EDITORIAL STAFF

JenJen Michalski (Managing and Founding Editor) is the author of the novels The Summer She Was Under Water (2016, QFP) and The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press 2013), a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, 2014; and Close Encounters, 2007). Her work has appeared in more than 80 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.

 

EParkerErin Parker (Senior Flash Editor) started out as an English major, fell in love with Art History, and ended up in art school studying commercial Interior Design. Erin won her first Creative Writing contest when she was 11, and has been writing ever since. Her work has been published by Uno Kudo, Red Fez, Drunk Monkeys, Cadence Collective, Lost in Thought, Timid Pirate Publishing, The Altar Collective, Santa Fe Lit Review, and anthologies by Lucid Moose Lit, and Silver Birch Press. Erin was nominated for Best of the Net 2014, is a poetry editor for Uno Kudo, and a flash fiction editor for JMWW. Her first collection of short stories, The Secret and the Sacred from Unknown Press, is now available. Visit her online at erinkparker.com

 

 

Dario DiBattista (Senior Non-Fiction Editor) has appeared in the Washingtonian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Connecticut Review, [Pank], and many other places. Additionally, he’s been profiled in the New York Times and has been a commentator on NPR and for the BBC. He welcomes stalker requests and legitimate queries at his website dariodibattista.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.

 

 

 

Pam PamPieroni (Associate Fiction Editor) co-wrote and edited her father’s WWII memoirs in Good Old Days Magazine, published an essay in New York’s Westchester County Journal News, and has written for Child Care Magazine. She is currently working on short fiction and memoir writing and is a freelance content writer and editor.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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.