Patricia Abbott is the author of the forthcoming collection of stories from Snubnose Press, Monkey Justice. Recent stories have appeared in D*CKED, CRIME FACTORY: FIRST SHIFT, DEADLY TREATS, PULP INK, and Needle. Forthcoming stories will appear in Grimm Tales, Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp: Round Two and Yellow Mama. She lives in Detroit.

M. James Blood is a bouncer by night, and a writer by . . . night, who pens everything from noir to fantasy to gore-spattered horror. His obsessions cycle through the occult, LGBTI fiction, dragons, and world literature. Besides writing, he is an artist, enjoys calligraphy and illumination, and is dedicated to reviving the art of pipe smoking. He currently writes and lives around the Pacific between Melbourne, Australia, and Seattle, WA. Talk to MJB and find more at and @mjamesblood | Twitter.


Matthew C. Funk is a social media consultant, professional marketing copywriter and writing mentor. He is an editor of Needle Magazine, editor of the Genre section of the critically acclaimed zine, FictionDaily, and a staff writer for Planet Fury and Spinetingler Magazine. The 2010 Spinetingler Award winner, Best Short Story on the Web, Funk has online work featured at several sites indexed on his Web domain and printed in Needle, Speedloader, PULP INK and D*CKED.


Chris Gordon is a screenwriter, independent filmmaker, and native Texan. His first feature length film, Hamlin Pond, took home Best in Show honors at the Boomtown Film Festival. He has recently turned to short fiction, and his stories have appeared on The Flash Fiction Offensive and Death Head Grin.


Ryan Jackson writes stories where people die at the end. Lots of people. Ryan is currently working on his BFA in Creative Writing and penning numerous screenplays. Yes, people die in them. When he's not killing people on the page he can be found at his blog: and his twitter:!/RyanJackson. He has stories on The Flash Fiction Offensive and Plots With Guns (obviously).


Stephen Graham Jones has eight novels and two collections out there. Most recently is Seven Spanish Angels. Up next is a re-do of All the Beautiful Sinners, then Zombie Bake-Off, then five or seven more by 2014. Jones has been a Stoker finalist, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, an NEA fellow, and has won the Texas Institute of Letters award for fiction. He teaches in the MFA program at CU Boulder. This is his second appearance in PWG. more at


Thomas Pluck writes what he sees. He lives in the toxic wasteland of urban corruption known as New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in Beat to a Pulp, Shotgun Honey, The Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Metal and others, and he's been in the funny papers at McSweeney's and The Morning News. His home on the web is and you can follow him on twitter at @tommysalami. He is working on his first novel, entitled Bury the Hatchet.


Pete Risley is the author of the novel Rabid Child, published in 2010 by New Pulp Press. His short stories have appeared in Pulp Metal Magazine, A Twist of Noir, and Thrillers, Killers & Chillers. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has been a fan of '60's psychedelic garage band music since the 1960's. For more about Rabid Child, see:


Art Taylor's short fiction has appeared in several national magazines, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and North American Review; online at Fiction Weekly, Mysterical-E, PANK, Prick of the Spindle, and SmokeLong Quarterly; and in various regional publications. Stories are also forthcoming in Barrelhouse's Crime Issue and in Needle. His story "A Voice from the Past" was an honorable mention for the 2010 Best American Mystery Stories anthology. His story "Rearview Mirror" won the 2011 Derringer Award for Best Novelette. He regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for the Washington Post and contributes frequently to Mystery Scene, among other publications. For more information:

Charles Dodd White is the author of the forthcoming short story collection, The Sinners of Sanction County (Bottom Dog Press), the novel, Lambs of Men (Casperian Books), co-editor of the contemporary Appalachian story anthology, Degrees of Elevation, and founding editor of the culture and arts blog, PLUMB. He lives in the mountains of western North Carolina and is working on a new novel and a poetry collection. In 2011 he was awarded a writing fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. His website is Stalk him there.