Bill Brown’s work has appeared in Boheme Press’s Grunt and Groan: The New Fiction Anthology of Work and Sex, Urban Graffiti X, McGill University’s The Veg, Siren Song Publishing Writing at the Edge. In addition his stories and book reviews have appeared in Front&Centre, which he co-edits with Matthew Firth. Firth also captains Black Bile Press, which in 2003 published Bill’s chapbook, Folly.
Bill’s newest collection of stories, When Jupiter’s Aligned with Mars, was published by Montreal's Siren Song Publishing, 2009.
Bill and husband, John, live in Ottawa.
My name is Bill DiMichele. I’m originally from Pennsylvania, and I attended Bucknell University, earning my degree in Fine Arts. My work runs the gamut from abstract painting to realistic sketching, from graffiti to sculpture, from collage to poetry/haiku. I was coeditor of Score, and am currently editing Tip of the Knife. I’ve been published in innumerable small press and e press magazines, Xexoxial, Runaway Spoon, Malthus Press, Tonerworks, Angel House Press, etc. etc…
Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the books Tattoo This Madness In, Shuck, Krakow Melt and Basement of Wolves
. He is the co-writer of the screenplay for the Bruce LaBruce film Gerontophilia
David has spent most of his life between Toronto and Montreal, but has also lived in both London, U.K. & Divonne, France. Schooled in NYC. A father of four he is back in Toronto at ‘The Beach’ writing hard and playing tennis with enthusiasm and mediocrity. His short stories have been published in ‘QWF/Carte Blanche’ & ‘The Danforth Review’. Poetry included in ‘The International Nelson Mandela Tribute Anthology’ & ‘Ditch’. David is the author of the DevilHousePress chapbook "One Dead Tree" (2014).
Heather Babcock’s maternal grandmother worked as a housekeeper for Timothy Findley’s family in the 1950’s. Heather continues the working class/literary connection by working as a secretary by day and penning her poetry and prose by night. She has had short fiction published in Descant Magazine, Front&Centre Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, The Annex Echo and GULCH (Tightrope Books, 2009) among others. Heather has performed at the Beautiful and the Damned, the Plasticine Poetry series, Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir, The Redhead Revue, The Poetry Salon (at Urban Gallery) and WonderFest 2015. Check her out at heatherrosebabcock.tumblr.com. Heather is the author of the DevilHousePress chapbook, Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards (2015).
j/j hastain is a queer, mystic, seer, singer, photographer, lover, priest/ess, gender shaman and writer. As artist and activist of the audible, j/j is the author of several cross-genre books and enjoys ceremonial performances in an ongoing project regarding gender, shamanism, eros and embodiments.
Jeremy Hanson-Finger grew up in Victoria before attending Carleton University in Ottawa, where he wrote an M.A. thesis on the politics of dirty bits in postmodern novels. His thesis supervisor suggested he call the chapter on Gravity's Rainbow
"Getting Fucked," which he did
. Jeremy now lives in Toronto, where he contributes to the death of print culture at the e-book retailer Kobo
. His fiction appears in Front&Centre, Joyland,
His first collection of short stories, Goodbye, Base Eight
, is forthcoming in spring/summer 2014 with Montreal's 8th House Publishing
You can learn more about Jeremy and find links to his published work at his website
Julie Mannell is an award winning author of poetry, fiction, and personal essays. Her work has been featured in many magazines, journals, anthologies, and university textbooks. Originally from the small village of Fonthill, Ontario, Mannell currently splits her time between Montreal and Toronto as she pursues her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph with the support of the Constance Rooke/HarperCollins Scholarship. In 2012 Roseanne Barr gave Mannell the "Vagenious Award" for an essay she wrote as a blogger at The Huffington Post. Read more on her website www.JulieMannell.com or follow her on twitter/instagram @juliemannell.
