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Administrative Editors                               Marketing Editors                                        Production Editors

Lisa Hill-Corley, Lead Editor                      M. Mack, Lead Editor                                   Liz Egan, Lead Editor

Catee Baugh                                                Catee Baugh                                                 Catee Baugh

Chrissy Widmayer                                      Kathy Goodkin                                               Hadiyah Huma

                                                                     Chrissy Widmayer                                         M. Mack

                                                                                                                                             Chrissy Widmayer

                                                                                                                                             Production Intern

                                                                                                                                             Gaby Scelfo


Contributing Editors                                   Readers                                                         Past Interns

Sarah Marcus-Donnelly                             Meg Ronan                                                    Dani Faucheux                          d

                                                                                                                                             Jamie Klingensmith

                                                                                                                                             Frances Lee                      F

Founding Editors                                         Past Editors                                                  Past Readers

Alyse Knorr                                                  Kate Partridge                                              Katie Jean Shinkle

M. Mack                                                                                                                  

Siwar Masannat                                                                                                                                              



Editorial Staff

Siwar Masannat (founding editor emeritus) is a Jordanian poet. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University, where she was the editor in chief of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New Orleans ReviewThe JournalGargoyle, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others.

Christine J. Widmayer is a PhD candidate in Folklore Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has an MFA in Creative Writing (creative nonfiction) and a graduate certificate in Folklore Studies from George Mason University, where she also taught composition and literature. She studies personal experience narrative, family folklore, gender, and foodways. Christine's academic work can be found in or is forthcoming from Digest: A Journal of Foodways and CultureNarrative Culture, and New Directions in Folklore. Her creative writing can be found in Flashquake. 

Meg Ronan (reader) is the author of the obligatory garnish argument (SpringGun Press 2014). Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, APARTMENT Poetry, Robot Melon, West Wind Review, & other lovely journals. She works as a shop girl at Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.

Kate Partridge (editor emeritus) received her MFA in poetry from George Mason University, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Arts & Letters, Blackbird, Better, and Verse Daily. She lives in Anchorage, where she teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage, coordinates the Crosscurrents Reading Series, and serves as a Count Coordinator for VIDA.

Sarah Marcus-Donnelly is the author of They Were Bears (2017, Sundress Publications), Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight  (2016, GTK Press), and the chapbooks BACKCOUNTRY (2013) and Every Bird, To You (2013). Her other work can be found at NPR’s ProsodyThe Huffington PostMcSweeney’sCimarron ReviewSporkThe, and Marie SA, among others. She is an editor at Gazing Grain Press and the Series Editor for As It Ought To Be’s High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race.

M. Mack, co-founding editor, is a genderqueer poet, fiber artist, and editor in Virginia. Ze is the author of the chapbooks Traveling (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015) and Imaginary Kansas (dancing girl press, 2015). Hir poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Wicked AliceAdrienne, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), among others. Mack holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from George Mason University and is former managing editor of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art.

Alyse Knorr, (founding editor emeritus) is the author of Mega-City Redux (Green Mountains Review 2017), Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books 2016), Copper Mother (Switchback Books 2015), and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013). She also authored the chapbooks Epithalamia (Horse Less Press 2015) and Alternates (dancing girl press 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver QuarterlyThe Greensboro ReviewColumbia Poetry ReviewDrunken Boat, and ZYZZYVA, among others. She teaches English at Regis University. Visit her at

Hadiyah Huma graduated with a M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in North American ReviewSpry, and Construction Magazine. She was a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in 2012. Currently, she works as a preschool teacher. She lives in the greater Baltimore area.

Lisa Hill-Corley is a fiction writer in Northern Virginia. She holds an MFA in fiction from George Mason University, where she was the fiction editor of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. She was a finalist in the Charles Johnson Student Fiction award in Crab Orchard Review. Her work has also appeared in The Oklahoma Review and Diverse Voices Quarterly.

Kathy Goodkin holds an MFA from George Mason University, where she served as editor of Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art. She is the co-founder of Hoist Point Writing, an organization that facilitates creative writing workshops in women's prisons. Kathy’s chapbook Sleep Paralysis was published by dancing girl press in 2017; her poems and reviews have recently appeared in Field, Denver Quarterly, Banango Street, The Volta, Josephine Quarterly and elsewhere. Visit her at


Liz Egan is Writing Center Director and Writing Instructor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her MFA in fiction from George Mason University in 2014, and earnedher Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago in 2007. Her fiction has been published in Sliced Bread, ink&coda, and MAYDAY Magazine, and was a finalist in the 2016 Gertrude Stein Fiction Award contest. 

Katie Jean Shinkle (guest reader) is the author of The Arson People (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2015) and Our Prayers After the Fire (Blue Square Press, 2014). She is an assistant creative nonfiction editor of DIAGRAM and creative nonfiction editor of Banango Street.

Gaby Scelfo (Production Intern) is from Lafayette, Louisiana, but is currently living in Jackson, Mississippi, where she is a junior at Millsaps College. She is majoring in English with a business minor and hopes to go to business school in the future. In her free time, she can be found reading (any genre, really), playing tennis, and looking up ways to be organized. 

Frances Lee (production intern) is a junior at Millsaps College, pursing a double major in English and Art History in the hopes of attending law school after graduation. Some activities she's involved with at Millsaps include Singers, Chamber Singers, being a Tri Delta, and working at the Writing Center. She prefers Diet Pepsi to Diet Coke but will accept either with the sincerest gratitude. Peace.

Editorial Circle: Past Members

Editors' Bios

Catee Baugh is a Virginian poet now living in Hawaii. Her work has appeared in ArLiJo and Indigo Ink’s Modern Grimmoire.  In her free time, she can often be found dancing.

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