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Executive Director

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.

Editor-in-Chief

Robin Cedar is a poet and teacher living in Oregon, where she spends most of her time drinking tea and thinking about whales. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart and Best of the Net and has been selected for limited-run chapbook projects. Her work has appeared in journals such as 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 nothing on her twitter, @robin_cedar.

Managing Editor/Prose Editor

Sarah Marie Kosch earned her MFA in fiction from Oregon State University. She is a reader for the New England Review and a former editor of Anomalous Press, where she helped launch Anomalous Books and edited a folio of speculative work by women writers. Her work has appeared in Tiny Essays, Tin House, Grist, Rappahannock Review, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Print-Oriented Bastards, Gemini Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Poetry Editor

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Her writing can be found in diverse journals, including Prairie Schooner, North American Review, FLOCK, Southern Humanities Review, Crab Creek Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Virga, Whale Road Review, and others. She serves as Poetry Editor for Pidgeonholes, Co-Director of PEN America’s Birmingham Chapter, Co-Founder of 100,000 Poets for Change Birmingham, and proud board member of Magic City Poetry Festival. A finalist for the 2019 Kurt Brown AWP Prize, Alina won the 2019 River Heron Poetry Prize. She still can’t believe or deserve any of this. More online at http://www.alinastefanescuwriter.com or @aliner.

Social Media Manager

Micaela Walley is a full time social media account manager and part time poet who graduated from the University of South Alabama. She was the editor-in-chief of Oracle Fine Arts Review for two years, and her creative work has been published by Occulum, Gravel, ENTROPY, and HuffPost. She currently lives in Hanover, Maryland with her best friend Chunky, the cat.

Founding Editor

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.

Readers

Prose                                                                                               

Bankston Creech, Jessica Harrill, Jessie Heine, Sandra Hunter, Tayler Karinen, Bronwen Keyes-Bevan, Hibah Shabkhez, James Stelzer,
Clara Sterling

Poetry

Sheila Dong, Jessie Heine, Karah Kemmerley, Sarah Marquez


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