Dayna Patterson earned an MFA at Western Washington University, where she served as the managing editor of Bellingham Review. She is also the poetry editor for Exponent II Magazine. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, The Fourth River, Gingerbread House Literary Review, Hotel Amerika, Literary Mama, North American Review, Sugar House Review, Weave, and others. Her chapbooks, Loose Threads (2010) and Mothering (2011), are available from Flutter Press. Her essays have appeared in Exponent II and in the collection Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage. She lives and writes in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Connect with her at: daynapatterson.com
Rebecca Beardsall is the Senior Director of Marketing, Publishing, and Conferences for Extended Education at Western Washington University. She also teaches part-time for the English Department at DeSales University. She graduated with a BA in English from DeSales University and received her MA in English from Lehigh University. Rebecca is an MFA candidate at Western Washington University. She has more than twenty years’ experience in freelance writing in the United States and abroad. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Origyns, Amaranth, Common Ground Review, Poetry NZ, and Rag Queen Periodical. She wrote and co-edited three books, including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill.
POETRY / PROSE EDITOR
J.R. Lara is an environmental journalist and an MFA candidate at Western Washington University. She was a contributing writer for Green Fire: A History of Huxley College (2011), and is a nonfiction editor at Bellingham Review. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in River Teeth, Hippocampus, Eastern Iowa Review, Psaltery & Lyre, and others.
Fallon Sullivan split her time growing up between Seattle and northwest Montana. Not wanting to break this tradition, she went to college first at University of Montana, and then at Seattle University. Fallon is currently wrapping up her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry at Western Washington University. Her favorite forms are prose poetry, vignettes, and fractured essays. When she is not writing, she is a high school rowing coach, an avid reader, and a professional dog mother.
Ali Beemsterboer received her MFA from Western Washington University where she worked as a poetry editor for the Bellingham Review. She loves reading and writing multi-genre works that are playful and inventive with form. She’s been published in Five:2:One Magazine, So to Speak, and ROAR, among others. She’s currently pursuing a Masters in Teaching. To connect with her, visit: alibeemsterboer.com/
Marley 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.
Megan Spiegel is a graduate of the multi-genre MFA program at Western Washington University, and served as the first Hybrid Genre editor for Bellingham Review. Her poetry, prose, and collaborative works have appeared in journals such as Ghost Proposal, Sweet, Fugue, and Vinyl.
Kaitlyn Teer is an instructor at Western Washington University and a freelance writer and editor. She was a 2016 Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Her essay “Ossification,” was Fourth Genre’s 2015 Michael Steinberg Essay Prize winner. Other work has appeared in Camas, Midwestern Gothic, Sweet, Entropy, and Prairie Schooner. An essay “Drawing A Breath” will appear in a forthcoming anthology edited by Stephanie G’Schwind, which is tentatively titled Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays and will be published through the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. She volunteers as a web editor for VIDA. Find her at: kaitlynteer.com
BOOK REVIEW EDITOR
Katie Weed holds an MA in screenwriting and is an MFA candidate at Western Washington University, where she is a Nonfiction Editor and the Social Media Manager at Bellingham Review. She has worked in film and on documentaries including The Waltz to Westphalia, and her book reviews appear regularly in Shelf Awareness.