David Anderson, stay-at-home dad from Zionsville, Indiana, struggles with writing and folding fitted sheets. Follow him on Twitter @sportczar.
Stephanie Bane is Punchnel’s art director.
Allie Marini Batts has work that has appeared in over thirty publications her parents have never heard of, including Crash, A Daughter’s Story Anthology, Irregular Magazine and Danse Macabre. Not that she’s counting or anything.
Jen Bingham is an editor and writer who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Gary Bloom has been writing poetry for more than twenty years with credits in many magazines and websites. After retiring from work as a database administrator he now spends his time writing and traveling.
Michael Braden has his Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology and is an advanced thaumaturge at the University of Montana. He does not really own a difference engine.
Daniel Brauer‘s work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Pindeldyboz, and Yankee Pot Roast.
Mimi Brooks is the third winner of our Hard Boiled-Down Noir Fiction Contest. Mimi lives and writes in Indianapolis, and her poetry has appeared in Punchnel’s.
Kyle Burkett graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2005. His obsessions include music, literature, art, pop culture and motorcycles; he has been called a “wandering poet,” traveling the country writing, playing guitar and singing in the rock’n'roll band Secrets Between Sailors since 2006.
Doug Paul Case recently earned his BFA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where he edited The Emerson Review. His work has appeared in PANK, Wonderfort, and Annalemma. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University.
Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer, playwright and poet. He is the author of two novels, most recently CannaCorn, and a history of the 1978 Red Sox-Yankees pennant race, The Year of the Gerbil.
Tom Cochrun is a retired journalist and documentary maker now living and writing in a village on the Central California coast. Liberty’s Light was inspired by the anniversary of the Patriot Act and the OWS movement.
Marcus Crowe lives in self-exile, on the penumbra of Patagonia, trying to find a way to raise the funds to get inside of it, and on to Antarctica, to wait for the apocalypse of Global Warming to create a new frontier, where he will start a new life with the butterflies of tundra.
Traci Cumbay is Punchnel’s prose editor.
Mary Catherine Curley grew up in the shadow of a nuclear reactor in Vermont. She received her MFA from Hollins University. Her work is forthcoming in Barrelhouse.
Corey Michael Dalton is the associate editor of The Saturday Evening Post, prose editor for Booth Literary Journal, website/newsletter editor for The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, and the author of two blogs. Visit him at cmdalton.com.
James Daubs is a freelance writer living in New York City. He works full-time for a major not-for-profit organization.
Brian Deer is in no particular order, a songwriter, singer, guitarist, tech nerd and the Web Development Manager at Well Done Marketing.
Carol Divish is a writer living in Indianapolis. She is prose editor for Booth Literary Journal.
Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an assistant professor of creative writing at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. A Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, his debut collection, Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem (Red Hen Press, 2009) was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry category and a 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His second poetry collection \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, is forthcoming from Persea Books.
Barry B. Doyle has been using a camera since 1967. Most of his work features landscapes with big skies and big geology, but you can find shots of quirky local urban scenes as well.
Kirsten Eamon-Shine is community activist, opinion-maker, and a cat lover. Perhaps you would like to share a meal with her.
Meg Eden has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Rock & Sling, The Science Creative Quarterly, anderbo, Gloom Cupboard, and Crucible.
Floyd Elliot lives in Chicago and is very short. That’s all that matters about him. (Seriously: really really short.)
Steve Etheridge is a writer living in the same city as Oprah. He has written for McSweeney’s, CollegeHumor, Splitsider, The Onion A.V. Club, and other places that are similar.
John Evans lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, where he rehearses G- and PG-rated swears.
Janie Fedosoff is a self-employed something-or-other consultant and lives in Toronto with her husband and cat.
BD Feil has credits in Margie, Slice Magazine, New Plain Review, and is nominated for a Pushcart this year. He lives in Michigan with quite the brood.
Evan Finch is about six feet tall and has no hair worth mentioning. In his free time, he enjoys staring at old matchbooks.
B.J. Fischer is also an award-winning creator of television and public relations commercials and campaigns.
Josh Flynn is finishing an MA in creative writing at Ball State University. He has contributed journalism to NUVO Newsweekly and SLAM online.
Carrie Gaffney’s days in the community theater circuit are long gone. Now she lives and works in Indianapolis, where, on occasion, she also writes something that doesn’t mortify the hell out of her children.
Molly Geipel is a writer and a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She was also our intern this summer. We miss her already.
Therese Gilardi is a poet, essayist, and novelist (Matching Wits With Venus) whose work appears in numerous print publications and online at such places as Literary Mama, The Dirty Napkin, and The 13th Warrior Review.
Matt Gonzales is a reviewer and contributing editor to Punchnel’s.
