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Val Gryphin

Val Gryphin

Editor-in-Chief

Val lives and works in the Pacific Northwest where she writes and works on her plans for world domination. She enjoys reading submissions of all types, and the variety of pieces she reviews always keeps her on her toes. You can visit her at  valgryphin.com.



T. E. Wilderson

T. E. Wilderson

Senior Prose Editor

T. E. Wilderson is a New Orleans-born, Midwestern writer. Her work has appeared in The Opiate magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, The Roanoke Review, The Louisville Review, Crack the Spine, and the Notre Dame Review. She has just completed a novel and is at work on a short story collection. You can follow her at @MizGolightly.


Yukyan Lam

Yukyan Lam

Senior Prose Editor

Yukyan is based in New York, NY, but is thrilled to have a literary connection to the Pacific Northwest. She loves reading and writing all forms of prose, particularly creative non-fiction and short stories. Like most of her favorite writers, she believes that the boundaries between literary and genre fiction are (largely) rubbish. She funds her creative impulses by working for a non-profit on environmental health and social justice. Follow her @yukyan_etc.


KC Snow

Senior Prose Editor

KC Snow counts “surviving teenage homelessness” as her MFA. She does not see the best in people, and early adopters of her worldview include Dark MountainElm Leaves JournalCrab Fat Magazine, The Blotter, and several anthologies. Snow is the writer and a co-host for the climate change comedy podcast Maximum Carbon Sinkhole.


Lily Blackburn

Lily Blackburn

Senior Prose Editor

Lily Blackburn is originally from the rural mountains of Humboldt County, CA but moved to Portland in 2013 to study writing, literature and to see as much live music as humanly possible. She enjoys writing various forms of short prose, with an emphasis in creative non-fiction.


Kameron Ray Morton

Senior Prose Editor

Kameron Ray Morton is a student about to transition from undergrad to grad. Their fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Carbon Culture Review and FLARE: The Flagler Review, among others. They currently intern for the podcast I’m Afraid to Ask and moonlight as a Disney Vacation Planner. They feel pressured to drink less coffee, but find their best ideas emerge from a caffeine-induced high. Follow them on Instagram @tallsoyflatwhite.


David Midkiff

David Midkiff

Senior Poetry Editor

David Midkiff is a poet, educator, and freelance writer who finds himself living abroad in London for the near future.  When he is not writing, David is usually teaching high school students, experimenting with a new ingredient in his cooking, exploring a new city with his partner, or doing something active outdoors.  David’s poetry has appeared in “Windowcat” by bighugpublishing and “Resistentialism” by Poetastard Press.  He published his first chapbook “EdotGdot (The Way I Would Have Said it the Second Time)” in 2016.  His forthcoming collection is entitled “Dead Metaphors”.


Jiwon Choi

Jiwon Choi

Senior Poetry Editor

Jiwon Choi is a poet, teacher and urban gardener. She teaches preschool at the Educational Alliance, a multi-generation non-profit located on the Lower East Side of NYC. She is also a long-time urban gardener and membership coordinator for the Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden located near Downtown Brooklyn. Her first book of poems, One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2017. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Alan Perry

Alan Perry

Senior Poetry Editor

Alan Perry is a Minnesota native who received his BA in English from the University of Minnesota.  He was nominated for a 2018 Best of the Net, and his poems have appeared in Heron Tree, Sleet MagazineGyroscope Review, Right Hand PointingZingara Poetry Review, and elsewhere, including several anthologies. He and his wife divide their time between a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tucson, Arizona.


Brandon Cole

Associate Prose Editor

Brandon Grammer earned his BFA in creative writing from the University of Missouri and has been an aspiring self-fulfilling prophecy ever since. He has worked previously for The Missouri Review and is a member of the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. When not water-witching throughout flyover country, he enjoys entertaining a small readership with off the cuff prompt responses, which can be found at reddit.com/r/m0zark


Hailey Hanks

Associate Prose Editor

Hailey Hanks lives in Nashville, where she earned a BA in writing and political science from Belmont University. Her fiction has received the Sandra Hutchins Writing Award, the Ruby Treadway Creative Writing Award, and the Alfred Leland Crabb Award. Currently, she is a teaching assistant and MFA fiction candidate at Western Kentucky University. She lives with her wife and four-legged babies Spiderfish, Mayor Augustus Maywho, and Chloe.


Kevin Lichty

Associate Prose Editor

Kevin Lichty is a writer and teacher living in Phoenix, Arizona. Before moving to Arizona, he was a copywriter for the National YoungArts Foundation. His work can be found in Yemasee, Ponder Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Palooka, and elsewhere. He was a semifinalist for the 2017 William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress award.


Sarah Dyer

Associate Prose Editor


Amy Scanlan O’Hearn

Associate Poetry Editor

Amy Scanlan O’Hearn, a teacher and writer living in Southern NJ, received her MFA from Rutgers University. Stories and poems appear in Helen: A Literary Magazine, The Bacopa Review, Mom Egg Review and Verseweavers, the journal of the Oregon Poetry Association. She has a passion for language and a daily desire to “feel physically as if the top of [her] head were taken off.”


Filo Canseco

Visual Arts Editor

A native of Oaxaca, Filo grew up in Vancouver, WA. but feels part of Portland culture. Photography played a major part in his early twenties, when he dedicated four years to his own photography business, and was featured in several local magazines. He is the creative director for numerous small businesses and currently is in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, with the goal of branching out as a freelancer. After obtaining as much knowledge and experience as possible, Filo wants to give back through education.


Alina Lundholm

Social Media Editor

Alina Lundholm wrested her Creative Writing BA from Augustana College in May 2018 and is still trying to figure out how to keep all of her passions and hobbies afloat now that those built-in structures are gone. Residing in the Chicago area, she recently completed a publishing internship at Sourcebooks. She likes to maintain her two loves: writing stories about goblins and dragons and playing the cantankerous French horn.