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2018 Guest Prose Editor // Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). Her work has appeared in venues including The Kenyon ReviewTin House, Granta, The Believer, Prairie SchoonerGlamourSalon, New York TimesGuernicaDissent, Poets & Writers, Lenny LetterThe Guardian, Elle UK,, and her essays have won prizes from Prairie SchoonerStory Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers. She is a three-time MacDowell Colony fellow, and has also received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Ragdale, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University, serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and co-curated the Manhattan reading and music series, Mixer, for ten years. She lives in Brooklyn. You can find her online at



2018 Guest Poetry Editor // Donika Kelly

Donika Kelly is the author of BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. Her poems have been appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly ReviewTin House, and Gulf Coast. You can find her online at



2018 Guest Children’s Lit Editor // Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Book Review, the Horn Book Magazine, and The Rumpus, among others. Her debut novel, AMERICAN STREET, was published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and has received five starred reviews. Her next YA novel, PRIDE, is due out in the Fall of 2018. Her middle grade debut, MY LIFE AS AN ICE-CREAM SANDWICH is forthcoming from Dutton/Penguin Books. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and their three young children. You can find her online at



Editor // Miciah Bay Gault

Miciah_Bay_GaultMiciah Bay Gault’s fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Sun Magazine, Agni, The Southern Review, The Literary Review, and in the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction. She is director of the MFA in Writing & Publishing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, editor of Hunger Mountain, and coordinator of the Vermont Book Award.




Design/Layout Editor // Paulina M. Johnson

Managing Editor (Editorial Fellow) // Cameron Finch

Assistant Children’s Literature Editor // Tirzah Price

Assistant Fiction Editor // Andrea Rothman

Editorial Assistant for Fiction //Dale Francis Smith

Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor // Valentyn Smith

Assistant Poetry Editors // Kayleigh Marinelli and Lenore DeCerce



Creative Nonfiction Manuscript Readers // Ellen Sprague, Kate Tagai, Camilla Sanderson, Linda Marshall, Catherine Buni, Lauren Lang, Lindsay Gacad & Blake Z. Rong

Poetry Manuscript Readers //  Emily Vizzo, Rebecca Irene, Domenic Scopa, Karen Cygnarowicz, & Pam Winters

Children’s Literature Manuscript Readers // Michele Anderson-Heroux, Jenn Bailey, Kristy Everington, Patrick Graff, Galen Longstreth, Ann Malaspina, Kat Miller, Kathy Quimby, Denise Santomauro, Til Turner, Sharon Van Zandt, Linda Washington, & Anne Westrick

Fiction Manuscript Readers // Aaron Fentress, Anthony Caputa, Carolyn Ogburn, Chanel Dubofsky, Frank Richardson, Jean-Marie Saporito, Jessica Gilbert Redman, Kraig Pickel, Nicole Chu, Nikki Anderson, Rebecca Ring, Roberta Levine, Wendy Trimboli, Anne Ney, Linda Marshall, Kathryn Roberts, Amy Braun, Amy Mindell, Barbara Drumheller, Cheska Lynn, Melissa Koss, Michael Carson, Julian Delfino, Marcie Friedman, Rhonda Zimlich, Abigail Pettit, Monica Lee Copeland, Suzanne Barefoot, Desmond Peeples, Mariah Hopkins, Ma’ayan D’Antonio, Samuel Kolawole, Sarah Leamy, Christa Guild, Laura Kujawa, Paul Acciavatti, Bianca Vinas, & Lindsey Brownson


Ephemeral Artery


Webmasters // Desmond Peeples and Sarah Leamy

Book Reviews Editors // Lindsay Gacad, Christa Guild and Sarah Leamy

Interviews Editors // Desmond Peeples, Paul Acciavatti, and Ma’ayan D’Antonio

Craft Essays Editors // Christa Guild and Mariah Hopkins

Etc. Editors // Paul Acciavatti and Laura Kujawa

Art & Design // Blake Rong and Laura Kujawa