Antonia Crane (Founding Editor, Fiction & CNF) Antonia Crane’s work has appeared in: The Rumpus, Black Clock, SLAKE, Word Riot, PANK, The Whistling Fire, The Coachella Review, Phantom Seed, Smith Magazine,Diverse Voices Quarterly and lots of other places. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University. She interns at ZYZZYVA. She wrote a memoir about the sex industry and her mother’s illness: SPENT. She teaches Creative Writing to at-risk teens for Write Girl and Woodcraft Rangers. She lives in Los Angeles where she runs, tweets and blogs: antoniacrane.com
Aaron D. Gansky (Founding Editor, Fiction) completed his M.F.A degree in Creative Writing at the prestigious Antioch University of Los Angeles in 2009. The low-residency program he attended is rated as one of the top five in the nation. He is the author of several short stories, including An Affair to Forget, three novels, and co-writer of one. He is currently working on a Young Adult modern fantasy series. He has been a contributing writer for Christian Devotions. His non-fiction has been published in Spirit and Heart: A Devotional Journey and on Annotation Nation. He is a loving father and husband, and earns a paycheck by teaching American Literature and Creative Writing in California. His blog on the craft of fiction can be found here.
Heather Luby (Managing Editor, Fiction Editor) is really nothing more than a girl from the Ozark Mountains that grew up with dreams of writing stories. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, LITnIMAGE, WIPs, Bartleby Snopes, Emerge Literary Journal, Halfway Down the Stairs, Travel by the Books, and Annotation Nation. She is a Creative Writing Instructor with St. Louis Community College. Heather has an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and her novel Laws of Motion is represented by Bill Contardi of Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents. When not conversing with the characters of her imagination, she can found wrangling two willful and beautiful daughters around the suburbs of St. Louis, MO.
Lee Stoops (Fiction Editor) grew up building forts, disappearing into wilderness, and telling stories around campfires. With an MFA from Antioch University, he writes and teaches in the Rocky Mountains of south central Idaho. His work has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Writer’s Digest, Annotation Nation, The Provo Orem Word, and other places. Read more at www.leestoops.com.
Erica Moody (CNF Editor) received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011. Prior to Antioch, she studied literature at Tulane University, New York University, and Trinity College Dublin. Originally from Mer Rouge, Louisiana, she currently lives in Washington, DC where she edits The Washington Independent Review of Books, covers social events for Bisnow Media, and writes newsletters for a health policy think tank. She’s worked in television news for WUSA9 TV (CBS) entertainment segment. She is working on a research-based genre-bending book that she hesitates to call a memoir.
Eric Steineger (Senior Poetry Editor) is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Currently, he teaches English at a community college in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After finishing his M.F.A in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2010, he moved back to North Carolina. His work has been featured in Asheville Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, and other journals. In spare moments, he enjoys competing in cross-country races and sampling the local food scene with his rock star girlfriend.
Jacqui Morton (Design Editor) loves and works in Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two sons. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her work has appeared most recently in The Mom Egg, The Provo Orem Word and Salon. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, Turning Cozy Dark (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She loves pizza, the woods, and writes every moment she can.
Kat Kambes (Digital Art & Photography Editor) is an artist, poet, playwright and fiction writer residing in the Los Angeles area. Her work has been published in the Deadlier Than Thou Anthology, Skive Magazine, Short Fast & Deadly, The Best Poems & Poets of 2005, Melt, The Colors of Life Anthology, and Harvest literary magazine amongst others. Her play Strindberg In Love was produced in Los Angeles, and she has had numerous staged readings of her plays in New York. She is an activist working to support the arts in all its myriad shapes for both the education department and prison systems, working to restore art and music programs in corrections with the non-profit Jail Guitar Doors, and teaches creative writing to disenfranchised teens in the juvenile justice system.
Karly Little (CNF Reader) grew up in a small south-central Kansas town and spent her childhood swimming in ponds, wrestling boxer dogs, and helping her dad on her family’s ostrich ranch. Karly has an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and is an Assistant Editor for Lunch Ticket. She coordinates community education and teaches English at Barton Community College. Karly lives, writes, rollerblades, and watches sports with her husband in a north-central Kansas town of 172 people.
Jeff Edwards (Fiction Reader) is a novelist and short story writer. He is a recent graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He is 27, and a native Upstate New Yorker that currently resides in Los Angeles.
Trish Falin (Founding Editor) is a Southern California poet whose work has appeared in the journals Soundings, Penumbra, Welter, Dash, Askew and others. A former news reporter and editor, Trish earned her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry at Antioch University in Los Angeles in June 2009. Non-fiction work published has included travel books and text books for carpenters. She can be found at studio no. 5 in Huntington Beach where she spends time painting. Recent works can be found at www.trishfalin.com.
Judy Sunderland (Founding Editor) is a free-lance writer living in Torrance, CA. She previously wrote for The Poughkeepsie Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Dutchess Chronicle. In 2009 Judy earned an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles and has no idea what she wants to do when she “grows up.” Judy has a very eclectic employment history and considers any job to be fodder for her writing career. Past positions include working as a receptionist for a mental hospital, preparing personal income taxes, tutoring English at a community college, routing ambulances and tow trucks, grooming horses and maintaining technical manuals for the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. She is proudly married to a rocket scientist and the love of her life, Dr. Dave, an internationally known Karaoke stylist.