This is a list of names to which you can address your cover letter, if you are the polite sort.
And also there’s a little more about us, if you’re curious about who is reading/judging your work:
Dorian Geisler – Editor/Co-Founder – is a professor of poetry in Arcadia University’s MFA program. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Believer, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LVNG, and the Berkeley Poetry Review. He grew up in Dallas, Texas before attending U.C. Berkeley where he baffled his future self and all his relatives by majoring in philosophy. Afterwards, he moved to New York to teach high school English as a New York City Teaching Fellow. He only lasted one year, and by the end of the next he was back in Berkeley, eating peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and working on a writing sample to apply to M.F.A. schools in creative writing–one of which actually accepted him! He attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he learned a lot about writing and how to integrate . . . and not integrate . . . what other people thought about his writing. After graduating he moved back to the east coast, first to New York, then to Baltimore, and then to the greater Philadelphia area, where he now resides.
Amanda Vacharat – Editor/Co-Founder/Art Director – has worked as an editorial assistant at a Fiction/Nonfiction Editing company. She has also taken fiction classes at the John Hopkins Creative Writing graduate program, and interned at the Potomac Review. Her work has been published in elimae and Monkeybicycle. She attended Swarthmore College, which crystallized and expanded her quirkiness, creativity, and eclecticism. She majored in psychobiology and theater. Afterwards, she moved to New York City, where it turned out people weren’t quite as nice as at Swarthmore. She eventually moved to Baltimore, where people actually were as nice as at Swarthmore—and similarly quirky. She took up writing seriously, taking fiction classes at John Hopkins University. Now she lives her dream come true (outside of Philadelphia): she works on about 1,000 different creative projects. And eats Thai food when possible.
Jane-Rebecca Cannarella – Associate Editor - is a current graduate of a small liberal arts college where she got her M. Ed in Library Science and English. Prior to that she was a graduate of the same small liberal arts college where she allegedly majored in English and Creative Writing. At one point she was across the Pond studying comparative literature at an art school in London. Before any of that she sprung to life, fully formed, in Long Island, NY but spent her formative years in San Diego, California. She has been published on the research and literacy organization Sequart, the zine Bear Ambulance, and several websites pertaining to academic librarianship. Somehow she ended up in Philadelphia where she lost her soul to corporate publishing but learned the arts of being a crazy cat woman. She also plays the piano and is in the process of developing a religion based on the hazelnut spread, Nutella.
Zana Bass – Contributing Artist – is an artist and philologist living in Philadelphia. She teaches high school Latin and has two cats named after dinosaurs. She got her BA from Temple University in Classics and Psychology and recently received her MA in Classics from Stanford University, where she studied Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. You can look through her artwork and even buy something (like a poster) on her website: www.zanabass.com