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Co-founder & EIC / Amber Taliancich is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and earned her MFA from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. She’s the winner of the Leonard Trawick Prize for fiction, as well as a two-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Her essays and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Ninth Letter, The Pinch, Entropy, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. Currently, Amber is the Fiction Book Editor for Orison Books, the Coordinator for the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and teaches creative writing at Washington College. She lives in Chestertown, Maryland. You can connect with her on Twitter: @ambtali
Essay & Hybrid Editor / Karen Gonzalez-Videla, is an undergraduate at the University of South Florida. She’s currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and Creative Writing, and she loves combining these two passions in her work. Although she writes about a variety of subjects, she focuses mostly on the immigrant experience and the exploration of one’s womanhood. Her work has been featured or is upcoming in Ghost Parachute, Sidereal Magazine, National Flash Fiction Day, Menacing Hedge, and other places. You can find her on Twitter at @Gv12Karen
Poetry Editor /Jazz Ellington, lives in Lakewood, Ohio and recently graduated from the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She was a 2019 fellow for the Baldwin House Residency with Twelve Literary Arts, and her work has appeared in Entropy, Moonchild Magazine, Sea foam Mag, and elsewhere. She likes blending genres and experimenting with form. If she’s not playing Sims or Animal Crossing, she’s probably reading. You can connect with her on Twitter: @GreatGiggles22
Poetry Reader / An avid introvert, full-time carbon-based life-form and aspiring himbo, Ashley Cline crash-landed in south Jersey some time ago, and still calls that strange land home. A Best of the Net 2020 finalist, her poetry has appeared in 404 Ink, Okay Donkey, perhappened mag, Parentheses Journal, and HAD—among others. Her debut chapbook, “& watch how easily the jaw sings of god,” is available now (Glass Poetry Press, 2021), while her second, “should the earth reclaim you,” is forthcoming (Bone & Ink Press). Once, in the summer of 2019, she crowd-surfed an inflatable sword to Carly Rae Jepsen, and her best at all-you-can-eat sushi is 5 rolls in 11 minutes. She is much too Online for her own good. Twitter: @the_Cline. Instagram: @clineclinecline. Linktree: @ashleycline.
Essay Reader / Courtney Ebert recently graduated from the NEOMFA program through Cleveland State University, and was a 2018 finalist for the Gordon Sqaure Review fiction contest. She is also a two-time recipient of the Leonard Trawick Prize for Fiction.
Poetry, Essay, & Hybrid Reader / Christopher Eckman is an MFA Graduate of Creative Non-fiction Writing at Rosemont College where he was managing editor of the Rathalla Review and recipient of the College Presidential Medal. He holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has been published in their arts and literary magazine, Metrosphere. He has lived in Colorado, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. He currently works as a stay at home puppy dad in Colorado with his husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Dexter and Jordan, where he cooks, blogs, and plays guitar.
Essay & Hybrid Reader / Kat Moore has essays in Image, Brevity, Passages North, Creative Nonfiction (Sunday Short Reads), Diagram, The Rumpus, Entropy, Hippocampus, Whiskey Island, Salt Hill, Sidereal and others as well as forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. She also has an essay in the anthology Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness and Medicine. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Nonfiction at University of North Texas.
Essay & Hybrid Reader / Paige Olivia Roberts has a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She was the 2018 recipient of the Alumni Scholarship at Tinker Mountain Writer’s Workshop in Roanoke, Virginia. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in the Henniker Review. Since 2014, her monthly column “Turning Right in the Center Lane” has been published in the Littleton Record. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Poetry Reader / Emry Trantham is an English teacher in Western North Carolina, where she is raising a family and writing poems. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Carolina Quarterly, Cold Mountain Review, Booth, Sidereal Magazine, Okay Donkey, EcoTheo, and others. She was also a 2019 Gilbert-Chappell Emerging Poet.