Antonia Crane (Founding Editor, Fiction & CNF) Antonia Crane is a writer, visiting professor and performer in Los Angeles. She teaches Media Writing at UCSD to students who know more about Tumblr than she does. Her memoir about her mother’s illness and the sex industry “Spent” is forthcoming on Barnacle Books in March of 2014. Her other work can be found in The Heroin Chronicles, Soft Skull Press’ Johns, Marks, Tricks & Chickenhawks: Professionals & Their Clients Writing about Each Other, The New Black, The Rumpus, Dame Magazine, Salon, PANK magazine, Black Clock, The Believer, Frequencies, Slake, The Los Angeles Review and lots other places. Find her scaling Griffith Park mountain and find more of her work here: http://antoniacrane.com/ or on Twitter @antoniacrane
Aaron D. Gansky (Founding Editor, Fiction) In addition to being a loving father and husband, Aaron D. Gansky is a novelist, and teacher. In 2009, he earned his M.F.A in Fiction at the prestigious Antioch University of Los Angeles, one of the top five low-residency writing schools in the nation. He is the author of the novel The Bargain (2013, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) as well as Firsts in Fiction: First Lines and (along with Diane Sherlock) Write to Be Heard. He broadcasts his knowledge of crafting fiction on his podcast Firsts in Fiction and on http://aarongansky.com/. You can find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @adgansky. Currently, he is writing a YA Fantasy series called the Hand of Adonai which you can read at http://aarongansky.com/hand_of_adonai.
Heather Luby (Managing Editor, Fiction Editor) is really nothing more than a girl from the Ozark Mountains that grew up with dreams of writing stories. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, LITnIMAGE, WIPs, Bartleby Snopes, Emerge Literary Journal, Halfway Down the Stairs, and other places. She is a Creative Writing Instructor with St. Louis Community College. She has an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and her novel Laws of Motion is represented by Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents. When not conversing with the characters of her imagination, she can found talking wrangling two willful and beautiful daughters around the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. Read more at http://heatherluby.com/.
Lee Stoops (Fiction Editor) grew up building forts, disappearing into wilderness, and telling stories around campfires. With an MFA from Antioch University, he writes and teaches in the Rocky Mountains of south central Idaho. His work has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Writer’s Digest, Annotation Nation, The Provo Orem Word, and other places. Read more at www.leestoops.com.
Erica Moody (CNF Editor) received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011. Prior to Antioch, she studied literature at Tulane University, New York University, and Trinity College Dublin. Originally from Mer Rouge, Louisiana, she currently lives in Washington, DC where she edits The Washington Independent Review of Books, covers social events for Bisnow Media, and writes newsletters for a health policy think tank. She’s worked in television news for WUSA9 TV (CBS) entertainment segment. She is working on a research-based genre-bending book that she hesitates to call a memoir.
Eric Steineger (Senior Poetry Editor) teaches English in Western North Carolina. His work has been featured in Asheville Poetry Review, Elimae, and The Los Angeles Review, among other places. When he’s not working, he can be found at home doing various projects with his wife, Mackensy.
Jacqui Morton (Design Editor) loves and works in Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two sons. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her work has appeared most recently in The Mom Egg, The Provo Orem Word and Salon. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, Turning Cozy Dark (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She loves pizza, the woods, and writes every moment she can.
Kat Kambes (Digital Art & Photography Editor) is an artist, poet, playwright and fiction writer residing in the Los Angeles area. Her work has been published in the Deadlier Than Thou Anthology, Skive Magazine, Short Fast & Deadly, The Best Poems & Poets of 2005, Melt, The Colors of Life Anthology, and Harvest literary magazine amongst others. Her play Strindberg In Love was produced in Los Angeles, and she has had numerous staged readings of her plays in New York. She is an activist working to support the arts in all its myriad shapes for both the education department and prison systems, working to restore art and music programs in corrections with the non-profit Jail Guitar Doors, and teaches creative writing to disenfranchised teens in the juvenile justice system.
Karly Little (CNF Reader) grew up in a small south-central Kansas town and spent her childhood swimming in ponds, wrestling boxer dogs, and helping her dad on her family’s ostrich ranch. Karly has an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and is an Assistant Editor for Lunch Ticket. Her work is forthcoming in Free State Review, Drunk Monkeys, and Bluestem Magazine. She coordinates community education and teaches English at Barton Community College. Karly lives, writes, rollerblades, and watches sports with her husband in a north-central Kansas town of 172 people.
Jeff Edwards (Fiction Reader) is a novelist and short story writer. He is a recent graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He is 27, and a native Upstate New Yorker that currently resides in Los Angeles.
Trish Falin (Founding Editor) is a Southern California poet whose work has appeared in the journals Soundings, Penumbra, Welter, Dash, Askew and others. A former news reporter and editor, Trish earned her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry at Antioch University in Los Angeles in June 2009. Non-fiction work published has included travel books and text books for carpenters. She can be found at studio no. 5 in Huntington Beach where she spends time painting. Recent works can be found at www.trishfalin.com.
Judy Sunderland (Founding Editor) is a free-lance writer living in Torrance, CA. She previously wrote for The Poughkeepsie Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Dutchess Chronicle. In 2009 Judy earned an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles and has no idea what she wants to do when she “grows up.” Judy has a very eclectic employment history and considers any job to be fodder for her writing career. Past positions include working as a receptionist for a mental hospital, preparing personal income taxes, tutoring English at a community college, routing ambulances and tow trucks, grooming horses and maintaining technical manuals for the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. She is proudly married to a rocket scientist and the love of her life, Dr. Dave, an internationally known Karaoke stylist.