The judges for the contest will be me, Halli Villegas, and Rosalva Gallardo-Valencia. You’ve heard lots about me, so let me introduce the other two judges.
Halli Villegas is the author of three collections of poetry (Red Promises, In the Silence Absence Makes, and The Human Cannonball), a book of short stories ( The Hairwreath and Other Stories) and several anthology pieces. She has published on-line erotica under a pen name. Her poetry and prose have appeared in places such as The LRC, Exile, Variety Crossings, Kiss Machine, Pagitica, Variety Crossings: Morphogenesis, The Windsor Review, and Canadian Notes and Queries. Her book of ghost stories The Hairwreath and Other Stories, came out in fall 2010 with Chizine Publications. Most recently she has had stories accepted for Chilling Tales 2, from Edge Publishing to launch in October 2012 and The White Collar Anthology with Black Moss Press to launch in fall of 2011. She is also the publisher of Tightrope Books, which has published over three hundred writers to date.
Rosalva Gallardo-Valencia is a PhD Candidate at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. She is also the co-editor of the book “Finding Source Code on the Web for Remix and Reuse.” She conducts empirical studies on software engineering, specifically on source code search on the Web and Agile methodologies. She has six years of experience developing applications for telecommunication and financial organizations. Rosalva holds a B.S. degree in Informatics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
I’m very excited to have both Halli and Rosalva on board as judges.