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




Jennifer 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.

SarahKeySarah 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.


Lauren DavisLauren Davis (Associate Poetry Editor) is a poet living on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and her work can be found in publications such as Prairie Schooner, Spillway, and Split Lip Press. She teaches at The Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend, Washington.

Meaghan Quinn Author PhotoMeaghan Quinn (Associate Poetry Editor) lives and teaches creative writing at a boarding school in Massachusetts. She holds an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College. She was nominated for Best New Poets 2015, a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and was a recipient of the Nancy Penn Holsenbeck Prize. Her poems are forthcoming or have been published in A Portrait in Blues: An Anthology, Off the Coast, r. kv.r.y., Heartwood, 2River, Adrienne, Triggerfish, Free State Review, and other journals.

TurnerPicAlison Turner (Associate Prose Editor) is a PhD student in Literary Studies at the University of Denver. She was born in the mountains of Colorado where she learned to spend large amounts of time outside. When traveling, she insists on visiting public libraries.



Aaron Graham (Associate Poetry Editor) hails from Glenrock, Wyoming. A two-time alumnus of Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, Cambridge Writers Workshop, and The Ashbury Home School, he served as “Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Scholar” for the 2016 Seaside Writer’s Conference. Aaron is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served as an analyst and linguist. His work has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Print Oriented Bastards, SAND, Rising Phoenix, The East Bay Review, Zero-Dark-Thirty, and F(r)iction. His chapbook “Skyping from a Combat Zone” was Shortlisted for Tupelo Press’s 2016 Sunken Garden Prize. His first full-length collection, “Blood Stripes,” was a finalist for Tupelo’s 2015 Berkshire Prize; his poem, “Olfaction,” won the Seven Hills Journal & Penumbra Poetry Prize; and “PTSD Poem #12” has been nominated as “The Best of the Net.”  Aaron recently received an English lectureship appointment at Kennesaw State University and is finishing his PhD in Literature at Emory University.

SeniorPhotos(56of88)Emily Huso (Assistant Fiction Editor) is currently pursuing her MA in English with a creative writing emphasis at California State University, Chico. She was a participant in AWP’s spring 2017 Writer-to-Writer Mentorship program. When she isn’t working on her latest story, she enjoys freelance copywriting, coffee dates with friends, and, of course, reading.


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. 

Tasslyn Magnusson (Community Outreach Coordinator and Fiction Reader) lives in Prescott, Wisconsin just outside of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan area. She has an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She writes poetry for adults and poetry and fiction for children.

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 ReviewGravel, and Literary Orphans, among other places. Follow her: @ACokeWithYou.

Jesse Holth

Jesse Holth (Poetry Reader) is a freelance writer and editor based in Victoria, BC. She is a contributor for Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Seaside Magazine, and her writing has been featured in over half a dozen international publications. Her poetry was recently selected for a gallery exhibition, has appeared in several literary journals, and will be included in a forthcoming anthology from the University of Regina Press. She is currently working on two full-length collections of poetry.

MMMheadshotMelissa McInerney (Creative Nonfiction Reader) earned her MFA in fiction from Bennington College in 2015 and her BA from the University of Texas Austin in 1981. 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. She hikes, swims, and avoids skiing.

Sean PiersonSean 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.

RGeneTurchinGene Turchin (Creative Nonfiction Reader) recently retired after 12 years of teaching electronic engineering technology and mechatronics in West Virginia. Prior to teaching he worked as a network engineer and telecommunications technician. He has published how-to articles in technical magazines including Servo and Tech Directions in addition to poetry and short fiction in literary journals. He spends the winter months in Florida where he is currently working on a science fiction novel and comic book scripts. Most recent published works can be found in VerseWrights, 365 Tomorrows, With Painted Words, Aurora Wolf, Literary Hatchet, The Ginger Collect, Eye To the Telescope, and The Broadkill Review.

MaryAnnBraggMary Ann Bragg (Copy Editor) Much of Mary Ann Bragg’s written work can be found scattered all over her kitchen table in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She’s pursuing an MA in English at UMASS Boston and worries about the economic health of her hometown in southern West Virginia. Visit

TylerJacobsonTyler Jacobson (Copy Editor) holds a BA in English and in Spanish from Walla Walla University. He is primarily a professional circus artist specializing in handbalancing and contortion but also enjoys editing copy.


KatiePhillipsKatie Phillips (Copy Editor) lives (and writes, works, bikes, and walks dogs) in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their ancient Alaskan Malamute. Her chapbook “Driving Montana, Alone” (Slapering Hol Press) was published in 2010, and the title poem was later read by Garrison Keillor on The Writers’ Almanac.