Tom was born in Denver, Colorado and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has a BFA in Creative Writing Fiction from CUNY Brooklyn College and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College. In addition to being a writer, he is also a teacher and a bartender.
Editorial Team Lead
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.
Editorial Team Lead
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.
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.
Paul is a writer and an actor from southern Indiana. His short story “Purple” was given an honorable mention in Glimmer Train and appeared in The New Guard, where it was nominated for a 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau award. Paul’s theatre work includes Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More and Romeo and Juliet at Lincoln Center Education. He has lived in New York City since 2006.
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.
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
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 Ploughshares, Literary Hub, the Oxford American, The Common, Appalachian 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.
Mary Rose Manspeaker