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Robert Vaughan Editor-In-Chief
Meg Tuite Fiction Editor
David O’ Connor Associate Fiction Editor
Samuel Fox Poetry Editor
Jessica Mehta Associate Poetry Editor
Jonathan Cardew Microviews (reviews & interviews column)
Corey Holzman Community Manager
KJ: Issue Layout
Adam Robinson/ GBD Design/ Website

Robert Vaughan

Editor-in-Chief

Robert Vaughan teaches retreats and workshops in hybrid writing, poetry, fiction at locations like Red Oak Writing, Synergia Ranch, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, and EarthRise at IONS. He leads roundtables in Milwaukee, WI. He was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction (2013, 2014). He was the head judge for the Bath International Flash Fiction Awards, 2016. His flash fiction, ‘A Box’ was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queen’s Ferry Press).  He is the Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres Journal.

Vaughan is the author of five books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (CCM), RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press) andFUNHOUSE (Unknown Press). His blog: www.robert-vaughan.com.

Meg Tuite

Fiction Editor

Meg Tuite is author of a novel-in-stories, Domestic Apparition, a short story collection, Bound By Blue, and won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, as well as five chapbooks of short fiction, flash, and poetic prose. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, is a senior editor at Connotation Press, an associate editor at Narrative Magazine, fiction editor at Bending Genres Journal, and editor of eight anthologies. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, over fifteen anthologies, nominated nine times for the Pushcart Prize, five-time Glimmer Train finalist, placed 3rd in Bristol Prize, and Gertrude Stein award finalist. Her blog: http://megtuite.com

David O’Connor

Associate Fiction Editor
David Morgan O’Connor is from a small Canadian village on Lake Huron. After many nomadic years, he’s based in Albuquerque, where stories and poems progress daily. His writing has appeared in more than 50 print or online publications. He reviews, interviews and blogs monthly: http://davidmorganoconnor.com

Samuel J Fox

Poetry Editor
Samuel J Fox is a bisexual essayist/poet living in the suburban South. He has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes. He has appeared in Muse/A Journal, Maudlin House, and Grimoire Magazine; he is forthcoming in Quail Bell Magazine, Sooth Swarm Journal, and Moonpark Review. He tweets (@samueljfox). He tends to hang out in coffee shops or graveyards, depending.

Jessica (Tyner) Mehta

Associate Poetry Editor
Jessica (Tyner) Mehta, born and raised in Oregon and a member of the Cherokee Nation, is the author of ten books including the forthcoming Savagery by Airlie Press (poetry), Drag Me Through the Mess by Unsolicited Press (poetry), and You Look Something by Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing (literary fiction). Her previous books include Constellations of My Body by Musehick Publications (poetry), Secret-Telling Bones by The Operating System (poetry),  The Wrong Kind of Indian by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (literary fiction), as well as the poetry collections OrygunWhat Makes an Always and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo by Tayen Lane Publishing. Jessica authored the business book 100 Ways to Make $100k with Your English Degree, which has been featured on numerous podcasts including JenningsWire and World Outsourcing Solutions, as well as the chapbook Fingers in the Foxglove, exclusively for Patroneus supporters of Zoetic Press.

Jonathan Cardew

Microviews
Jonathan Cardew’s flash fiction appears or is forthcoming in Wigleafcream city reviewPassages NorthCleaver Magazine, JMWWPeople HoldingSuperstition ReviewAtticus Review, and others. He was a finalist in the Best Small Fictions and the Bath Flash Fiction Award (twice), and his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In November 2017, he won the Best Small Fictions Micro Fiction Contest. In addition to his writing, he edits fiction for Connotation Press and teaches creative writing and literature at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Originally from the UK, he lives now in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Corey Holzman

Community Manager
Corwin Holzman is an aspiring writer, full-time ninja, and owner of a martial arts school in Milwaukee, WI. Between teaching classes and driving an awful lot, he spends time thinking of blog posts for Bending Genres and trying out bits of story that he is going to finish…someday.

Adam Robinson

Design / Website
Adam Robinson runs Publishing Genius, an award-winning small press, and Real Pants, a website about literature and the new literary community. He works as a publishing consultant and has taught publishing courses in the MFA program at University of Baltimore and presented at numerous other colleges and publishing programs. His first book, Adam Robison and Other Poems, was nominated for the Goodreads Poetry Award, and he self-published his second book, Say Poem, in 2010. He is also the editor of Our Primary Focus, an e-book about small press culture as described in interviews with writers, book sellers and publishers.

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