We're the ones happily doing the heavy lifting to get work picked out, organized, and shared with you.
James Champion (he/him/his) is from Whitehall, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2019. He currently works as a cashier at a home improvement store. He has a bad habit of only looking at his shoes as he walks place to place, but this makes arrival, and the sky, a constant surprise.
Recently, Payne (he/him/his) was a Creative Writing graduate student. Now, he ekes out a small existence in post-apocalyptic America by working as a freelance tutor, writing, working on this journal, and learning, inexplicably, learning 3D animation. Other interests include drawing, fencing, bike rides, cats, criticism, and bathrobes. His fiction has been published in Fleas on the Dog, Light and Dark, Arlington Literary Journal, and Another New Calligraphy.
Art Editor, Finance Manager, General Design
Ken Cargill (they/them/theirs) has a BFA in Visual Studies from GVSU and a lot of bad habits. They live in Belding, MI with their cat, Pirate, also known as Pi. They like silence, the destruction of hierarchies, and rocks. Their favorite joke is what they do for a living. They'd like to make you dinner sometime.
Lilah Galvin (she/her/hers) earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with a creative writing concentration and went on to earn a Master of Arts in creative writing from Central Michigan University. Lilah’s work has been published in literary magazines such as The Hunger Journal, Bitterzoet and others. She has a background in libraries, and hasn't met a bee she didn't like.
Fiction Editor, Layout Design Assistant
Regan Schaeffer (she/her/hers) was on the staff of Temenos for many years, in many roles, while earning her MA in Composition at Central Michigan University. Learning the art of editing fiction and the mechanics of publishing a high-quality literary journal has been an on-going great joy, and she is delighted to join old and new friends to help bring such wonderful writing to the public.
Brendan Hoffman (he/him/his) lives in Mukilteo, WA with his lovely partner (Mollie) and beloved dog (Percy). His enthusiasm lies in simple celebrations and listening. Artistic intent is a source of compassion. Love is the only bind worth keeping.
Eve Wittenbach (she/her/hers) lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her cat Miso. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with a degree in Political Science. Eve enjoys hiking, science fiction, and bad reality television. Her poetry has appeared in The Blue Route.
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Connor Sain (he/him/his) lives in La Pierre, MI, working in the back room of a CVS developing photos. He started writing about the photos, then about other things. He shoots photographs occasionally, too. He's on twitter @cvsfilmtech1988
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Poetry Editor, Social Media Coordinator
Lily J Rich (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) is a poet, artist, musician, and future botanist. They enjoy existing as the antithesis of gender and spending time outdoors. In her writing, she bends narratives together and touches on anything they would rather not forget. She lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her loving partner Anne.
Elizabeth Podufaly Bauer
Jason A. Harvey