story, Taste of Love, has been accepted for publication in www.mindcaviar.com later this year. A sensualist, chef, and author, readers can visit her website at www.anightorchid.com.

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Emanuele Pettener

Short Story: A Season in Florida

Emanuele Pettener was born in Venice, Italy, has lived in the United States since 2000, and teaches Italian language and literature at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton). Emanuele's short stories have appeared in Italian and American magazines and his first novel "Ã sabato mi hai lasciato e sono bellissimo" will be published in Spring 2009 by Corbo Editore (Ferrara). website: www.pettener.net

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A.P. Prescott

Short Story: Adage

A.P. Prescott lives in a small apartment in Boulder CO. She is a student at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

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Matthew Proujansky

Short Story: White Hot Lies

Matthew Proujansky is a husband and father. He studied electrical engineering and creative writing at Cornell in the sixties. Today he designs hardware and software for the printing industry and lives in the realms of logic and love, nanoseconds and lifetimes, and plot lines and lines of code.

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Janet Raquel

Short Story: Train Explosion

Janet Raquel is a professionally trained stage actress and writer who's studied drama and writing in New York, Los Angeles and London, England. She's created her own enterprise in both female empowerment dedicated to the estrogen laden artist and the mentorship of disadvantaged youth via the arts. She's developed several staged plays produced on both eastern and western coasts and is proud to have her piece, "Train Explosion" featured here on Sliptongue.

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Robin Reinach

Novel Excerpts: Ten Minutes in The Hot Tub ; Broken Open
Short story:
Alexis

Robin Reinach writes erotica, memoir, and mainstream fiction. Her work appears regularly in literary magazines, and she has a pair of erotic novellas in the works. Robin lives in the New York area.

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Gary Earl Ross

Short Story: Relics

Gary Earl Ross is a professor at the University at Buffalo, a fiction writer, and a playwright. His books include The Wheel of Desire and Shimmerville. His plays include the Edgar Award-winning Matter of Intent and the political drama The Best Woman. Visit him at The Writer's Den (www.angelfire.com/journal/garyearlross).

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Dawn Ryan

Short Stories: 1) The Big Perm 2) Child’s Position

Dawn Ryan is a resident of Lowell, MA.

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Kris Saknussemm

Novel Excerpt: River of Secrets, River of Mercy
Short Stories:
1) Sparklewheel
2) Rain and the Library 3) Succubus

Kris Saknussemm's first novel ZANESVILLE was published to critical acclaim by the Villard Books imprint of Random House in 2005. His novella “It’s Always Ourselves We Find in the Sea” was a Semi-Finalist in the William Faulkner Society’s Creative Writing Competition in 2006.

A second novel related to ZANESVILLE is due for publication by Random House. His third novel, a surreal thriller in the noir tradition called A WINDOW IN THE MIRROR, has recently been accepted by Overlook Press. For more information visit these websites:

www.saknussemm.com

www.myspace.com/saknussemm

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Bella Sapphire

Short Story: Last Days in L.A.

Bella Sapphire is an erotic writer and burlesque dancer from Los Angeles. She currently lives and performs in Boston with Gypsy Rose Dance and Boink Burlesque.

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Lisabet Sarai

Novel Excerpts: 1) Incognito 2) Bitch Goddess: from the novel, Ruby's Rules
Short Story: Crowd Pleaser

Lisabet Sarai has writing ever since she learned how to hold a pencil. She is the author of three erotic novels, "Raw Silk", "Incognito", and "Ruby's Rules", and the co-editor, with S.F. Mayfair, of the anthology "Sacred Exchange", which explores the spiritual aspects of BDSM relationships. Visit her website, Lisabet Sarai's Fantasy Factory for more information and samples of her writing.

