Editor-in-Chief: Shenan Prestwich

shenanShenan Prestwich is a Washington, DC-based poet, cognitive researcher, over-confident dancer, and general hobby collector. She’s been living by Robert Hunter’s edict that “once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right” ever since she heard it in a Grateful Dead song long ago, enjoys compulsively kicking over every stone in her path, and uses poems to process most of what she sees (the rest is taken care of in the form of epic playlists). Her work has been seen in a diverse spread of publications online and in print, and her first book, In The Wake, was released from White Violet Press in 2014. In addition to her literary interests, she enjoys long drives, fast bluegrass, old scotch, excessive hospitality, the great outdoors, good people, and bad karaoke. You can follow her pursuit of all these things (and more!) over at shenanprestwich.com.

Assistant Editor: Brandi Dawn Henderson

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Brandi Dawn Henderson is a traveling writer, on regular journeys that prove truths to be no strangers to fictions. She’s been an Indophile since 2007 and spends summers in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Some of her favorite things include puns, peaches, freckles in the shapes of things, and shirts with cats on them. She wrote a relatively successful expat column and an utterly unsuccessful advice column for a year in New Delhi, and has had work published in Mason’s Road Literary Journal, JMWW, Three-Quarter Review, 20 Something Magazine, Lost Literary Magazine, Time Out Delhi, Urbanite Magazine, Dillinet Magazine, and First City Magazine. She currently obsesses about her two forthcoming anthologies, puts bow ties on her dogs, and blogs at brandidawnhenderson.com.

The two joined literary forces some years ago at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing program, where they learned the rules well enough to be able to break them

Social Media Manager: Erin P.T. Canning

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Erin P.T. Canning is a precise editor by day and creative writer by night. Her passions include traveling the world; reading Jane Austin; watching Marvel movies; and discovering the perfect word, that “certain slant of light,” that releases endorphins and elicits giggles. After earning her bachelors in literature from The American University, she spent six years editing a monthly science magazine near her hometown in northwest New Jersey. However, deprived of cultural stimuli and Cosi’s bread, she decided to quit her job in the middle of an economic recession and move back to the D.C. area. When she’s not editing government publications, she attends Johns Hopkins University where she is working toward her masters in fiction and writing her first epic novel. She lives with her amazing husband and two spoiled cats in Maryland. You can follow her journey via twitter, @eptcanning.