Editorial Staff

Section Editors
Jen Michalski (Managing and Founding Editor) is a queer writer of three novels, The Summer She Was Under Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2017) The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press 2013), and You’ll Be Fine (NineStar Press, 2021), a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books 2013), and three collections of fiction (The Company of Strangers, forthcoming 2023 from Braddock Avenue Books; From Here, 2014; and Close Encounters, 2007). Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Poets & Writers, The Washington Post, and the Literary Hub, and she’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize seven times. In 2013, she was named as “One of 50 Women to Watch” by The Baltimore Sun and “Best Writer” by Baltimore Magazine. She is the former host of the fiction reading series in Baltimore, Starts Here!
CarlaJean Valluzzi (Senior Poetry Editor/Chapbook Designer) hails from the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, received her BFA from MassArt, and her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She creates {mostly} paper-based ephemera; assembles objects as well as words to suit the weather and other chaos-based phenomena. Birthdays are spent sleeping among wild ponies. Hand lettering comes naturally, and often appears on the windows and chalkboards of a local indie bookstore. A chapbook exists, You Can Not Click On This, as well as a full-length collection: Part With Never, and work will or has appeared in Espresso Ink, Artichoke Haircut, Hidden City Quarterly, the Found Poetry Review, Open Letters Monthly, The Light Ekphrastic, and elsewhere. Sometimes characters go live at imisspaperletters.com, or you can find things on the facebook.
Ashlie Kauffman (Contributing Poetry Editor/Chapbook Editor) has an MFA in Poetry from New York University, an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins, and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Maryland. Her recognitions include an Individual Artist Award in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council as well as residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, and the Ragdale Foundation. She is the recipient of a 2018 Rubys Artist Grant in Literary Arts from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Hannah Grieco (Contributing Creative Nonfiction Editor) is a writer and teacher in Washington, DC. In addition to being the senior cnf editor at JMWW, she edits for Alan Squire Publishing, Alternating Current Press, and Porcupine Literary. Her essays can be read in The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Brevity, Pithead Chapel, Huffington Post, and more. Find her online at www.hgrieco.com and on Twitter @writesloud.
Curtis Smith (Interviews Editor) has published more than 100 stories and essays, and his work has appeared in or been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Spiritual Writing, The Best Short Fictions, and Norton Anthology New Microfictions. He’s worked with independent publishers to put out two chapbooks of flash fiction, three story collections, two essay collections, five novels, and a work of creative nonfiction. His latest book, The Magpie’s Return, was named as one of Kirkus Review’s top Indie releases of 2020
Mike-selfie-1024x683Michael B. Tager (Senior Fiction Editor) is a writer and editor. He is mostly vegetables. He can be found at michaelbtager.com and on Twitter at @iamragesparkle.
Margaret Adams (Senior Fiction Editor) is a short story writer and essayist. Her work has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Pinch Journal, Monkeybicycle, and The Baltimore Review, among other publications. She is the winner of the Blue Mesa Review 2018 Nonfiction Contest and the Pacifica Literary Review 2017 Fiction Contest. Her website is www.margaret-adams.com. Follow her on Twitter at @megbeingthere.
2021JulyCassieGrad_6J2A1706AACassie Osvatics (Senior Creative Nonfiction Editor) is a writer and photographer located in the DC area. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland with a notation in poetry from the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. During her time at the university, she was a photographer and reporter for UMD Writer’s Bloc and a concert photographer for Bandsintown. She received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at American University in 2021. Her work can be found in The Offing,7:30 DC,Washington Independent Review of Books, and five:2:one Magazine.
Flash Fiction
Kristin Bonilla (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) is a fiction writer from northern California. Her work has appeared in NPR: Three Minute Fiction, NANO Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly, online at Gulf Coast Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and currently lives in Houston. Follow her @kbonilla.
Laura Huey Chamberlain (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) lives, works, and writes in Alexandria, Virginia. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as Crack the Spine, MoonPark Review, and Cease, Cows, and she was a finalist for the 2019 Best Microfiction.
headshotjonesSilas Jones (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) lives in Brooklyn but grew up in Arizona and Washington. Their writing has appeared in Hobart, Foglifter, Forever Mag, The Account, and elsewhere. They are an MFA candidate at Hunter College and draw a comic every day; if you’re lucky they’ll post it on the internet http://www.sjonescomix.com..
Jolene McIlwain‘s (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) work has appeared in West BranchCincinnati ReviewNew Orleans ReviewCRAFTFlorida Review’s Aquifer, Best Small Fictions, and elsewhere. Her short story collection, SIDLE CREEK, is forthcoming from Melville House in Spring 2023. She was born, raised, and currently lives in a small town in western Pennsylvania with her family. Follow her at @jolene_mcilwain.
