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Kwame Ivery













NAME: Kwame Ivery

BIO: I was born in the Bronx, NY and was raised in New Jersey. I have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts. My short story "Why Kristen Misses Push & Turn" will be featured in Smashed Cat magazine in August 2012.
WHAT I WRITE: I write short fiction that could be classified as bizarro, which is probably a fancy way of saying "weird."  My fiction presents reality, but it's a reality heavily laced with things that probably wouldn't happen in reality--pretty much the way reality looks in your dreams: you recognize it, but you don't recognize it. So in my stories you'll see pizza, but it'll be the kind of pizza whose cheese stretches through New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, etc.; you'll see a married couple, but one of them will have once been married to a horse; you'll see street vendors, but they will sell things like Geena Davis' tongue. That's what I write.
MY EMAIL ADDRESS: kwameivery@aol.com
FACEBOOK: I'm on it.
LIKES: Green skies and blue trees
HATES: Adam Sandler movies
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Mathieu Cailler














Name: Mathieu Cailler
 
Mathieu is a writer living in Los Angeles, California.  His stories have appeared in Sleet Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly, and Epiphany.  Currently he is studying fiction at Vermont College, where he is hard at work on a collection of short stories.
 
Links to stories:
“Blowing Out the Candles”: http://www.sleetmagazine.com/selected/cailler_v3n2.html
“Hit and Stay”: http://twohawksquarterly.com/2011/10/20/hit-and-stay/
“Dissonance”: http://epiphmag.com/fictionepiphanymagazineissue11.html
 
He can be reached at mr.cailler@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
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ED Martin














Name: ED Martin

ED is a writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Born and raised in Illinois, her past incarnations have included bookstore barista in Indiana, legal system statistician in North Carolina, and economic development analyst in North Dakota. She draws on her experiences to tell the stories of those around her, with a generous heap of "what if" thrown in.

She currently lives in Iowa where she teaches high school while working on her novels and taking pictures of whatever catches her eye.

Her stories have been published in The Journal of Microliterature, The Indiana Horror Anthology 2011, and Hobo Camp Review, among other places.

ED writes stories, from 250-word flash fiction to 100k+ word novels, dabbling in different genres: general real life here and now, fantasy, horror, magical realism; whatever it takes to tell a story. Most of what she writes focuses on the characters rather than straight-up plot. Many of her stories have a common theme - the eternal nature of the soul - so she's trying to focus on that aspect, in the hopes of compiling a book of related short stories some day.


Contact Email address: edmartin.writer@gmail.com

Twitter: @EDMartin_Writer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EDMartinWriter
Website: http://www.edmartinwriter.com

Likes: Good grammar, symmetry, her kid, foreign languages, random roadtrips to no particular destination, moving to new places, and grapefruit

Dislikes: People who brag about how much they hate reading, textspeech, broccoli, neck tattoos, pajama pants worn in public, and the Charmin bears.



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Matt Micheli














Name: Matt Micheli

Professional Bio: Matt Micheli is a transgressive fiction writer out of Austin, TX, author of MEMOIRS OF A VIOLENT SLEEPER: A BEDTIME STORY. His analytical, sometimes satirical, and often times blunt views of love, loss, life, and beyond are expressed through his writing. For him, writing is an escape from the everyday confines of what the rest of us call normal.

Not-so-Professional Bio: Reading Chuck Palahniuk inspired me to write. Bret Easton Ellis kept me inspired. There are so many influential writers but those are the two who stand out. As far as my ideas, all forms of social media--books, movies, news, music--contribute to my concepts (despite me wanting to hate pop-culture). I'll typically have a place to start, then sit down without any planned direction, and let the story build around me. This Stream of Consciousness method gives my work a very raw, real feel. Most people don't believe me when I tell them my stories aren't about me nor life experiences I've faced personally because of how real they often feel. As a writer (artists/writers will relate), my personal goal is to bring about some sense of attachment to the character; to bring out some form of emotion. If I can make a reader laugh, cry, get sick to their stomach, turn them on or piss them off, then I have succeeded. If they feel empathy for the character or completely loathe them, that's success (or at least how I measure it).

Common questions I'm asked:
THEM: "Was that story about you?"
ME: "No."
THEM: "Are you sure? Because I feel really bad for you."

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THEM: "Does everyone always have to die?"
ME: "Well . . . yes, eventually."

I've had a couple shorts published recently and several more will be out and about on the ol' internet over the next few weeks. Over the next few months, I'll be spending a lot of time polishing my second manuscript which I hope to get published by early next year. Sitting at my computer, listening to the most depressing Pandora station I can find, with a whiskey drink of some sort within an short arm's reach to the left--that's where you'll find me.

Recently Published Shorts:
Read "Bare Feet" http://www.linguisticerosion.com/2012/04/bare-feet.html
Read "Words" http://www.redfez.net/fiction/354/0
Read "And The Day Seemed Endless" http://laurancekitts.com/2012/04/09/and-the-day-seemed-endless-by-matt-micheli/

 
http://1889.ca/2012/04/inbox-10/  (Titled: That Doll!)
 
 
 
 

Website: www.violentsleeper.com
Contact: movsleeper@gmail.com
Twitter: @micheliworld
Status: Married to the most amazing (and patient) woman.


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