Eric Bandel is a grocery store manager on the night shift. He lives in New York City with his wife and several animals. He was born and raised in Northwest New Jersey where the mass of his fiction takes place.

Taylor Brown's short fiction has appeared in CutBank, Thuglit, Pindeldyboz, storySouth, Porchlight, The Dead Mule, The Liars' League, and The Press 53 Open Awards and Press 53 Spotlight anthologies. His story "Rider" received the 2009 Montana Prize in Fiction. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, and his website is


Terry Butler's stories have been seen online at Hardluck, Flash Fiction Offensive, Powderburn Flash, Yellow Mama, A Shot of Ink and Darkest Before The Dawn. In print, in Hardboiled Magazine and in the anthologies On Dangerous Ground, edited by Dave Zeltserman, Deadly Dames edited by Gary Lovisi, and Tales of Zorro, edited by Richard Dean Starr. He's also had the pleasure of co-authoring a story with Ed Gorman in Ed's latest collection Noir 13. Upcoming in Cemetery Dance and a new anthology of stories edited by Gary Lovisi, Battling Boxers.
Hollister CA is home.


Andy Henion's fiction has appeared twice before in Plots with Guns, as well as in Word Riot, Pindeldyboz, Beat to a Pulp, Storyglossia and Thieves Jargon, where one of his stories was short-listed for a Derringer. A former newspaper reporter, he's lived in many houses, in many towns, from Michigan to Tennessee to Texas.


Erik lundy is a cartoonist, standup, writer, chicken strip consumer. Art Director for Plots With Guns. And is currently writing about himself uncomfortably in the third person.

Erik produced animation for Wolverine and the X-men, the guys from
Jackass and worked alongside folks from The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy. As a standup, he's performed at the Hollywood Improv, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Laugh Factory, and various bowling alleys. He was once described by a radio DJ as the neurotic bastard child of Woody Allen and Mark Twain.


Dan Ray was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He currently lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, and has most recently been employed as a bouncer and teaching assistant. He can be reached at


S. Craig Renfroe Jr. is the author of the short story collection You Should Get That Looked At. Also, his work has appeared in Cemetery Dance, 3:AM Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Night Train, storySouth and elsewhere. Currently he teaches at Queens University of Charlotte. More at


Nick Ripatrazone is the author of Oblations, a book of prose poems from Gold Wake Press. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, West Branch, Colorado Review, The Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, Notre Dame Review, Southeast Review and Beloit Fiction Journal, and has received honors from ESPN: The Magazine. He can be found online at


Tim Williams is a Kentucky writer with a love for dark fiction and dark beer. His work has appeared in several literary quarterlies, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Plots with Guns and a number of small horror magazines such as Red Scream and Not One of Us. He's twice been nominated for the Shamus Award for best short story by the PWA but, alas, remains Shamus-less to this day. He is currently working on a novel he hopes will be finished before the Mayan Doomsday arrives, but that's probably just wishful thinking.