Maura Snell (Co-Founder, Poetry & Art Editor) is from a small town just north of New York City, but now calls Massachusetts and Vermont her home. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red Paint Hill Quarterly, MomEgg Review, Brain Child Magazine, and in several anthologies. In addition to her work at TTR, she is Associate Editor with The Golden Shovel Anthology honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (University of Arkansas Press, 2017) and teaches poetry writing and critique to incarcerated teen girls. If she has any free time at all, she’ll spend it sleeping in her hammock.

Jennifer Porter (Co-Founder and Prose Editor) lives near East Lansing, Michigan. Her writing has appeared in many fine literary journals and anthologies, including 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.




Charlie Crossland Lewis (Craft Talk Editor) 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.



IMG_0394Meaghan Quinn (Associate Poetry Editor) is the recipient of the Nancy Penn Holsenbeck Prize in Poetry, and she was nominated for Best New Poets 2015 and a 2015 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from Bennington College. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Heartwood, 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.



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Lauren 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.




Sarah Key (Fiction Reader) 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.




Tara Isabel Zambrano (Fiction Reader) lives in Texas and is an Electrical Engineer by profession. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Moon City Review, Parcel, Juked, and others. She moved to the United States from India two decades ago.




Tatiana MoIMG_2360rand (Fiction Reader)  is currently studying English and Business at the University of Waterloo, and hopes to pursue a degree in publishing once her undergrad is complete. She has been published in several online journals and has previously worked at TNQ as a Circulation Assistant and Fiction Reader.


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 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, avoids skiing, and, in a twist she never saw coming, dates and sexts like a horny teenager.

IMG_6310Catherine Weber (Website Design) is an award-winning poet and artist who works with encaustic, photography, paper, and textiles. She was raised in upstate New York, Indiana, and Connecticut and now lives in central Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Communications from Emerson College and an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 2006, she won first prize in the Worcester Poetry Contest for her poem “Still Life Without Pear,” and shortly thereafter won third prize in the Annual Clinton Artist’s Guild Juried show in Clinton, Connecticut, for her painting by the same name. She regularly performs poems and short stories at Wake Up and Smell the Poetry in Hopkinton, MA.







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