K.E. Semmel's short fiction has appeared in Ontario Review, Aethlon, and Monkeybicycle. His as-yet-unpublished novel IN THE COUNTRY OF MONSTROUS CREATURES, an upmarket literary thriller, is a loose retelling of the first great “Scandinavian” crime story, Beowulf. Agent: Mark Falkin. Read his short story "Collect Call" at Monkeybicycle.