Robin Bissett PhotoRobin Bissett (Associate Fiction Editor) is a Teaching Artist and Writer from Central Texas. She enjoys absorbing and sharing stories and strengthening her surrounding literary communities. Her flash fiction is published in Burning House Press, TEJASCOVIDO, and Riot Act Magazine. She tweets @rtbissett.
CharlieCharlie Hope-D’Anieri (Associate Fiction Editor) is an associate fiction editor at jmww. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Baffler, and Mother Jones, among other magazines and websites. He lives in Baltimore and can be found at charliehopedanieri.me and on Twitter @hopedanieri.
Rachel Farber headRachel Farber (Associate Fiction Editor) is a writer and editor based in Oakland, California, where she lives with her wife. She holds a BA in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College. She writes audio descriptions for video, and on the weekends, explores the Bay Area on her bicycle.
Madison Krchnavy (Associate Fiction Editor) is a Baltimore-based community art worker and editor.
JulieanneJulieanne Larick (Associate Fiction Editor) is a Best of the Net-nominated poet attending college in Ohio. Her work has been recognized by The Academy of American Poets, Hollins University, The Young Writers’ Initiative, and AWP. She has writing in GASHER Journal, perhappened mag, Eunoia Review, Kissing Dynamite, and more. Julieanne reads for GASHER Journal and edits fiction for jmww Journal. She tweets @crookyshanks. Find her work at http://www.julielarickwriting.com.
Maryam headshotMaryam Shadmehr (Associate Fiction Editor) writes and edits from Emeryville, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her work has been published in Masque and SpectacleCider Press ReviewOvertly Lit, and elsewhere. You can learn more about her on maryamshadmehr.wordpress.com or connect on Twitter and IG @maryamshadmehr.
Maxwell Suzuki HeadshotMaxwell Suzuki (Associate Fiction Editor) is a Japanese American queer writer who lives in Los Angeles. Maxwell’s work has appeared in trampset, Anti-Heroin Chic, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, and The Hellebore. Follow him @papasuzuki.
addie5b (1)Addie Tsai (Associate Fiction Editor) is a queer nonbinary (any/all) artist and writer of color who teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and humanities at Houston Community College. They also teach part time in Goddard College’s MFA for Interdisciplinary Arts and Regis University’s Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing programs. Addie collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. They are the author of the queer Asian young adult novel Dear Twin. Addie’s adult queer biracial genderswapped retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Unwieldy Creatures, is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press August 2022. Addie is Fiction co-Editor and co-Editor of Features and Reviews at Anomaly, Staff Writer at Spectrum South, and the Founding Editor / co-Editor in Chief at just femme & dandy.
Creative Nonfiction
shareen k murayama (1)Shareen K. Murayama (Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor) is a writer and educator. Her first chapbooks, HEY GIRL, ARE YOU IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP? by Harbor Editions and HOUSEBREAK by Bad Betty Press will be published in 2022. She’s a 2021 Best Microfiction winner as well as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal. Her art is published or forthcoming in Pilgrimage Press, SoFloPoJo, SWWIM, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. You can find her on IG & Twitter @ambusypoeming.
Juliet Way-Henthorne_JMWWJuliet Way-Henthorne (Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor) is a senior writer and editor at the Climate Hazards Center, a world-renowned climate research organization, and she is a graduate student in creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018 with a degree in Literature and a minor in professional editing. She was the recipient of the William & Marjorie Frost Memorial Award for Best Critical Essay, The College of Creative Studies Best Critical Essay Award, and the Dean’s Award for academic excellence. Juliet’s writing interests lie in biracial identities, unconventional relationships between mothers to daughters, death & grief, and in uncovering the roots of generational trauma. She enjoys reading epistolary narratives and fairy tales, and she will happily watch any horror film with her trusty dog, Sawyer, to guard her.
Jessica Lynn Dotson (Associate Poetry Editor) is a poet and photographer in Baltimore. Her chapbook, Time Trials, was the 2016 Lines + Stars Mid-Atlantic Poetry Chapbook Contest winner. She was previously the Art & Design Editor for the literary magazine Free State Review.
Fitz Fitzgerald (Associate Poetry Editor) once played Marcel Duchamp in poet’s theatre on the Lower East Side, opening up for Ed Sanders. Fitz earned a masters in poetics from the New College of California. He has two chapbooks: 17 Reasons (AngleHouse) and Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (Furniture Press). His poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Fanzine, First Intensity, Dusie, Free State Review, and Wu Wei Fashion Magazine. He has served previously as a contributing editor for Prosodia and Vapor/Strains.