J.B. Stone – Founding Editor/Reviews Editor


Jared Benjamin/J.B. Stone is a neurodivergent slam poet, writer and reviewer from Brooklyn, NY now residing in Buffalo. He is the reviews editor at Coffin Bell Journal. Stone is the author of the Micro Chap, Expired Dreams And Renewed Nightmares (Ghost City Press, 2018). His work has appeared in YES Poetry, Glass, Gravel, Five :2: One Magazine, Eunoia Review, and elsewhere. You can find more of his work at He tweets @JB_StoneTruth.

Julio Montalvo Valentin – Poetry Editor

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Julio Montalvo Valentin is the author of two chapbooks, Don’t Give up the Ship and Ship Lost, with a new chapbook this month with NightBallet Press called “Those who Pray to Rice.” You can find them working on their next project: converting a school bus into a poetry caravan.



Etc. – Poetry Editor

Etc. is a 23 year old performance poet and Best of Net Nominated writer from Jamestown, NY. They’ve been writing for well over a decade, and have been a proud member of Pulse Poetry Slam for 5 years. They write about a number of subjects, from love, to being queer, to mental illness, to the sheer beauty of life. When they’re not writing, you can find them planning their next tattoo, watching horror movies, listening to music or singing, and spending as much time as possible with their cats.

Skyler Jaye Rutkowski – Non-Fiction Editor

74892363_2574789946087724_78273326543273984_nSkyler Jaye Rutkowski is a writer and the author of A Mountain of Past Lives & Things I’ve Learned (BlazeVOX, 2019).  Currently based in Nairobi, she is pursuing a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her work has been published online and in print including: Emrys Journal, Rhythm & Bones YANYR anthology, Peach Mag, and more. Find her tweeting @SkylerJaye23


Benjamin Brindise – Flash Fiction Editor

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Benjamin Brindise is a Buffalo-born and Nairobi-based. He is the author of the chapbook ROTTEN KID (Ghost City Press, 2017), the full length collection of poetry Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire (EMP Books, 2018), and the short fiction micro chap Secret Anniversaries (Ghost City Press, 2019). His poetry and fiction has been published widely online and in print including Maudlin House, Peach Mag, and The Marathon Literary Review. He tweets @benbrindise.

Ian Brunner – Short Fiction Editor
Ian Brunner is a fiction writer and poet from Buffalo, New York who is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been featured in eight journals and zines. He is the author of the chapbook, Ruminations (CWP 2017)
Dana Tyrell – Visual Arts Editor
Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator, and writer based in Buffalo, NY. His visual art has been exhibited throughout the northeast, and is the author of sufjan stevens send tweet (2022). His writing has been published with Buffalo Rising, Cornelia, and Variety Pack, among others. dana-headshot (1)