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2014 | 5-2 Contributors by Year | 5-2 Contributors by Name

05-26 - Peter Gordon, "Target"
05-19 - Ann Clark, "Concerned about the How"
05-12 - Dalton Day, "Gentle Men"
05-05 - Matt Forrest Esenwine, "To The Accused"

04-28 - Linda Rodriguez, "Trickster Time"
04-21 - David S. Pointer - "Marine Barracks First Aid"
04-14 - Linda Lerner - "Fear As Loud As a Mugging"
04-07 - Amy Holman - "The Stainless Steel Wallet"

03-31 - Randall Compton - "Sermon Notes"
03-24 - Rachel Lynn McGuire - "For Newtown"
03-17 - Seamus Scanlon - "The New Ireland"
03-10 - Catherine Wald - "Take a Bite Out of Crime"
03-03 - Charles Rammelkamp - "The Adjunct Professor's Lament"

02-24 - Lauren McBride, "Your Voice"
02-17 - Sarah Nichols, "Salt"
02-10 - Scott Hutchison, "Glossy"
02-03 - Elizabeth Lash, "In Memoriam: Ex-KGB Agent Complains..."

01-27 - H.B. Ussach, "Literati"
01-20 - William G. Rector, "Advice for the Modern Mass Killer"
01-13 - Robert Cooperman, "The Demon Hoodie"
01-06 - Angel Zapata, "Chalk Dust"

2013 | 5-2 Contributors by Year | 5-2 Contributors by Name

12-30 - Steve Peacock, "1990, or A Culturally Responsive Poem"
12-23 - Rosemarie Keenan, "Holiday Hours"
12-16 - Paul Hostovsky, "Stealing Band-Aids from Hospitals"
12-09 - Kathleen Shaw, "Stranger"
12-02 - Allen Stein, "But People Just Don't Act That Way"

11-25 - Stevie Cenko, "Why?"
11-18 - Ken Tufford, "Above Suspicion"
11-11 - David S. Pointer, "Wet Wind Distribution"
11-04 - Toby Speed, "Morning Report"

10-28 - Tim McLafferty, "The All-Consuming"
10-21 - F.J. Bergmann, "Unfastening a Hook Stud"
10-14 - Sasha Swarup-Deuser, "Marilyn Monroe"
10-07 - Charles Rammelkamp, "The Day Sadat Died"

09-30 - Nancy Scott, "At Home in Abbottabad, Pakistan"
09-23 - H.B. Ussach, "The Salted Corpse"
09-16 - Terry Trowbridge, "A Typical Night in Western Hill"
09-09 - Tiffany Washington, "Day 7"
09-02 - Robert Cooperman, "On Hearing the Supreme Court's Ruling..."

08-26 - Alan Catlin, "Crime Story"
08-19 - Casey Zella Moir, "High School Memory"
08-12 - Elisa Albo, "Stealing Poetry"
08-05 - Peter Swanson, "The Survivor of a Slasher Flick in Middle Age"

07-29 - Steve Hood, "Long Distance"
07-22 - Peter M. Gordon, "$25 a Day, Plus Expenses"
07-15 - George Dila, "Glock Nine"
07-08 - Alison Morse, "On the First Hot Night in May"
07-01 - Max West, "Mentality"

06-24 - Stephen D. Rogers - "Public Access"
06-17 - David S. Pointer - "Memories of Holden, MO"
06-10 - Pete Simonelli - "Went Right"
06-03 - Matt Forrest Esenwine - "Flight"

05-27 - P.M. Pearce - "Aunt Jemima and Me"
05-20 - Josefine Petersen - "Silk"
05-13 - Tonia Kalouria - "Rock-a-Bye, Baby"
05-06 - Nicole C. Scott - "Get A Gun"

04-29 - Ruth Sabath Rosenthal - "Swine"
04-22 - Aigner Wilson - "Christine"
04-15 - Matthew Wilson - "A Close Call"
04-08 - William J. Anderson - "Clandestine"
04-01 - Jerry House - "Criminal Foolishness"

03-25 - Doug Draime - "On Highway 66"
03-18 - Nancy Scott - "On the day a fourteen-year-old disappeared..."
03-11 - Steve Hood - "Hopscotch"
03-04 - Robert Cooperman - "The NRA's Modest Proposal"

02-25 - JD Debris - "The Girl in the American Apparel Ad"
02-18 - Anne Graue - "The Death of the Nut Harvester"
02-11 - Christine Aletti - "Sylvia Plath, Gaslight Left On"
02-04 - Anina Robb - "Affair"

