Christine M. Hopkins (Founding Editor) is a Haitian American writer and journalist originally from the Bay Area, now living in Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, making her a bona fide CyHawk (though she never roots for the Cyclones). Her current and previous lit mag experience includes stints at |tap| lit mag, Cleaver Magazine, Sketch Magazine, and the North American Review. When she’s not working at the library, she reports on women’s basketball at SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Her poetry and prose have appeared in shufPoetry, FIVE:2:ONE’s #thesideshow, IOLit, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @hoptine.

Thursday Simpson (Founding Editor) spends her time between Iowa City and Peoria, Illinois. She has a BA from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in Clash Media, Dreginald, Mistress, The Breakroom Stories, Diabolique, Rhino, Fishfood Magazine and Far Off Places. She believes in Feline Satan & garlic & onions. Ask her to do an impression of King Diamond and she will probably smile. Her Twitter is @JeanBava.

Brittany Burton (Reader) is a writer, student, and barista from Northern Michigan and 16 moves under her belt. She aspires to be a literary editor and has had poetry published in the Pine River Anthology and Phosphene.

Hilary Ellis-Manogue (Reader) is a mother, writer, and geology student at George Washington University. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her poetry has been published by Mothers Always Write Magazine, The Dying Dahlia Review, and Underground Art and Literary Journal.

Christopher Smith (Reader) is a graduate of DePaul University with a Master of Art in Writing and Publishing, and Baker University with a BA in English. He’s been published in Eclectica Magazine and was a contributing writer for the literary magazine Niche. He is readying a poetry chapbook, Is Choosing a Goat Like Choosing a Dog? for publication in Fall 2018, and is at work on revising an untitled LGBTQ young adult novel set in Kansas. When he’s not writing or working his day job in an office in Chicago, he can be found spending time with his husband, Exal, and cat, Ezra. He’s been known to spend a Sunday bingeing Bob’s Burgers and Star Trek: The Next Generation.