Ann Beman, Nonfiction Editor, was longtime nonfiction editor of The Los Angeles Review. She currently chairs the executive board of directors for Red Hen Press. She earned her MFA from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Hippocampus Magazine, Mojave River Review, Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and Canoe Journal, among others. She lives in California’s Sierra Nevada with two whatchamaterriers, a chihuahua, and her husband, on the Kern River, in Kern County. Cue the banjos.

Jessica Cuello,  Poetry Editor is the author of LIAR, selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize and forthcoming in October 2021. She also is the author of Hunt (The Word Works, 2017) and Pricking (Tiger Bark Press, 2016). She has been awarded The 2017 CNY Book Award, The 2016 Washington Prize, The New Letters Poetry Prize, a Saltonstall Fellowship, and The New Ohio Review Poetry Prize. Her poems can be found in Copper Nickel, Cave Wall, Missouri Review, Pleiades, and Salamander.


Leanne Dunic, Fiction Editor As a biracial, bisexual woman, Leanne has spent her life navigating liminal spaces, inspiring her to produce trans-media projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). Her most recent book is a lyric memoir with music entitled One and Half of You (Talonbooks 2021). 

Leanne strongly encourages submissions from voices not typically heard, including writers who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Neurodivergent. She is the leader of the music band The Deep Cove, and lives on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people.


Jim Gearhart, Managing Editor,  earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University. His work has appeared in High Country NewsShark Reef, and STATNews. Jim lives, writes, and edits near Seattle.

Bernard Grant, Associate Fiction Editor is a nonbinary, autistic writer whose prose has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Third Coast, and CRAFT, among other publications. Bernard holds a PhD from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA from Pacific Lutheran University.







Mare Heron Hake, Poetry Editor is a published poet, essayist, book reviewer, and photographer. She earned her MFA from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, where she worked with David Wagoner, Carolyne Wright, Derek Sheffield, and Ana Maria Spagna, among others. Mare was the poetry editor at Soundings Review and is a founder of The Red House Writers group. She has been known to spend many lost hours writing to friends or reading gothic horror while the family dog, asleep and snoring, uses her foot as a pillow. Look for her most recent essay to appear in the anthology Come Shining: Essays and Poems on Writing in a Dark Time (Kelson Books, September 2017).



Stefen Styrsky, Associate Fiction Editor Stefen's stories have appeared in The Offing, Amazon's Day One, Orca Magazine, Switchblade, Tough, and Best Gay Stories 2017. He earned his MA in Fiction Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Washington, DC.


Isaac Yuen, Associate Fiction Editor A first generation Hong Kong-Canadian, Isaac's short stories and essays have appeared in Newfound, Orca, Orion, Shenandoah, Tin House, and elsewhere. He was a 2019 nature writer-in-residence at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Switzerland. Isaac is interested in voices not commonly heard, from perspectives not commonly seen. You can find him on Twitter @ekostories or at 


Founding Editors Kelly Davio and Joe Ponepinto established Tahoma Literary Review in 2014.