Chief Managing Editor: Lisa M. Hase-Jackson is the author of Insomnia in Another Town (Clemson University Press, 2023), and Flint and Fire (The Word Works, 2019). She is a Pushcart-nominate poet whose work can be found in Limp Wrist, Tipton Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, and The South Carolina Review. Here poems can also be found in the anthology Ice on a Hot Stove (Clemson University Press) and the craft book The Strategic Poet (Terrapin Press). She teaches English and creative writing in Charleston, South Carolina.

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 University.

Nonfiction Editor: Laura Platas Scott is a Cuban American writer whose work has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine and Zizzle Literary. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Converse University where she teaches English composition. She is a creative writing teaching artist for the Arts Reaching Elementary and Middle School Students (ARMES) program in Greenville, SC, and is a Senior Writer for Story Terrace. She is represented by Melissa Edwards of Stonesong Literary.

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Poetry Editor: Zorina Exie Frey is an essayist, screenwriter, and spoken word artist working as a publishing content writer and digital designer. She is a Pushcart nominee whose writings are featured in Glassworks MagazineShondaland, Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now and Limpwrist Magazine. Zorina also holds an MFA in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Converse University.


Fiction Readers: Brig Berthold, Jason Candle, Andrew Clark, Natalia Fernandez, Brianna Genoble, Katelyn McCall, Kenzie McGregor,  Madison Miller, Natalie Pall, and Chris Paulino

Nonfiction Readers: Haley Gambrell, Keagan Herring, and Erin York

Poetry Readers: Shay Black, Shanta Brown, Laurel Eshelman, Davelyn Hill, Crystal Tennille Irby, Brittany Kessler, Paige Moton, Kelsey Stancliffe, and Erin York


Faculty Mentor: Professor Rick Mulkey is the author of five poetry collections including: Toward Any Darkness, Before the Age of Reason, Bluefield Breakdown, and Greatest Hits: 1994-2004. His latest collection is Ravenous, New & Selected Poems, published by Serving House Press.


Managing Editor: Debby DeRosa

Artistic Director: Courtney McQueen

Nonfiction Editor: Gwen Holt

Poetry Editor: Hanna Marshall