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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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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 on Twitter and on his website.

POETRY / PROSE EDITOR

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Allie Spikes’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.

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.

BOOK REVIEW EDITOR 

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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 Pattersons 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 READERS

Reyzl Grace is a transfeminine Ashkenazi writer, publisher, and librarian working in both English and Yiddish. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in So to Speakthe gamut magהיימיש, Crow and Cross Keys, the Jupiter Review, and elsewhere. She is the first English translator of the German expressionist Ernst Blass, a former intern for Feminism & Religion, and a past winner of the EKRA prize for original poetry in Esperanto. In addition to P&L, you can find her at her website, reyzlgrace.com, on Twitter @reyzlgrace, or in the masthead of Cordella Magazine.

Brandon Hansen is from a village in northern Wisconsin. He studied writing along Lake Superior, and then trekked out to the mountains, where he earned his MFA as a Truman Capote scholar at the University of Montana. He is a tutor for the Princeton Review and a fisherman. His work has been Pushcart Nominated, and can be found in The Baltimore Review, Quarterly West, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. Find him on Twitter: @BatBrandon_.

Romana Iorga is the author of Temporary Skin, a poetry collection coming out with Glass Lyre Press in 2024. A multilingual writer whose work has been inspired by different countries, cultures, and landscapes, she has an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including New England Review, Lake Effect, The Nation, as well as on her poetry blog at clayandbranches.com



Letitia Jiju has a penchant for imagist poems and retelling the divine & the mythological. Her poems have appeared/are forthcoming in Black Bough Poetry, Amethyst Review, Moist Poetry Journal, Acropolis Journal and Emirates Literature Festival. She serves as Poetry Editor at Mag 20/20. You can find her on Instagram/Twitter @eaturlettuce.





Hannah Allman Kennedy is a writer from the oil ghost towns of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Her debut novel, And It All Came Tumbling Down, was published in 2021 from the Watershed Journal Literary Group. Her work has appeared in SHIFT, In Parentheses, Marathon Literary Review, and The Watershed Journal. She writes and hosts the podcast What Happened Here, which explores the stories of interesting places. Hannah is a graduate of the Carlow University MFA in Creative Writing program. She lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches writing. She can be found on Instagram (@hak.writes) and on her website (hannahakwrites.com).


Megan McDermott is a poet and Episcopal priest living in Western Massachusetts. She is the author of full-length collection Jesus Merch: A Catalog in Poems (Fernwood Press) and two chapbooks, Woman as Communion (Game Over Books) and Prayer Book for Contemporary Dating (Ethel). Connect with her more at meganmcdermottpoet.com or on Twitter @megmcdermott92.  


Matt Stefon lives and writes north of Boston. He studied at Penn State and Boston University, and has been religion editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica, poetry editor of West Texas Literary Review, volunteer reader for Taco Bell Quarterly, English and humanities adjunct at Middlesex Community College, and online religion adjunct at Norwich University. He has one e-chapbook, one micro-chapbook, two print chapbooks, and 463 wiffle ball home runs, which places him on some all-time leaderboard somewhere.


PROSE READERS

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.




Jacob Taylor is a queer writer based in northern Utah, where they are currently completing an MA in creative writing at Utah State University. They write in all genres and have a special love for experimental forms.


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.