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. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Coffin Bell Journal, the Associate Editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal), and the Social Media Editor for New World Writing. Tamara is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in New World Writing, Eunoia Review, Chicago Literati, Former Cactus, Corvus Review, and The Literary Hatchet.
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.
Tiana Coven is a Florida native with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from The University of South Florida. While earning her degree, she sought out to study literature which revealed how race, gender, and sexuality collide in society. She enjoys writing both science and speculative fiction, among other genres, in her spare time and never leaves the house without a book in her bag.
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.
Matt Dube teaches creative writing and American literature at William Woods University. His stories have appeared in Minor Literature(s), Sourland Mountain Review, Bad Pony, and elsewhere. He’s at work on a dark novel but it’s hard because he spends so much time in the light.
Short Story Editor
Stacia Rogan is an editor and writer living in Alexandria, Virginia. After leaving a career in technology, she studied editing and marketing at UC Berkeley and began pursuing more creative paths. Stacia’s short stories often involve unlikable characters and ambiguous endings that leave her readers feeling unsettled.
Features / Blog Editor
Cooper Anderson is a writer and journalist who grew up in the backwoods of North Carolina and loves all things dark and disturbing. After attending college at UNC Charlotte, Cooper moved to Scotland where he met his future wife Amanda. You can find examples of his work in Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and in the “Boundless” anthology published by Vinculinc.
Lindsey Turner is an art director, writer, and photographer in Nashville. She lives with her husband, son, and dog. She still hasn’t figured out what she wants to be when she grows up, but she’s having fun anyway. She blogs every now and again at theogeo.com and wastes more time than is wise on Twitter: @tindseylurner.
Garrett Busshart is a graduate student at Buffalo State and has worked at Villa Maria College. He has delivered lectures on the theorist Jacques Lacan and his Master’s thesis on the latter is under review. Transcriptions of lectures by Slavoj Zizek comprise his next project.