Founder and Editor-in-Chief: Alana Saltz. Alana is a writer, freelance editor, and disability rights activist residing near Seattle. She’s been living with chronic illness, mental illness, and disabilities since childhood. Alana received her MFA in Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her essays and poetry have appeared in The Washington Post, The LA Times, HuffPost, Moonchild Magazine, Occulum, Five:2:One, and more. You can find out more at alanasaltz.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Poetry Editor: Kaitlyn (Katy) Brennan. Katy is a disability advocate living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and associated conditions. Her work has been featured on The Mighty, Deaf Poets Society, Al Jazeera, and more. In her free time, Katy works to increase the basic rights of those with chronic illnesses and disabilities. In the future, she plans to pursue a dual degree in Journalism and Political Science in order to continue her advocacy.

 

Poetry and Prose Editor: Aryanna Falkner is a disabled writer from Buffalo, NY. She is currently an MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she lives with her fiance and fluffy black cat. She is Assistant Prose Editor for Mid-American Review and she has forthcoming work to be published in Tule Review and The Merrimack Review. Please visit her Twitter for more information and pictures of her cat.

 

Art Editor: Pj Kneisel. Pj’s art explores the contradictions between the macabre and the comic. He received his BA in Studio Art from Cal State Long Beach and is the founder of Aorta VI, an art collective. Pj works in the mental health field and has personally struggled with depression. You can find him and his art on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Poetry Editor: Matthew Laverty. Matthew earned a BLA from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he studied creative writing under award winning poet Maggie Dietz and critically acclaimed author Andre Dubus III. He deals with chronic pain and depression daily, and he writes poetry as a means to be. His poems have appeared at Poetry Quarterly, FORTH Magazine, and elsewhere.

 

Prose Editor: Erynn Porter. Erynn has a BFA in Creative Writing from New Hampshire Institute of Art and is Assistant Editor for Quail Bell Magazine. She has a chronic illness but that doesn’t stop her from writing reviews, essays, fiction, and whatever else interests her. She’s been published in Bust, ROAR, Brooklyn Magazine, and more. She’s an obsessive editor, snow globe collector, constant candy eater, and cat lover. You can see more of her work at erynnporter.com.

 

Prose Editor: Andrew Velzian. Andrew holds a BA Hons in Creative Writing, has several stories and poems published both online and in print, and was Prose Editor at Under the Fable magazine. He has been a reader for various magazines and competitions including The Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018. He recently returned to Orkney after living in Vietnam where he now teaches English as a second language.

 

Social Media Assistant: Lydia Schoch. Lydia is a queer science fiction author and blogger who has published two books so far. Her personal experiences with depression were an important part of the reason why she decided to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Defiance College. You can find more from her at lydiaschoch.com and on Twitter @TorontoLydia.