Staff

Austin Wiggins

Co-Founder and Chief Non-Fiction Editor

Writer and occasional philosopher. Runs the literature blog Writings By Ender, and recently published the short story collection Bonds that Bind.

Dario Cannizzaro

Co-Founder and Chief Fiction Editor

Author, Poet, Musician, Geek, Dharma Bum. Currently writing something somewhere. Author of Dead Men Naked (a novel) and the short story collection Of Life, Death, Aliens and Zombies.

Alfonso Colasuonno

Co-Founder

Fiction, poetry, screenwriting, acting, filmmaking, activism. Co-founder of MyCareerHacker, a résumé writing and career services solutions center. Possible man of mystery.

 

Lauren Rubin

Content Editor

Lauren is a Siberian black bear who served in WWI and WWII. A devout follower of our lord and savior Dolly Parton, she strives to be joyful and irreverent in all life pursuits. She thinks writing is pretty cool, but prefers alchemy, needlepoint, and calisthenics.

Nico Carone

Art Director

Digital and media guru, artist and art lover, animator, filmmaker, musician and singer (rock music addicted), fine cook (Italian and more), street-smart traveler.

 

Richard Gibney

Social Media Manager

Winner of 2 Short Fic Contests 2011: Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle Competition & Reading Writers Contest. Blogger.

 

Kelly Grieve

Columnist

Coattail surfing Xennial, Kelly is a pipe-dreamin’ recovering nagging parent and frumpy wife desperately trying to define herself as otherwise. She has a history of back rubbing, over-analyzing and defiling the image of well respected words and communities with her pesky opinions.

Elizabeth Cunningham

COLUMNIST

Elizabeth Cunningham was born in Chicago and raised between Northern Illinois and the Tampa Bay region of Florida. A drifter at heart, she writes characters who frequently find themselves on the move. The bulk of her literary work weaves mythical creatures with dark, urban fantasy backdrops.

Shawn Hudson

COLUMNIST

Shawn is a young black man from the Bronx who has a deep and heated passion for writing. He feels that as both a young person of color and a creative that it’s his job to use his voice to make a difference in this world.

Lee Ellis

CHIEF POETRY EDITOR

Featured in Fat City Review, Voice From the Nimbus and various other journals, Lee Ellis is former editor and correspondent at Buzz and Howl Magazine. Bronx born and raised, Ellis is a New York based poet currently living in New Haven, Connecticut. They’ve performed at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Yale
University, Lehman College and other spaces in New York City.