Maura Snell (Co-Founder, Poetry & Art Editor) lives and works in New England


meJennifer Porter (Co-Founder and Prose Editor) lives near East Lansing, Michigan. Her writing has appeared in such literary journals and anthologies as Fifth Wednesday Journal, Old Northwest Review, The Dos Passos Review, Apeiron Review, and drafthorse. Her novella “The World Beyond” is forthcoming in an anthology with Claren Books.



Sarah Key (Craft Talk Editor) is a ceramicist and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in the Greensboro Review, Tricycle, Kudzu, NAILED Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the director of the forthcoming fall reading series, Two Writers Nashville.


Meaghan Quinn Author PhotoMeaghan Quinn (Associate Poetry Editor) teaches English and Creative Writing in Granby, Massachusetts. She holds an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College and has studied at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She was nominated for Best New Poets 2015 and a 2015 Pushcart Prize and was a recipient of the Nancy Penn Holsenbeck Prize. Her poems are forthcoming or have been published in Off the Coast, Heartwood, r.kv.r.y., 2River, Adrienne, Triggerfish, Free State Review, and others.


TurnerPicAlison Turner (Associate Prose Editor) was born in the mountains of Colorado, where she learned to spend large amounts of time outside. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, and an MFA in fiction from Bennington College. She lives, works, and plays in Denver.


Lauren DavisLauren Davis (Associate Poetry Editor) is a poet living on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community. She attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and she holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work can be found in journals such as Spillway, Clarion, and Prairie Schooner. Visit her at



Colleen Olle (Assistant Prose Editor) spent her childhood summers climbing trees and reading books and sometimes reading books in trees. At the University of Michigan, she won a Hopwood Award for essay writing and from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, she earned an MFA in fiction. She works as a freelance editor and lives with her husband south of San Francisco.


Aaron Graham (Assistant Poetry Editor) hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, population 1159 and has served as the assistant editor for the Squaw Valley Review, is an alumnus of Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and The Ashbury Home School (Hudson). Aaron is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served an analyst and linguist. @thecumaeansibyl 



Tricia Theis (CNF Reader) has fallen unconditionally in love with Baltimore where she lives with her family. She graduated from Marlboro College and The New England School of Photography. She is an MFA candidate at The University of Baltimore. She’s a sucker for a three-legged dog and a song with a good narrative.


Jesse Holth

Jesse Holth (Poetry Reader) is a freelance writer and editor, and avid poetry reader. She has degrees in English and Anthropology, and her latest poems will be featured in a forthcoming art exhibition. She lives on the inspiring West Coast, in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.


MMMheadshotMelissa McInerney (Creative Nonfiction Reader) earned her MFA in fiction from Bennington College and her BA from the University of Texas Austin. She has written a series of short stories about growing up in boomtown Houston, blogs about living with Lyme disease at, and is working on a memoir. She has been published at and her work has appeared in Logophile and Jet Fuel Review. A late bloomer, she tolerated the south and its unrelenting heat for years. Now she thrives in Colorado with her grown daughter, three dogs, and a cat.

Sean Pierson

Sean Pierson (Poetry Reader) studies English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He is currently deputy editor of Icarus, TCD publication and the oldest literary magazine in Ireland, and will take over as editor in Autumn 2017. His work has been published in Icarus, The Battering Ram, and the short-lived Pocketknife. He is from Massachusetts.


SheilaSheila Arndt (Fiction Reader) is a Ph.D. and MFA candidate living in New Orleans. She cares about the modern and postmodern, critical theory, Americana, saltwater, garlic, canines, old blues, and new dreams. Her poetry and prose has been published in The Tishman Review, Gravel, and Literary Orphans, among other places. Follow her: @ACokeWithYou.

AlisonMillerAlison Miller (Fiction Reader) is a fiction writer and freelance editor. Her work has appeared in The Tusculum Review, Edifice Wrecked, and elsewhere. She grew up in Ohio but now calls the Sunshine State her home. When she’s not writing, she enjoys biking with her family.


SStephentephen Jackman (Assistant Fiction Editor) is a graduate student at Wayne State University acquiring a Master’s in Library and Information Science. He also interns at the library of his adolescence, helping people find great stories to read.



IMG_6310Catherine Weber (Website Design) is an award-winning poet and artist who works with encaustic, photography, paper, and textiles. She holds a BA in Communications from Emerson College and an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She regularly performs poems and short stories at Wake Up and Smell the Poetry in Hopkinton, MA.



Charlie Crossland Lewis (ON SABBATICAL) has been a business and technical writer and editor for more years than she cares to admit. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and is still in the long, slow process of putting together the pieces of her life lived in the back seat of a series of Fords, Chevys, and a pink-finned ’62 Cadillac while following her steel-guitar playing father around the West Coast.