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Editor-in-Chief

Robin Cedar is a writer living in Oregon, where she spends most of her time drinking tea and thinking about whales. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and has appeared in journals such as Spry, Blue Mesa Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Leveler, Moon City Review, among others. She received her MFA in poetry from Oregon State University and served as poetry editor and social media manager to its lit mag, 45th Parallel. When she remembers it exists, she can be found talking about very little on her twitter, @robin_cedar.

Assistant Poetry Editor

Jonah Meyer is a poet, writer, and editor based in North Carolina. He holds a Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and Masters in Library and Information Systems. Jonah’s work has appeared in O.Henry Magazine, Ampersand Literary Journal, Carolina Peacemaker, The Writing Disorder, Bohemian Review, American Crises, JAB Fiction and Poetry, Found Spaces, The Mountaineer, Sledgehammer Lit, Oddball Magazine, Cold Lake Anthology, Raise the Voices, and The US Review of Books. When not writing, Jonah jams on guitar and piano, shoots street photography, and studies neuroscience and Buddhist philosophy. He also serves as poetry editor of Mud Season Review, proofreader for Under the Gum Tree, and poetry reader with The Maine Review.

Assistant Prose Editor

María Angélica Robles goes by Mariange Robles for short. She got a Master’s degree in Political Science and Government with a major in Public Policy and Public Management. She is Peruvian and works with information, books, libraries, and reading for the National Library of Peru. She is an empath and a reader who writes a little.

Visual Art Curator

Abigail Jacqueline Campbell is an artist and disability rights advocate based in Connecticut. She studied research psychology, neuroscience, and literature at the University of Connecticut. Holding an unusually heavy book and consuming literary horror are among her favorite things. Don’t ask her what else she likes, she will become overwhelmed and start talking about The Monkees. Her writing and artwork can be found in The Daily FandommediumHumanKind Zineand is forthcoming in Montana Mouthful. Find her on social media @ahhhhbbey.

Readers

Prose

Odette Lester Brady, Brittany Hellegaard, Adrianna Jereb, Laurel Kaish, Jerry Kopec, Clara Sterling, Johann Short

Poetry

Sheila Dong, Paxton Grey, Karah Kemmerley, Robin Neal, S. Celesta Nil, Leah Schnurr

Founding Editors

Karie Fugett lives and writes off-grid in Oregon. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Oregon State University and has been editing for over five years. Her writing can be found in, The Rumpus, HuffPost, Cosmonauts Avenue, ENTROPY, Medium, Manifest-Station and elsewhere. Her memoir Alive Day—about the Iraq war, the opioid crisis, and becoming a widow at the age of 24—is forthcoming. Find her on Twitter @KarieWrites.

Rachel McMullen has a diverse background in creative writing, literature, English education, editing, and library and archival science. She received her M.Ed. at the University of South Alabama in 2014 and has experience teaching all ages and levels in both formal and informal educational settings, domestically and abroad. In addition, she has served as the Chief Editorial Assistant for the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Human Organization, Assistant Editor for Negative Capability Press, and Poetry Editor for the Oracle Fine Arts Review. She recently earned an MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi and works as a reference librarian at a public library just north of Chicago, Illinois where she lives with her beloved [domesticated] menagerie. Her work has been featured in Bellum, Eunoia Review, Angle Magazine, Deep South Magazine, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere.


*Please email us at randomsamplereview@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved! We are almost always on the lookout for volunteer readers (aka the heart that keeps our little journal going).

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