Our wonderful editorial staff


Melanie J. Cordova considers northern New Mexico, when it's not on fire, one of the most beautiful places in the country. She likes to see submissions that use magical elements as setting, not plot device, and that can handle magical elements in original ways. Melanie is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing Fiction and has work out or forthcoming with Red Savina Review, Whitefish Review, The Oklahoma Review, Yemassee, and various others. She reviews books for The Santa Fe Writers Project and IndieReader, and has been nominated for Best of the Net.


Jason Allen is a poet and prose writer with an MFA in fiction from Pacific University. He is currently living in upstate New York and pursuing a PhD in creative writing at Binghamton University, where he is at work on his first book of poetry and his second novel, as well as short creative nonfiction pieces. His work has been published or is forthcoming in: Passages North, Oregon Literary Review, Pathos, Life With Objects, Apercus Quarterly, Pointed Circle, and other venues. He hopes to one day meet Tom Waits and buy him a cup of coffee.

Julian Darragjati is a second-year PhD Candidate in Literature and Creative Writing. His fiction has appeared in The Barcelona Review, Green Mountains Review, and Harpur Palate, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Rose Fritzky-Randolph lives in beautiful Ithaca, NY and is in her final semester of the MA program for Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She’s currently working on her masters thesis, a memoir told through a collection of short stories. Some of her favorite authors include, but are not at all limited to, Dave Eggers and Barbara Kingsolver. She’s looking for writing that brings something new to the genre of Creative Nonfiction, stories she won’t soon forget.


Dante DiStefano's poetry and essays have appeared recently in The Writer's Chronicle, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Shenandoah, Brilliant Corners, The Southern California Review, and elsewhere. He was the winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets College Prize. He makes his living as a high school English teacher and he was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Abby E. Murray has lived in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Georgia, Colorado, and New York, not because she is wanted by the law but because her husband is in the army. Her second chapbook, Quick Draw: Poems from a Soldier's Wife, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2012, and she continues to write poems that are influenced by war. Her work can be found in current and forthcoming issues of RattleNew Ohio ReviewCrab Creek Review, and Paterson Literary Review

Sri Siddhi N. Upadhyay lives in New York and is a graduate student earning her PhD in Cognitive Psychology. She loves literature, language, and researches how we read and process meaning in text. Sri has been published most recently in Luna Negra, Alt Lit Press, Boston Poetry Magazine, Prosaic Magazine, Ghost House Review, and Flyover Country Review.


Thomas Mackin studies Comparative Literature and Theater at Binghamton University.  He intends to continue improving his writing and his acting, hoping to find his vocation in literature, drama, or somewhere in between.  

Kaitlyn Schembri is a senior at Binghamton University studying English Literature. She loves writing and hopes to pursue a graduate program in creative writing next fall.