The following pieces were placed as Google ads in Google's AdWords program in an attempt to litter the internet with stories. Before our first round of ad stories (see Volumes 3 and 2 below), we found that this method of advertising had not been previously used as an art space, but very well could be. Volume 4's ad stories were displayed a total of 212,493 times in both Google searches and on websites where Google ads appear.
Erica Haldi lives in Germany with her husband and daughters. Her work has appeared in Imminent Quarterly; Children, Churches, and Daddies; and elsewhere.
Nellie Calanni lives in Cleveland as a Social Media Strategist and, make no “mistake” about it, will die by Cleveland (hopefully with some published pieces under her belt).
Kate Garklavs lives and writes in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Matchbook, Juked, Ohio Edit, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter as @ueberkatester.
YZ Chin wrote "deter," published by dancing girl press. By day she works as a software engineer, and by night, she writes.
Ricky Cox is a Professor of Chemistry at Murray State University. He loves all things biochemistry and teaching students the molecular basis of life.
Katie MacNichol is an actress and writer. She grew up in Maine and now spends her time in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin.
Tyler Beckett is a Georgia boy trying to unpack what all that means. He has work at Guernica and upcoming fiction at Dogzplot.
C.E. Hyun’s fiction has appeared in Joyland, Failbetter, New South, The Good Men Project, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego.
Ben Russell is a student and occasional writer. He splits his time between teaching and studying economics in Oklahoma.
pdot is a hunter of things; if it exists, she will find it. Fueled by cortados, cocktails, and kicks. Co-conspirator behind districtlocal.com.
Clara Seo lives in New York City, which she loves as if it were a person. Finding beauty in the mundane brings her peace.
Mike Nees is a writer and HIV case manager living in Atlantic City. He hosts Atlantic City's Story Slam series with the Sex Brigade Literary Collective.
Maureen Miller, MD MPH, is a pathologist in New York. (doctorwritermaureenmiller.tumblr.com)
Kit Hansen writes in Thailand. He's currently working on his first book, Jesus Boys.
Andrew Straaberg Finfrock works for a cooking magazine in Boston and writes fiction in his spare time. His only fear is fear itself. And mustard.
The following pieces were placed as Google ads in Google's AdWords program in an attempt to litter the internet with stories. Before our first round of ad stories (see Volume 2 below), we found that this method of advertising had not been previously used as an art space, but very well could be. Volume 3's ad stories were displayed a total of 107,161 times in both Google searches and on websites where Google ads appear.
Simon Sylvester writes about memory, myth, and metamorphosis. He lives in Cumbria, UK, with his wife and daughter. His first novel is The Visitors.
Kelly M. Socia is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell. His house has hardwoods floors and cats.
Madeline Anthes is a Cleveland native living in New Jersey. She’s an MFA student at Arcadia University. Check her website madelineanthes.com to see her publications.
Kate Melville is the nom de plume of a writer living in Orkney, UK. Her blog about forgetting is at goldfishblip.wordpress.com.
Maxine Marshall is an MFA student at NHIA and recent transplant to New England. She grew up in Salt Lake City where she received her MA from University of Utah.
Chelsea Ardle is an elementary school reading mentor, assistant editor for Vagabond City, ultimate frisbee player, plant enthusiast, nonfiction writer, and human living in Pittsburgh, PA.
Cara Long lives and works in upstate New York. Her first collection of short stories, Partly Gone, was published by Unsolicited Press in June 2014.
Naomi Parker works at a Boston nonprofit and lives in the suburbs. She dreams of living on Mars and working for herself.
Dan Reiter takes his truth with a muddle of lime. He lives at www.dan-reiter.com.
Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of the story collection, Wolf Tickets, forthcoming from Tiny Hardcore Press.
Dawn Sperber is a Santa Fe writer whose fiction has appeared in PANK, Gargoyle, Hunger Mountain and elsewhere. Read more of her stories at www.dawnsperber.com.
Tom Snee lives with his wife and son in Iowa City, where he has no connection to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, although he does know where the building is.
JM Francheteau writes and makes zines in Ottawa, Canada. His second chapbook, kids, is out with Hurtin' Crüe Press. http://jmfrancheteau.wordpress.com
Melissa Silverman is a writer and political communications professional living in Washington, D.C. She spends a lot of time in airports.
The following ad stories represent our first experiment with placing stories as Google ads. They were ultimately displayed a total of 91,264 times in both Google searches and on websites where Google ads appear.