David Attoe is the author of Lion at the Door(Little, Brown), a novel set in the English Midlands. He has just completed another novel, Rather See You Dead.
Jon Billman is a trouter and wildland firefighter. He lives in Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he is finishing his first book, of which "Custer on Mondays" is the title story.
George Makana Clark is from Zimbabwe, of British and Xhosa heritage. His collection of short stories, The Small Bees' Honey, was published in 1997, and his fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Southern Review, Black Warrior Review, Massachusetts Review, Apalachee Quarterly, Georgetown Review, and other publications. He is currently at work on a novel and teaches English at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Rick DeMarinis was born in New York and raised in California. He teaches writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. His sixth novel, The Mortician's Apprentice, was published by W. W. Norton in 1994.
Tom Paine’s story collection Scar Vegas (Harcourt) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Playboy, and the Oxford American, as well as in the anthologies The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize.
Cintra Wilson is a playwright, performer, and journalist living in Manhattan, where she is a member of Israel Horovitz's New York Playwright's Lab. Her columns include "Cintra Wilson Feels Your Pain," The San Francisco Examiner; "The Awful Truth," Salon (an on-line magazine); and "Assassin Girl's Morality-Fu," Paper. A collection of her essays is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin in 1998. She is both the creator and the voice of Winter Steele on MTV's Liquid Television.