Eric Karl Anderson’s first novel is Enough. He’s associate editor of the Blithe House Quarterly and lives in London.
David Bahr’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Times Book Review, GQ, The Village Voice, New York, Spin, Time Out New York, Poets & Writers, The Advocate, Publishers Weekly, and other publications. He has an MA in English, teaches literature at the City University of New York, and has been a fellow at Yaddo. His essay “No Matter What Happens” adapted from “Mothered,” and originally published in GQ, was chosen by Robert Atwan, series editor of Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin), as a notable essay of 2004.
Austin Bunn has worked as a boat carpenter, game designer for reality television, and magazine journalist. His writing has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Advocate, and other magazines now dead to him. He is currently in the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Alexander Chee’s first novel, Edinburgh, in paperback from Picador, won the Michener, the Lambda, and the Asian American Writers Workshop Literary Award. His second, The Queen of the Night, is due out in the fall of 2007 from Houghton Mifflin. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and a NEA fellowship in prose. His essays and stories have been anthologized in Men on Men 2000, Loss Within Loss, Best Gay Erotica 2002 & 2006, Boys Like Us, andTakeOut, among others.
Viet Dinh received his MFA from the University of Houston, where he served as fiction editor for Gulf Coast. His stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Threepenny Review, Fence, Michigan Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, and The Indiana Review, among other literary journals.
Tom Dolby is the author of the bestselling novel The Trouble Boy (Kensington Books, 2004). His work has appeared in The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Out, where he is a contributing writer. He is the coeditor of the upcoming anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, about friendships between straight women and gay men, to be published by Dutton in 2007. A graduate of Yale University, Tom lives in Manhattan, where he is working on his second novel, which takes place at a New England boarding school. For more information, go to www.tomdolby.com.
Michael Gardner’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming from the Seneca Review and the Sonora Review and as a finalist for the 2005 New Letters Best Essay Award. He received an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Saint Mary’s College of California and a BA in English from the University of Iowa. He has lived in northeast England, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Nagoya, Japan, and currently, Chicago. He is writing a book about his experiences growing up as a gay twin.
Ted Gideonse has written for The Advocate, Out, New York, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Salon.com, and Maisonneuve, and his fiction was anthologized in Fresh Men 2. He has an MFA from the New School, a BA from Harvard, and is currently a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in La Jolla, California, with the writer Rob Williams, who happens to be his husband. His website is www.gideonse.com.
Raymonde C. Green, a Queens-born poet, essayist, journalist and aspiring novelist, is truly a multifaceted writer who has risen from the ashes of his literary predecessors and begun to blaze his own trail in history. His newly released spoken word poetry CD, entitled One Winged Angel, speaks for those unspoken voices in today’s society. The diversity that pervades through his material manages to connect with all genres and generations. His collection touches upon socioeconomic issues, politics, religion, sexuality, love, the folly of existence, nature and humanity as a whole. He is the co-founder and current host of MUSEWORKNY, an emerging artist showcase based in NYC. With his words, Raymonde strives to break down the mental barriers built by ignorance and fortified by misconceptions that are perpetuated everywhere. He can be contacted at Ray@museworkny.com.
Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (Random House, 2004). His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners, was published (also by Random House) in 2005. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Poets & Writers, Details, Nerve, Out, The Forward, and Time Out New York. He has won a fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, as well as first place in the David J. Dornstein Contest for Young Jewish Writers, and has taught creative writing at Columbia University.
Trebor Healey is the author of the 2004 Ferro-Grumley and Violet Quill award-winning novel Through It Came Bright Colors. His poetry collection, Sweet Son of Pan, was recently released by Suspect Thoughts Press, and a short story collection, Eros and Dust, will be released by Harrington Park Press in 2007. Trebor lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his second novel. His website is www.treborhealey.com.
Lee Houck was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now lives in Queens, New York. His work includes original pieces for theater seen in Vermont, Tennessee, and New York City, art installations for the Musee de Monoian in New York’s Lower East Side, and poetry featured in the month of November in the 2006 Magnetic Poetry Calendar. He is currently at work on a novel. You can find him at www.leehouck.com.
Joe Jervis lives in New York City, where he is the project director for Pride, the national gay pride magazine. His blog, Joe.My.God., has been a finalist in several major blogging awards including the 2006 Bloggies and was the winner of the 2004 Diarist Award for Most Romantic Entry, which Joe considers quite ironic, considering he has been single since 1996.
Michael McAllister lives in San Francisco. “Sleeping Eros” is an excerpt from his memoir-in-progress, which he began while studying in the writing program at Columbia University. He’s been blogging at dogpoet.com since 2001.
Mike McGinty is a Clio-winning advertising copywriter whose personal essays have been published in a variety of online and print media, including Gay.com, Outsports.com, American, NewYorkQNews.com, and in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage. He is a contributing writer for Bookmarks magazine and will be in the forthcoming anthology Identity Envy. He is currently working on a travel memoir, drafting a novel, and making random blog entries at mikemcginty.com. He lives in San Francisco.
Vestal McIntyre is the author of the story collection You Are Not the One. His stories have appeared in the magazines Tin House and Open City, as well as in several anthologies. Vestal was the recipient of a 2006 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Todd Pozycki likes to call himself “the gay David Sedaris.” Nobody has the heart to tell him that, actually, David Sedaris is the gay David Sedaris. Todd describes his writing as “dripping with sarcasm and faux narcissism,” which doesn’t really clarify things much, but he thinks it makes him sound smart when he says it. Todd’s blog, “Hot Toddy’s Toaster Oven,” is read by over twelve people on a regular basis and has won a couple of awards. Todd lives in Portland, Oregon, where he plays softball, writes plays, and drives a big white truck named Sven.
D. Travers Scott is the author of the novels One of These Things Is Not Like the Other and Execution, Texas: 1987. He lives in Los Angeles.
K. M. Soehnlein is the author of the novels You Can Say You Knew Me When and the Lambda Award-winning The World of Normal Boys, both published by Kensington Books. His essay “Putting Gay Fiction Back Together” appeared in the anthology Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times. He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Kevin Clarke, though he frequently travels back, in the world and on the page, to the New Jersey of his youth.
Horehound Stillpoint is a San Francisco writer/waiter who’s been around forever. His work has been published in such anthologies as Poetry Slam, Poetry Nation, Out in the Castro, Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache, Law of Desire, Men, Amplified, I Do/I Don’t, and is one of the featured poets in Bullets & Butterflies. His Reincarnation Woes, with illustrations by KRK Ryden, is a mini-book out on Kapow! Press.
Francis Strand is a magazine editor living in Stockholm, Sweden, with his husband. You can read more about him on the award-winning blog “How to learn Swedish in 1000 difficult lessons,” at www.francisstrand.blogspot.com.
Jason Tougaw lives and writes in New York City, where he is assistant professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is author of Strange Cases: The Medical Case History and the British Novel and coeditor of Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, Community. He is currently writing a family memoir, entitled Engrams.
Robert Williams teaches English and creative writing and writes regularly for San Diego’s Gay and Lesbian Times. His essays and fiction have also appeared in Maisonneuve, Pindeldyboz, Versal, and various anthologies including Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction, I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage, and M2M: New Literary Fiction. Having recently moved back to his home state of California with his husband, the writer Ted Gideonse, after receiving his MFA at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, he’s relearning how to surf and finishing his first novel.