Mary Catharine Grau is a reviewer and contributing editor to Punchnel’s and director of business development at Well Done Marketing.
Sam Harvey is a student living in Indianapolis, and spends most of his time writing, playing music, and debating where to go with his life.
Ann Henry-Callahan devotes the bulk of her work day to looking busy. Writing helps.
Ken Honeywell is editor-in-chief of Punchnel’s.
Nick Honeywell has spent the past nine years since high school generally milling around while completing his bachelors in History at Ball State. His speciality is getting things done in record time.
Josh Johnson enjoys creating art surrounded by three cats and a steady supply of coffee. All while living in the Midwest and writing in third person.
John King teaches screenwriting at Ball State University, as well as storytelling and production at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably driving on an interstate, or in a record shop or a used bookstore, quietly raging against the dying of physical media. He loves doughnuts unconditionally.
Nik Korpon lives in Baltimore. Give him some danger, little stranger, at nikkorpon.com.
Norbert Krapf returned to Indiana in 2004 after 34 years of teaching at Long Island University. He served as Indiana Poet Laureate 2008-2010. In 2012 Indiana Univ Press will publish his 9th collection, “Songs in Sepia and Black and White.” Currently he holds a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis to combine poetry and music with an emphasis on the bluest.
Mike Landreth works for Nicor Gas Company. He grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, and currently makes his home in Batavia, Illinois.
Ann Landsberger is a long-suffering educator; freelance gripper. Mother of five; drunk by seven.
Sarah Layden‘s fiction and poetry appear in Stone Canoe, Gargoyle, PANK, and elsewhere. She received Purdue University’s Paul Sidwell Memorial Award for her novel, Sleeping Woman and teaches writing at IUPUI and Marian University in Indianapolis.
Susan Lerner is a student in Butler’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Susan lives in Indianapolis with her husband, three teenagers and her dog, Mischief.
Jordan Lints thinks it’s fate we have a section devoted to what people should have said, as he considers himself a person who should always say something else.
Tamara Lischka is a photographer, project manager, and parent who can’t figure out what to make the kids for lunch.
Peter Tieryas Liu has stories published or forthcoming in the Bitter Oleander, Camera Obscura Journal, decomP, the Evergreen Review, and the Indiana Review. His collection of short stories, Watering Heaven, came out in the fall of 2012.
Doug Manuel is a third-year MFA candidate at Butler University and managing editor of Booth, a literary journal. His poetry has appeared in Thoughtsmith, Bruised Peach Press, Marooned, and Lux.
Matt Mays is a three-time National Emmy Award winning writer, producer and director of long-form television, commercials and video. He plays a serviceable rhythm guitar and has endured a lifetime of grief from friends for being an ardent and well-studied fan of the Grateful Dead.
Amy McAdams-Gonzales is a graphic designer and writer living in Indianapolis. You’re probably familiar with her work.
Donald McCarthy has previously written non-fiction for The Progressive Populist, patch.com, commentarista.com, and Drunk Monkeys.
Claudia McCowan lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and increasingly disenfranchised cat. She looks at spreadsheets for a living.
Andrew McLinden likes referring to himself in the third person. Andrew likes to read and write and hopes that other people like to read what he writes.
Corey Mesler has published five novels, two full-length poetry collections, and three books of short stories. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
Eric Metcalf is a medical writer by trade, telling readers how they can avoid diabetes and heart disease for 10 years now.
Robert Morse has had one-act plays produced in Indiana and Michigan and public readings in New York and Chicago. In the ’80′s, he performed and wrote for the comedy group Pavlov’s Salivation Army. He lives in Indianapolis.
Sarah Murrell is a Broad Ripple photographer, makeup artist, and other things that make her parents wish she would get a haircut and a real job. She will try anything twice and never backs down from a double-dog dare.
Mangesh Naik lives and works in Pune, India. His poems have been published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Decomp, RHP, Poetry Quarterly, Barnwood Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, Other Poetry, Third Wednesday, and Silver Blade.
Mark Need directs the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Indiana University, is on the board of the Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater, and was a co-founder of Second Story.
Christopher Newgent lives in Indianapolis where he runs Vouched Books to promote independent literature in his city. His work has appeared in PANK, Everyday Genius, Freight Stories, and other journals. You can see what he’s reading at vouchedbooks.com and what he’s eating at putitinyourface.net.
Jeremy Noren lives near Indianapolis.
Stephen Nowak is a writer in Indianapolis and contributing editor to Punchnel’s.
Michelle Ong has been published in Barely South Review, Windhover, and The Citron Review, among others. She blogs at http://trackflightstatus.blogspot.com.
Chris Overpeck is a music fan living in Indianapolis.
