EDITORIAL STAFF

JenJen Michalski (Managing and Founding Editor) is the author of the novels The Summer She Was Under Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2017) and The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press 2013), a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, 2014; and Close Encounters, 2007). Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Poets & Writers. 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 host of a fiction reading series in Baltimore, called Starts Here!

AshlieAshlie Kauffman (Senior Poetry Editor /Chapbook Editor) has an MFA in Poetry from New York University 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, and the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods.

LindaLinda Simoni-Wastila (Senior Fiction Editor) has an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She writes from Baltimore, where she also professes, mothers, and gives a damn. You can find her Pushcart- and Best-of-the-Net nominated poems and stories in various venues, including Smokelong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Scissors and Spackle, MiCrow, The Sun, Blue Five Notebook, The Poet’s Market 2013, Hoot, Connotation Press, Camroc Press Review, Right Hand Pointing, Every Day Fiction, and Nanoism. More stuff at http://linda-leftbrainwrite.blogspot.

Alle C. Hall (Senior Nonfiction Editor) is currently a quarter-finalist in Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest (semi-finalists will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2018) and was a semifinalist in Hippocampus Magazine’s “Remember in November” Creative Nonfiction Contest. Other notable mentions include a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot, First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works competition, and semi-finalist for the New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest. Favorite publications include right here on jmww, as well as Creative Nonfiction, Brevity (blog), The Citron Review, Crack the Spine, Bust, Literary Mama, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer). She remains proud to have been a member of the Seal Press team, back when the publishing house worked out of Seattle. She blogs at About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children  allehall.wordpress.com.

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Curtis Smith  (Interviews Editor) has published over 100 stories and essays. His work has been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. He’s worked with literary presses to publish a pair of flash-fiction chap books, three story collections, three novels, and an essay collection. Dock Street Press has just put out his latest book, Communion, an essay collection. In 2016, Ig Publishing will publishing his next book, a collection of essays about Slaughterhouse Five.

CarlacropCarlaJean Valuzzi (Chapbook Designer and Poetry Editor) hails from the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, received her BFA from MassArt, her MFA from UB, and now quakes upon a hill just west 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. 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, and elsewhere. Sometimes characters go live at imisspaperletters.com, or you can find things on the facebook.


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FM Stringer (Associate Poetry Editor)
 has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Maryland. He was honorably mentioned in the 2013 Intro Journals Project, and his poetry and prose writing can be found here in jmww, in B O D Y, and elsewhere. He lives in Baltimore and tweets at @fmstringer.

 

 

PJ photoP.J. Dominiski (Associate Poetry Editor) is a 24-year-old poet living in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is in his final year of the University of Baltimore’s creative writing MFA program. He loves skateboarding, his cat Nala, and the General Tso’s chicken from Sonny Carry-out. P.J.’s poetry has been published in Randolph-Macon College’s The Stylus, and Unbloc Zine.

 

LantryW.F. Lantry (Associate Fiction Editor) spent many years walking the deserts and climbing the mountains of Southern California. Now he spends time roaming the Eastern Forests from Maryland to Vermont and practicing woodworking near the Anacostia River. His poetry collections are The Terraced Mountain (Little Red Tree 2015), The Structure of Desire (Little Red Tree 2012) winner of a 2013 Nautilus Award in Poetry, The Language of Birds (Finishing Line 2011), and a forthcoming collection, The Book of Maps. Recent honors include the National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry, Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (Israel), and Potomac Review Prize. His work has appeared widely online and in print in over 20 countries on five continents, in journals such as Asian Cha, Gulf Coast, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He currently works in Washington, DC.

David HillsDavid J. Hills (Associate Senior Fiction Editor) is completing his undergraduate degrees in English and Theatre from Goucher College. He is currently ‘on loan’ to the University of Oxford. Between—and sometimes during—his studies, David is a writer of prose, poetry, and plays.

 

Bailey Drumm (Associate Fiction Editor) is a fiction writer currently enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program at the University of Baltimore. Her written work has appeared in Grub Street and her digital art displayed on the 2017 edition cover of Welter. Her collection of short stories is forthcoming in May 2019.

 

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.

Ingrid Jendrzejewski (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) grew up in Vincennes, Indiana, studied creative writing at the University of Evansville, then physics at the University of Cambridge. She started writing flash fiction in 2014 and has since found homes for around 75 of her pieces in places like Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, The Conium Review, Jellyfish Review, and Flash Frontier. She has won twelve flash fiction competitions, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction, and her short collection Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping was a runner up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Vestal Review’s VERA Award, and twice for Best Small Fictions. When not writing, Ingrid enjoys cryptic crosswords, the python programming language and the game of Go. Links to Ingrid’s work can be found at http://www.ingridj.com and she occasionally tweets @LunchOnTuesday.

Becca Borawski Jenkins (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) holds an MFA in Cinema-Television Production from USC. By day, she is a managing editor of online health and fitness publications. By night, she is a writer of flash fiction, short stories, and two unpublished novels. She has short stories appearing or forthcoming in Menacing Hedge, concis, The Forge, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Jersey Devil Press, and Corium. She and her husband live half the year in the Idaho Panhandle in an off-grid cabin they built by hand. The other half of the year they roam the country in their RV in search of mushrooms, clams, gold, and fish.

Jolene McIlwain‘s (Associate Flash Fiction Editor) writing appears in Prairie Schooner online, River Teeth online, The Fourth River, and elsewhere and has been twice selected finalist in Glimmer Train‘s contests. She’s the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and has received a Pushcart Nomination for her fiction. She is currently at work on a collection of short fiction and novel set in the hills of the Appalachian plateau of western Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband and son north of Pittsburgh and teaches literary theory and composition part-time at Duquesne and Chatham universities. You can read her tweets about books, gardens, and a little bit of motocross at @jolene_mcilwain.

Andrew McDowell (Associate Nonfiction Editor) majored in History and English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is working on his Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recent mentions include second place in the 2014-2015 Maryland Writers’ Association Literary Contest creative nonfiction category for his essay Asperger Syndrome: An Affliction or a Gift? He has also written poetry and is the author of the YA fantasy novel Mystical Greenwood. More information about his writing can be found at andrewmcdowellauthor.com.

Catherine Harrison (Co-Founding Editor, Retired) has a BA in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, an MAT in Secondary English from College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and an MS in professional writing from Towson University and currently teaches at Coastal Carolina University. Being a student is her first love, but freelance writing and teaching aren’t bad either.

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