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Savannah Slone | Founding Editor / Editor-in-Chief 
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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
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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 EditorSocial Media Outreach

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Luis Gómez is a bisexual editorial producer living in New York. He can be found @itsluisgomez on Twitter.

Dujie Tahat | Poetry Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Dena Rod | Creative Nonfiction Editor
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Dena Rod is a writer, editor, and poet based in the Bay Area. They’re the Creative Nonfiction editor at Homology Lit, run the RADAR Productions blog, and a reader for The Rumpus. Their debut poetry collection, Scattered Arils, is forthcoming from Milk & Cake Press May 2021. Dena works to illuminate their diasporic experiences of Iranian-American heritage and queerness, combating negative stereotypes of their intersecting identities. You can find them on Twitter and at denarod.com

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.


Julie Rae Powers |
Visual Art Editor
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Julie Rae Powers received her MFA in Photography from The Ohio State University and her BFA in Photography from James Madison University. She currently teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design in the Photography department. She also is the founder and grand ideator of a photography publishing entity, Soft Lightning Studio. In her spare time, she plays with her pup, reads poetry, and watches drag shows.

Killian Nelson | Assistant Visual Art Editor
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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.

Vaishnavi Sharma | Poetry Reader
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Vaishnavi is an 18-year-old student, walking through life losing her pens, temper, paints, mind, etc. She likes to talk (a lot) about poetry, history, sciences, and politics. Can always be found with her nose in between the pages of a book, uninterested in the torments of this world. She inconsistently publishes her poems and other works at www.umvaishnavi.wordpress.com. You can find her chirping around on Twitter @artandinbetween and Instagram @umvaiishnavi.

Kyle Carrero Lopez | Poetry Reader
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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 BOILERThe 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.

Marita Forget | Poetry Reader
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Marita is a Tkaronto (unceded colonial Treaty 13 Toronto) based writer, poet and director. They are the Editor-In-Chief of Camwood Literary Magazine, and their poems can be found in Crêpe and Penn, Issue 1, and forthcoming in The Hellebore. Their directorial début ‘Twenty Bucks’ premiered at the 2019 Toronto Short Film Festival, taking home Best Short Short. Poetry and a steaming mug of tea go hand in hand for them while writing. They can be found with their face buried in a book somewhere, or on Twitter @maritaforget.

Ariana Maria Herbert | Poetry Reader

Ariana is an advocate for inclusion, diversity and accessibility in storytelling – especially in children’s edutainment. She is an artist and arts administrator whose recent years have seen her perform in Trinidad and Tobago and the UK, teach and judge poetry, and assist in managing Caribbean Young Adult and Adult literary prizes. Pro-kindness, Ariana is passionate about Play, Curiosity and Compassion. The Trinidadian is regularly on several adventures and you can keep up with them on her twitter @arianamherbert and website starryverse.com.

Leslie Joy Ahenda | Poetry Reader
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Leslie Joy Ahenda is a queer black diasporic poet living and working on unceded Lekwungen & WSANEĆ territory. While pursuing a BA in Writing at the University of Victoria, she is an intern on the Malahat Review poetry board. Her work can be found in Poetry is Dead, Honey & Lime Lit and NōD Magazine, among others. Find her on Twitter at @leslieahenda

Bola C. King-Rushing | Creative Nonfiction Reader
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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
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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

Corey Qureshi | Flash Fiction Reader
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Corey Qureshi is a queer writer and musician based in Philadelphia. Apart from reading and writing, they’re busy co-parenting, making music and playing fútbol or Nintendo. They’re Blue Stoop alumni, and also make the Café Con Leche zine with their partner. You can find a list of their published or forthcoming work at neutralspaces.co/q_boxo. Find them being vain on ig or twitter @q_boxo.

Yannise Jean | Flash Fiction Reader
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Yannise Jean is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She is an MFA candidate at The New School and the Senior Lookbook editor at The Tempest. She enjoys spending all her money on books, scouring the streets of NYC for the perfect pizza slice and watching movies in which women scam men. You can follow her on twitter for memes and existential musings @yjeanwrites.

Srishti Uppal | Editorial Assistant
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Srishti Uppal is an eighteen-year-old poet and essayist from New Delhi, India. She is Editor-in-Chief of Teen Belle Magazine, and blog correspondent for The Brown Orient Literary Journal. Her work may be found in The Mystic Blue Review and Paper Trains Literary Journal. She is a submissions reader for Marias at Sampaguitas, a non-fiction writer for Ayaskala, and a mental health advocate for Fortis Healthcare. You can read her work here.

Karaline Stamper | Editorial Assistant
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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.