contributor bios

Annie Neugebauer is a short story writer, novelist, and award-winning poet. She has work appearing or forthcoming in Wichita Falls Literature and Art Review, Six Sentences, Texas Poetry Calendar 2011, Voices de la Luna, Versifico, Collections I, Ardent!, The Stray Branch, Dark Horizons, Eunoia Review, and Encore. Annie is the President of the North Branch Writers’ Critique Group as well as the Vice President of the Denton Poets' Assembly. She lives in Denton, Texas with her husband Kyle and two cats, Buttons and Snaps. You can visit her at


Daniel Romo is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte, but represents the LBC. His poetry can be found in Fogged Clarity, MiPoesias, Scythe, Praxilla, and elsewhere. His first book of poetry, Romancing Gravity, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press. More of his writing can be found at


Febe Moss hails from the mystical land of Cowboys and big hair. She is a thirty-one year old native Texan, who loves to write about the strange side of life. Currently, she is finishing her first novel and will soon be seeking publication.  Febe loves the beat generation, inquiring if the walrus was Paul, and swimming at night.  Febe's blog is located at


Franklin Murdock is a writer and poet from the Midwestern United States. Though most of his work is harvested from the vast landscapes of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Franklin strives to spin tales outside the conventions of these genres. Beyond fiction, he has written essays that have been published in regional newspapers and that have won contests, has published poetry, has been featured on Internet radio broadcasts, and has written lyrics and music for short films. He also maintains


Glenn W. Cooper lives and writes in Tamworth, Austalia, where he manages an independent bookstore. His books include 'Tryin' To Get To Heaven - Poems About Bob Dylan' and 'His Crucible of Pain: 20 Prose Poems Concerning Rimbaud'. He can be contacted at


Harry Calhoun’s articles, literary essays and poems have appeared in magazines including Writer’s Digest and The National Enquirer. He  has been published at odd poetry whistlestops for the past 30 years. His poems have appeared in the book The Black Dog and the Road and and his chapbooks, Something RealNear daybreak, with a nod to Frost and Retreating Aggressively into the Dark. He’s had recent publications inChiron Review, Orange Room Review, Gutter Eloquence and many others. Find out more at


Jane Røken believes in coloured lanterns and old tractors. She has been a saxhorn player in a brass band, a research technician in a secret lab, and a member of the Fourth International. Now past sixty, she has not yet decided what she wants to be when she grows up. In the meantime, she writes weird stories and spooky poems. For you. Yes, you.


Kimberly Casey is a Massachusetts poet who has made her home in every corner of the state. An Emerson College graduate and member of Emerson's 2010 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational team, Kimberly remains active in the poetry scene both in Boston and Worcester, while nesting in her current town of Westfield, where she can be spotted constantly sipping tea, writing, and dreaming.


Nathan Savin Scott has lived in Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, and now lives in our nation's capital. He doesn't know a thing about politics and thus usually sits awkwardly and silent during dinner parties he attends there. His work has appeared in some online magazines and some print ones, as well. You can find him on Twitter: @nathan_s_scott.


Paul McQuade was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but now lives in Tokyo where he reads, writes and teaches. Occasionally he survives earthquakes. His work has most recently appeared in Goblin Fruit, Fractured West and Six Sentences. He has a tattoo of a teacup on his left arm and a penchant for Hendrick's gin.


Robert Vaughan's plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., and Milwaukee where he resides. He leads two writing roundtables for Redbird- Redoak Studio. His prose and poetry is published in over 125 literary journals such as Elimae, BlazeVOX, and A-Minor. He is a fiction editor at JMWW magazine, and Thunderclap! Press. Also hosts Flash Fiction Fridays for WUWM’s Lake Effect. His blog, One Writer's Life, is:


Ty Russell is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been published in Apiary Magazine, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Peregrine, at, and earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2009 Short Story Contest and Stony Brook’s 2010 Short Fiction Contest.  He lives in north central Pennsylvania with his wife and their children.


Wendy Willis is a poet, mother, and democracy builder who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her peripatetic lifestyle that allows her to make dinner in Portland one night and be at work in the coalfields of West Virginia the next lends to her poems a lexicon of the Republic with a strong dash of the domestic. She is the interim director of the Policy Consensus Initiative and has published poems in a variety of regional and national journals including VoiceCatcher, the Bellingham Review and Poetry Northwest.  Wendy lives in Southeast Portland with her two daughters, her husband and his son, and their two unruly dogs.