Jory Mickelson Co-Editor-in-Chief & Poetry Editor

Jory Mickelson’s work has appeared in Vinyl Poetry, FAULTLINE, The Florida Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Superstition Review, The Collagist, The Los Angeles Review, The Adirondack Review, and other journals. He received an Academy of American Poet’s Prize in 2011 and was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry. He lives in Washington.

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S.J. Dunning Co-Editor-in-Chief & Nonfiction Editor

S.J. Dunning’s work has appeared in The Sun, The Swamp, Sundog Lit, Front Porch JournalDogwood, YES! Magazine, Creative Nonfiction and elsewhere. Her essay “for(e)closure” won Creative Nonfiction’s 2011 MFA Program-Off Award and is a “notable” essay in Best American Essays 2011. Currently, she lives in Tacoma, Washington and teaches Composition, Creative Writing, and Technical Writing online. She also recently started a website/blog called “Notes from the Field of Foreclosure.” 

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Julia Hands Fiction Editor

Julia Hands is a recent graduate from Western Washington University’s MFA program where she studied fiction. While completing her MFA, Julia served as the Assistant Managing Editor of Bellingham Review. For the past four years, she has also worked as the Assistant Program Manager of the Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Her short story “But She Still Loves Him” appeared in Issue #4 of 5×5 and her plays have been performed on Western’s Brit Tour (2015) as well as at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (2014).

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Tyrah Dunning  Photography Editor

Upon writing, Tyrah is currently living out of her car and staying in various places in Washington state—from cabins in the woods, to apartment floors in the city. Accompanied by Hank the Beagle, she is soon to leave for Montana, followed by California, with the intention of exploring and documenting any and all cultural vortexes she encounters along the way.

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