Dakota R. Garilli is queer. They're also a fan of reality TV, thirst following, eating their feelings, and pop divas of the past and present. Dakota has taught creative writing in the greater Pittsburgh area, including at the Environmental Charter School and Allegheny County Jail. They are currently pursuing a master's in social work and teaching certification. Dakota's chapbook, Call It Something Different, was a finalist for the Robin Becker Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2016. They aspire to start their own arts and wellness center one day, or maybe serve as Secretary of Education.
Contact: You can find Mx. Garilli on twitter @dakoter818, and their work in Pretty Owl Poetry, Coal Hill Review, Fodor's Online and elsewhere.
Co-editor, Webmistress, Design & Layout
Kinsley Stocum enjoys eating soup, cutting her own bangs, and designing book covers (including for Dakota's chapbook) and books (most recently, Thank Your Lucky Stars by Sherrie Flick). As of 2019, Kinsley works as a substitute teacher for Pittsburgh Public Schools. She is desperately trying to catch up on some recreational reading. Kinsley’s poetry and photography has appeared in The Moon City Review, Elder Mountain, Weave Magazine, Out of Sequence: the Sonnets Remixed, and Goddessmode: A Collection of Videogame Writing by Women and Non-Binary Artists.
Issue #5 Micro-editors
E.H. Thatcher, Poetry
Cedric Rudolph, Poetry
Lauren Bender, Prose
Kaitlyn Duling, Prose
Ben Gwin, Prose
Amanda Wilgus, Prose