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Tom Sheehan

Short Stories: Apple, for Whom I Have Scoured the Universe ; Almost Rickshaw
Novel Excerpt: Excerpt From a Novel, The Keating Script

Tom Sheehan’s books are Epic Cures and Brief Cases, Short Spans, Press 53, NC; A Collection of Friends and From the Quickening, Pocol Press, VA. His work appears in Home of the Brave, Stories in Uniform and Milspeak Anthology, Warriors, Veterans, Family and Friends Writing the Military Experience. He has 14 Pushcart nominations, Noted Stories for 2007 and 2008, Georges Simenon Fiction Award, and is included in Dzanc Best of the Web Anthology for 2009 and nominated for Best of the Web 2010. He has 155 short stories on Rope and Wire Magazine. Print issues include Rosebud Magazine (3) , Ocean Magazine (7) among others. He has hundreds of internet publications of prose and poetry, and has published 3 novels (An Accountable Death, Vigilantes East, and Death for the Phantom Receiver, a football mystery) and 5 poetry collections including This Rare Earth and Other Flights; Ah, Devon Unbowed; The Saugus Book; Reflections from Vinegar Hill. He served with the 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951.

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Larry Smith

Short Stories: 1) Through Alice Glass Darkly 2) His Respect

Larry Smith’s story “Through Alice Glass Darkly” was published by Sliptongue in November 2008. Recently, his story “Tight Like That” appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (print edition), #27. “The Shield of Paris” is in Issue Three of Low Rent and is currently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His stories “Kid’s Friend” and “New Jersey and Me” are both published in Exquisite Corpse. Recent fiction has also appeared in Knock and (forthcoming) PANK. His other fiction has appeared in Hambone and spork; his poetry in Descant (Canada), Konglomerati, Hierophant, and others and his articles and essays in Modern Fiction Studies, Social Text, The Boston Phoenix, and others.

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Paul Stevens

Poems: 1) Phytophilia 2) Peccadilloes

Paul Stevens was born in Yorkshire, but lives in Australia. He has an Honours Degree in English from the University of Sydney, and teaches Literature, Historiography, and Ancient History. His recent poetry is in The Barefoot Muse, WORM, Lily, The Argotist, The New Formalist, as well as the forthcoming Poemeleon, The Centrifugal Eye and Contemporary Sonnet. He is the Poetry Editor (with Nigel Holt) of The Shit Creek Review + II.

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Rob Stuart

Poem: The Body

Rob Stuart currently works as a lecturer in London and has previously written screenplays for a number of award-winning short films and comedy sketches for various BBC television and radio programmes. He has written poetry since adolescence and has his first published work featured in the forthcoming September issue of Lighten Up Online.

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Jennifer Tiernay

Short Story: The Healer

Jennifer Tiernay has taken her first exploration into the written word with “The Healer”. She embellished the story with her experience in medicinal herbs, her childhood years with her Irish wolfhound "Blarney" and her dedication towards animals in general. She embarrassingly admits that her interests in sensual writing evolved from her desire to learn new ways to keep her sexual life exciting after 33 years of marriage. Never having read an erotic story before she wrote her own, it allowed her to write without any pre-existing concepts or parameters. Originally born in Canada, she immigrated to the United States in 1961 to Rochester, New York. From there her adventures took her to playing in bands on the west coast of Florida, traveling in an RV in the wintry mountains of Colorado and now to Hawaii where she lives onboard a sailboat with her husband. You can find out more about her at: Jen's Place

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Dennis Vickers

Short Story: The Snake with Heads at Both Ends

Dennis Vickers teaches philosophy and creative writing at the College of Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. His previous publications include several novels: Witless (2002), Bluehart (2003), The Second Virtue (2007), Adam’s Apple (2010), Passing Through Paradise (2013), Between the Shadow and the Soul (2013), and short stories, in Broadkill Review, L’Intrgue, Cynic Magazine, Go World Travel, CrimeandSuspense.com, and Dark Sky Magazine.

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Alan Warren

Short Story: The Deflowering of Liam Laverty

Alan Warren recently emigrated from Swansea, in the UK, to enjoy a better quality of life in New Zealand. He lives in Christchurch, where he works as a software engineer. His main writing focus is on erotic crime fiction. Currently he is working on a screenplay.

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Gwen Wilson

Short Stories: 1) The Other Woman 2) So This is Goodbye

Gwen Wilson is a freelance writer currently lost in New Zealand.

 
     
     

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Corey Mesler

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Dora Graham

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Eric Grant

Flavian Mark Lupinetti

George Fosty

Julia Morizawa

Kevin Brown

Kristine Hawes

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Paul Stevens

Robert B. Hazelton

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