May 1, 2005

MARIANNE VILLANUEVA is the author of the short story collections Mayor of the Roses and Ginseng and Other Tales From Manila, a finalist for the Philippine National Book Award. Villanueva’s writing has appeared in numerous publications such as Calyx, The Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, The Threepenny Review and ZYZZYVA. Her short story “Silence” was selected as a finalist for the 1999 O. Henry Literature Prize.

CATIA CHIEN (comics) is a concept artist and children’s book illustrator. She is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and has published illustrated stories in the first and second volumes of Flight. Her work also appears in gallery shows and is frequently updated at her website She lives in Los Angeles.

ELIZABETH WOYKE was born in South Korea, grew up in the well manicured wilds of New Canaan, CT and returned to Seoul in 2000 to reunite with her birth family. A resident of New York City since 2002, she wrote “Homeland Divide” while on a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

RYAN FURTADO (“Electric! Electric!”) is orignially from the backwoods of Kelseyville, CA but currently resides in San Francisco. You can usually find him stealing souls or scribbling things in a notebook. A staff photographer at Youth Outlook magazine and founder of Anti-Lectual magazine, Furtado is the owner of one fake tooth. He is also an avid stunt wood enthusiast and amateur sociological observer who loves treasure hunts.

ROGER GARCIA (“Before Lucy Liu”) was born in Hong Kong and grew up in England. A former director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, he has written extensively on film and is the editor and author of Out of the Shadows: Asians in American Cinema. He is also creator, executive producer and host of Cinema AZN, the first program on U.S. TV dedicated to Asian and Asian American cinema.

REBECCA SZETO (“Homeland Divide”) is an artist living and working in her native San Francisco. She studied at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy and has been an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre in Canada, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, Lesheba in South Africa, and most recently, CanSerrat in Spain. In past lives, she has been a faux finisher, wardrobe stylist and set dresser. See her work at

JULIUS DIMANLIG is a photographer currently pursuing his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. Born in the Philippines, Dimanlig immigrated to the United States and now lives in San Francisco. His work addresses issues of identity. For “Dancing Days,” Dimanlig attended dances organized by a Filipino American organization in San Francisco’s SoMa district.

MATT REAMER (“Total Recall”) began his photographic endeavors while shooting the San Fransico Bay Area’s youth movement about five years ago. His work has appeared in Jordan, URB, Mugshot and Joints magazines, as well as album covers and galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. He currently works at an educational nonprofit in Richmond, CA and hopes to eventually merge his passions for art and teaching.