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Fiction Writer, Poet
Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and consultant in publishing, film, and other media. He is the author or editor of 30 books and more than 3,000 periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories. He is a consultant, contributor, and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and its blog. He is a regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews, a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review, and a correspondent for TravelIntelligence.net. McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and has been involved in the publication of more than 500 books. McNamee is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and an adjunct member of the faculty of the Economics Department. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council, and he also gives courses and talks on writing, publishing, journalism, and cultural and environmental issues.
Matt Mendez’s stories have appeared in Alligator Juniper, Cutthroat, PALABRA, PANK, The Literary Review and other journals. He was the winner of Alligator Juniper’s National Fiction Contest and has been a finalist for The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction and the Charles Angoff Award. He earned his MFA from the University of Arizona. His first book, “Twitching Heart,” is available from Floricanto Press.
Burgess Needle is a Tucson writer whose work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Istanbul Literary Review, Prism Review, Prick of the Spindle, Under the Radar (UK), Decanto (UK), Brittle Star (UK), Connotation Press, Evey Day Poets, BlackMarket Review (UK), Rufous City Review, Blackbox Manifold (UK), Concho River Review, Raving Dove, Centrifugal Eye, Iodine, Full of Crow, Kritya (India) and Red Fez. Literary criticism has appeared in Future Cycle. He taught English for two years in a small Thai village for the Peace Corps, been a co-director of the Southern Arizona Writing Project, co-published and edited Prickly Pear/Tucson [a poetry quarterly] for five years, was a school librarian for thirty years and, as a Minister in the Universal Life Church, performed two marriages. Diminuendo Press of Ft. Worth, TX has recently published his first collection of poetry: EVERY CROW IN THE BLUE SKY.See: www.everycrowinthebluesky.com He may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org