Nabina Das’s first novel, Footprints in the Bajra, is available from Cedar Books, India.  Her poetry and short stories have been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies in North America, Asia and Australia. Selected as an Associate Fellow for the Sarai-CSDS Fellowship 2010 (New Delhi, India), Nabina has won poetry prizes from the Prakriti Foundation, HarperCollins-India, and Open Space. Nabina was a 2007 Joan Jakobson fiction scholar at the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, and a 2007 Julio Lobo fiction scholar at the Lesley Writers’ Conference.

Doreen Fera is an advertising/marketing pro who has spent the last 25 years writing ad campaigns for healthcare and business-to-business clients. A Temple University alumna with a degree in journalism, she has published features in the trade press, as well as op-eds in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and celebrity profiles in regional magazines. When she’s not writing propaganda to earn a living, she blogs (, feeds stray animals, and watches too much HGTV.

Barb Gorman teaches English at Gloucester High School. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, writing, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Violet Glaze started her writing career as a film critic and arts journalist for various print and on-line publications in the US (including Baltimore Magazine, City and Urbanite) and the UK (The Little Black Book: Movies). A parallel shadow career as a slash fictionista led her to penning the erotic novels Hotel Butterfly and Will Success Spoil Pace Hammond?

Michael Haeflinger is a poet and collage artist from Ohio. He received his BA in Religion from Wright State University in Dayton.  In 2007, he moved to Berlin, where he was an active member of the city’s vibrant English-language poetry community.  Before that, he served as Performances Manager at Young Chicago Authors, organizing poetry events and leading workshops for Chicago-area teenagers.  He has appeared on the radio on WBEZ Chicago and NPR Berlin, as well as in various print and online journals in the US, UK, and Germany.

Jay Herskowitz lives with his teenage son and daughter in South Jersey where he was born and raised, and where he currently practices law.  He received a B.A. in English from Trinity College.  He has had short stories published in The MacGuffinCollages & Bricolages, and the Philadelphia coffee house publication Quo Modo Magazine.  He takes care of a collection of abandoned animals.

Dennis Lawson has an MA in English from the University of Delaware and a BA in English from the University of Connecticut.  He was previously the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at the Delaware Art Museum.  He has taught at the University of Delaware, Cecil College, and Harford Community College.

Aaron Bigler Lefebvre received his BS in creative writing at Slippery Rock University. He spent two long years on staff working for the literary magazine, SLAB, and has developed two handmade artist’s books.  He is constantly at work on short stories, novels and essays focusing on culture and nature.

Nissa Lee received her BA in English at Rowan University. She has worked as a copy editor for The Press of Atlantic City, a managing editor for The World & I Online, and a substitute teacher in the Montgomery County, MD, public school system. Her articles and poetry have appeared in several online publications, including Next American City,Wicked Alice, and Mannequin Envy.

David McKenna lives in Philadelphia and has worked as a writer and editor for numerous publications. He published Phillyfeast, a food-related newspaper, in the previous century. His fictional works includeCitywolf, an unpublished novel, and many short stories, also unpublished. He is working these days on maintaining his highly developed sense of irony.

Randolph Schmidt worked a variety of jobs after receiving a BA in film from Emerson College in 2000, the most recent being a full-time father to a three-year-old firebrand. His fiction has appeared in The Berkeley Fiction ReviewA cappella ZooCavalier Literary Couture, and Pear Noir!.

Martin Wiley began his education as a visual arts student at Mason Gross 20 years ago, starting a journey that would eventually bring him to a BA at Goddard College and finally on to the MFA program at Rutgers Camden.  He is a recipient of a Rutgers University Trustee’s Fellowship and is finishing his first novel.