Matt Brock recently received his M.F.A. degree from the University of Mississippi. He lives with his wife, Amber, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he’s at work on a novel.
Brock Clarke teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of the novel The Ordinary White Boy and the short story collections What We Won’t Do and Carrying the Torch. His short fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in various publications including New Stories from the South, the 2004 Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Southern Review, and The Believer.
Joe Formichella’s “Fishtraps” was previously published in Yalobusha Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is the author of the novel The Wreck of the Twilight Limited and a nonfiction book, Here’s to You, Jackie Robinson: The Legend of the Prichard Mohawks. He currently lives in Fairhope, Alabama.
Juliana Gray is the author of The Man Under My Skin and the poetry chapbook History in Bones. She teaches English at Auburn University and a summer poetry workshop at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference.
Donald Hays teaches creative writing at the University of Arkansas and is the author of the story collection, Dying Light, and the novels The Dixie Association and The Hangman’s Children.
Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of Corpus Christi: Stories (Random House, 2004). His work appears in The Paris Review, Tin House, and Stories from the Blue Moon Café III and IV. He can be reached at www.bretanthonyjohnston.com.
Suzanne Kingsbury is the author of two novels, The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me and The Gospel According to Gracey. In 2004 she was co-editor of The Alumni Grill with William Gay. Currently she is at work on books about the US occupation of Panama. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, and Panama City, Panama.
Bev Marshall is the author of Walking Through Shadows, Right As Rain, and Hot Fudge Sundae Blues. She is visiting writer-in-residence at Southeastern Louisiana University, serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, and lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, with her husband, Butch.
Jack Pendarvis comes from Bayou La Batre, Alabama. “The Poet I Know” will appear in his forthcoming short story collection, The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure. One of his stories will appear in the 2006 Pushcart Prize anthology.
Michelle Richmond is the author of the story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress and two novels, Dream of the Blue Room and Ocean Beach (forthcoming). She lives with her husband and son in San Francisco, where she edits the online literary journal Fiction Attic. Her stories have appeared in Playboy, Glimmer Train, the Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
Brad Vice has published fiction in The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best New American Voices, and Stories from the Blue Moon Café, Volume III. His story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, won the 2005 Flannery O’ Connor Award.
Daniel Wallace is the author of three novels, Big Fish, Ray in Reverse, and The Watermelon King. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his lovely wife and brilliant son.
David Wright is the author of Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers. His work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, New York Newsday, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and has been recognized with various honors including awards and fellowships from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Beth Ann Fennelly is the author of two books of poems, Open House and Tender Hooks, and a forthcoming collection of essays, Letters to a Young Mother.
Tom Franklin is the author of Poachers and Hell at the Breech. His new novel, Smonk: A Southern, will be published next year.
Publication Date: August 14, 2005
trim size: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.8