DANIELLA DIMAGGIO, EDITOR IN CHIEF is a fiction writer who works with themes such as trauma, identity, and memory. She graduated from Queens College with a bachelor’s degree in media studies, and has now returned to enroll in the MFA Program. Daniella is also a writing consultant at the Queens College Writing Center.
SHANNON HEARN, EDITOR IN CHIEF is currently an MFA candidate at Queens College for Poetry. Her own writing has appeared or is forthcoming with 3:AM Magazine, Five:2:One Mag, Big Lucks, cream city review, Fugue, Juked, Heavy Feather Review, and others. She lives in Astoria, NY.
ASHLEY SOMWARU, POETRY EDITOR is a writer born and raised in Queens, New York. Originally obtaining a BA in Journalism, her non-fiction work can be seen in Open City. She is currently an MFA candidate at Queens College. Her poetry and narratives derive from her inter-generational lineage and seeks to give power to women, using her experiences as a child, religious stories, and superstitions to highlight the misogyny and abuse that have been silently prevalent in her culture.
SABA RIAZI, NONFICTION EDITOR is a writer, filmmaker, translator from Tehran. She obtained her BFA in Drama (directing) from Art University of Tehran, her MFA in Film and TV production from New York University and received several awards, nominations and grants for her short and feature film. Saba will receive an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College in 2020. Her creative efforts are focused at the intersection of word and the moving image.
JONAH SIMONAK, FICTION EDITOR is a fiction writer and poet from New York. His work has appeared in Entropy, Eunoia Review, Five: 2: One and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry, while varied, investigate memory, myth, ghosts, and cultural signs and symbols. Before enrolling in Queen’s College’s MFA program he attended Hampshire College, in Amherst MA, where he studied contemporary literature and creative writing.
JULIA JOHANNE TOLO, TRANSLATIONS EDITOR is a poet and translator from Oslo, Norway. She is the author of the chapbooks August, and the snow has just melted, from Bottlecap Press, and holes of silver from Ghost City Press. Her translation of Paal-Helge Haugen’s 1968 poetry-novel Anne was published by Hanging Loose in April 2019. Recent work can be read in Fugue Magazine and Brine Literary.
LUCY TORRES, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR is a NYC writer & artist and author of The Taste of Broken, an autobiographical poetry book on endometriosis. A LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Grantee & Dorland Mountain Arts Summer 2019 Resident, she is currently a Queens College MFA Creative Writing candidate. An unwavering artivist, Lucy’s writing zeroes in on dismantling social conventions and gender/racial/(dis)ability/class/age/body size equality.
KIMIKO HAHN, FACULTY ADVISOR and MANAGING EDITOR whose Toxic Flora and Brain Fever were prompted by fields of science, has a forthcoming collection Foreign Bodies that revisits the personal as political. She is avid advocate of the chapbook and her latest is Brittle Process (Paper Nautilus, October, 2019). Hahn is a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York.