Elizabeth Ellen’s stories have appeared in numerous online and print journals over the last ten years, including elimae, Quick Fiction, Hobart, Lamination Colony, Mud Luscious, Sleepingfish, American Short Fiction, Pindeldyboz, and many others. She is the author of the chapbook Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense) and her collection of flash fictions, Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix, was included in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: four chapbooks of short short fiction by four women (Rose Metal Press). Fast Machine is a collection of her best work from the last decade. Currently she lives in Ann Arbor where she co-edits Hobart and oversees Hobart’s book division, Short Flight/Long Drive books.
Mary Miller is the author of a story collection, Big World (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2009). Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, and New Stories from the South, among others. She is currently a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where she serves as Editor-in-Chief of Bat City Review.
Adam Wilson is the author of the novel Flatscreen (Harper Perennial, 2012). His fiction has appeared in many publications including The Paris Review, The Literary Review, Washington Square Review, New York Tyrant, The Coffin Factory, Meridian, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, Word Riot, elimae, Gigantic, and the anthology Promised Lands: New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging. He is a founding editor of the international online newspaper, The Faster Times, and former culture critic for BlackBook. He is currently a regular contributor to both Bookforum and The Paris Review Daily. His essays, journalism and criticism have also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Observer, Time Out New York, The Forward, Paste, The Rumpus, and the anthologies Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex, and A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas.
Mark Jay Mirsky founded the magazine Fiction together with Donald Barthelme, Max and Marianne Frisch and Jane de Lynn in 1972. He has published thirteen books of fiction and imaginative prose, while teaching literature and creative writing for over forty years at The City College of New York as well as at Stanford University and Bar Ilan. His latest book is The Drama in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, “A Satire to Decay” and he threatens further publication on this subject to provoke the ghost of Borges. Editor of the Diaries of Robert Musil in English, co-editor of the anthology Rabbinic Fantasies (Yale University Press), he arranged for the translation and co-edited the histories of Pinsk, his father’s city in Eastern Europe, the second volume of which will appear next fall from Stanford University Press. The author is presently in pursuit of Scheherazade in The Thousand Nights and a Night, and his mother in the World to Come. The former editor of The Massachusetts Review, Jules Chametzky has devoted a chapter to Mirsky in his forthcoming book, Out of Brownsville.
Karen Baddeley’s work has appeared in Fiction, Beatdom, and Glasschord magazines. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, she now lives in Washington Heights.