Marc Martin is a Melbourne-based graphic designer with small & quiet. He designed the cover and internal template for the first issue of harvest magazine in conjunction with the editors. Marc has worked both locally and internationally for studios such as Bureau Paris and Laurent Fetis, France.

Gauri Yardi is a Melbourne-based writer. Her work recently appeared in Vignette Press’ The Sex Mook. She has a degree in creative writing and is currently completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). When she grows up she wants to be a naturopath, writer and copywriter.

Michelle Mackintosh has always loved drawing and making things. She finds beauty in shapes, oddities, leaves, cats and angular pop. Michelle has drawn pictures for book covers, cafes and radio station 3RRR, and makes ads for indie pop club Weekender. She is part of Library+, which makes bookish stationery. She is proud of being left-handed.

Jack Cassidy is a 26-year-old student of the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University in Melbourne. He has lived in Canada and Australia, but prefers Australia due to the superb geographical separation that it provides from his family.

Sarah Werkmeister is an avid fan of the following: rogue road trips. Cups of tea no matter how hot or cold. Sitting on verandas with cats. Listening to the deafening boom of whatever happens to be on her best friends’ bedroom stereos at any particular point in time. Loving because its easy and hating cuz it’s not.

Iain Britton‘s poetry appears publications such as The Warwick Review, Harvard Review, Nimrod International Journal, Poetry Saltzburg Review, Southerly, Poetry NZ, Heat, Cordite Poetry Review, Stride Magazine and Fulcrum. Cinnamon Press, in the United Kingdom, recently published his first collection of poems.

Imogen Stubbs is harvest‘s art director. She likes playing around with words and images. She is most content curled up on the couch quilting with a cup of tea, but has as much fun riding her bike really fast. She loves all sorts of typography, collages made from vintage cut-outs and second-hand markets. 

Andy Jackson‘s poems come gently out of his unusual body. He has read them at dozens of events and published them in a score of journals. Andy has been awarded an Australia Council grant and an Australian Society of Authors mentorship. He infrequently collaborates with musicians, sound artists and other writers. Email

Ryan O’Neill was born in Glasgow in 1975. He lived and worked in Lithuania, Rwanda and China, before settling in Australia. He has had stories published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Meanjin, Wet Ink, Best Australian Stories 2007 and the Sleepers Almanacs in 2008 and 2009. His two short story collections, Six Tenses and A Famine in Newcastle were both published by Ginninderra Press. A Famine in Newcastle was shortlisted for the 2007 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. He lives in Newcastle, New South Wales with his wife and two daughters. Email

Anthony Levin is a Sydney-based Legal Aid lawyer. He has written comedy for Channel 10 and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and dipped his quill as editor of the University of New South Wales’ student newspaper Tharunka. He is working on a book of speculative epitaphs about high-school colleagues.

After creating award-winning logos and designs for over twelve years, Jason Limón has returned his focus to creating stunning conceptual paintings. Jason’s amazing work can be seen in galleries and publications, or online.

Nick Powell is a poet. He studied social science at the University of New England in Armadale. Since then he has lived and travelled widely, working as a bookseller and a social worker. In 2007, his first work of Fallen Myth was published. His poems have appeared in Five Bells and the Age. He lives in Finland.

Geoff Lemon is harvest’s poetry editor and convenor of Melbourne’s Blue Velvet Readings. His work appears in Best Australian Stories 2007 and Blue Dog. His first collection of poetry will be released later in 2008. Email

Annette Lodge exhibits regularly at the Soho Galleries in Sydney. For the past eight years she has also been writing and illustrating children’s books. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. For more information contact

Timoth de Atholia is directing an animation of Thus Spake Zarathustra. His hobbies include teaching asphalt to sing and lacing poetry with seeds of explosive banality. He’s currently working as a photographer, should you wish to feed him, email

Gareth Southwell is a philosopher and freelance illustrator. He is the author of a beginer’s guide to Descartes and an upcoming guide to Nietzsche. He also runs the website

Dr David Rathbone teaches about Nietzsche at the University of Melbourne. He has written, or will soon be writing, an article about the problems of misogny in Nietzsche.

Danielle Kwan is a Creative Arts student at the University of Melbourne. She generally doodles idly when bored by lectures on Foucault, and draws in earnest when studiously avoiding work. Despite aspirations to be an illustrator, she anticipates being unemployed after graduating in August 2008.

Meg Mundell is writing a nonfiction book about trucking culture and a novel Black Glass, which won the 2007 Dinny O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship. Her work has appeared in the Age, Meanjin, The Big Issue, The Canberra Times and the Lonely Planet guidebooks. Meg has worked as a ventriloquist’s assistant, a horse trainer, an academic researcher and a zucchini-sizer.

David Mayes is a copywriter by day, fiction writer by night. His stories have appeared in the 2006 anthology tattle tales, and in Voiceworks. He was a guest speaker at the 2007 Emerging Writers Festival. He lives in Melbourne.

Annette Mangseth is thirty-five and lives in a small town in Norway. She has been doing various forms of art for the past sixteen years and loves to draw, illustrate and create beautiful things. More of her creations can be found and bought online.