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Tamara Burross Grisanti

Founder / Editor-in-Chief
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Tamara Burross Grisanti

Tamara Burross Grisanti is a writer and editor who enjoys dark literature, proofing, rare typos, designing literary journals, working on her novel, reading, and Oxford commas. When she’s not being a literature dork, she plays guitar badly and parodies parodies. Tamara is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in New World WritingEunoia Review, Chicago Literati, Former Cactus, and Corvus Review.



Sarah V. Parson

Co-Founder / Associate Editor
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Sarah V. Parson

Sarah’s reading interests are skewed ever towards the dark. She even costumed herself in full period dress as a dead historical figure and gave a historical talk at a cemetery. She’s as likely to quiz you on Shirley Jackson as she is to send you clips from the movie JAWS. Quirky and quick-witted, Sarah lends an inimitable editorial flair to Coffin Bell Journal, and we are grateful to have her on the masthead.


Zachary Malone

Assistant Editor

Zachary Malone

Zachary Malone lives in Buffalo, New York. Born and raised in San Diego, he has lived and studied in Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and at Naropa University in Boulder, home to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Zachary is in his final year of doctoral work while also teaching (English Dept.) and tutoring at SUNY Buffalo State College. Long passionate about the “dark” in literature and the arts, he currently researches, writes, and lectures on themes such as psychological and mythological symbolism, sacrifice, subjectivity, and liminality.


Marcella Robertson

Assistant Editor

Marcella Robertson

Marcella Robertson currently resides in Austin, Texas.  Her work has appeared in *82 Review, Temenos Journal, NANO Fiction, and Flash Fiction Magazine.  She once was described as “a balloon with a lead weight,” which she takes as a compliment.