• Ramola D, whose short story collection, Temporary Lives & Other Stories, won AWP's Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction;
• Laura Ellen Scott, for two stories, one in "the future" issue of Barrelhouse, which will be out in the near future, and "Do you know what it means to miss," in Juked;
• Tara Laskowski, who won SmokeLong Quarterly's Kathy Fish Fellowship, which, in addition to the prize, means her pieces will appear in each of the four issues of SmokeLong in 2009;
• Scott Garson, whose story, "Land of the Whispering Dead," is due out in PANK #3 this February (and if you haven't already, read his blog and Wigleaf, which he edits); and
• Ryan Call, whose new entry in his subversive (okay, he said "alternative") North American weather series will be published as a chapbook by ml press later this year.
And, yes, you too can read Mike Scalise's excellent nonfiction in the Fall/Winter 2008–2009 issue of Ninth Letter.