Christine Larusso is from California.
Sophie Herron grew up in Oregon, but most recently made her home in Houston, Texas, where she taught high school with Teach for America. She is now a Goldwater Fellow and works in NYC public schools with the Community-Word Project.
Assistant Managing Editor
Emily Barton grew up in Michigan and now lives in Brooklyn.
Virginia McLure was born in Manhattan, but knows what a real gumbo should taste like. She is editor of the online poetry project, la fovea and has worked with The Southern Review, LSU Press, A Public Space and BOMB.
Assistant Poetry Editors
Mike Lala’s work appears in Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, RHINO, DIAGRAM, La Petite Zine, The Awl, and in two chapbooks: Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus, 2010) and [fire!] ([sic] press, 2011). He co-curates Fireside Follies and works with Recession Art in Brooklyn. More at www.mikelala.com.
Allyson Paty’s poems can be found in Tin House, Best New Poets 2012, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook The Further Away ([sic] press, 2012) and is an editor of Singing Saw Press.
Daniel Hamilton grew up in one of those towns in Massachusetts. He’s been writing and sometimes making movies in Boston, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.
Ed Winstead would prefer you not submit more than two stories for consideration in any given issue.
Assistant Fiction Editor
Emma Draper-Reich writes stories and watches the shipping. She lives in a fishtank in Brooklyn.
Kanishk Tharoor’s short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review and a Penguin India anthology. It has won a few prizes and been nominated for a National Magazine Award. His articles on politics and history have appeared in publications in several countries.
Assistant International Editor
Bryn Dodson was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and more recently lived in London. He is a fiction writer, former lawyer, and inhabitant of Brooklyn.
Marco Kaye was named after an island in Florida and a letter of the alphabet. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Assistant Award Editor
Chris Normandin grew up between a lake and a mountain range in north-central New Hampshire. He neither fishes nor skis.
Web & Public Relations Editors
Amanda Calderon was a 2012 poetry fellow at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her poems can be found at La Petite Zine, No, Dear, and Wag’s Revue. Like everybody else, she lives in Brooklyn with her ukulele.
Jenny Xie is the recipient of the 2011 Amy Award, the 2012 Narrative Poetry Prize, and an Elizabeth George Foundation Artist Grant. She has work forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, Narrative, and elsewhere.
Assistant Public Relations Editor
Kristin Rocha is a Brooklyn yogini with a passion for dogs and books. She has too many books and no dogs at all, but plans to eventually provide a home for a handful of pups named after literary figures. She’s from Providence, or Vermont, depending on when you ask her, and aspires to see her poems in a variety of reputable spots.
Assistant Web Editor
Linnea Hartsuyker grew up in Ithaca, New York and is working on a novel.
Gina Rodriguez is writing a novel and doodling in the margins. She is a Goldwater Fellow and co-curator for the KGB Emerging Writers Series. When no one is looking, she goes to karate class.
Assistant Layout Editor
Anna Kovatcheva grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, and slept under a flower pot for the first year of her life. She then moved to central Virginia where she grew up, learned to read, and started writing stories that rarely have anything to do with potted plants. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review and Used Furniture Review.
Jennifer Levitt has taught English in the Bronx for the past six years. She is currently a Starworks Fellow and an instructor at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).
Assistant Interview Editors
Dana Isokawa hails from the California Bay Area. She now lives in Brooklyn where she likes to write poems and run in slow circles around the park.
Maya Catherine Popa’s poems appear in the New York edition of Locustpoint, and her non-fiction appears on The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.
Jackelyn Hoy was born and raised near Chicago and currently resides in Brooklyn. She was voted Most Likely to be Grant Editor at Washington Square Review in high school.
Ashley Romano is from sunny South Florida. She now lives in Brooklyn where she is writing poems and daydreaming about the beach.
Matt Wimberley grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He attended NC State, where he served as an assistant poetry editor at the Raleigh Review. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Windhover, Literary Laundry, Monongahela Review, Connotation Press, and various other journals. He has two dogs and spent March and April of 2012 driving across the country and back.