Here's a bit of background on some of the contributors to this issue:
Naeem Ashraf ("Comrade Says Life is Good") lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, where he translates Urdu short stories into English. His book Trespass: A Book of Interesting Short Stories is available via his blog naeemfictiontranslator.
Dick Bentley ("Captivity") is the author of Post-Freudian Dreaming, A General Theory of Desire, and All Rise, both available on Amazon. Visit Dick's site at dickbentley.com.
Liz Betz ("Hyde & Sons") resides in rural Alberta and invites readers to follow her writing journey at her aptly-named blog, I-Write.
Ian Canon ("Underground Art") runs a writing workshop in Edmonton. To learn about his novel It's A Long Way Down and his poetry collection, Before Oblivion, visit Ian at thisisallcanon.com.