ADAM BERLIN has published work in Puerto del Sol, Hawaii Review, Northwest Review, and The Notre Dame Review. His first novel, Headlock, appeared in 2000 from Algonquin Books. He lives in New York City.
DIXON BOYLES received an MFA from the University of Arkansas. He lives in Grifton, NC, and teaches at Beaufort County Community College. He is faculty adviser for Life on the Pamlico, a chronicle of oral histories from the Pamlico Sound region of eastern North Carolina. This is his first published story.
R. J. CURTIS is the fiction co-editor of Salt Hill. She is a student in the MFA program of Syracuse University and earned her MA in English from New York University. She has work in McSweeney’s, The Ohio Review, Indiana Review, and The Gettysburg Review.
CHRISTIE HODGEN lives in Louisville, KY. Her fiction has appeared in Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops 1999, The Notre Dame Review, The Bellingham Review, and Meridian. She received the 2000 Tobias Wolff Award for fiction. She holds an MFA from Indiana University.
ANDREA C. HOLLAND teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia and at Norwich School of Art and Design in Norwich, England. She is editor of the literary anthology Birdsuit and has poems in such journals as Phoebe, Painted Hills Review, and the English journals The Rialto and Other Poetry.
MARJORIE KEMPER grew up in Texas and Louisiana and lives in Southern California. She received first prize in the Deep South Writers’ Conference novel competition in 1996. Her short fiction has previously appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, and New Orleans Review.
MOLLY LUBY received her MFA in writing from UNC Greensboro in 1999. She is seeking her master’s in library science at UNC Chapel Hill. This is her first national publication.
MICHAEL MCFEE has published six collections of poetry, including Earthly (2001) and Colander (1996), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Five Points, and Bulls Illustrated: The Official Magazine of the Durham Bulls. He has also edited two anthologies of North Carolina literature. He teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Durham, NC.
TODD MCKINNEY has work in Puerto del Sol. He received his MA in English from New Mexico State University and is finishing an MFA in writing at UNC Greensboro.
JOSEPH O’MALLEY was born and raised in Detroit. He is a Michener Fellow and now lives in Providence, RI. His work has been published in Phoebe and American Literary Review and has received a Pushcart nomination. He earned his MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
JIM PETERSON received his PhD from the University of South Carolina. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, and Prairie Schooner. His most recent poetry collection is The Owning Stone (Red Hen Press, 2000), which won the 1999 Benjamin Saltman Award. He also writes plays and teaches at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA, where he is the coordinator of creative writing.
CORALIE REED lives in Liberty, NC, and is a freelance writer and television producer. She is finishing an MFA in writing at UNC Greensboro. Recent work appears in Salt Hill.
AMY SCATTERGOOD has work in The Paris Review, Grand Street, New England Review, and The New Republic. Her first collection, The Grammar of Nails, is forthcoming from Creative Arts Books. She lives in Aspen, CO.
BRUCE SMITH lives in Tuscaloosa, AL, where he teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of Alabama. He is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Other Lover (University of Chicago Press), a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000. He was born in Philadelphia.
MARY TROY directs the MFA program at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she is also senior editor for Natural Bridge. Her collection of short stories, Joe Baker Is Dead, was published by the University of Missouri Press and nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award. In 1999 she won a Nelson Algren Award.
DAVID TUCKER has poetry in The New York Quarterly, Boulevard, The Carolina Quarterly, and Seneca Review. Born and raised in Tennessee, he lives in South Orange, NJ. He works as an editor for the Star-Ledger.
JENNIFER UNDERSTAHL is a graduate of the MFA program at Arizona State University. She lives and teaches in Phoenix, AZ.