TOM BARLOW is an Ohio writer. His work has been featured in anthologies including Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Best New Writing 2011, as well as many journals including Hobart, The William and Mary Review, The Apalachee Review, Temenos, SQ Magazine, Needle, Thrice Fiction and others.

MARIE S. CROSSWELL graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012. She’s studied the art of writing fiction with authors and professors Stella Pope Duarte, Victoria Redel, April Reynolds Mosolino, Jamaica Kincaid, Eric Puchner, and Melvin Bukiet. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Thuglit. She is currently working on her first novel. She lives in Phoenix, AZ.

C. J. EDWARDS is a full time police officer in Indianapolis Indiana. His stories have appeared in American Blue: Real Stories by Real Cops by Varro Press, Pulp Modern, All Due Respect the Anthology from Full Dark City Press, Beat To A Pulp, Esquire Magazine Ukraine, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir. His Novella “Suck” can be found in the collection Uncle B’s Drive-In Fiction at

BRIAN FEEHAN. Iowa Writer’s Conference. Just completed a collection of Short Stories entitled "PROMISE LAND". 3 Published plays: "HEAD GAMES", "OUT OF GOLD" and "PARLOR GAMES". “HEAD GAMES” was a finalist a finalist for the Heideman Award at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, a finalist for the American Globe play festival in NYC, at the Lost Theatre Co. in London and the Summer Shorts series in New Jersey. The screenplay version was selected for the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2010. "MARTINIS AND MIDNIGHT" was also part of the American Globe Festival, as well as the Lost Theater and the 15th Annual Shelterskelter Festival at the Shelterbelt Theater in Omaha. “TWILIGHT”, a noir screenplay, was a quaterfinalist for the Writer’s Network Competition. He’s also collaborated on everything from a Landscaping “How-To” to a novel about forensic handwriting analysis.

HOLLY LOPEZ left a mediocre job in accounting to pursue a career as an unemployed grad student. Originally from upstate New York, she currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and pampered Doberman.


ROB PIERCE writes genre fiction that he considers literary, because he fails to see the difference. His fiction has been published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Shotgun Honey, Pulp Modern, Yellow Mama, Revolt Daily, and The Big Adios, among others. He is the editor of Swill Magazine (, and is equally comfortable taking romantic walks on the beach or dumping the body elsewhere.