Brandon Ney graduated from UT in 2010 with a BA in Rhetoric & Writing. He likes words; the best toys anyone can have. Plus, they’re free! Brandon uses words to build screenplays, novels, short stories, comics, and other great wonders. Some of his favorite words are found in the works of television/movie/comics extraordinaire — Joss Whedon, also, transgressive word playa’ — Chuck Palahniuk, and finally, fantasy guru — J.K. Rowling. Sometimes Brandon drops words at brandonney.wordpress.com. He reads for Fringe Magazine. Most recently, his work can be seen on StanleytheWhale.com. He lives the good life with a supportive wife, their two crazy dachshunds, and one very old cat.
Elizabeth Renee Smythe is working towards her B.A. in English at the University of Texas at Austin. Storytelling makes her feel better. Not that her life is extraordinarily difficult, it’s that she complicates it, as anybody does, and through writing hopes to attain some sort of connection to prompt others to tell their stories, sad or funny or insane. She writes poetry and aims to write short stories. She will. With time. With experience. With practice. And you’ll read them.
Zakk Pollard doesn’t remember where he was born. He may be
23 24, but he’s on the fast track to mediocrity, pursuing a career as a writer of fiction—particularly literature—after attaining a degree in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese. His first fiction piece is forthcoming in Quite Curious. He also contributes to a music website, Audiotavern.com. His idols– Jack Kerouac, Bruno Schultz and Haruki Murakami, along with the mind-altering influence of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, OSI and Sigur Ros–have insured that this writer’s confusing and strange body of work will undoubtedly remain in obscurity, even after his death.