Award winning author Kathleen Bradean’s stories can be found in Carnal Machines, The Harder She Comes, Best of Best Women’s Erotica I and II, Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades, The Sweetest Kiss: Vampire Tales, and many other anthologies. Find her blog articles at KathleenBradean.Blogspot.Com and Erotica-Readers.Blogspot.Com, and reviews erotica at EroticaRevealed.Com.
Keith Ebsary wraps the sadness in a smile. He has published fiction in The Danforth Review, Here Be Monsters, Urban Graffiti, Zygote Magazine and Front and Centre. He tries not to let the disgust eat him whole. He lives in Quebec City.
Liz Worth is the author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, Amphetamine Heart and PostApoc. http://www.lizworth.com/. [photo by
Lynn Crosbie is a Ph.D and novelist/poet, whose latest book is Where Did You Sleep Last Night
(House of Anansi, 2015.) She is an editor and award-winning journalist who has written about sports, fashion, crime, pop culture, astrology and politics.
Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master, with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica
, Best Gay Erotica
, Best Lesbian Erotica
, Best Bisexual Erotica
, Best Fetish Erotica
, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name. In erotica, M.Christian is known and respected not just for his passion on the page but also his staggering imagination and chameleonic ability to successfully and convincingly write for any and all orientations. But M.Christian has other tricks up his literary sleeve: in addition to writing, he is a prolific and respected anthologist, having edited 25 anthologies to date including the Best S/M Erotica series; Pirate Booty
; My Love For All That Is Bizarre
: Sherlock Holmes Erotica
; The Burning Pen
; The Mammoth Book of Future Cops
, and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road
(with Maxim Jakubowksi); Confessions
, Garden of Perverse
, and Amazons
(with Sage Vivant), and many more. M.Christian's short fiction has been collected into many bestselling books in a wide variety of genres, including the Lambda Award finalist Dirty Words
and other queer collections like Filthy Boys
, and his best-of-his-best gay erotica book, Stroke the Fire
. He also has collections of non-fiction (Welcome to Weirdsville
, and How To Write And Sell Erotica
); science fiction, fantasy and horror (Love Without Gun Control
); and erotic science fiction including Rude Mechanicals
, Better Than The Real Thing
, and the acclaimed Bachelor Machine
. As a novelist, M.Christian has shown his monumental versatility with books such as the queer vamp novels Running Dry
and The Very Bloody Marys
; the erotic romance Brushes
; the science fiction erotic novel Painted Doll
; and the rather controversial gay horror/thrillers Fingers Breadth
. M.Christian is also the Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books, where he strives to be the publisher he'd want to have as a writer, and to help bring quality books (erotica, noir, science fiction, and more) and authors out into the world. His site is www.mchristian.com
Marion Grace Woolley is the author of Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran, published by Ghostwoods Books. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rwanda, where she teaches fiction and attempts to build pianos.
Mark McCawley is the founder, publisher, and in-house editor of Greensleeve Editions which publishes the online magazine of transgressive art, writing, and music, Urban Graffiti. He is the author of ten chapbooks of poetry and short fiction, most recently, Sick Lazy Fuck (Black Bile Press, 2009), Collateral Damage (Coracle Press, 2008), as well as Stories For People With Brief Attention Spans (1993) and Just Another Asshole: short stories (1994), both from Greensleeve Editions. His short fiction has also appeared in the anthologies: Burning Ambitions: The Anthology of Short-Shorts, edited by Debbie James (Toronto: Rush Hour Revisions, 1998) and Grunt & Groan: The New Fiction Anthology of Work and Sex, edited by Matthew Firth and Max Maccari (Toronto: Boheme Press, 2002). Most recently his work has appeared in The Toronto Quarterly, Sensitive Skin magazine, and the Evergreen Review.
Mark SaFranko’s novels, which include Hating Olivia (Harper Perennial, 13e Note Editions), Lounge Lizard (13e Note Editions, Murder Slim Press), God Bless America (13e Note Editions, Murder Slim Press) and Dirty Work (13e Note Editions) have collected rave reviews and a cult following in Europe, especially in France. His stories have appeared in 70 magazines and journals internationally, including the renowned Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 2005 he won the Frank O’Connor Award from descant magazine for his short fiction. He was cited in Best American Mystery Stories 2000 and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize.
