Hannah Grieco

Fiction Editor

Submissions Editor


Hannah Grieco is a writer, editor, and education and disability advocate in Arlington, VA. Her work can be found in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, Hobart, Cotton Xenomorph, Pigeonholes, X-Ray, Lost Balloon, and more. Find her online at and on Twitter at @writesloud.

DeMisty D. Bellinger

Poetry Editor


DeMisty D. Bellinger lives and teaches in Massachusetts. Her chapbook, Rubbing Elbows, is available at Finishing Line Press. Some of her recent work can be found in Contrary MagazineOkay Donkey, and The Best Small Fictions: 2019. DeMisty is online at   

Emily James

CNF Editor

Web Design

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Emily James is a teacher and writer in NYC. She's widely published in literary magazines, and was the writer of the petition that led to paid parental leave for all NYC Public school teachers in 2017.  She is the recipient of the 2019 Bechtel Prize from Teachers and Writers' Magazine. You can tweet her @missg3rd.

Amy Freeman

Amy divides her time between freelance writing and serving as Development Director for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Bylines and upcoming work in The Washington Post;; HuffPost; Santa Fe Writer’s Project; X-R-A-Y Lit; Furious Gravity, Writers Resist, and Washington Writers Publishing House anthologies; Gargoyle Magazine and, and, and. Find her on Twitter on @FreemanAmyL, or visit her website:

Assistant Fiction Editor

Morgan Bluma

Assistant Prose

and Design Editor


Morgan Bluma is a senior at American University studying Literature and Journalism. She has a deep passion for the creative arts and hopes to pursue a career within the publishing industry. You can find her on Twitter at @mxrgs_b.

Grace Hasson

Intern, Poetry Reader


Grace Hasson is the author of Into the Orange Grove: A Collection of Poetry and a senior at American University studying creative writing and music. She is a lover of words and the magic they create.

Issue I Photographer: Angie Hedman

Angie Hedman is an artist, writer, and high school art educator who creates and resides in Muncie, IN. She holds degrees from Ball State University in the areas of Fine Arts (Metals), and Art Education. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Gravel, Superstition Review, Cream City Review, Montana Mouthful, and Spectrum Literary Journal among others. She tweets at @artist_writerAH.