Our overworked minions…
Dave Morehouse – founding editor – writes music, poetry, and short fiction. Recent work has been published in Every Day Fiction, Black Denim Lit, Gyroscope Review, and various online and print journals. In spare moments he plays fiddle and concertina by Lake Superior at the northern tip Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Elizabeth Stark – art director – is a self-professed grammar nerd, modern-day nomad (currently calling Korea home), and veritable crazy-cat-lady-in-the-making (so say her two teens and husband of 22 years). She is a recent design graduate, but still considers herself a student struggling to tame the wild beast that is the Adobe Creative Suite. When able to distract her internal editor, she pens short fiction, then finds a million perfectionistic reasons not to submit (yet still found her way to publication somehow). Her favorite pastimes are working in pajamas, obsessing over commas, and watching True Crime dramas.
Jennifer Courtney – editor – writes as jl courtney. She lost her capital letters in a sadistic line editing accident where all her darlings were cut—even those normally attached to her. Jennifer is the aging mother of three children, two dachshunds, and a cat named Schrödinger. She has been published at Page & Spine, Black Heart Magazine, Feathertale, and many others.
Laura Lovic-Lindsay – first reader – Left Penn State in 1993 with an English degree in hand but no idea how to apply it. A dare from her younger brother led her to attempt a novel. The novel remains half-finished, but in the process she discovered a love for crafting short stories and poetry.
She recently gathered several of her creepy flash fiction and short stories into her first collection: “Tales the Crows Taught Me.”
Laura lives on a moss-covered patch of fairy-inhabited land where she loves to invite friends over to sing and tell stories around a bonfire.
Elizabeth “Lizz” Straight – first reader – is a woman. She writes sometimes. She intends to read contemporary literature in her free time, but instead she crochets hats for random babies she encounters. She has a bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing from The University of South Florida. She was born in Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She currently resides in West Palm Beach, FL where she is a school administrator and a middle school Language Arts teacher.
Cool Things She Has Done
Elizabeth was ranked 8th in the world at the Individual World Poetry Slam (2007), she earned first place at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam (2003 & 2008). As a matter of absolute fact, she has appeared on finals stage every year that she has competed at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam. She created “Poetry Is…” a poetically revolutionary radio show on WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa, FL. She hosted, engineered and produced this radio show from 2005-2010, and she spearheaded the most gangsta poetry prison tour ever under the name “Lizz Straight Ministries” during that same period. She is also a former StoryCorps.org mobile facilitator. She was featured in the documentary ‘Portrait of a Poet’ which was an honorable mention selection at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2007.