FOUNDING EDITOR & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Sebastián Hasani Páramo is a CantoMundo Fellow and son of Mexican immigrants. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, New South, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, 32 Poems, New England Review, & elsewhere. He has received scholarships and support from the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick is the author of Before Isadore from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Gulf Coast Journal, The Texas Observer, The Missouri Review, Four Way Review, Harpur Palate, Sixth Finch, and Passages North, among others.
Megan J. Arlett was born in the UK, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Texas where she is pursuing her PhD. She is an editor at the Plath Poetry Project. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2019, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Third Coast, and elsewhere.
POETRY READERS: Mark Allen Jenkins, Gabrielle Graceffo, William Durham
Joseph Pfister’s fiction has appeared in PANK, Oyster River Pages, and, X-R-A-Y, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches fiction at the Brooklyn Brainery. He is currently at work on his first novel.
Kimberly Garza is the author of The Last Karankawas (forthcoming from Holt) and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Uvalde, Texas, she has served as a reader and editor at American Literary Review. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
Rebecca Bernard’s debut collection of stories, Our Sister Who Will Not Die, won the 2021 Non/Fiction Prize from The Journal and is forthcoming from Ohio State’s Mad Creek Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Juked, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in Fiction from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Vanderbilt University. Her work received notable mention in the Best American Short Stories of 2018. She is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Angelo State University
Jahzerah Brooks is a writer and mother who recently earned her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Jahzerah lives in the Midwest and has served as both reader and lead fiction editor at Lunch Ticket. Her fiction has been published in Mock Turtle Zine. Jahzerah is currently working on her first novel.
AprilJo Murphy is a writer, editor, and sometimes teacher. She has a decade of experience in the publishing industry and a keen understanding of the writing process. AprilJo earned her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas, where she led fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops. She is the author of Beyond Normal: How to Make Your Writing Devilishly Good (SUNY Fredonia Press, 2008) and a contributor to Heroines of Comic Books and Literature (Rowan & Littlefield, 2014). Her work has been published in Autostraddle, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Sinister Wisdom, and Hippocampus among other journals.
Amanda Yanowski’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Bellingham Review, Hobart, The Carolina Quarterly, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas and has served as fiction, reviews and interviews editor for the American Literary Review. Originally from Minnesota, she lives in Denton, Texas, where she works as a writer and editor.