Brian Barker received his MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry at George Mason University. His poems have appeared in The Cream City Review, The Wisconsin Review, Poet Lore, Phoebe, and The Sandhill Review.            

Alan Cheuse is the author of three novels, two collections of short fiction, and the nonfictional Fall Out of Heaven. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and he serves as the host and co-producer of the NPR syndicated fiction short story magazine "The Sound of Writing." With Caroline Marshall, he has edited two volumes of short stories. His own short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Black Warrior Review, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine and elsewhere. His articles, magazine journalism, and reviews have also appeared widely. A new collection of his short fiction was published in September of 1998.   

Steve Goodwin is the author of two novels and a nonfiction book. His short fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Sewanee Review, Georgia Review, and Gentleman's Quarterly; his reviews and nonfiction, in the Washington Post and Country Journal. For two years, Goodwin directed the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts, and he serves as president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Rachelle Heller has over 20 years of experience in the computer field, including work in industry and teaching at the college level. In addition to authoring and co-authoring numerous papers and technical reports on the uses of computers in mass spectromertry and in educational classroom settings, Dr. Heller is the co-author with C. Dianne Martin of Bits 'n Bytes About Computing: A Computer Literacy Primer. She coauthored a nationally syndicated newspaper column, "All About Computers," from 1982 to 1986 and has served as an educational computer consultant to the National Geographic Society. She co-edits the journal Computers and Education" An International Journal and teaches at George Washington University. Her current research in multimedia focues on the Multimedia Taxonomy.

Lee Riley-Hammer received her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. She has published a review in the washington review and her poetry has appeared in So to Speak and Phoebe. She was the winner of So to Speak's Autumn 1998 Poetry Contest. She is active in the DC area experimental poetry community and lives in Alexandria, VA. She spent 18 years living in the Binghamton, New York area.

Bill Miller directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at George Mason University.

Lesley Smith received her Master of Fine Arts (poetry) from George Mason University.  She teaches in New Century College.

Dean Taciuch is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English at George Mason University. He is currently working with Technology Across the Curriculum and other electronic resources for teaching. His poems have been published in journals such as 14 Hills, online at the Wr-Eye-Tings scratchpad, and in a chapbook (certainty series) from Burning Press.

Mark Wallace is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn't There. He teaches writing and literature at several Washington D.C. area colleges, including The George Washington University, American University, and Montgomery College. He co-edited A Poetics of Criticism, a collection of critical essays in non-standard forms. He edits the poetry magazine Situation, and runs the Ruthless Grip Art Project Experimental Poetry Series. His book reviews appear regularly in The Washington Review.

Special thanks to the following organizations for their generous support:
Center for History and New Media
George Mason University Writing Center
The College of Arts and Sciences at George Mason University