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Editor-in-Chief

Harris Stevens

Harris obtained his MFA in Creative Writing from The Writer’s Foundry. His poetry has been published in Straylight, and he’s presented critical work at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, and the Language and Linguistics Student Conference at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Harris currently works at The New York Review of Books.

Meghan Hammond

Chief Editorial Assistant

Meghan Hammond

Meghan is a writer from Winchester, Virginia. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from George Mason University, and is in her second year at The Writer’s Foundry MFA program. She is currently working on a linguistics project.

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Fiction Editor

LaToya Wilson

LaToya teaches writing to young minds at the College of New Rochelle. She enjoys reading, traveling, the arts, and culture. When she is not searching for the world’s best cup of coffee, you can find her feverishly editing her latest manuscript. ​

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Fiction Editor

Jonas Gage


Jonas is from Buffalo, NY, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College. His favorite quote is, “With great power must come great responsibility” by Uncle Ben. 

Poetry Editor

Danielle James

Danielle is a writer from New York City. Her writing has appeared in the anthology We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action and other collections. She’s a 2017 Voices of the Year honoree and received the Diversity in Tech Award for her work to create opportunities for members of underrepresented groups in technology. You can stay up to date with her latest projects at dksjames.com.

Varsha Kalyani

Poetry Editor

Varsha Kalyani

​Varsha – a spoken word enthusiast – dives into subjects like women, gender, sexuality, mental health, and social media in her poetry and prose. Her poems and non-fictional prose have featured in a multiple Indian and Canadian anthologies. She has an MA in English from MSU, Baroda, India.

Nonfiction Editor

Ali Micelli

Ali is a non-fiction writer, EFL teacher, and translator. She graduated summa cum laude from The College of New Rochelle with a BA in Liberal Arts and studied Creative Writing at The Writer’s Foundry. She currently resides in New York.

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Faculty Advisor

Steven Hobbs

Steven is a director at the MFA program in Creative Writing at The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College. He serves on the committee for the Prison Writing Program at PEN American Center and lives in New York.

Lee Clay Johnson

Faculty Advisor

Lee Clay Johnson

Lee is the author of the novel Nitro Mountain (Knopf), which won the 2017 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His stories have appeared in PloughsharesLiterary Hub, the Oxford AmericanThe CommonAppalachian Heritage, Salamander, and the Mississippi Review.  

He holds a BA from Bennington College, an MFA from the University of Virginia, and was awarded a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He grew up around Nashville in a family of bluegrass musicians and currently lives in Brooklyn, where he serves as Director of the Writer’s Foundry MFA program at St. Joseph’s College. 

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Readers

Lina Akkerman
Aneila Barran
Kaniz Fahmida
Garrett Greene
Kevin Hannan
Jessica Limardo
Mary Rose Manspeaker
Odette Melendez
Diomarys Mendez

Sameen
Susan Moon
Daniel Smyth

Jodi Sterling
Tom Storch