Dana Mele is a graduate of Wellesley College and Syracuse University. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Typehouse Literary Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Right Hand Pointing, Jersey Devil Press, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Bird’s Thumb, Mad Scientist Journal, and elsewhere. Dana is an Assistant Editor of Luna Station Quarterly and a screener for Strangelet Magazine and was previously Lead Articles Editor of Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology Law. She is a licensed attorney, a mother, a former spelling bee champion, and an enthusiastic knitter of shapeless ponchos.
Chelsea Shea Ennen has a BA in Theater Studies and English from Wellesley College and an MA in Contemporary Literature, Theory and Culture from King’s College London. She hails from rural Ohio but these days if she isn’t on the East Coast you can find her in jolly old England. When she isn’t writing fiction about magical women she is an enthusiastic media critic, and loves discussing everything from the classics to contemporary pop culture. One of her many hobbies is petting dogs that don’t belong to her, but she is currently trying to teach herself to play “Magic: The Gathering.”
Fine Art Editor
Melina McGrew, of Melina Nastazia Photography, was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, but currently lives in Brooklyn with her Love and three wondrous children! She is a natural light photographer and her style is creative fine art. She has been shooting creatively for three years and her work has been published in photography magazines, blogs and accepted into multiple juried gallery shows. Before she was a photographer she was an actor, and her acting background greatly informs her work. Through her images she seeks to tell stories, connect and communicate ideas. She is interested in capturing human connection and soul, because ‘connection’ is what drives and fuels us and ‘soul’ is all we have when everything else is stripped away. She also loves creating conceptual, creative, fine art images because she believes in the power of ideas and fantasy. Our imagination is a strong emotional and therapeutic creative outlet. It can provide comfort, solace and a means to escape.
Bill Clough III is an Assistant Professor of English in West Virginia. He enjoys the poetry of T.S. Eliot, weird fiction, and spending time with his wife and son.
Dane Slutzky is a genderqueer writer living in Oregon. He studied women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College and computer science at Brandeis University. His poetry has appeared in THEM and the anthology Writing the Walls Down. Dane can be found writing speculative fiction or engineering data wherever coffee is sold.
Elizabeth Jaye is a graduate of Wellesley College, currently residing in Massachusetts. While she studied Classics and English in college, she spends her days analyzing sales numbers in spreadsheets and modern media in more wordy methods. She can easily be found (and lost!) in used book stores, museums of antiquities, and gaming conventions.
Kelsey Batten Clough
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