Associate Fiction Editor
Assistant Fiction Editor: Jay Baron Nicorvo. Editorial Assistants: Rachael T. Brown and Emily Carlson. Bookshelf Advisors: Fred Leebron and Cate Marvin. Proofreader: Megan Weireter.
Fiction Readers: Kathleen Rooney, Christopher Helmuth, Simeon Berry, Eson Kim, Dan Medeiros, Leslie Busler, Maureen Cidzik, Cortney Hamilton, Erin Lavelle, Wendy Wunder, Hannah Bottomy, Emily Ekle, Joanna Luloff, Matthew Modica, Scarlett Stoppa, Megan Weireter, James Charlesworth, Patricia Reed, Tammy Zambo, Ashley Joseph O'Shaughnessy, Jessica Keener, Asako Serizawa, Michelle Mulder, Laura Tarvin, Jeffrey Voccola, and Leslie Cauldwell,. Poetry Readers: Kathleen Rooney, Simeon Berry, Christopher Tonelli, Autumn McClintock, Zachary Sifuentes, Elisa Gabbert, Robert Arnold, Tracy Gavel, Erin Lavelle, Megan Weireter, and Jennifer Thurber.
thomas beller is the author of a novel, The Sleep-Over Artist, a story collection, Seduction Theory, and a forthcoming collection of essays, How to Be a Man, all from W.W. Norton. He is a contributing editor at The Cambodia Daily, a co-founding editor of Open City, and co-editor of With Love and Squalor, a book of essays about J. D. Salinger. He runs the website Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.
bob bledsoe is a native of California. This is his first published story.
rebecca brown is the author of nine books, including, most recently, The End of Youth (City Lights) and Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary (Wisconsin). Her play, The Toaster, will premiere in 2005 at New City Theater in Seattle.
ron carlson is the author of eight books of fiction, most recently his selected stories, A Kind of Flying, and a novel, The Speed of Light. He is Regents' Professor of English and Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
leslie daniels has published stories in The Missouri Review, The Florida Review, The Green Mountain Review, and The Louisville Review, among other publications. Her one-act play was produced by The Shooting Gallery in New York City. She holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College and is an agent with The Joy Harris Literary Agency.
david gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls and the short story collection The Wonders of the Invisible World.
miles harvey is the author of The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime (Random House, 2000). His short stories have appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Sun, Nimrod, and other publications. A Chicago resident, he recently received a 2004 fellowship for fiction from the Illinois Arts Council.
randa jarrar was born in Chicago and raised in Egypt and Kuwait. She moved back to the U.S. after the Gulf War, and currently lives and teaches in Austin, Texas. Her fiction, which is represented by the Wylie Agency, has appeared online and is forthcoming in an anthology of Arab-American fiction. She has written a novel. This is her first story publication in a print magazine.
rosina lippi was a professor for twelve years. She now writes full-time from her home in the Pacific Northwest. Her first novel, Homestead, won the 1999 PEN/Hemingway Award. Under the pen name Sara Donati, she has written a series of historical novels for Bantam, the next appearing in summer 2004. Her short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Epoch, and Redbook.
marjorie portnow's paintings have been included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The recipient of numerous grants, she has taught at the New York Studio School, UC Santa Cruz, Brooklyn College, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. She is represented by the Peter Rose Gallery in New York.
holiday reinhorn is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Other Voices, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Northwest Review, and elsewhere. She has received a Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and a Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship. Her first book, a story collection, will be published next year by Free Press.
david yair rosenstock lives in New York City with his wife. His story "The Painter" appeared in Tikkun magazine.
debra spark is the author of the novels Coconuts for the Saint and The Ghost of Bridgetown, as well as Curious Attractions: Essays on Writing, which is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.
jessica treadway is the author of a collection of stories, Absent Without Leave, and a novel, And Give You Peace. She is an associate professor at Emerson College, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate fiction programs. Her stories have appeared in two previous issues of Ploughshares and in The Atlantic Monthly, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, and other publications.