GENEVIEVE KERSTEN (She/Her) is the Poetry Editor and Co-Publisher. She is a poet, romance writer, and professional semi-finalist. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt Anthology, Heavy Feather Review, Hypertrophic Literary, No Contact, Philosophical Idiot, 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 Fiction Editor and Co-Publisher. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Genevieve, and works as a librarian and 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 an Associate Fiction 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 Magazine, Colorism 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.
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.
PEYTON MCKENZIE (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She holds both a BA and an MA in English Literature from Winthrop University, where she specialized in African-American literature with a particular interest in Afro-futurism. When she’s not working, she’s writing Black speculative fiction, playing The Sims, and enjoys nothing more than a skillet chocolate chip cookie. You can follow her reading adventures at @readitandeat_ on Instagram.
ZORA SATCHELL (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is a 24-year-old Black, queer poet who writes about mental illness, family, and friendship. She is a member of the Estuary Collective and holds a BA in Ethnic Studies from Colorado State University. She is also a reader for Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. When not writing, she is obsessively consuming pop culture. You can find her on twitter @thecasualrevolt, where she lets her typos run wild.
ELI V. (They/Them) is a Poetry Reader. They are a queer poet and writer from Washington D.C. They are the recipient of the 2020 Joseph A. Lohman III Award in Poetry from George Mason University and the Academy of American Poets. They write about animals, queer identity, androids, and occasionally cryptids. Their work has been featured or is forthcoming in Pussy Magic, Entropy, The Temz Review, Feral, and Capsule Stories. You can find them on Twitter at @EliVandell.