Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Main Burton

Editorial Assistants: Marleigh Green, Casey McCarthy, Jen Sexton-Riley

Communications and Administrative Manager: Melody Rivas

Communications and Administrative Assistant: Analisa Davis, Natalie Intihar

Membership Recruitment Manager: Vacant

Design and Layout Manager: Logan Ward

Website Design Manager: Casey McCarthy

Layout Assistant: Dikshya Pattnaik

Design Assistant: Vacant

Art Manager: Maren Detlefs

Art Judges: Clarissa McLaughlin, Sarah Burton, Jen Sexton-Riley, Wei Zhao, Logan Ward

Copy Chief: Tess Rossi

Copy Editors: Natia Kirvalidze, Clarissa McLaughlin, Ember-Reece Richardson, Skylar Allen

Social Media Manager: Marleigh Green

Social Media Assistant: Alexandra Ashe

Submissions Manager: Amira Mazzawy

Submissions Assistant: Emily Andsager

Features Writer: Patrick Edinger

Features Assistant: Vacant

Feature Writer: Shannon Stockdale-Elftman

Readers: Haley Brock, Emily Chapel, Maren Detlefs, Keera Lydon, Katie McGuire, Ella Miller, Amber Morrison, K. R. Stanley, Tehya Tenasco, Wei Zhao, Skylar Allen

Skylar Allen – Copyeditor & Reader

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx

Emily Andsager – Submissions Assistant

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
-Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Alexandra Ashe – Social Media Assistant

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” -Ernest Hemingway

Haley Brock – Reader

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Sarah Main Burton – Editor-in-Chief & Art Judge

People weren’t meant to live in reality full time. Fiction is the only way out that lets us live other lives and return to the real world having become who we need to be. I learned to live while reading fiction. I think many people have.

Emily Chapel – Reader & Co-Chair of the Board

“Sometimes a fantasy author has to point out the strangeness of reality.” -Sir Terry Pratchett, The Truth

Analisa Davis – Communications & Administrative Assistant

“The lover alone possesses his gift of love.” -Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Maren Detlefs – Art Manager & Reader

“Fiction is the lie that tells the truth.” -Neil Gaiman, Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Patrick Edinger – Features Writer & Board Administrator

If you live too much in the past, your life will be nothing but history.

Shannon Stockdale-Elftman – Feature Writer

“Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.” -Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Marleigh Green – Editorial Assistant & Social Media Manager

Most of the people who try to give you advice are going to come from a place of bias. Don’t be afraid of failure. Be afraid of what will happen if you don’t try, and when you start to fear the worst case scenario, train yourself to imagine the best case scenario, too. After all, what if it works out?

Natalie Intihar – Communications & Administrative Assistant

 “Writing fiction is easy- just start writing about yourself and don’t stop yourself from lying.” 

Natia Kirvalidze – Copy Editor

“The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers, but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” -L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Keera Lydon – Reader

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Amira Mazzawy – Submissions Manager

I plan to become a professor of English and creative writing, and will soon endeavor the daunting task of applying for a Ph.D. For now, I hope being a submissions manager will expose me to more creative works and what the world of publishing is like to help teach my future students.

Casey McCarthy – Editorial Assistant & Website Design Manager

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” -Robert Frost

Katie McGuire – Reader

“So it goes.” -Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Clarissa McLaughlin – Copy Editor & Art Judge & Board Chair

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -Neil Gaiman

Ella Miller – Reader

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” -Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Amber Morrison – Reader

“Don’t think or judge. Just listen.” -Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Dikshya Pattnaik – Layout Assistant

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” -Jane Austen, Emma

Ember-Reece Richardson – Copy Editor

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin

Jen Sexton-Riley – Editorial Assistant & Art Judge & Board Member

“Year after year
On the monkey’s face
A monkey face”
-Matsuo Bashō

Melody Rivas – Communications and Administrative Manager

“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Tess Rossi – Copy Chief

“The scariest moment is just before you start.” -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

K. R. Stanley – Reader

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” -Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales and Poems

Tehya Tenasco – Reader

“Always be a poet, even in prose.” -Charles Baudelaire

Logan Ward – Design and Layout Manager & Art Judge

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” -Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

Wei Zhao – Art Judge & Reader

I am a fan of reading and writing sci-fi and fantasy fiction. I am working on a mystery novel called The Testaments of Rosa SP.