Rusty Barnes lives and writes in Revere, MA. His latest book is the novel 'Reckoning.' He is cofounder of Night Train and runs the blogazine Fried Chicken and Coffee.

Jason Beech lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter, spending most of his time kicking a ball across ankle-breaking fields and shouting at players. He spends most of the rest staring at white paper until black scrawls make it dirty. He has one novel, Over the Shoulder, and one short-story collection, Bullets, Teeth & Fists, available now. Spanking Pulp Press will soon release his The Bloody Path to New Mexico as part of the Zombie Triple Spanking collection. You can find his shorts at Shotgun Honey, The Flash Fiction Offensive, and Pulp Metal Magazine.

Math Bird lives in Northeast Wales, UK, with his wife and their incorrigible dog, Snowie. His stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and have been broadcast on BBC national radio, and more recently Shotgun Honey. He’s currently trying to place his novel, a noir thriller set in the borderlands of Northeast Wales.

Marcus Day was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where he writes, tutors English and only occasionally visits underground gentleman's clubs in boarded up storefronts.

Frances Gow lives and works in London, UK and has previously been published in a variety of magazines: Crossing the Border, Monomyth, Legend and Scriptor-3. Most recently, her short stories have appeared in online magazines: Liquid Imagination, Aurora Wolf, The Lorelei Signal, Bewildering Stories and The WiFiles. She has a novel due in 2015 from Double Dragon Publishing. Visit her blog at:

Joseph D. Haske is a writer, critic and scholar, whose debut novel, North Dixie Highway, was released in October 2013. His fiction appears in journals such as Boulevard, Fiction International, the Texas Review, the Four-Way Review, Pleiades, and in the Chicago Tribune's literary supplement, Printers Row. His poetry and fiction are also featured in various anthologies as well as in French, Romanian and Canadian publications. Haske edits various literary venues, including Sleipnir and American Book Review, and was awarded the 2011 Boulevard Emerging Writer award for fiction.

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He lives and teaches in Memphis, TN. His work has appeared in [PANK], Superstition Review, Shark Reef, and Rock & Sling. He’s recently finished translating the play Dreams by Günter Eich into English. Read more at

Christopher Irvin has traded all hope of a good night’s sleep for the chance to spend his mornings writing dark and noir fiction. He is the author of Federales, as well as short stories featured in several publications, including Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, and Shotgun Honey. He lives with his wife and son in Boston, Massachusetts. For more, visit

John McMahon is a freelance writer, part time antiques exporter and occasional educator who lives on the banks of the River Kwai. His work both fiction and reportage can be read in many publications, his novel The Black Gentlemen Of Trong Suan is available at Amazon.

Larry Menlove writes from Utah. He prefers to see and report on the shadier side of life there. His work has appeared in Sunstone, Dialogue, Storyglossia, Twelve Stories and others. “Bart on Cleanup, or How He Earned His Gun” is from a novel in progress.

Court Merrigan is the author of Moondog Over The Mekong (Snubnose Press) and he's got stories out or coming soon in Needle, Weird Tales, and Noir Nation, among others. Represented by Adriann Ranta at WolfLit, he is currently shopping a novel. Links at . He lives in Wyoming with his family.

Mark Rapacz is the founding editor of Blastgun Books and an editor and partner with the neo-pulp press Burnt Bridge. His short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Water~Stone Review, Revolver, Martian Lit, The Booked. Anthology, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, and many others. His novel City Kaiju was just released. Whenever he gets the chance, he forces people to read his novellas Tongue-Cut Ninja and Buffalo Bill in the Gallery of the Machines. He's shopping around his latest work, a dark crime novel set in Seoul, South Korea, tentatively titled Sh** Dog: Waeguk He and his wife currently live in the Bay Area, where he works at Stanford University and continues to write stories. He occasionally blogs about writing and other marginalia at

John Rovito is a novelist and short story writer who lives in Englewood, NJ.

Jason Stuart is the author of RAISE A HOLLER and 16 TONS. He lives near the beach in Mississippi, rides a motorcycle, and roots for the Gators. Find him at

Dennis Tafoya is the author of three novels, Dope Thief, The Wolves of Fairmount Park and his latest, The Poor Boy’s Game, as well as numerous short stories appearing in magazines and anthologies such as Philadelphia Noir and Best American Mystery Stories. He has been nominated for two Spinetingler awards and his novels have been optioned for film. He lives outside Philadelphia.

John Vurro lives in NJ with his wife and family. He was awarded the 2013 Harpur Palate's John Gardner award for fiction. His work is forthcoming or has been published in Slush Pile, Evening Street Review and elsewhere.

Mike Wilkerson was born in rural northwest Kansas. His latest work appeared in Thuglit Issue 1and Shotgun Honey. You can read more of his work by visiting his blog, Writing The Hard Way. He can be contacted at .