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James RawlingsEditor-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.

Maria S. Picone – Managing 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.

Brooke RandelProse Editor

Brooke Randel (she/her) is a writer and associate creative director in Chicago. Her writing has been published in Gigantic Sequins, Hypertext Magazine, Jewish Fiction, Pidgeonholes, Smokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She can be found on Twitter as @brookerandel and at brookerandel.com.

Nadia Staikos – Prose Editor

Nadia Staikos (she/they) 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. They can be found on Twitter at @NadiaStaikos.

Marisabel RodriguezPoetry Editor

Marisabel 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.

A.R. SalandyPoetry Editor

Anthony is a Black mixed-race poet and writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK and America. Anthony’s work has been published 200 times internationally. Anthony has a novel and two published chapbooks. Anthony is the Co-Editor0-in-Chief of Fahmidan Journal and Fahmidan Publishing & Co. He can be found at arsalandywriter.com.

Teresa SnowArt/Layout Editor

Teresa 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.

 

 

Mark Blackford – Chapbook Editor/Poetry Reader

Mark 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.

Rebecca SamuelsonSocial Media Coordinator

Rebecca Samuelson (she/her) is a Bay Area poet from Hayward, California who writes from the intersection of caretaking and grief. She received her MFA in creative writing, with a concentration in poetry, from Saint Mary’s College of California. She received a BA in English, with a concentration in creative writing, from San Francisco State University. Her work can be found at rebecca-samuelson.com.

Julia Walton Webmaster/Prose Reader

Julia Walton (she/they) is a recent graduate from Princeton University, where she studied English and Creative Writing and served as Editor-in-Chief for The Nassau Literary Review. Her creative work has been published in COUNTERCLOCKFigments, Arch&Arrow, The Nassau Literary Review, and The Best Teen Writing of 2016. Follow her on Twitter at @julia_walton22.

D.E. Hardy – Senior Prose Reader

D.E. Hardy’s work has appeared in X-R-A-Y Magazine, Sledgehammer Lit, New World Writing, among others. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be followed on Twitter at @dehardywriter.

AbiePoetry Reader

Abie (she/her) is an actress and writer from and living in Los Angeles, CA. She has her MFA in Acting from DePaul University. She is lover of movies, music, travel and coffee shops. Find her on Instagram at @abieirabor.

Lindy Biller – Prose Reader

Lindy Biller (she/her) is a writer based in the Midwest. Her fiction has appeared in online and print journals, including Longleaf Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Cheap Pop, Milk Candy Review, and Necessary Fiction. She is the winner of the 2021 Fractured Lit Flash Fiction Contest. She can be found on Twitter at @lindymbiller and on Instagram at @lindymbiller.

Chris L. ButlerPoetry Reader

Chris L. Butler (he/him) is an African American and Dutch poet-essayist living in Canada. He is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Sacrilegious (Fahmidan Publishing & Co.). He can be found on Twitter at @clbpoetry and on Instagram at @clbutlerwrites.

Christina Dorudian – Poetry Reader

Christina Dorudian is a poet and writer living in San Diego, CA with her husband and family. Her writing has appeared in both adult and juvenile publications. She holds an MA in education and is a retired elementary school teacher.

Ejiro Elizabeth EdwardProse Reader

Ejiro Elizabeth Edward is the winner of the the ANTOA Poetry Contest 2021. She has been published in HOAX, down river road, and Isele Magazine amongst many other magazines. She has many other works upcoming, and she is also a co-founder of the Benin art and book festival. She can be found on Twitter at @Ejiroedward552 and on Instagram at @ejiro_elizabeth_edward.

Julia EldredProse Reader

Julia 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 juliaeldred.com.

Jacob GinsbergProse Reader

Jacob Ginsberg (he/him) is a writer and tutor living in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his MFA at Temple University. His work has appeared in HAD, Tiny Molecules, Entropy, Rejection Letters, and Boudin, the online home of The McNeese Review. He can be found on Twitter at @JacobGinsberg1.

Linsey Krolik – Prose Reader

Linsey Krolik is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is working on her first novel at Stanford University’s Online Novel Writing Certificate Program. She can be found on Twitter at @linseyk, on Instagram at @linseyk_writes, and at linseykrolik.com.

Brandon McWilliams – Poetry Reader

Brandon McWilliams (he/they) is an environmental educator, writer, and editor. His work has appeared in Hidden Compass Magazine, Lucky Jefferson, Fragments, and The Seattle Times among others. When not writing, he climbs tall things, cooks needlessly elaborate meals, and gets really excited about moss. He can be found on Instagram at @brandomcw.

Ron MorganProse 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.

Frances Ogamba – Prose Reader

Frances Ogamba is the winner of the 2020 Kalahari Short Story Competition and the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her stories appear or are forthcoming in Chestnut Review, CRAFT, The Dark Magazine, midnight & indigo, Lolwe, in The Best of World SF and elsewhere. He can be found on Twitter at @francesogamba and on Instagram at @franceskaydee.

Praise OsawaruProse Reader

Praise 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 at @wordsmithpraise, on Instagram at @wordsmithpraise, and via his Linktree.

Mayowa OyewalePoetry Reader

Mayowa Oyewale is a writer and editor from Ile-Ife, where he is currently reading a degree at Obafemi Awolowo University. His works have appeared and/or are forthcoming in Gutter Magazine, POETRY, The Cardiff Review, bath magg, etc. He can be found on Instagram at @mayowaoyewale__.

Shella ParcareyProse 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 at @shella_parcarey and at shella74.com.

Kimberly Rooney 高小荣 – Prose Reader

Kimberly Rooney 高小荣 is a Chinese-American adoptee from Jiangsu Province. They now live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and their writing has appeared in The Offing, Jellyfish Review, Chestnut Review, and Waxwing Magazine, among others. When they aren’t writing or working, they enjoy calligraphy, singing, and crocheting. They can be found on Instagram at @kimlypso and on Twitter at @kimlypso.

Annie SchoonoverProse 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 at @atcoolannie.

Maddison Sellers – Poetry Reader

Maddison Sellers has an AA degree from Tacoma Community College and was a Student Editor before she became a reviewer for Chestnut Review. She is a writer and lives in Washington State in a little apartment filled with books. Her work can be found online at maddimsellers7.wixsite.com/portfolio.

Pragati SharmaProse Reader

Pragati 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.

Colby VargasProse Reader

Colby Vargas writes short stories, has a copy of his novel right here in this satchel that you can look at, and teaches and lives with his family in the Chicagoland area. He can be found on Twitter at @Colby_Vargas.

Rashna Wadia – Poetry Reader

Rashna Wadia is a poet and K-8 educator. Her work has appeared in Yellow Arrow Journal, Tiny Seed, The Poeming Pigeon, and others. She enjoys gardening, restorative yoga, and the company of trees and streams. Rashna currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and two cats.

Christina Yoseph – Prose Reader

Christina Yoseph is a writer of Assyrian and Greek descent. Her essays and poems have appeared in Apricity, Rogue Agent, The Rumpus, and more. Her writing can be found at christinayoseph.com.

Xueyi ZhouProse Reader

Xueyi Zhou was born and raised in Foshan, a city of manufacturing in Guangdong, China. She is currently pursuing her MFA at UNLV. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in X-R-A-Y, Waxwing, Passages North, Chestnut Review, Pithead Chapel, JMWW, Atticus Review, Tahoma Lit Review and AAWW. She can be found on Twitter at @xueyizhou and at xueyizhou.com.

Readers not pictured: Jay Miller (Poetry), Liza Sparks (Poetry), Brittany White (Prose)