01-28 - Paul Hostovsky - "Throwing Snowballs at Cars"
01-21 - Heidi Kraay - "Also a Friend"
01-14 - Sarah Stockton - "The Restraining Order"
01-07 - Charles Rammelkamp - "Home Again"

2012 | Browse 5-2 Contributors by Year | 5-2 Contributors by Name

12-31 - Kimberlee Smith - "The End of Fun and Games"
12-24 - Robert Cooperman - "Midnight Mass"
12-17 - Mabel Lee - "Salad Night"
12-10 - Monty Jones - "What Happened"
12-03 - J. Rodney Karr - "The Death of Lizzie Borden"

11-26 - Kim Welliver - "Eating Pears"
11-19 - Angel Zapata - "Housekeeper"
11-12 - Jeffrey DeLotto - "Gary"
11-05 - Paul Hostovsky - "Feeling Sorry for the Presidents"

10-29 - Bradley McIlwain - "Inspector Abberline"
10-22 - Amy Pollard, "Aftershock"
10-15 - Nigel Bird, "Kilmahog"
10-08 - Thomas J. Erickson, "The Breathing Lesson"
10-01 - J. Patrick Lewis, "Pawnshop on Alameda, Downtown L.A."

09-24 - Joseph James Cawein, "Show's Over Oregon..."
09-17 - Charles Rammelkamp, "Taking a Powder"
09-10 - Michelle Holmes, "Pease Porridge Cold"
09-03 - Michael A. Arnzen, "This is How I Murdered the Librarian"

08-27 - David S. Pointer, "Sheriff Andy Taylor"
08-20 - Cassandra de Alba, "Broken Sestina for Mary Bell"
08-13 - Rauan Klassnik, "She crept up behind you..."
08-06 - Kathleen Hellen, "Lift Her to the Witnesses"

07-30 - Dennis Mahagin, "Tiny URL of the Portable MFA"
07-23 - Ray Daniel, "Santa Ana Winds"
07-16 - Trevor Nelson, "The Creep with a Blowhole"
07-09 - R.A. Allen, "On Car Theft"
07-02 - Ian Khadan, "Stickup Kids"

06-25 - Dorothy James, "Pantoum by a Puzzled Policeman"
06-18 - Robert Cooperman, "Lilly Bartell, About To Be Murdered..."
06-11 - Alec Cizak, "Ed Gein"
06-04 - William Dylan Powell, "The Widower"

05-28 - John M. Floyd, "Tinseltown"
05-21 - David S. Pointer, "Shatterville"
05-14 - Charles Rammelkamp, "Genes Don't Lie"
05-07 - Tonia Kalouria, "The Case of the Scarlet Harlot"

04-30 - Margaret Anderson, "The Escape"
04-23 - Paul Hostovsky, "Confessional Poem"
04-16 - Nancy Scott, "The Hardest Thing"
04-09 - Stephen D. Rogers, "Too Easy by Far"
04-02 - Jack Bates, "Suspect Has a History"

03-26 - Brett Peruzzi, "In a Flash of Light"
03-19 - Susan Kelley, "Last Straw"
03-12 - Lola Koundakjian, "Off Ocean Parkway, Long Island"
03-05 - Peter Ivey, "Jenny Brown"

02-27 - Hal Sirowitz, "Through Pink-Tinged Glasses"
02-20 - Robert Cooperman, "Delicious Sins"
02-13 - Clarinda Harriss, "Sweet-talk Me on Valentine's Day"
02-06 - Nyla Alisia, "Enter the Sandman: 31S love affair"

01-30 - Jackie Sheeler, "Lt. Machine"
01-23 - Randall Avilez, "Outlaw at Peace"
01-16 - Kimberly Poitevin, "Railway Sestina"
01-09 - Charles Rammelkamp, "Some Like It Hot"
01-02 - Kent Gowran, "The Christmas Itch"

2011 | Browse 5-2 Contributors by Year | 5-2 Contributors by Name

12-26 - Duane Spurlock, "Holiday sales job"
12-19 - Jay Stringer, "Cold Call"
12-12 - C.J. Edwards, "Nothing To See Here"
12-05 - David S. Pointer, "VIP Security"

11-28 - Thomas Pluck, "Just Ice"
11-21 - Ray Succre, "Twelve Apologies"
11-14 - Paul Hostovsky, "My Visit to the Gardner Museum"
11-07 - Stephen D. Rogers, "Reminder"

