James Rawlings – Editor-in-Chief
James Rawlings (he/his), AKA David Galloway, author of poyms for people (Kelsay Books, 2021), his poetry and essays have appeared in Atlanta Review, Salamander, Gargoyle, Penn Review, Into the Void, Permafrost, and many others. He earned his B.A in English with a Creative Writing Concentration in Poetry from University of Maryland, College Park.
Marisabel Rodriguez – Poetry EditorMarisabel Rodriguez (she/ella) is a writer and paraprofessional originally from Venezuela. Although she loves reading poetry, she prefers writing critiques on sociology, religion, and latin culture, and hopes to one day publish a book on those topics. She also conducts interviews at 433 magazine, and has a very impressive bulky and fun earring collection. She can be found on Twitter at @lafienda.
D.E. Hardy – Prose Editor
D.E. Hardy (she/her) is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose work has appeared in New World Writing, Clockhouse Magazine, and The Esthetic Apostle, among others. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She can be found on Twitter at @DEHardywriter.
Maria S. Picone – Prose Editor
Maria S. Picone (she/her) is multi-genre writer and artist from Massachusetts and a Korean adoptee. She has been published in Zócalo Public Square, Fractured Lit, and Whale Road Review, among others including Best Small Fictions ’21. Maria is a Kenyon Review fellow and holds an MFA in fiction from Goddard College. She can be found on Twitter at @mspicone, on Instagram at @mspicone, and at mariaspicone.com.
Teresa Snow – Art/Layout EditorTeresa Snow (she/her) holds a master’s in linguistics from Cornell University, and has over twenty years’ experience in logo design and publication layout. Her interests include mid-twentieth century German lace knitting patterns and researching the original provenance of early internet fan art.
Jordan Crook – Social Media Editor
Jordan Crook (she/her) is an avid reader and writer from Seattle, where she currently lives with her family. An MFA graduate of the University of New Orleans, she has most recently been published by Cathexis Northwest Press and Crab Creek Review. She is both a reader and social media coordinator for Chestnut. She can be found on Twitter at @crookno4, on Instagram at @windowsillbooks, and at jordancrook.com.
Mark Blackford – Chapbook EditorMark Blackford graduated from Valdosta State University (2010) with a BA in Creative Writing, and has performed throughout NY’s Hudson Valley ever since. As the first Poet Laureate of Sullivan County, NY, he opened for Arlo Guthrie at the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration. They still have yet to pay him. He can be found on Instagram at @markbpoet.
Fox Auslander – Reader
Fox Auslander is an aspiring poet and editor based in Philadelphia. In addition to reading poetry for Chestnut Review, they are one of two co-founders at Delicate Friend and an assistant poetry editor at Alien Magazine. All said and done, they’re probably happy. They can be found on Instagram at @circumgender.
Julia Eldred – ReaderJulia Eldred writes about femininity and millennial identity. From her home in Pittsburgh, she is currently developing a linked collection of short stories titled Paperdolls. She earned an MFA from Chatham University. Her work has appeared in Juked and Rag Queen Periodical. She enjoys photography, building eclectic Spotify playlists, and taking long road trips to visit family. She can be found at www.juliaeldred.com.
Shella Parcarey – Reader
Shella Parcarey is a Filipino writer working on her first novel with Stanford’s Online Writing Certificate program. Her work as a journalist has been published in the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Citizen, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. She is a graduate of Yale University. She can be found on Instagram as @shella_parcarey and shella74.com.
Jacob Ginsberg – Reader
Jacob Ginsberg is a writer and tutor living in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his MFA at Temple University. His work has appeared in Tiny Molecules, Rejection Letters, Entropy, and Boudin, the online home of The McNeese Review. He can be found on Twitter as @JacobGinsberg1.
