Chief Managing Editor: Lisa M. Hase-Jackson is author of Flint and Fire,(The Word Works, 2019), winner of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University.

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:  Christine Schott teaches literature and creative writing at Erskine College.  She is Pushcart-nominated author whose work has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Dappled Things, Casino Literary Magazine, and Wanderlust.  She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of Virginia and an MFA in creative writing from Converse College and has been working for South85 for three years.

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

Non-Fiction Editor:

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: Rick Mulkey


Managing Editor: Debby DeRosa

Artistic Director: Courtney McQueen

Nonfiction Editors: Gwen Holt