Bethany Brownholtz (art director and co-editor) earned a BA in English and Art from West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Honors College and an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. She is a freelance author, editor, and designer, and her works have been featured in Writers News Weekly, Broad Magazine, and on other web sites. She recently served as associate managing editor for How Long Will I Cry?, an oral history narrative collection about youth violence in Chicago.
Teneice Durrant (co-founder and poetry co-editor) is the author of three poetry chapbooks, Burden of Solace (Cervena Barva Press, 2012), The Goldilocks Complex (RockSaw Press, 2009), and Flame Above Flame (Finishing Line Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and she recently won the Kudzu Poetry Prize. To distract herself from writing poetry, she runs Winged City Chapbook Press and binge-watches Dr. Who (no spoilers!).
Quinn Rennerfeldt Fairchild (poetry co-editor) attended the University of ColoradoBoulder's Creative Writing program, studying under Julie Carr and Ruth Ellen Kocher, and served as the creative nonfiction editor for the university's Honors Journal. She is a previous Blood Lotus poetry contributor, and is active in Denver’s Lighthouse Writers' Workshop community.
Omar Figueras (fiction co-editor) lives in Miami Beach, Florida and is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Spalding University’s Brief Residency Program, where he is a student editor at The Louisville Review. He writes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and a poetry chapbook, both based on his experiences growing up in South Florida and time spent in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Stacia M. Fleegal (co-founder, managing editor, poetry co-editor) is the author of Versus (BlazeVOX, 2011), Anatomy of a Shape-Shifter (WordTech, 2010), and three chapbooks, most recently antidote (Winged City Press, 2013). She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009, 2010, and 2013. Her poems have recently appeared in Best of the Net 2011, Fourth River, The North American Review, Lunch Ticket, and UCity Review, and are forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, Barn Owl Review, and Knockout. She also writes, copy edits, and blogs about poetry and for the York Daily Record in York, PA. www.staciamfleegal.com
Tiffany Grayson (fiction and poetry co-editor) currently lives in Iowa, but was born and raised in Michigan. She was an editorial and production assistant for the North American Review for four years, and is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa's Master’s in English program. A previous Blood Lotus poetry contributor, she also recently had a review appear in Poet Lore. What time she doesn't spent writing or freelancing she spends hanging out with her husband and two adorable cats.
Barrett Warner (poetry and reviews co-editor) is currently associate editor at Free State Review. He received his MFA from Bennington College. He is widely published in poetry and produces around 30 book reviews a year, which have appeared in Rattle, Coal Hill, Chattahoochee Review, Otis Nebula, Rain Taxi, Fiddleback, City Paper, and others.
Keith S. Wilson (poetry co-editor) is an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem fellow, graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and recipient of a Bread Loaf scholarship. He holds an MFA in poetry from Chicago State University. Keith's poetry has been published in 2 chapbooks: Generation Oz (Finishing Line Press) and Kindermeal (Imaginary Friend Press). His work has appeared in a number of anthologies and has appeared or is appearing in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary, 32 Poems, Cider Press Review, Anti-, Muzzle, Mobius, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Additionally, he has had poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award.