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EDITOR-in-CHIEF

IMG_4374Millie Tullis is a poet and folklorist living in Northern Utah. She received an MFA from George Mason University in 2021 and is currently studying Folklore at Utah State University. Her work has been published in Sugar House Review, Rock & Sling, Cimarron Review, Ninth Letter, SWWIM, and elsewhere. You can find her on twitter and on her website.

NONFICTION EDITOR

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Rebecca Beardsall is the author of the memoir My Place in the Spiral. She co-edited three books, including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill. Rebecca is the nonfiction editor at Minerva Rising.  She received her MA in English from Lehigh University and her MFA from Western Washington University. Her poetry and essays have appeared in ThimbleOrigynsSWIMMWest Texas ReviewTwo Cities ReviewThe Schuylkill Valley JournalCrab FatAmaranth, Common Ground Review, Poetry NZ, and Rag Queen Periodical. Find her at: rebeccabeardsall.com

NONFICTION EDITOR

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Shaun Anderson is a writer/baker living in Logan, Utah. He studied creative writing at Utah State University, His work has been published by The Rectangle, Mud Season Review, Sink Hollow, and elsewhere. You can connect with Shaun onTwitter and on his website.

POETRY / PROSE EDITOR

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Allie Spike‘s essays and poetry have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, the Rumpus, River Teeth, the Los Angeles Review, Bellingham Review, Literary Mama, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, and others. She was awarded the Centrum Scholarship to the Port Townsend Writers Conference in 2020, and her essays have been shortlisted at Creative Nonfiction, at Fourth Genre for the Steinberg Essay Contest, and for the Pinch Nonfiction Literary Award. She was managing editor of Bellingham Review 2019-2020, and she copy edits manuscripts for Orison Books. Find her at alliespikes.com.

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Twila Newey holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. She is the author of the novel Sylvia published by BCC Press (July, 2020). Her poems have been finalists for the Coniston Prize at Radar Poetry (2019) and won honorable mention in Juxtaprose Poetry Contest (2019). You can find  recent work at Sugar House Review, Interim Poetics, and Green Mountains Review. In addition to writing, Twila is an avid native plantswoman. She lives, writes, and gardens at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers in Northern California.

FICTION EDITOR

smilingMarley Simmons Abril earned her MFA at Western Washington University. Her fiction and essays have been featured in Steel Toe Review, Menacing Hedge, Flash Flash Click, Sweet Tree Review, and others. Her short story “Good Neighbors” was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and she won the flash memoir contest “My Life in Porn.” You can follow her “Pilgrim” project at marleyan.wordpress.com.

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BOOK REVIEW EDITOR 

Casie Dodd lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. Her writing has appeared in Fare Forward, Ekstasis, Front Porch Republic, and other journals. She is the Founder and Editor of Belle Point Press, a new small press celebrating the literary culture of the American Mid-South. 

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Dayna Patterson’s creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Bellingham Review, Carolina Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Hotel Amerika, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Passages North, POETRY, Sugar House Review, Thrush, Zone 3Western Humanities Review, and others. She is the author of If Mother Braids a Waterfall (Signature Books, 2020), a hybrid collection of poetry and lyric essay that explores her Mormon ancestry and upbringing, her mother’s coming out as bisexual, and the author’s eventual apostasy from the faith she was raised in. Her second book, a poetry collection entitled O Lady, Speak Again, is forthcoming from Signature Books in 2023. In it, Patterson explores characters from Shakespeare’s plays, with “irreverent bardolatry” and a Post-Mormon feminist twist. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently Titania in Yellow (Porkbelly Press, 2019).

POETRY READER

Star Coulbrooke is the inaugural poet laureate of Logan City, Utah, and founder of the Helicon West Reading Series. Her most recent poetry collections are Thin Spines of Memory, Both Sides from the Middle, and City of Poetry.

NONFICTION READER

Kylie Smith is a writer based out of Logan, Utah.

NONFICTION READER

Alyssa Witbeck Alexander (she/her) is a creative nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Montana and holds an MS and BS in writing from Utah State University. She currently teaches college composition and is a nonfiction reader for Cut Bank. She won First Prize in the essay category of the 2021 Utah Original Writing Competition and has work published/forthcoming in Rupture, Door is a Jar, Chestnut Review, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @lyswalexander.

FICTION READER

Jack Bylund is an editor and ghostwriter based out of Utah. He graduated with a degree in English literature from Utah State University, and is currently exploring options for graduate school. He loves Panda Express, bad movies, and writing stories about the end of the world. His writing can be found in NightlightThe Dangling Modifier, and Blind Corner.