AJ Doherty
is a living writer drinking coffee in Portland, Oregon. You can see a new play of hers here: www.fertilegroundpdx.org
Alex Mattingly
is seven feet tall and reenacts Civil War desertions. He lives in Indianapolis but can be found by anyone anywhere at alexmattingly.com.
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.
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.
Andria K. Brown
is an eleventh-generation Yankee now living and writing in Memphis, Tenn. You can read more from her at www.memphisotan.com.
Ann Henry-Callahan
devotes the bulk of her work day to looking busy. Writing helps.
Ann Landsberger
is a long-suffering educator; freelance gripper. Mother of five; drunk by seven.
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.
B.J. Fischer
is also an award-winning creator of television and public relations commercials and campaigns.
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.
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.
Ben Shine
is manager of communications and development at Second Helpings.
Ben Warden
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.
Carol Divish
is a writer living in Indianapolis. She is prose editor for Booth Literary Journal.
Carrie Gaffney
Her 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.
Chris Overpeck
is a music fan living in Indianapolis.
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.
Claudia McCowan
lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and increasingly disenfranchised cat. She looks at spreadsheets for a living.
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.
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.
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.
Danny Earl Simmons
is an Oregonian and has loved living in the Mid-Willamette Valley for over 30 years.
David Anderson
stay-at-home dad from Zionsville, Indiana, struggles with writing and folding fitted sheets. Follow him on Twitter @sportczar.
Deano Freeman
is the alter ego of Matt P. Jager, whose nonfiction has been published in travel guides, newspapers, and magazines around the world. His fiction is published here.
Delaney Rebernik
lives in Boston. Her work has recently appeared in First Stop Fiction and Apropos.
Donald McCarthy
has previously written non-fiction for The Progressive Populist, patch.com, commentarista.com, and Drunk Monkeys.
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.
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.
Eric Walton
is in his fourth and final year of openly studying graphic design and secretly studying studio art.
Eric Metcalf
is a medical writer by trade, telling readers how they can avoid diabetes and heart disease for 10 years now.
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.
Evan Finch
is about six feet tall and has no hair worth mentioning. In his free time, he enjoys staring at old matchbooks.
Floyd Elliot
lives in Chicago and is very short. That’s all that matters about him. (Seriously: really really short.)
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.
George Choundas
George Choundas's stories have been selected for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015 and featured as Longform.org and Paragraph Shorts selections. He is the winner of the New Millennium Award for Fiction (Winter 2014-2015), author of The Pirate Primer (F&W 2007), and a former FBI agent.
J.D. Smith
His 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.
James Daubs
is a freelance writer living in New York City. He works full-time for a major not-for-profit organization.
Janie Fedosoff
is a self-employed something-or-other consultant and lives in Toronto with her husband and cat.
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.
Jen Bingham
is an editor and writer who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can find her online at jenbingham.com and on twitter @jen_fu.
Jenny Walton
is Punchnel’s poetry editor.
Jeremy Noren
lives near Indianapolis.
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.
John Beeler
is a stay-at-home-dad turned career man. He works for The Kinetic Project in Indianapolis and for Wyoming-based Asthmatic Kitty Records.
John Evans
lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, where he rehearses G- and PG-rated swears.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Flynn
is finishing an MA in creative writing at Ball State University. He has contributed journalism to NUVO Newsweekly and SLAM online.
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.
Ken Honeywell
is editor-in-chief of 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.
Layne Ransom
currently lives in Muncie, Indiana and is a co-editor of Stoked Journal.
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.
Lorianne Wright
is a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Smith
is a poet residing and writing in Boise, Idaho.
Martha Nichols
is editor-in-chief of Talking Writing, an online literary magazine. She teaches in the journalism program at the Harvard University Extension School.
Mary Catharine Grau
is a reviewer and contributing editor to Punchnel’s and director of business development at Well Done Marketing.
Matt Gonzales
is a reviewer and contributing editor to Punchnel’s.
Matt Jager
nonfiction has been published in travel guides, newspapers, and magazines around the world. His fictional alter ego is Deano Freeman.
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.
Meg Eden
has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Rock & Sling, The Science Creative Quarterly, anderbo, Gloom Cupboard, and Crucible.
Mike Landreth
works for Nicor Gas Company. He grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, and currently makes his home in Batavia, Illinois.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robin Beery
Robin Beery is a writer living in Indianapolis.
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.
Sarah Layden
Her 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.
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.
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.
Shelley Whitaker
is an undergraduate English student at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
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.
Stephen Nowak
is a writer in Indianapolis and contributing editor to Punchnel’s.
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.
Steven Woods
lives and writes in Franklin, Indiana.
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.
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.
Tamara Lischka
is a photographer, project manager, and parent who can’t figure out what to make the kids for lunch.
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.
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.
Traci Cumbay
is Punchnel’s prose editor.
Troy Smythe
is a stay-at-home-dad and a writer.