Savannah Slone | Founding Editor / Editor-in-Chief
Savannah Slone is a queer writer who is completing her M.F.A. in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Heavy Feather Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, decomP magazinE, Maudlin House, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, TERSE Journal, Glass, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry chapbook, Hearing the Underwater, is forthcoming publication with Finishing Line Press. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com. You can find her on twitter @sslonewriter
Ahja Fox | Managing Editor
Ahja Fox is a para-educator at an elementary school autism center located in Denver. When not working with her students, she is immersed in various aspects of poetry. These include being a co-host for Art of Storytelling (a reading series), a professor, head editor, and academic director for Poetix University, and an assistant poetry editor for Copper Nickel. Miraculously, Ahja still manages to write her own work in the process. Read some of it in online and print journals like Five:2:One, LEVELER, Driftwood Press, Rigorous, SWWIM, Okay Donkey, The Perch (Yale), and more (including various anthologies). Follow and contact Ahja on Instagram or Twitter at @aefoxx and/or visit her website: https://dangerspoetics.wordpress.com
Luis Gómez (he/they) | Assistant Editor / Social Media Outreach
Luis Gómez is a bisexual editorial producer living in New York. He can be found @itsluisgomez on Twitter.
Dujie Tahat | Poetry Editor
Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington state. He is the author of Here I Am O My God, selected by Fady Joudah for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Their poems have been published or are forthcoming in Sugar House Review, The Journal, The Southeast Review, Narrative, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. Dujie has earned fellowships from Hugo House, Jack Straw Writing Program, and the Poetry Foundation, as well as a work-study scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. They serves as a poetry editor for Moss and Homology Lit and cohosts The Poet Salon podcast. He got his start as a Seattle Poetry Slam Finalist, a collegiate grand slam champion, and Seattle Youth Speaks Grand Slam Champion, representing Seattle at HBO’s Brave New Voices. Dujie is an MFA candidate at Warren Wilson College.
Catherine Garbinsky| Assistant Poetry Editor
Catherine Garbinsky is a writer living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a degree in The Poetics of Transformation: Creative Writing, Religion, and Social Justice from the University of Redlands and is currently studying for her MFA in Poetry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Catherine is the author of All Spells Are Strong Here (Ghost City Press, 2018) and Even Curses End (Animal Heart Press, 2019), and her work has also been featured in Occulum Journal, Yes Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, and Elsewhere.
Carly Hubbard | Assistant Poetry Editor & Assistant Social Media Manager
Carly Maria Hubbard is a queer poet who earned her BA in Creative Writing from DePaul University. Her poetry has appeared in Crook & Folly, Pentimento, and Hooligan Magazine, and her first piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from formercactus. She is an accidental one time winner of the Uptown Poetry Slam and often suspects that the spirit of Lucille Clifton is trying to contact her. You can come play with her on twitter at @carly_maria
Valorie Ruiz | Flash Fiction Editor
Valorie K. Ruiz is a Xicana writer fascinated by language and the magic it evokes. She currently lives in Las Vegas. You can follow her on twitter at @Valorie_Ruiz and keep up with her work on http://www.valorieruiz.com.
Isabella Zellerbach | Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor
Isabella is a graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing Seminars. Her writing habits include deleting the same sentence six times before leaving it alone and she likes to read upside down. She has made tamales that made her grandmother cry and actively avoids the beach due to her hatred of sand. She currently lives in Long Beach, California with her two dogs and stack of half-filled notebooks.
Tai Farnsworth | Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor
Tai Farnsworth (she/her) is a mixed-race, queer writer living in Los Angeles with her future wife and their many plants. In 2015, she earned her MFA in writing from Antioch University LA. Tai’s work can be found in Homology Lit, Sinister Wisdom, Drunk Monkeys, Anastamos, The B’K, and forthcoming in Cobra Milk and Idle Ink. She’s presently completing edits on the YA manuscript she completed as a 2018 mentee through We Need Diverse Books. Instagram and Twitter musings can be found @taionthefly.
Killian Nelson | Assistant Visual Art Editor
Killian is a non-binary, lesbian visual artist and photographer based in New York. They currently attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for Photography and Related Media. Killian specializes in portraiture and documentary work. Killian’s focus is on exploring topics like mental health, intimacy, and the queer experience through multimedia artistry.