10-31 - Chad Haskins, "Apparition"
10-24 - Michael Chacko Daniels, "Missing Man, Winter Flowers"
10-17 - Bruce Harris, "Hit and Run"
10-10 - Kyle Hemmings, "On the Lam"
10-03 - Catfish McDaris, "I Hope That's Pepperoni"

09-26 - Keith Rawson, "$25"
09-19 - Charles Rammelkamp, "Plea Bargain"
09-12 - Nancy Scott, "Smack"


A - D | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2013-08-12 - Albo, Elisa - "Stealing Poetry"
2013-02-11 - Aletti, Christine - "Sylvia Plath: Gaslight Left On"
2012-02-06 - Alisia, Nyla - "Enter the Sandman: 31s love affair" -
2012-07-09 - Allen, R.A. - "On Car Theft"
2012-04-30 - Anderson, Margaret - "The Escape"
2013-04-08 - Anderson, William J. - "Clandestine"
2012-09-03 - Arnzen, Michael A. - "This Is How I Murdered The Librarian"
2012-01-23 - Avilez, Randall - "Outlaw at Peace"
2012-04-02 - Bates, Jack - "Suspect Has a History"
2013-10-21 - Bergmann, F.J. - "Unfastening a Hook Stud"
2012-10-15 - Bird, Nigel - "Kilmahog"
2013-08-26 - Catlin, Alan - "Crime Story"
2013-09-24 - Cawein, Joseph James - "Show's Over, Oregon..."
2013-11-25 - Cenko, Stevie - "Why?"
2012-06-11 - Cizak, Alec - "Ed Gein"
2014-05-19 - Clark, Ann - "Concerned about the 'How'"
2014-03-31 - Compton, Randall - "Sermon Notes"
2014-01-13 - Coperman, Robert - "The Demon Hoodie"
2013-09-02 - Cooperman, Robert - "On Hearing the Supreme Court's Ruling..."
2013-03-04 - Cooperman, Robert - "The NRA's Modest Proposal"
2012-12-24 - Cooperman, Robert - "Midnight Mass"
2012-06-18 - Cooperman, Robert - "Lily Bartell, About To Be Murdered..."
2012-02-20 - Cooperman, Robert - "Delicious Sins"
2012-07-23 - Daniel, Ray - "Santa Ana Winds"
2011-10-24 - Daniels, Michael Chacko - "Missing Man, Winter Flowers"
2014-05-12 - Day, Dalton - "Gentle Men"
2012-08-20 - de Alba, Cassandra - "Broken Sestina for Mary Bell"
2012-02-25 - Debris, JD - "The Girl in the American Apparel Ad"
2012-11-12 - DeLotto, Jeffrey - "Gary"
2013-07-15 - Dila, George - "Glock Nine"
2013-03-25 - Draime, Doug - "On Highway 66"

E - I | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2011-12-12 - Edwards, C.J. - "Nothing To See Here"
2012-10-08 - Erickson, Thomas J. - "The Breathing Lesson"
2014-05-05 - Esenwine, Matt Forrest - "To the Accused"
2013-06-03 - Esenwine, Matt Forrest - "Flight"
2012-05-28 - Floyd, John M. - "Tinseltown"
2014-05-26 - Gordon, Peter M. - "Target"
2013-07-22 - Gordon, Peter M. - "$25 a Day, Plus Expenses"
2012-01-02 - Gowran, Kent - "The Christmas Itch"
2012-02-18 - Graue, Anne - "The Death of the Nut Harvester"
2011-10-17 - Harris, Bruce - "Hit and Run"
2012-02-13 - Harriss, Clarinda - "Sweet-talk Me on Valentine's Day"
2011-10-31 - Haskins, Chad - "Apparition"
2012-08-06 - Hellen, Kathleen - "Lift Her to the Witnesses"
2011-10-10 - Hemmings, Kyle - "On the Lam"
2014-04-07 - Holman, Amy - "The Stainless Steel Wallet"
2012-09-10 - Holmes, Michelle - "Pease Porridge Cold"
2013-07-29 - Hood, Steve - "Long Distance"
2013-03-11 - Hood, Steve - "Hopscotch"
2013-12-16 - Hostovsky, Paul - "Stealing Band-Aids from Hospitals"
2013-01-28 - Hostovsky, Paul - "Throwing Snowballs at Cars"
2012-11-05 - Hostovsky, Paul - "Feeling Sorry for the Presidents"
2012-04-23 - Hostovsky, Paul - "Confessional Poem"
2011-11-14 - Hostovsky, Paul - "My Visit to the Gardner Museum"
2013-04-01 - House, Jerry - "Criminal Foolishness"
2014-02-10 - Hutchison, Scott - "Glossy"
2012-03-05 - Ivey, Peter - "Jenny Brown"

