Jessica Cuello, Poetry Editor (as of Issue 19), 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 of Issue 19), transgresses genre and form to produce projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). She strongly encourages submissions from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. She is the leader of the band The Deep Cove, and lives with various creatures on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Bernard Grant, Associate Fiction Editor Grant's stories and essays have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, New Delta Review, The South Carolina Review, among others, and they have received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Mineral School, and The University of Cincinnati where they are a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. bernardgrant.com
Yi Shun Lai, Fiction Editor (through Issue 18), is a columnist for The Writer magazine. More work is at Bustle.com, the-toast.net, and at Cutbank online, among other venues. Her long essay, Pin Ups, is forthcoming in 2020 from Homebound Publications. Her debut novel, Not a Self-Help Book: the Misadventures of Marty Wu, was a semi-finalist for 2017's Thurber Prize for American Humor, and is in its fourth printing. Her background is in consumer magazines and marketing copy. She has an MFA in fiction. Pronounce her name "yeeshun lie."
Michal Lemberger, Associate Fiction Editor, is the author of After Abel and Other Stories, National Jewish Book Award finalist, Honorable Mention for the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal. Her fiction has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, LitroNY, and Lilith Magazine. Nonfiction, journalism, and poetry have appeared widely, in publications such as The Smart Set, The Doctor T.J. Eckelburg Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, and The Rattling Wall. She lives in Los Angeles.
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.
Kelly Davio is the author of the poetry collection Burn This House (Red Hen Press, 2013) and the forthcoming The Book of the Unreal Woman (Salmon Poetry). The former Senior Editor of Eyewear Publishing, she is the co- editor of the 2016 anthology The Poet’s Quest for God. Her column, “The Waiting Room,” is a monthly feature at Change Seven Magazine. Her book of essays, It's Just Nerves, was published in October 2018 from Squares and Rebels.
Joe Ponepinto is the author of the novel Mr. Neutron (7.13 Books). He is the winner of the 2016 Tiferet: Literature, Art & the Creative Spirit fiction contest. His fiction has been published in many literary journals in the U.S. and abroad. Joe lives in Washington State with his wife, Dona, and Henry the coffee-drinking dog. He teaches at Tacoma Community College. He offers developmental and other editing services at thirdreader.com.