I’ve known Amy Guth for a long time. When I lived in Chicago, we used to hang out in bars and drink Hamm’s and talk about writing and books. We even had a sidekick, a plush pig doll we named Equinox, the Patron Saint of Sloppy Prose. His catch phrase – and this is such […]
Sean Williams is a science-fiction author – a New York Times best-selling science-fiction author, no less – who makes even non-genre writers look like hack amateurs.
Elizabeth Crane is the author of two critically-acclaimed collections of short stories, When the Messenger Is Hot and All This Heavenly Glory, both published by Little Brown. She’s also a regular contributor to Writer’s Block Party on WBEZ Chicago, and a columnist for Punk Planet magazine. Her third collection of stories, You Must Be This […]
Daphne Gottlieb is a San Francisco performance poet and the only legitimate evidence that cloning may be a good idea.
Brad Listi is the bestselling author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder. (Simon & Schuster, 2006) and the founder of The Nervous Breakdown, a daily webzine featuring nonfiction essays and stories contributed from a regular cartel of authors.
The third asshole in this collection was created by Charlie Anders, the author of “Choir Boy” (Soft Skull Press 2005), the publisher of Other Magazine, and a frequent contributor to such literary rags as ZYZZYVA, Pindeldyboz, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Sandra Tsing Loh is a frequent contributor to The Atlantic, a regular commentator on NPR’s This American Life, and the author of many books, including the semi-autobiographical A Year in Van Nuys.
When I was thirteen, my family moved to the south suburbs of Chicago. It was a grim place, the kind of town where culture and happiness go to die.