Current Staff Members

GENEVIEVE KERSTEN (She/Her) is Co-Publisher and Poetry Editor. She is a poet, romance writer, and professional semi-finalist. Her poetry has appeared in The Feckless Cunt Anthology, HAD, Heavy Feather Review, Hypertrophic Lit, No Contact, and Pithead Chapel. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Eric, and tweets at @joieduhvieve.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN (He/Him) is Co-Publisher and Fiction Co-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 Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction, and have appeared in Atlas and Alice, Bending Genres, Five:2:One, Gargoyle, Pithead Chapel, Quarter After Eight, Wigleaf, and elsewhere.

MATT BROADDUS (He/Him) is Associate Poetry Editor. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbooks, Space Station (Letter [R] Press, 2018) and Two Bolts (Ugly Ducking Press, 2021). His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Burning House Press, Fence, Foundry, The Rumpus, and Sundog Lit. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado and works at a public library. Sometimes he tweets @mattbroaddus.

STEVE CHANG (He/Him) is Fiction Co-Editor. He is a Taiwanese writer and educator from the San Gabriel Valley, California. His work has appeared in Epiphany, Guernica, Hobart, J Journal, The Los Angles Review, North American Review, Wigleaf, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from Cornell and has been teaching for a really long time. You can find his tweets @steveXisXok.

ELIZABETH UPSHUR (She/Her) is 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, 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.

REBECCA ACKERMANN (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She is a writer, designer, and artist living in San Francisco. Her essays have run in The New York Times and Gloria, and her short fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Barren Magazine, Wigleaf, Flash Frog, and Rejection Letters, among others. Her work has been supported by the In Cahoots and the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods residencies, and you can find her tweeting bad jokes and strong opinions @rebackermann.

KATYA BURESH (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is a writer, publicist, and candlemaker living in Maryland. Her poetry and literary criticism can be found in Ligeia MagazineThe Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Metonym Journal, among others. You can find her at online at and on Twitter @katyanburesh.

ADRIENNE CREZO (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. Adrienne is a Pushcart-nominated writer and editor of Comanche descent. You can find her work in Complete Sentence, The Daily Drunk, HAD, and more. She lives in Ohio.

ADRIAN DALLAS FRANDLE (He/They) is a Poetry Reader. Adrian is a queer poet, chihuahua herder, & cook based in Connecticut. Their poetry appears in Feed Lit Mag & is forthcoming in The Daily Drunk’s Marvelous Verses print anthology, Celestite Poetry Journal, Sledgehammer, & elsewhere. They tweet @adrianf.

MEGAN M. GARWOOD (She/They) is a Fiction Reader. Megan is a writer originally from Metro Detroit and her fiction has appeared in X-R-A-Y Lit Mag and Okay Donkey. Her essays on art have appeared in publications like Triangle House and The Wall Street Journal. You can find her online at

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 a Ph.D. student in the Art History program at the University of Oregon. She can be found sharing her (mis)adventures on Twitter @Margaryta505.

MIRANDA HOLMQVIST (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She is a freelance writer and journalist from Stockholm, Sweden. She can be found translating and ghostwriting scripts, writing nonfiction and poetry, reading a lot of books and she loves to play with her hyper Corgi, Ella.

LYTEY KAY (She/They) is a Poetry Reader. Lytey is a poet from South Florida. She received her BA in English and Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University and was a participant in AWP’s W2W Mentorship, the Bread Loaf Environmental Conference, and Tin House’s Summer Workshop. Her poetry has been published in or is forthcoming from Hayden’s Ferry Review, North American Review, SWWIM, and Black Fox Literary Magazine.

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 Lit Mag, and Cheap Pop, among others. A regular contributor to NPR’s Desert Companion, Veronica is working on a short story collection set in Las Vegas. Find her tweets @veronicaklash.

ERIC LOCHRIDGE (He/Him) is a Poetry Reader. Eric is the author of My Breath Floats Away From Me (FutureCycle Press, 2022) and three chapbooks. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAMUCity ReviewSlipstream, and Kissing Dynamite. He lives in western Washington between the mountains and the sea. Find him on Twitter @ericedits and at

MEG MULCAHY (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. She’s a writer, poet, and an 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.

JESSICA NIRVANA RAM (She/Her) is a Poetry Reader. She is an Indo-Guyanese MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She is equal parts poet and essayist, while occasionally moonlighting as a fiction writer. Her work appears in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, HAD, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Hellebore, and Honey Literary. Jessica also attended the 2021 Tin House Summer Workshop. You can find her tweets on teaching, writing, and all other life things @jessnirvanapoet.

CHRISTINE SALEK (They/Them) is a Fiction Reader. They have lived on both coasts and currently reside in Wisconsin. Their writing ranges from sports journalism to flash fiction to music, and everything in between. They work at a library, watch a lot of soccer, and tweet @enbybird.

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.

NEDJELKO SPAICH (He/Him) is a Fiction Reader. He is a Serbian-American writer living in Los Angeles, California. His fiction has been published in Jellyfish Review, Maudlin House, Tiny Molecules, MoonPark Review, Cagibi Literary Journal, and elsewhere. His non-fiction work has appeared in LAist, LA Weekly, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a reader for Pidgeonholes, a graduate of Bennington College, and is at work on his first novel. Visit and find him on Twitter @Nedjelko.

LUCY ZHOU (She/Her) is a Fiction Reader. Her writing has appeared in Barren Magazine, HAD, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, and elsewhere. In 2020, she received an honorable mention for the Felicia Farr Lemmon Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. She loves long-haired cats, labyrinths, and endlessly revising her pieces. You can find her on Twitter @lrenazhou.