Founder & Editor
Heather Bartlett is the author of the chapbook Bleeding Yellow Light (From Yes Press). Her work can be found in print and online in journals such as Barrow Street, Carolina Quarterly, Connotation Press, Lambda Literary, the Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, Redivider, Quarterly West, and others. She is an Instructor in English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York College at Cortland.
Josie LaPolt, Assistant Editor
Josie LaPolt is an ardent reader and writer. She is currently working on her own collection of poetry, titled In the Armoire.
Steven Salisbury, Assistant Editor
Steven Salisbury is a poet from Cranston, RI. His work has been published in The Cortland Writer and Crystallize Review. He is currently working as an intern at Namra Consulting Group writing blogs focused on digital marketing topics.
Shannen Zitz, Assistant Editor
Shannen Zitz is a poet and writer studying English literature. Her own poetry leans toward the confessional. She is currently working on an original collection of poetry, titled Growing Pains.
Rebecca Diers, Assistant Editor
Rebecca Diers is a Professional Writing and Anthropology major. She is drawn to writing that makes her feel any strong emotion. She believes writing has the ability to speak for us and change our perspectives.
Hannah Hall, Assistant Editor
Hannah Hall is an editor and writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. She majors in Professional Writing with minors in both English and Sociology at SUNY Cortland.
Madison Scheuneman, Assistant Editor
Madison Scheuneman is a writer and editor who loves escaping reality through realistic fiction. Her writing preference stems towards short stories, but has a few novel ideas in the works.
Victoria Van Every, Assistant Editor
Victoria Van Every is a professional writing major at SUNY Cortland. She enjoys writing fiction and is drawn to the freedom of creating new worlds for her characters.
Samantha Kuban, Assistant Editor
Samantha Kuban is a writer and editor whose aim is to help others feel accepted and less alone. She enjoys the way writing creates worlds for us to inhabit and navigate.
Cameron Poli, Assistant Editor
Cameron Poli is a poet, writer, and editor invested in process and reflection. She believes in the power of narrative to help others process their experiences on the page.
Sarah Price, Assistant Editor
Sarah Price is a Professional Writing major with a passion for writing and editing. In her free time,
she listens to musical soundtracks, plays videogames, and writes creative pieces.
Laura Spencer, Assistant Editor
Laura Spencer is a poet, writer, and editor. She especially enjoys writing historically based fiction and nonfiction. She is also involved in music as a member of the string and vocal trio, The Spencer Sisters.
Social Media & Marketing
Hailey Brewer, Assistant Editor
Hailey Brewer is an English major in her senior year. She has recently found her love of social media and marketing through her internship with The Walt Disney Company. She also enjoys reading and writing short fiction.
Emily Oughterson, Assistant Editor
Emily Oughterson is a writer and editor from Dundee, New York. She enjoys writing short fiction and creative nonfiction. She strives to discover pieces that transcend her wildest imaginations.