Keith Lesmeister, Editor

Keith Lesmeister is the author of the story collection We Could’ve Been Happy Here (MG Press). His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Gettysburg Review, New Stories from the Midwest, North American Review, Slice Magazine, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, The Good Men Project, Tin House Open Bar, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. He teaches at Northeast Iowa Community College. You can visit his website at

Denton Loving, Editor

Denton Loving lives on a farm near the historic Cumberland Gap, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia come together. He is the author of the poetry collection, Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag). He is also the editor of Seeking Its Own Level: an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks). His fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including River Styx, CutBank, Iron Horse Literary Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. You can follow Denton on Twitter @DentonLoving and visit his website at:

Kelly March, Editor

Kelly March is a writer in North Carolina. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is currently working on her first collection of essays.

Walter Robinson, Editor

Walter Robinson is a writer and physician in Massachusetts. His essay collection, What Cannot Be Undone, won the 2020 River Teeth Book Prize and is forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press in 2022. His recent or forthcoming essays appear in wildness, Months To Years, The Sun, The Literary Review, and Harvard Review. You can follow him on Twitter @WRobinsonWriter or visit his website at

Fiction Readers

Noah Alvarez 
Colson Cruciani 
Grace James
Sarah Kersey
Summer Knight
Nathalie Kramer
McKinley Leinweber
B. Nathaniel Steelman
Doria Wohler

Advisory Board

  • Christopher Castellani
  • Jasmin Darznik
  • Libby Flores
  • Jill McCorkle
  • Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • Joan Wickersham
  • Paul Yoon

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