J - N | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2012-06-25 - James, Dorothy - "Pantoum by a Puzzled Policeman"
2012-12-10 - Jones, Monty - "What Happened"
2013-05-13 - Kalouria, Tonia - "Rock-a-bye, Baby"
2012-05-07 - Kalouria, Tonia - "The Case of the Scarlet Harlot"
2012-12-03 - Karr, J. Rodney - "The Death of Lizzie Borden"
2013-12-23 - Keenan, Rosemarie - "Holiday Hours"
2012-03-19 - Kelley, Susan - "Last Straw"
2012-07-02 - Khadan, Ian - "Stickup Kids"
2012-08-13 - Klassnik, Rauan - "She crept up behind you..."
2012-03-12 - Koundakjian, Lola - "Off Ocean Parkway, Long Island"
2013-01-21 - Kraay, Heidi - "Also a Friend"
2014-02-03 - Lash, Elizabeth - "In Memoriam, Ex-KGB Agent Complains..."
2012-12-17 - Lee, Mabel - "Salad Night"
2014-04-14 - Lerner, Linda - "Fear As Loud As a Mugging"
2012-10-01 - Lewis, J. Patrick - "Pawnshop on Alameda, Downtown L.A."
2012-07-30 - Mahagin, Dennis - "Tiny URL of the Portable MFA"
2014-02-24 - McBride, Lauren - "Your Voice"
2011-10-03 - McDaris, Catfish - "I Hope That's Pepperoni"
2014-03-24 - McGuire, Rachel Lynn - "For Newtown"
2012-10-29 - McIlwain, Bradley - "Inspector Abberline"
2013-10-28 - McLafferty, Tim - "The All-Consuming"
2013-08-19 - Moir, Casey Zella - "High School Memory"
2013-07-08 - Morse, Alison - "On the First Hot Night in May"
2012-07-16 - Nelson, Trevor - "The Creep with a Blowhole"
2014-02-17 - Nichols, Sarah - "Salt"

O - R | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2013-12-30 - Peacock, Steve - "1990, or A Culturally Responsive Poem"
2013-05-27 - Pearce, P.M. - "Aunt Jemima and Me"
2012-03-26 - Peruzzi, Brett - "In a Flash of Light"
2013-05-20 - Petersen, Josefine - "Silk"
2011-11-28 - Pluck, Thomas - "Just Ice"
2014-04-21 - Pointer, David S. - "Marine Barracks First Aid"
2013-11-11 - Pointer, David S. - "Wet Wind Distribution"
2013-06-17 - Pointer, David S. - "Memories of Holden, MO"
2012-08-27 - Pointer, David S. - "Sheriff Andy Taylor"
2012-05-21 - Pointer, David S. - "Shatterville"
2011-12-05 - Pointer, David S. - "VIP Security"
2012-01-16 - Poitevin, Kimberly - "Railway Sestina"
2012-10-22 - Pollard, Amy - "Aftershock"
2012-06-04 - Powell, William Dylan - "The Widower"
2014-03-03 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "The Adjunct Professor's Lament"
2013-10-07 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "The Day Sadat Died"
2013-01-06 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "Home Again"
2012-09-17 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "Taking a Powder"
2012-05-14 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "Genes Don't Lie"
2012-01-09 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "Some Like It Hot"
2011-09-19 - Rammelkamp, Charles - "Plea Bargain"
2011-09-26 - Rawson, Keith - "$25"
2014-01-20 - Rector, William G. - "Advice for the Modern Mass Killer"
2013-02-04 - Robb, Anina - "Affair"
2014-04-28 - Rodriguez, Linda - "Trickster Time"
2013-06-24 - Rogers, Stephen D. - "Public Access"
2012-04-09 - Rogers, Stephen D. - "Too Easy by Far"
2011-11-07 - Rogers, Stephen D. - "Reminder"
2013-04-29 - Rosenthal, Ruth Sabath - "Swine"

