Jessica Tumio graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012 with a B.A. in English. She is currently working towards her MFA in creative writing at Fairfield University. She loves to read and write short stories, and considers Haruki Murakami her favorite author.
Rachel Bean graduated from Rockford College with her BFA in Acting/Directing. Afterwards, she completed her Masters in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University and is now working towards her second Masters (of Fine Arts this time) (HUGE difference) at Fairfield University with a concentration in YA Fiction. Rachel has a complete inability to pick a favorite book, but she loves Richelle Mead, Patrick Rothfuss, John Green, and Tamora Pierce. She survives by drinking copious amounts of black coffee and kickboxing.
Apprentice: Summer Tate (Poetry) Marc Lee (Fiction)
Fiction Section Editor
Fiction Readers: Alix Purcell, Kristan Campbell, Eric Mayrhofer, Melanie Kiehl, Michael Belanger, Loan Le
Non-Fiction Section Editor: Jenn Mariano
Non-Fiction Readers: Meaghan Conlon, Wendy Reimann
Poetry Section Editor
Lauren Eugenia Palmbach is a multi-genre writer with work in both fiction and non-fiction. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of New Haven and will graduate with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairfield University this summer.
In addition to her own writing career, she is the Section Editor in Poetry for Causeway Lit, a division of Dogwood Literary Journal, an independent contractor for book reviews with AUXmedia, a division of Aquarius Press, and a multi-cultural writing teacher. As the founder and creator of her own bi-lingual writing program for youth and adult survivors of violence, exploitation, and human trafficking, her writing career is dedicated to teaching voice and the power of words to those still largely unheard. She was most recently awarded the Fairfield Graduate Service Award 2017 for her work, and currently travels teaching her writing programs nationally and abroad as an instructor of both poetry and prose.
Poetry Readers: Yavaria Ryan, Kevin Sadoski
Anthony Perrotta joined the Fairfield University MFA program in July 2015. He had previously worked as a controller, actuary, equities trader, and financial adviser. He earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Fairfield Univesity (1985.)