Editor-in-Chief: Mary Akers is the author of the short story collections Women Up On Blocks and Bones of an Inland Sea (press 53). The non-fiction book she co-authored (One Life to Give: A Path to Finding Yourself by Helping Others) has been published in seven countries. Contact: email@example.com (**Note: submissions sent to this email will NOT be considered. All work must be submitted through our online form.)
Assistant Editor/Fiction: T. L. Sherwood lives in western New York. Among other places, her work has appeared in Rosebud, The Vestal Review, Thema, Literary Orphans, The Good Men Project, and The Chrysalis Reader. She is the 2015 winner of the Gover Prize. Her blog, Creekside Reflections, is updated twice a month.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Editor: Priscilla F. Bourgoine practices as a psychotherapist in a group practice outside of Boston and offers remote therapy to clients through the Manhattan-based company, Abilto. She has an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte and her work has appeared in Brain, Child, Germ Literary Magazine, ChangeSeven and elsewhere. Recently, she was awarded a scholarship to write her memoir, The Floating World, in Boston’s Grub Street Memoir Incubator Program 2015-2016.
Poetry Editor: Jude Marr is originally from Scotland. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she also teaches. Her poetry has appeared in r.kv.r.y, The Cortland Review, Black Heart Magazine, and Cherry Tree among others. Jude joined our staff four years after we published her wonderful poem “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Doe” in the July 2011 issue.
Shorts On Survival (SOS) Editor: Nina Fosati earned her fabled expertise in the smokey trenches of advertising and newspaper production departments around the northeast. She is grateful that doing so kept her out of graduate school. A contrary visual learner, she would, no doubt, have found little sympathy in academia. Decidedly old school, she has no truck with insincerity and hews to the line, “Make it real. Make me feel.” Her stories often reflect her concerns with disability and neurodivergence. You can find recent work in Fictive Dream, the West Texas Literary Review, and Halfway Down the Stairs. She tweets @NinaFosati.
Non-Fiction Editor: Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist, essayist and author who grew up in Chicago and graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia Journalism School. His journalism has appeared in Quartz, Narratively, and The Big Roundtable and been commissioned by Harvard University. His essays have appeared in Hippocampus and elsewhere. W.W. Norton & Company/Liveright will publish his debut book of nonfiction. Robert joined our staff a year after we published his essay New Miserable Experience in the October 2015 issue. He tweets, irregularly, at @wordbobby.
And big kudos to our dedicated, generous, insightful readers:
Joan Albarella (Poetry) has published three books in the Niki Barnes Mystery Series, four books of poetry, three plays, and over two-hundred poems, articles, and short stories. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and The Dramatist’s Guild.
Gay Giordano (Poetry) earned a BA in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research. She published a book of poetry, “Waking From So Rich A Nightmare” (Cherry Grove Collections, 2015) and joined r.kv.r.y. after we published her poem “I Dreamed Your Epic.”
John Guzlowski (Poetry) John has been published in The Ontario Review, Atlanta Review, Exquisite Corpse and other journals. His poems about his parents’ experiences in Nazi concentration camps appear in his book Lightning and Ashes. John joined our staff after we published his beautiful poem “My Mother’s Optimism.”
Herb Kauderer (Poetry) is an associate professor at Hilbert College and holds an MFA from Goddard College. He has published eight chapbooks, most recently The Book of Answers which met with great critical success. Herb joined our staff after we published his poem “Equal Time.”
Allan Johnston (Poetry) Allan’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry East, Rattle, Rhino, and other journals. He is the author of one full-length poetry collection (Tasks of Survival, 1996) and a chapbook (Northport, 2010), and has received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Allan joined our staff after we published his wonderful poem “Walking.”
Anne Dyer Stuart (Poetry) Anne’s work has appeared in AGNI, Fiction Southeast, New World Writing, Lake Effect, Pembroke Magazine, Poet Lore, The Louisville Review, Midwest Quarterly, Third Coast, storySouth, and elsewhere. She teaches at Bloomsburg University. Anne Dyer joined our staff after we published her wonderful poem “Scars.”
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