S - V | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2014-03-17 - Scanlon, Seamus - "The New Ireland"
2013-09-30 - Scott, Nancy - "At Home in Abbottabad, Pakistan"
2013-03-18 - Scott, Nancy - "On the day a fourteen year-old disappeared..."
2012-04-16 - Scott, Nancy - "The Hardest Thing"
2011-09-12 - Scott, Nancy - "Smack"
2013-05-06 - Scott, Nicole C. - "Get a Gun"
2013-12-09 - Shaw, Kathleen - "Stranger"
2012-01-30 - Sheeler, Jackie - "Lt. Machine"
2013-06-10 - Simonelli, Pete - "Went Right"
2012-02-27 - Sirowitz, Hal - "Through Pink-Tinged Glasses"
2012-12-31 - Smith, Kimberlee - "The End of Fun and Games"
2013-11-04 - Speed, Toby - "Morning Report"
2011-12-26 - Spurlock, Duane - "Holiday sales job"
2013-12-02 - Stein, Allen - "But People Just Don't Act That Way"
2013-01-14 - Stockton, Sarah - "The Restraining Order"
2011-12-19 - Stringer, Jay - "Cold Call"
2011-11-21 - Succre, Ray - "Twelve Apologies"
2013-08-05 - Swanson, Peter - "The Survivor of a Slasher Flick in Middle Age"
2013-10-14 - Swarup-Deuser, Sasha - "Marilyn Monroe"
2013-09-16 - Trowbridge, Terry - "A Typical Night in Western Hill"
2013-11-18 - Tufford, Ken - "Above Suspicion"
2014-01-27 - Ussach, H.B. - "Literati"
2013-09-23 - Ussach, H.B. - "The Salted Corpse"

W - Z | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

2014-03-10 - Wald, Catherine - "Take a Bite Out of Crime"
2013-09-09 - Washington, Tiffany - "Day 7"
2012-11-26 - Welliver, Kim - "Eating Pears"
2013-07-01 - West, Max - "Mentality"
2013-04-22 - Wilson, Aig'ner - "Christine"
2013-04-15 - Wilson, Matthew - "A Close Call"
2014-01-06 - Zapata, Angel - "Chalk Dust"
2012-11-19 - Zapata, Angel - "Housekeeper"


Lineup Bios by Issue | 5-2 Contributors by Name | 5-2 Contributors by Year

The Lineup #4 (2011)
The Lineup #3 (2010)
The Lineup #2 (2009)
The Lineup #1 (2008)


The Lineup #4 (2011)

Ken Bruen
Michael Casey
Reed Farrel Coleman
David Corbett
Mary Agnes Dalrymple
Mary Christine Delea
Jeanne Dickey
H. Palmer Hall
Paul Hostovsky
David Jordan
Laura LeHew
Thomas Michael McDade
Peter Meinke
Keith Rawson
Chad Rohrbacher
Stephen Jay Schwartz
Nancy Scott
Kieran Shea
J.D. Smith
J.J. Steinfeld
John Stickney
Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson
Randall Watson
Charles Harper Webb
Steve Weddle
Germaine Welch

Edited by Gerald So with Reed Farrel Coleman, Sarah Cortez, and R. Narvaez.

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The Lineup #3 (2010)

Patricia Abbott
Joe Barnes
Henry Chang
Reed Farrel Coleman
Sarah Cortez
Michael A. Flanagan
Anne Frasier
James W. Hall
David Hernandez
Amy MacLennan
Carrie McGath
James M. McGowan
Kristine Ong Muslim
David S. Pointer
James Sallis
Jackie Sheeler
Wallace Stroby
Larry D. Thomas
Francine Witte

Edited by Gerald So with Sarah Cortez, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone.

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The Lineup #2 (2009)

Patrick Carrington
Reed Farrel Coleman
Sophie Hannah
John Harvey
Janis Butler Holm
Jennifer L. Knox
Amy MacLennan
Carol Novack
Deshant Paul
Karen Petersen
Manuel Ramos
Stephen D. Rogers
Christopher Watkins

Edited by Gerald So with Patrick Shawn Bagley, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone.

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The Lineup #1 (2008)

Patrick Shawn Bagley
Ken Bruen
Sarah Cortez
Graham Everett
Daniel Hatadi
Daniel Thomas Moran
R. Narvaez
Robert Plath
Misti Rainwater-Lites
Stephen D. Rogers
A.E. Roman
Sandra Seamans
Gerald So
KC Trommer

Edited by Gerald So with Patrick Shawn Bagley, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone.

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