Lou Perry is a Notre Dame alumnus, an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels, a member of the board of Second Story, and a reader. Not necessarily in that order.
Layne Ransom currently lives in Muncie, Indiana and is a co-editor of Stoked Journal.
Delaney Rebernik lives in Boston. Her work has recently appeared in First Stop Fiction and Apropos.
Jason Roemer is a principal at Lodge Design, the vice president of the Indianapolis International Film Festival and editor of Ferocious Quarterly. He runs. Writes. Cooks. And loves to love the unknown.
Nicole Ross is an Indy-based writer & perpetual explorer. She’s currently working on her first novel and a memoir about “The Year of Exploration,” her quarter-life-crisis-inspired adventure of twelve months, five friends, one control freak, and zero control.
Christiaan Sabatelli holds an MFA, in poetry, from the University of Florida and has been published in a number of national magazines.
Rick Sapp is a stay-at-home dad and full-time freelance writer.
Ben Shine is manager of communications and development at Second Helpings.
Kate Shoup is an Indianapolis native that has authored more than 20 books and has edited scores more. Kate also co-wrote a feature-length screenplay (and starred in the ensuing film) and worked as the sports editor for NUVO Newsweekly.
Dan Simmons is an Oregonian and has loved living in the Mid-Willamette Valley for over 30 years.
J.D. Smith‘s third collection of poetry, Labor Day at Venice Beach, will be published in 2012. He was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007.
Mark Smith is a poet residing and writing in Boise, Idaho.
Troy Smythe is a stay-at-home-dad and a writer.
Nora Spitznogle is the director of programs at Second Helpings by day, and slings whiskey and cheeseburgers at the smokey Red Key Tavern on weekends. She likes you–seriously.
Sarah Spykman is a columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel. She and her husband of three decades live in hope of the truly empty nest.
Nikki Stern writes political, social and cultural commentary with what New York public radio host and author Kurt Andersen has described as “even-keeled grace, tolerance and common sense.” She’s written two books: her latest is Hope in Small Doses, published by Humanist Press. Though she has yet to produce a novel, she has already dabbled in short stories; two of these have received regional recognition.
Erik Styles is a freelance project manager and writer, clipboard enthusiast, and member of local bands The Odyssey Favor, Rick Dodd and the Dickrods, and Finest Grain.
Rebecca Thomas is from Lafayette, Indiana. She received her Creative Writing MFA from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
Richard Thomas was the winner of the 2009 “Enter the World of Filaria” contest at ChiZine and has published over fifty stories online and in print.
Caitlin Thomson is a Canadian who lives, writes, and teaches in New York City. She has a Masters of Fine Art’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in many places including The Literary Review of Canada, Softblow, Going Down Swinging, Welter, A cappella Zoo, Labletter, and the anthology Killer Verse.
Linda Lenzen Treiber is a writer of plays, essays, memoirs, thank you notes and grocery lists. Formerly a theme park entertainment production manager and show writer, she now writes stuff for blog followers in a couple of online locales.
Ashley Walker is a long-time freelance writer living in a large city who writes advertising copy and scripts, and who, now and then, dreams about a full-time job.
Jim Walker is a writer and artist who works in poetry, drama, journalism, collage, sound, video, photography, and art as social practice. He helps with two Indianapolis nonprofit cultural organizations: Big Car, an arts collective and gallery, and Second Story, a project for young writers.
Eric Walton is in his fourth and final year of openly studying graphic design and secretly studying studio art.
Jenny Walton is Punchnel’s poetry editor.
Ben Warden Ben is an avid movie lover who resides in Indianapolis. He recently completed his first film, Digital Age Drive-in, a documentary about drive-in theaters in Indiana.
Esmeralda Weatherbee is a freelance writer who lives in Carmel, Indiana, with her ex-husband and her dog. You can contact her at dearaskahackwriter at gmail dot com.
Shelley Whitaker is an undergraduate English student at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
Cynthia White is a freelance non-fiction writer living in British Columbia.
Jon Wolfman taught humanities here and overseas in the People’s Republic of China for thirty-six years. He has been a full-time writer since 2007. He lives in Maryland, northwest of the District.
Scott Woolgar is the publisher of Punchnel’s and a contributing editor.
Steven Woods lives and writes in Franklin, Indiana.
Lorianne Wright is writer who resides happily in Southern California. ”I have published and been published, but what matters most is what I am writing today,” she says.
Sylvia Wrigley has had short stories published both in the UK and the US including Daily Science Fiction, Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Boston Literary Magazine, Every Day Fiction, and True Romance Magazine.
Sonja Yoerg wrote a book on animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox. During her incarnation as a scientist, she published dozens of scholarly papers and wrote book reviews for The New York Times and Science.