Alyssa Konermann is a former magazine editor and journalist who is pursuing a graduate degree in fiction at the University of Cincinnati. She’s won multiple awards for her journalism, and was the recipient of a 2019 Taft Research Center Summer Fellowship to work on her narrative nonfiction book-in-progress. She is also a Pilates instructor and, when she has the time, a photographer.
Assistant Poetry Editor
Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale and The Explosive Expert’s Wife. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, her awards include the Mary Wood Fellowship from Washington College, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin, Colgate University’s Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Shara was the inaugural Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence at Randolph College. With the poet Bruce Snider, she co-edited The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice, an anthology of essays. She lives in Oxford, England.
Kelcey Parker Ervick
Assistant Fiction Editor
Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art. Her previous books include Liliane’s Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and the story collection For Sale By Owner (Kore Press). She teaches fiction, nonfiction, comics, and collage at Indiana University South Bend.
Meg Matthias is a multi-genre writer and student whose short fiction and poetry have appeared in Rookie, Indiana Review, Oakland Arts Review, Indianapolis Review, and more. She is an executive board member of the Miami University student literary magazine Inklings Arts and Letters and has acted as a reader for Acre Books and The Cincinnati Review.