James Harringman was born into Brentwood, Essex in the April of 1988. In roughly equal parts he is an editor, writer, illustrator and designer. He attended the University of Warwick where he met all of the fine people mentioned below. He now lives in East Sussex where he runs studio harringman, a multi-disciplinary creative studio.
Phil Brown was born in the South London suburbs in 1987 where he now works as an English teacher and an A-Level coordinator. He attended the University of Warwick in 2005.
In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Crashaw Prize and won an Eric Gregory Award. He has written reviews for Stride, Hand+Star, Horizon and Eyewear. His debut collection of poetry, Il Avilit, will be released in November 2011 by Nine Arches Press.
Jon Ware was born in Reading (named the worst place to grow up in Britain in 2007) and lives in North London, working as a copywriter and ghost-writer. His fiction and poetry work has been published in nthposition, Shadow Train, and other, harder to find, online-and-offline publications. His ghost-written articles can be found on the Huffington Post UK website and elsewhere. Only not under his name. So good luck finding them.
Sam Kinchin-Smith has written about politics for the New Statesman, culture for Arts Professional, music for Drowned in Sound and beer for Eat Me magazine. He has an MA in Shakespeare, primarily. He works on the theatre and performance editorial desk at Routledge publishing, which isn’t a conflict of interest, who told you that it was, they talking junk, man, junk. He’s currently editing a collection of illustrated essays about Nick Cave, which we’ll be publishing very soon, if not right now.
Rowan Rutter is a freelance live-arts producer, living and working in London. Currently, she’s working on a National project for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. She has written three good poems in her life, none of which she remembered long enough to actually write them down. In her spare time she is a rock-star, a hedonist, a junk-shop shopper, and she likes to cook, and restore Victorian furniture. She lives by two mantras: ‘if in doubt, panic’ and ‘it’s five o’clock somewhere.’ She is ‘in charge’ of Silkworms’ Live Events, and is the Token Girl.
Nicolas Pillai lives in Leamington Spa (Warwickshire), but spends significant portions of time in Sandgate (Kent) and Dungannon (Co. Tyrone). He recently submitted a PhD thesis entitled 'The Happy Couple: American Marriages in Hollywood Films 1934-1948' to the University of Warwick, where he is teaching in the Film and Television Department. He has academic essays forthcoming in Screen, Mystery Reader's Journal, International Journal of Comic Art, Science Fiction Film and Television and World Film Locations: Venice.
Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland but has lived in London most of his life. He's currently working on a PhD in poetry at Royal Holloway with Jo Shapcott. His poems and reviews have appeared in places such as Night And Day, The Rialto, New Walk and Fuselit and he co-edited the first Days of Roses anthology which was released in February 2011.