Founding & Former Editors

 

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 was published by 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

Jeff Edwards (Fiction Editor) 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 a native of Upstate New York 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.

 

Aaron D. Gansky (Founding Editor) A graduate of Antioch University of Los Angeles, Aaron Gansky is the founding editor of The Citron Review. Though he has a heart for flash fiction and poetry, he also loves writing novels. He left TCR in 2015 to focus on his novels. His first novel, The Bargain, was a finalist for the prestigious Selah Award. His second novel, The Book of Things to Come won him the award the following year. He had two novels release in 2016, and will have two more release in 2017. He’s happily married and has three awesome boys. Find out more about him at aarongansky.com.

 

Heather Luby (Managing 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 wrangling two willful and beautiful daughters around the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. Read more at http://heatherluby.com/.

 

Erica Moody (CNF Editor) received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She’s also studied literature at Tulane University, New York University and Trinity College Dublin. Originally from Mer Rouge, Louisiana, she currently resides in Washington, DC and is Associate Editor of Washington Life magazine, where she launched a book column. Prior to the magazine world, she worked as a copy editor for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and as an entertainment news writer. She’s at work on her first nonfiction book.

 

Jacqui Morton (Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, CNF 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 poems and essays have appeared in places such as the Guardian, Salon, Drunk Monkeys, The Rumpus, and Role Reboot. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, Turning Cozy Dark (Finishing Line Press, 2013).  She loves pizza and the woods, and writes every moment she can.

 

Lee Stoops (Senior 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.


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.

 

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