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The First Day of School by Lauren Benbrook 4
Electric Fur by Mary C. Charest 6
Pig’s Blood by Jacob Bromberg 8
Hush by Jacob Bromberg 9
Heaven Called Galapagos by Leroy Roberts 10
Future Jewelry by Amy McDaniel 15
In and Out by Will Ulbrecht 16
The Shown World: A Review of Filament Magazine by Sara Faye Lieber 18
Old Money by Amy McDaniel 24
The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby by Dave Moore and L.J. Moore 25
A Dear John Letter to My Credit Card by Beverly Bentley 29
Lauren Benbrook is an independent comic artist based in Athens, Georgia. More of her work can be found at http://squidarms.blogspot.com.
Mary C. Charest is a freelance writer and dramatist whose plays have appeared in the Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop and are being considered for production at the Palace Theatre in Hamilton, New York. Her nonfiction has been published by Point of View and Blood-Horse, among others. Her fiction has appeared in Tangent. In 2003 and 2004 she also received the Garvin Lally Writing Scholarship.
Jacob Bromberg is a poet and translator living in Paris, France. He has not been published in the Paris Review, Poetry International, or Pleiades.
Leroy Roberts is a freelance writer living in Charleston, South Carolina, by way of rural Pennsylvania and the rainy Pacific Northwest. He is currently at work on a novel.
Amy McDaniel is a freelance writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was born and raised. She jointly runs the Solar Anus reading series, showcasing established and up-and-coming writers in the Atlanta area. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Saveur, Alimentum, matchbook, and The Agriculture Reader.
Will Ulbrecht is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, where he writes copy anonymously for an advertising firm. He spent his formative years living near one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country, and sadly, has no superpowers to show for it. He is currently at work on a non-fiction collection about his experience growing up in the Yakima Valley.
Sara Faye Lieber is a second year MFA student in nonfiction at Columbia University, where she teaches undergraduate writing. Her essays have appeared in PANK, Guernica, and the anthology, Make the Most
of Your Time on Earth. She is the co-author of the book MTV: Best of Mexico and a blogger for AOL’s Switched.com. She was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the Gulf Coast 2009 Nonfiction Contest. Sara is currently at work on a book about the environmentalist writer Rachel Carson.
Beverly Bentley is a freelance writer who enjoys the peace of mind that comes with freedom from debt.