All of the stories in this anthology are protected by copyright law and are the property of the individual authors.  For reprint permissions or other rights, please contact the authors listed on the "Contributors" page.

The cover image is used with the permission of the Illinois State Museum.
It is from an original lithograph ("Uptown" - 1935) by Leonard Pytlak. The photograper is Gary Andrashko.

Some of the stories in this anthology appeared in slightly different form in the following publications:
"Angie Gets a Job" Ducts, Issue 14, Winter 2005.
"Breaker" Glimmer Train, 57 Winter 2006 and Pushcart Prize XXXII, 2008.
"Captain of the Drive" Santa Clara Review, Vol. 91, No. 2,  Spring/Summer 2004.
"Chances Are" Flash!Point, Summer 2000.
"Criminal Intent" Cantaraville Three, Spring 2008.
"Cubicle Planet" The Writer's Eye Magazine, September/October 2008.
"Customer Recognition" Whetstone, Vol. 15, Fall 1998.
"The Harassment" Oxford Magazine, Vol. XIV, 2000.
"Noon  to Six" and "Inflections and Innuendos" 100 Words Per Minute: Tales From Behind Law Office Doors, Regent Press 2006. 
"One Day in the Life of Irene Dennison" Eclectica Vol. 8 No.3,  Jul/Aug 2004.
"Publisher" Eclectica Vol. 8 No.3,  Jul/Aug, 2004.
"Respectful Beatings for Very Good Help" Barcelona Review, Issue 48 May/June 2005.