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Katie Manning, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Katie Manning is the author of Tasty Other (Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award) and four poetry chapbooks. She has received The Nassau Review Author Award for Poetry, and her writing has been published in Fairy Tale Review, New Letters, Poet Lore, So to Speak, Verse Daily, and many other journals and anthologies. She is an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and she enjoys beaches, board games, books, brownies, and alliteration. Find her online at

Ellen Huang, Managing Editor
Ellen Huang has always been a storyteller. Fantasy, suspense, and horror call to her the most. She has participated in and completed National Novel Writing Month every year since 2010. A writing major at Point Loma Nazarene University, her poetry and fiction have been published in Perfume River Poetry Review and Driftwood.

T. Allen Culpepper, Peer Reviewer
T. Allen Culpepper teaches poetry writing, composition, and literature at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma and previously taught at State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee. His poems have appeared in Red Truck Review, Florida English, Cooweescoowee, and This Land. He serves as a poetry reader for Nimrod International Journal and as a faculty editor of Tulsa Review. He also lives with cats and makes cartoon drawings of them.

Katie Galvin, Peer Reviewer
Katie Galvin holds an MA in poetry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing. Of late, she spends most of her time attempting to convince her students of the magic of all things literary while acclimating to life in rural south-central Missouri.

Rashad L. Givhan, Peer Reviewer
Rashad L. Givhan was born and raised in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and much of his writing is inspired by the countless summers he spent with his maternal grandparents in rural Southeast Arkansas. Givhan’s work explores ancestry, family lore, identity, and the magical lives of everyday people. His poems appear in Bare Root Review, Black Magnolias, Callaloo, Confluence, Kansas City Voices, Reverie, Rougarou, and elsewhere. Outside of his work as a leadership and service educator at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he enjoys taking pictures of sunsets with his camera phone, watching Netflix, and improving his tree pose.

Jennifer Moore, Peer Reviewer
Jennifer Moore is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (The University of Akron Press) and What the Spigot Said (High5 Press). Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets, Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ohio Northern University, where she teaches creative writing, coordinates the department’s reading series, and advises the undergraduate literary magazine, Polaris.

Allison M. Pattison, Peer Reviewer
Allison M. Pattison is an assistant professor of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, where she teaches writing and literature and serves as a faculty adviser for a new literary magazine, Dark River Review. She has also served on the editorial board of Bat City Review, Southwestern Review, and Rougarou. Her poems have appeared in Roadrunner, Oysters & Chocolate, and Southwestern Review. She is addicted to giraffes, has a love affair with Pomeranians, and is obsessed with her new baby boy.

Ki Russell, Peer Reviewer
Ki Russell teaches writing, literature, and creative writing at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. She is the author of Antler Woman Responds (Paladin), The Wolf at the Door (Ars Omnia), and How to Become Baba Yaga (Medulla). She also serves as poetry co-editor for Phantom Drift, a Journal of New Fabulism. Ki researches fairy tales then butchers them for her own purposes. She steals time from grading to wrestle with words, converse with cats, dance with the dog, and paint.