Lip Service West: Everyone Has a Story

Just in time for spring!

As always the wine and HOT DOGS are FREE!


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Sean Craven lives in his beloved cruddy old Berkeley, California with his spouse, Karen, currently trying to sell his first novel while working on the second, which has already sold. If Sean’s career makes sense to you, please explain it to him. It’s not so much that he doesn’t understand it as that he doesn’t believe in it.

Dorian Maffei currently lives in Northern California. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in tNY Press, Gingerbread House, Cease, Cows, The Devilfish Review, The Gateway Review, and Oblong Magazine among others. She is really shy, but she’d love it if you said hi to her on Twitter at @DorianMaffei.

Allie Marini Batts holds degrees from Antioch University of Los Angeles & New College of Florida, meaning she can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math. Allie is the author of Unmade & Other Poems, (Beautysleep Press, 2013) & You Might Curse Before You Bless (ELJ Publications, 2013), and more. Allie rarely sleeps, and her mother has hypothesized that she is actually a robot fueled by Diet Coke & Sri Racha.

Tomas Moniz writes about parenting, makes zines of short fiction, performs randy poetry, organizes and hosts events, teaches community college and loves to mingle.

Rob Pierce is the author of the novel Uncle Dust (January 2015, All Due Respect Books), and the editor of Swill Magazine. He has been nominated for a Derringer Award for short crime fiction, and has had his stories published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Modern, Plots With Guns, Revolt Daily, Near To The Knuckle, and Shotgun Honey, among others. He lives with his wife and two children in Oakland, California.