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Matthew Schmidt has published poems in Hobart, Pleiades, The Seattle Review, Territory, and elsewhere. He is an associate poetry editor at Fairy Tale Review, and previously an editor at Mississippi Review, Sonora Review, and Product. His book reviews appear in The Volta and Hinchas de Poesia. He holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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Adam al-Sirgany stopped publishing his unsolicited work after encountering the letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. He has served as a reader or editor for several magazines, including Sou'wester and the Sonora and Fairy Tale Reviews. He holds an MA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, an MFA from the University of Arizona, and currently works as a private editor and ghostwriter. 


Ingrid Claire Wenzler believes Joseph Brodsky’s claim that Anna Akhmatova’s first successful line was her pseudonym and has always been tempted to but hasn’t yet raised Akhmatova’s five open a’s to a more even six. For now it’s a given name and an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. Professionally, Ingrid has edited writing of all kinds, all shapes and sizes, for over thirteen years, though, the short story remains her focus and truest pleasure.


Jon Riccio received his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. His chapbook Prodigal Cocktail Umbrella was published by Trainwreck Press. He serves as the poetry editor at Fairy Tale Review. 


Karlie Herndon formulated the original idea for this venture.