Kyle Carrero Lopez | Poetry Reader
Kyle Carrero Lopez is an American poet of Afro-Cuban descent living in New York. A North Jersey native, he is an MFA Candidate in poetry and a Goldwater Fellow at New York University. His poems are published or forthcoming in THE BOILER, The Florida Review, office magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Acentos Review, Pigeon Pages, and elsewhere. He, with Garrett Allen, also recently co-created BLK MLK (blackmilk),a performance at Spectrum NYC incorporating video, movement, dialogue, and poetry to explore issues affecting black men & male-bodied people, in the tradition of Tongues Untied.
Bola C. King-Rushing | Creative Nonfiction Reader
Bola C. King-Rushing is a writer and educator in southern California. He wants to see a world in which the creation of art—including and especially all forms of writing—is considered more impressive, more powerful, and more important than the creation of wealth. The parts of his life that are valued by society are on display at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bolakingrushing/. He’s also on Twitter @BolaKingRushing
marcus scott williams | Creative Nonfiction Reader
marcus scott williams is a writer and artist living in New York City by way of Kansas City Missouri. His work is predicated on themes such as body exploration, the creation of comfortable spaces, memory, and radical vulnerability. He is the author of “Sparse Black Whimsy: A Memoir” (2fast2house, 2017) and has attended workshops at the Cave Canem Foundation and Winter Tangerine. He is a recipient of The Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award for artistic excellence and is a 2019 fellow at the Saltonstall Arts Colony. He loves you. Visit his website here and follow him on Instagram at @marcusscottwilliams
Karaline Stamper | Editorial Assistant
Karaline Stamper is a recent graduate of Central Washington University with a degree in Professional and Creative Writing. When she’s not reading, she’s writing high fantasy, talking about galaxies and supernovas, and engaging in Harry Potter discourse. Her work has been published in Sweet Tree Review, The Manastash Literary Journal, and The Acorn Review.
Elly Higgins | Prose Reader
Elly Higgins is a queer and trans writer based in Western Massachusetts. Elly graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 with a B.A. in English Literature. Their work can be found in The Wilder Voice. They care about their friends, embodiment, archives, deviance, building new worlds, astrology, and rock climbing (in no particular order). You can find them on twitter @elly_higgins.
Isaura Ren | Prose Reader
Isaura Ren is a writer and editor from Northern California. Their poems are featured or forthcoming in After the Pause, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, Okay Donkey Mag, Parentheses Journal, and elsewhere. They are the founding editor of perhappened. They probably love you. Talk to them on Twitter @isaurarenwrites or visit their site at isauraren.weebly.com.
Anna Arden | Prose Reader
Anna Arden is a student at Piedmont College, where they previously worked as assistant editor for their art and literary magazine, Trillium. They spend most of their time craving chocolate chip waffles, missing their dog, being a gay disaster on Twitter (@ardentlywritten) and writing open letters to the stars. They currently live in Georgia.
Camille E. Colpitts | Prose Reader
Camille E. Colpitts (she/her/they) is a Black-mixed Mama, southern-born, queer-fem writer who has recently returned to the Southwestern Desert. She spent her teenage years in the Netherlands and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 13 years. Her writing focuses on living through trauma, navigating wellness, intersecting identities, motherhood, and love. She loves laundromats, andes mints and seeing people in real life. Find her exclaiming things on IG & Twitter @ofwafflesandmen.
Nicole Watson | Prose Reader
Nicole Watson (she/they) is an anti-imperialist, non-binary femme, mixed Pilipinx-American settler living on unceded Ohlone land in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Proud to provide representation as a genderqueer, third-generation Plipinx-American, Nicole is passionate about serving intersectional BIPOC Deaf and Disabled communities through her work as a professional ASL/English interpreter. Outside of Deaf and Disabled equity/access work, Nicole works with state-wide transformative justice organizers, local drag queen production companies, and Pilipinx cultural event hosts. Mango ice cream, Prince Rogers Nelson, and pups are a few of their favorite things.
Shayna Gee | Prose Reader
Shayna Gee (she/they) is a non-binary Chinese poet and writer based in San Francisco, CA. They’re the first in their family to earn a degree in sociology from Mills College. They’re a vision coordinator for The Aurora Journal and their work appears in West Trestle Review, Off Menu Press, and more. Born in the year of the tiger and a middle child, you can find them on Twitter @sgeewrites.
Maya Butler | Prose Reader
Maya is a brown femme, currently based in Spain. They work as a teacher but survive through poetry to stabilise their fluid existence in the tangibility of words.(she/they)