Praise Osawaru – ReaderPraise Osawaru is a writer of Bini descent. His work appears or is forthcoming in FIYAH, Frontier Poetry, Down River Road, Lit Quarterly, and The Maine Review, among others. He’s the second-place winner of the Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize 2020 and a finalist for the 2021 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. He can be found on Twitter as @wordsmithpraise, on Instagram as @wordsmithpraise, and linktree.
Mayowa Oyewale – ReaderA poet and photographer from Osogbo, Nigeria, Mayowa Oyewale is currently an undergraduate student of Literature-in-English at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Some of his works have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines such as California Quarterly, The Cardiff Review, and Mineral Lit Mag. He was a semi-finalist for the 2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He can be found on Twitter as @mayowa__oyewale, and on Instagram as mayowaoyewale__.
Brooke Randel – Reader
Brooke Randel is a writer and copywriter in Chicago. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in Gigantic Sequins, Hypertext Magazine, The Nasiona, Pidgeonholes, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She can be found on Twitter as @brookerandel and on brookerandel.com.
A.R. Salandy – ReaderAnthony is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work tends to focus on social inequality throughout late-modern society. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 150 times internationally. He can be found on Twitter at @anthony64120 and on Instagram at @anthony64120 and at arsalandywriter.com.
Annie Schoonover – Reader
Annie Schoonover is a Minnesota native who recently graduated from Oberlin College with a major in Creative Writing and minors in English and Theater. Her work appears in Barnstorm Journal, Thimble Literary Review, Mycelia, and more. She can be found on Twitter at @AnnieSchoonover and on Instagram as @atcoolannie.
Lindsay M. Schubert – Reader
Lindsay M. Schubert is an author and editor of poetry and picture books. She is a graduate of Central Washington University’s English: Professional and Creative Writing B.A. program, is a nurse, and also bakes exemplary biscuits. Her work appears in Poetry Northwest. She can be found on Twitter at @lindsaymaeve, on Instagram at @lindsaymaeveschubert and at lindsaymaeveschubert.wordpress.com.
Harry Gosling – ReaderHarry is a translator, writer, and academic based in the UK, currently researching utopian communities in contemporary speculative fiction. They hold an MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation and their work has been published by the Taylor Institution Library, among others. They can be found on Twitter at @goslingBot and on Instagram at @gosling.bot.
Nadia Staikos – ReaderNadia Staikos is a writer and editor in Toronto, where she lives with her two children. Her short fiction and CNF can be found in various publications, and she’s working on her first novel. She can be found on Twitter at @NadiaStaikos.
Pragati Sharma – ReaderPragati Sharma is a student, writer and occasional artist from India. Her academic and creative work focuses on the themes of identity, memory, belonging and the body across various mediums. She works as an editor for ang(st) zine and enjoys creating mixtapes or attempting to garden in her free time. She can be found on Instagram at @pragati_sharma19.
Ron Morgan – Reader
Ron Morgan is a writer and wine professional based in New York City. He co-authored a graphic novel titled The Book of Jesse and is working on his first novel at Stanford University’s Online Novel Writing Certificate Program. He can be found online at thebookofjesse.com.
Elijah Koome – ReaderElijah Koome is a Kenyan writer and a graduate of Amherst College.
Rahma O. Jimoh – ReaderRahma O. Jimoh is a writer and nature photog. She is a 2021 Hues Foundation scholar and a 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee. A lover of sunsets and monuments. She has been published or forthcoming in Feral, Lucent Dreaming, Ice Floe Press, Olongo Africa and The Hellebore. She was recently shortlisted as a top writer in the Hysteria Writing Contest, the Abubakar Gimba Prize for Fiction & the Eriata Oribabhor Poetry Prize. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Readers not pictured: Adeniyi Odukoya, Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum, Deirdre Danklin, Idowu Odeyemi, Linsey Krolik, Natalie Marino, Stephanie Tobia.
Summer interns: A.J. Comsti, Julia Walton, Nicolette Visciano, Pierre Azou.