Editor in Chief/Managing Editor

Lisa M. Hase-Jackson is author of Flint and Fire, selected by Jericho Brown for the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series, an imprint of The Word Works in Washington DC. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University. A full-time writer, Lisa is Editor in Chief of South 85 Journal and founding editor of Zingara Poetry Review.

Poetry Editor – Hannah Marshall lives in South-Central Illinois, where she works as the advising editor for the literary journal The Scriblerus. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, New Ohio Review, The Madison Review, Anglican Theological Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Converse College.

Poetry Readers – Shanta Brown, Zorina Frey, Russell Jackson, Brittany Kessler, and Erin York

Fiction Editor – Russell Carr is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Maryland. He has a BA in Russian Literature from UNC at Chapel Hill, an MD from the University of Tennessee, and an MFA from Converse College. He recently retired from the United States Navy after twenty years of service. He was the review editor for South 85 Journal for two years, and currently serves as the journal’s fiction editor.

Fiction Readers – Andrew Clark, David Hartshorne,  Marcy Moe, John Peebles, Christine Schott, and Laura Platas-Scott

Non-Fiction Editor – Samantha Moe

Non-Fiction Readers –  Erin York

Review Editor – Keagan Herring has served 20+ years in the United States Coast Guard. She has a BA in English Literature, an MBA in Business Management, and is currently pursuing an MFA at Converse College. She has served as writer and assistant editor for The Post Script (Columbia College) and currently serves as the book review editor for the South 85 Journal.

Blog Editor – Zorina Frey

Faculty Advisor and Contributing Editor – Rick Mulkey


Managing Editor: Debby DeRosa

Artistic Director: Courtney McQueen

Nonfiction Editors: Gwen Holt