Executive Editors

Matthew Rohrer

Darin Strauss

Joanna Yas


Allyson Paty »

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.

Managing Editor

Emily Barton »

Emily Barton is the recipient of a 2013 Amy Award and a Goldwater Fellow at NYU. Her poems have appeared in wicked alice and Foothill. She lives in Brooklyn.

Assistant Managing Editor

Lauren Roberts

Poetry Editors

Nicole Sealey »

Nicole Sealey is a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose work was selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011. Winner of the 2012 Poetry International Prize and finalist for the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Third Coast, among other literary online and print journals.  

Mike Lala »

Mike Lala is the author of two chapbooks, [fire!] and Under the Westward Night, the co-founder/curator of Fireside Follies, and a Veteran’s Writing Workshop fellow at NYU.  His poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Colorado Review, Artifice, The Awl, and elsewhere. More at

Assistant Poetry Editor

Hannah Aizenman »

Hannah Aizenman hails from Birmingham, AL and is a first year poetry MFA student at NYU. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequinsplain chinaThree Rivers Review, and Collision Literary Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.

Fiction Editor

Emma Draper-Reich »

Emma Draper-Reich writes stories and watches the shipping. She lives in a fish tank in Brooklyn.

Assistant Fiction Editor 

Jacob Brower »

Jacob Brower’s stories have appeared in Midwestern Gothic and Stillwater. His professional experience includes time at Cornell University Press and Frances Goldin Literary Agency, and if you’re dealing with the melancholy of rejection, he can sell you wine. A Chicago native, he now lives in Harlem. Follow him on Twitter @jhbrower1.

International Editors

Soren Stockman »

Soren Stockman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, H.O.W. Journal, St. Petersburg Review, Scrivener Creative Review, and others. He works as Program Coordinator for Summer Literary Seminars in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Sultana Banulescu

Assistant International Editors 

Paco Marquez »

Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Marquez studied philosophy at UC Berkeley. A former board member of the Sacramento Poetry Center and Escritores del Nuevo Sol, his work has appeared in, Late Peaches, and the 2013 Squaw Valley Review, and is soon to go up on giant wall through the Del Paso Words & Walls Project.

Michael Fetterman »

Michael Fetterman is in his first year at NYU’s fiction MFA program and is working on a novel. He grew up in a small town in Iowa and around the Midwest and has a terrible sweet tooth.

Award Editor

Ines Pujos »

Ines Pujos is in her second year at the poetry MFA program at  NYU. She is the cofounder and editor of Print Oriented Bastard, an international literary journal. Her poetry is forthcoming  in Phantom Limb, Hayden’s Ferry, among other literary journals.

Assistant Award Editor

Madeleine Barnes »

Madeleine Barnes is a first year poetry MFA student at NYU.  She is the recipient of the Princeton Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets award from Carnegie Mellon University.  Her poems have appeared in PleiadesThe Rattling WallNorth Central Review, and elsewhere.  Her chapbook is forthcoming in 2014 from Finishing Line Press.

Web Editor

Linnea Hartsuyker »

Linnea Hartsuyker grew up in Ithaca, New York and is working on a novel or two. She likes to lift heavy things like cars and 600-page manuscripts.

Public Relations Editor

Jameson Fitzpatrick »

Jameson Fitzpatrick is the book columnist for Next Magazine and a poetry editor for Lambda Literary Review. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The American Reader, The Awl, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere.

Assistant Public Relations Editors

Emily Yoon »

Emily Yoon grew up in Busan, Korea and Victoria, BC, Canada, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She always has time for poetry and frozen yogurt.

David Cotrone »

David Cotrone writing has appeared in Harper Perennial’s Fifty-Two Stories, The Rumpus, Thought Catalog, PANK, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. Originally from America’s hometown, he now lives within earshot of St. Mark’s. His story collection, The Basic Geography of Your Face (Unmanned Press) is forthcoming in 2014, and he can be found at

Layout Editor

Anna Kovatcheva »

Anna Kovatcheva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and slept under a flowerpot for the first year of her life. She then moved to central Virginia, where she grew up, learned to read, and began writing stories that rarely have anything to do with potted plants. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review and Used Furniture Review.

Assistant Layout Editor

Emma Hine

Interview Editor

Dana Isokawa »

Dana Isokawa grew up in the California Bay Area and lives in Brooklyn. She is a Starworks fellow at NYU and works as the editorial assistant at Poets & Writers.

Assistant Interview Editor 

Kate Brody »

Kate Brody grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  She now resides in Manhattan where she answers phones and writes fiction.  Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Pif, The Dirty Napkin and The Literary Review, among other publications.

Grant Editor

Ashley Romano »

Ashley Romano is from sunny South Florida. She now lives in Brooklyn where she is writing poems and daydreaming about the beach.

Archival Assistants

Liuyu Chen

Raquel Dorman