Misti Rainwater-Lites is the CEO of eBuLLieNCe PReSs
and Chupacabra Disco. She has written a few books and songs and enjoys playing with paint in San Antonio.
A graduate of Trent University and Ryerson University, Philip Quinn lives in Toronto and online at www.philipquinn.ca.
Published Books: Dis Location, Stories After the Flood (Gutter Press 2000); The Double, a novel. (Gutter Press 2003); The SubWay (BookThug 2008); The Skeleton Dance, a novel (Anvil Press 2009). Philip is the author of the DevilHousePress chapbook "Bird, Most Likely." (2014).
Madeleine Morris writes under the pen name Remittance Girl. She writes fiction and works as a university lecturer in Vietnam. She has published a number of erotic fiction short stories, novellas and a novel. She holds an MA in writing and is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Roehampton University.
Sean Moreland’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in venues including The Bywords Quarterly Journal
, The Puritan
, and The Malahat Review
. He won the Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award in 2007. He recently co-edited the book Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror
with Aalya Ahmad, and he is the founder and co-editor of the weird fiction anthology Postscripts to Darkness.
teaches at the University of Ottawa, and spends too much of his time subjecting various literary and cinematic texts to his prurient essays.
Steven Storrie has worked as a cable T.V repair man, dishwasher, choreographer, ice cream vendor and junk yard attendant. He is currently locked in his basement working on multiple collections of poetry and prose, bickering with his neighbors over nothing and storing the baseballs he keeps when they are hit into his yard. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook or at ‘Black Coffee For Breakfast’, the website he currently runs. Just keep your baseballs out of his yard. His short story collection "We Are Not The Kids We Used To Be" will be published with DevilHouse soon.
Sylvie Hill is a writer, poet and educator in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a precious mix of naivety and sassy, which endows her spoken-word and prose-poetry with curious honesty and refreshing, intellectual provocation and insight. Author of Hoxton Square Circles: starfucking tales of sexless one-night stands (2001) and the new Russell Square Station: mine the trash (2014), Sylvie is a confessional poet who writes about sexual frustration, the desire for connection and gender/social norms.
Tamara Faith Berger lives in Toronto. She has written three novels, Lie With Me, (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004), and Maidenhead (2012.) Her first two books were re-released in 2013 as Little Cat. She also teaches yoga and writes for film and TV.
Tom Walmsley (born December 13, 1948 in Liverpool, England) is a Canadian playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter.
Born in Liverpool, Walmsley came to Canada with his family in 1952, and was raised in Oshawa, Ontario and Lorraine, Quebec. He dropped out of high school and battled addictions as a young adult.
In addition to his plays, Walmsley was the winner of the first Three-Day Novel Contest in 1979 for his novel Doctor Tin. He later published a sequel, Shades, and another unrelated novel, Kid Stuff. Walmsley wrote the screenplay for Jerry Ciccoritti's film Paris, France in 1993. Ciccoritti also later adapted Walmsley's play Blood into a film.
Walmsley's style of writing ranges from the naturalistic to the poetic and, at times, the absurd. He moves easily between dramatic and comedic, and some of his "darkest" work is treated with a cutting sense of humour. His most common themes include sex (both hetero- and homosexual, often involving sado-masochistic fetishes, adulterous affairs, and, in the case of Blood, incest), violence, addiction (to alcohol and heroin in particular), and God (from a Christian perspective). He rarely deals with politics directly, although he openly displays a distaste for middle-class morality. Tom is the author of the DevilHousePress chapbook "Valentines" (2015).
Zoe Whittall's third novel is The Best Kind of People (House of Anansi), which just came out last week. She also has three poetry books, most recently Precordial Thump in 2008.