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Wanda Deglane

Editor-in-Chief, Art, Photography, & Visual Poetry Editor

Wanda Deglane is a night-blooming desert flower from Arizona. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and attends Arizona State University. Her poetry has been published or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Glass Poetry, Drunk Monkeys, and Yes Poetry, among other lovely places. Wanda is the author of Rainlily (2018), Lady Saturn (Rhythm & Bones, 2019), Venus in Bloom (Porkbelly Press, 2019), and Bittersweet (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019).

SK Grout

Poetry Editor

SK Grout grew up in New Zealand, has lived in Germany and now splits her time as best she can between London and Auckland. She is the author of the micro chapbook “to be female is to be interrogated” (2018, the poetry annals). Her work also appears in Crannóg, Landfall, Rising Phoenix Press, Banshee Lit, Parentheses Journal, Barren Magazine and elsewhere.  Wanderlust, eco-living, social justice, queer love stories and writing remain priorities of her life. These topics fill most of her twittering at @indeskidge.

Zane Frederick

Poetry Editor

Zane Frederick is a city born Gemini, raised in the hell and heart of Phoenix, Arizona. His work has been published in Little Rose Magazine, Dodging The Rain, Milk + Beans and The Tunnels. He currently attends Northern Arizona University and when not writing, he plays guitar, piano, and delves into art history books. Zane published his debut poetry book, (he)art., in 2018.

Lily Trotta

Poetry Editor

Lily Trotta is a queer poet living in Queens, NY. She is the author of damn good (Ghost City Press, 2018). Her writing has been featured online or in print by Peach Mag, Vagabond City, Bad Nudes, and more. She was the Curate Journal Featured Poet for July 2018. @lilytrotta

Emma Watson

Poetry Editor

Emma Cairns Watson lives and writes and spoils her dogs in Los Angeles. After studying neuroscience and English literature at Smith College, she now uses absolutely none of that training in her current job as a university administrator. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Half Mystic, Okay Donkey, RHINO, Pithead Chapel, and Ninth Letter, and she’s on Twitter now and then @ecairnswatson.

Caroline Mao

Fiction Editor

Caroline Mao (she/they) is a writer and student at Mount Holyoke College who enjoys fiction of all kinds, post-19th century art, and smiling at every dog she sees. She is usually found drinking bubble tea, reading, embarking on yet another crafts project, or a combination of all three. Her Twitter is @northcarolines.

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Swetha S.

Fiction Editor

Swetha is a student of English and Creative Writing, living in Malaysia but originally from India. She loves reading works that cast a light on forgotten, commonplace things, shine with passion and are electric. When she's not reading, she could be found working on her novel.

Jess Ram

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Jessica Nirvana Ram earned her B.A. in Creative Writing at Susquehanna University in 2018. She's a page & stage poet, an essayist, and a Taurus. Jessica is currently residing in Eastern PA until something moves her elsewhere. First-generation Indo-Guyanese, Queens-bred, and curly-haired, her work has appeared in Catfish Creek, RiverCraft, and Awakened Voices Magazine.

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Tania Pabón

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Originally from San Juan, Tania Pabón Acosta holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico, and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Briller Magazine, Gravel, Breadcrumbs Mag, The Acentos Review and Pigeon Pages; is forthcoming in Cosmonauts Avenue, Great River Review, Entropy and The Los Angeles Review; and was chosen for AmpLit Fest’s Emerging Writer Showcase 2018. She is also the founder of Writers for Relief, a reading and event series born in the wake of Hurricane Maria to raise funds and awareness for Puerto Rico’s recovery.