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GENEVIEVE KERSTEN (She/Her) is the Co-Founder and Poetry Editor. She is a poet, romance writer, and professional semi-finalist. Her poetry has appeared in 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt Anthology, Heavy Feather Review, Hypertrophic Literary, No Contact, and Pithead Chapel. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Eric, and tweets at @genekresten. She sometimes regrets intentionally misspelling her name in her Twitter handle.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN (He/Him) is the Co-Founder and Fiction Editor. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Genevieve, and works as an archivist for a nonprofit foundation. His stories have been nominated for the Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction anthologies, and have appeared in Atlas and Alice, Bending Genres, Five:2:One, Gargoyle, Pithead Chapel, Quarter After Eight, and Wigleaf.

MATT BROADDUS (He/Him) is an Associate Poetry Editor. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook, Space Station (Letter [R] Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in Fence, Foundry, Sundog Lit, and Black Warrior Review. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado and works at a public library. Sometimes he tweets @mattbroaddus.

STEVE CHANG (He/Him) is an Associate Fiction Editor. He is a Taiwanese writer and educator from the San Gabriel Valley, California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Epiphany, Guernica, Hobart, J Journal, North American Review, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from Cornell and has been teaching for a really long time. You can find his tweets @steveXisXok and his website at www.stevehasawebsite.com.

JOAQUIN FERNANDEZ (He/Him) is the Social Media and Events Editor. He is a recovering filmmaker and South Florida native perpetually tinkering with his first novel. His work has appeared in Cotton Xenomorph, Cheap Pop, and Pidgeonholes, among others. He’s guest edited special issues for Kissing Dynamite and X-R-A-Y Magazine, in addition to the Radix Media anthology AFTERMATH. He can be found on Twitter @Joaqertxranger and online at joaquinfernandezwrites.com.

TÉA FRANCO (She/Her) is an Associate Fiction Editor. She is an MFA fiction candidate at Bowling Green State University. She’s a triple Libra and therefore has never made a decision in her life, so sometimes she writes poetry, too. She has had work published in Barrelhouse, Barren Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, and Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.

ELIZABETH UPSHUR (She/Her) is an Associate Poetry Editor. She is a Black Southern writer and 2018-2019 Fulbright alumna. She holds an MFA from Western Kentucky University, and has won scholarships and awards from the Shipman Agency Work Room, Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, The Frost Place, and Robert Penn Warren Society. Her writing has appeared in Unsung MagazineColorism Healing Anthology, Pomona Valley Review, and Red Mud Review. She lives in rural Tennessee with her family of twelve, a smallish dog, and sightings of the occasional black bear.

RUTH MINAH BUCHWALD (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in northern New Jersey, she is a graduate of the Pratt Institute, where she earned a BA in Critical and Visual Studies. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, The Margins, and TAYO. She is also on the editorial team of SPICY, an online zine and creative collective led by women of color and queer people of color. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found online @ruthbuchwald.

MARGARYTA GOLOVCHENKO (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is a poet, freelance critic, and settler-immigrant from Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada, Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory. The author of two poetry chapbooks and a reviewer for The Town Crier, Anomaly, and TERSE Journal, she is an incoming Ph.D. student in the art history program at the University of Oregon. She can be found sharing her (mis)adventures on Twitter @Margaryta505.

VERONICA KLASH (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She is a Folio Award-winning essayist, and a Senior Reader and occasional Flash Fiction Editor for Witness. Her fiction has been anthologized recently in What I Thought of Ain’t Funny, a collection inspired by the comedy of the late Mitch Hedberg. You can read her flash fiction in Wigleaf, X-R-A-Y, and Cheap Pop, among others. A regular contributor to NPR’s Desert Companion, Veronica is currently working on a short story collection set in Las Vegas. Find her tweets @veronicaklash.

MEG MULCAHY (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She’s a writer, poet, and absolute messer based in Dublin, Ireland. Her work features in Janus Literary and Kissing Dynamite among other publications, with prize-winning flash in The Molotov Cocktail and Silk + Smoke. She’s currently working on her debut poetry collection.

KODI SAYLOR (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She received her MFA in poetry at New York University where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Ghost Ocean, Heavy Feather Review, Indianapolis Review, and Lime Hawk. She currently works at Auraria Library in Denver, CO.

RICHELLE SUSHIL (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is a poet and literature student currently pursuing her Master’s degree at University College London (UCL). Her poems have won the 2020 Cosmo Davenport Hines Prize and are featured or forthcoming in Hobart Pulp, Wild Court, HAD, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter @RichelleSushil.