Nova's work has appeared in lit mags in four countries. She holds an MFA in Fiction and has taught literature at several universities, but her life dream is to be a starship captain. She once traded a bicycle for a pint of beer in an Irish pub.
allison birkhart MANAGING Editor, FICTION
Allison's work has appeared in multiple lit mags. She holds an MA in English and wishes dogs could speak, but only with British accents. When she grows up she wants to be a Moldavian pole dancer. She once flashed a jockey at the Kentucky Derby.
AMBER HAMLIN POETRY EDITOR
Amber's poems have appeared in more than a few lit mags and won a couple of awards. She holds an MFA in Poetry and wishes she could travel back in time to befriend Sylvia Plath and slash Ted's tires. She once arm-wrestled a guy in a Spiderman costume at Comic-Con.
CARLY KRAVEC NONFICTION EDITOR
Carly was a staff writer for a paper in NYC. She has a BA in Journalism. She's convinced she had a pet dinosaur in a past life and hopes to someday live somewhere she can grow tomatoes. She once drove a golf cart to a wedding and parked it in front of the chapel door.
SAMANTHA JAMES ART DIRECTOR, CONTRIBUTING ARTIST
Samantha's art has been featured in galleries across the West Coast. She's dated multiple girls with BFA's and wants to haunt Charlie Sheen in her next "life." She once voted Republican to impress a "hot" priest but has since fully recovered.
MICHAEL PHINN CONTRIBUTING ARTIST
Michael's work has appeared in multiple East Coast galleries and a few magazines. He has a BFA and hopes to eventually discover he's Jeff Bezos' love child. He stalks the farmers dating site and plans to run for Congress when he grows up. He once passed out in a taxi and woke up to find his shoes were missing.
JAMES CRAIG SOCIAL MEDIA GURU, MARKETING
James has a BA in Communications from one of the top-ten party schools in the Midwest but is proud to share that he's never been "rapey" with girls--not even when he was a teenager. He hopes to fly a helicopter someday. He once gave a girl a baby duck on Valentine's Day.
JULY writing tip:
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ― E. L. Doctorow