Meet the Editors


Angela M. Brommel (Editor in Chief, Poetry Editor) is a Nevada writer with Iowa roots. Her poetry has been featured in The Best American Poetry Blog, North American Review, Sweet, Vapid Kitten, Petite Hound Press, Helen, 300 Days of Sun, The Literary Review – TLR Share, Red Rock Review, Now Culture, and anthologized in All of Us: Sweet: The First Five Years, Legs of Tumbleweeds, Wings of Lace: An Anthology of Literature by Nevada Women, and Clark: Poetry from Clark County Nevada. She is the Director of Arts & Culture and Advancement, and a part-time faculty member at Nevada State College. 

ElizabethElizabeth De Arcos (Senior Fiction Editor)  lives in Northern California with her husband and three young boys. She has a B.A. in Secondary English Teaching from Grand Canyon University and worked as a high school English teacher for ten years. She also has an M.F.A. in Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. She has written one novel, but aside from one tiny short story, is still chasing publication.


EricSteineger-1Eric Steineger (Senior Poetry Editor) teaches full time at Mars Hill University and periodically in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Review, Tinderbox, Asheville Poetry Review, and elsewhere. As a poetry organizer for Black Mountain College Museum, he enjoys coming up with themed events, which have included the South, Surrealism, and Carl Sandburg. Part of his mission as an educator is to promote North Carolina’s literary heritage, hence his involvement with BMCM and The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara.

HedwikaHedwika Cox (Fiction Editor) is a mother, tutor, writer with a BA in English from Texas State University and an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University-Los Angeles. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Zoetic Press–Alphanumeric, Red Paint Hill, Annotation Nation, Swirl, and others. She has also served as a Fiction Editor at Torrid Magazine as well as an Assistant Editor at Black Denim Lit.


Jennifer Ettelson Besmehn (Fiction Editor) lives in Horeceived_10207081688353954uston, Texas with her husband, three boys (24, 22, 7), two big dogs and one elderly cat. She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Rice University and two graduate degrees – an M.Ed. from University of Houston and an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has lived and taught abroad in China, Japan, and Spain and is currently working on a novel.


Marianne Woods Cirone MS, MFA (Creative Nonfiction Editor) is an Aspen/Sycamore graduate of the Antioch University MFA program with concentrations in fiction and creative non-fiction. She is a writer, yoga and wellness educator, healthcare consultant and passionate advocate who founded The Integrative Cancer Review in 2015. She teaches creative nonfiction/memoir workshops and is at work on her own memoir interweaving her family stories about secrets, depression, adoption and the power of women.


img_20161102_135407Nicholas Olson (Assistant Editor, Fiction Editor) is a freelance writer from Chicago now living in North Carolina. When he’s not writing a novel or wrangling a cat, he’s editing over here as well as at Cease, Cows or is reviewing for The Review Review. He was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s 2016 Very Short Fiction Award and has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Literary Orphans, decomP, and other fine places. Read more at


zach-jacobs-photoOriginally from Bennington, Nebraska, Zach Jacobs (Creative Nonfiction Editor) now lives in Houston, Texas. He earned his MA in English with an emphasis in creative nonfiction from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Sport Literate, The Examined Life Journal, and Fine Lines. He is currently working on a collection of essays and an archaeological memoir.




James Ducat, Badwater Basin Telescope Peak 2016


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