Issue 276 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


December 1998


Christine Byl is a writer who spends summers working as a “trail dog,” maintaining hiking trails in the back country of Glacier National Park. Her first published short story recently appeared in Glimmer Train. She lives in Missoula, Montana.


Violet Snow (Ellen Carter) is a computer programmer and herbalist who is currently building a menstrual hut in her back yard. She and her family (the writer Sparrow and seven-year-old Sylvia) recently moved from Manhattan to Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.


David James Duncan is a writer whose works include the novel The Brothers K and River Teeth, a collection of stories and essays (both Bantam). He lives in Lolo, Montana.


Alicia Erian’s work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Berkeley Fiction Review, and Peregrine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes and co-directs films with her husband. Their next project is a short about a girl named Irene who is in desperate need of a bath.


When not working on her novel, Jennie Litt caters fancy dinner parties for rich people. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Alison Luterman is a poet, essayist, and novelist who teaches in schools and prisons. She lives in a collective household in Oakland, California, where she sits before a picture of the Dalai Lama, listens to gospel music, and celebrates the High Holy Days.


J. W. Major’s work has appeared in Epoch, Georgia Review, and Denver Quarterly. He says he suffers from “writer’s insomnia, the cure for which is writer’s block, where you get no inspiration but lots of sleep.” He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.


Gene Zeiger is a poet, writer, and teacher living in western Massachusetts. She recently completed work on a memoir titled How I Find Her, portions of which have appeared in The Sun.


On The Cover

Jerry N. Uelsmann is a photographer living in Gainesville, Florida. Portal Publications has produced a 1999 calendar of his images.


Sy Safransky

Business Manager
Ilona Page

Assistant Editor
Andrew W. Snee

Art Director
Julia L. Burke

Copy Editor
Seth Mirsky

Editorial Office Assistant
Rachel J. Elliott

Office Clerk
Lynda Malone

Colleen Donfield
Douglas Gibson
Gillian Kendall
Jessica Ruegg

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