Staff

 

Elizabeth Varel

Elizabeth Varel
Editor in Chief  & 
Fiction Editor

Elizabeth Varel holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University where she loved teaching composition and research writing. She now works for a Richmond, Virginia marketing agency as a creative director where she oversees traditional and digital marketing campaigns. Elizabeth is currently editing her own full-length fiction manuscript for publication. Her favorite writers are: Edith Wharton, Ellen Gilchrist, and Flannery O’Connor.

Darren Morris

Darren Morris
Poetry Editor

Darren Morris’s poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, The Missouri Review, New England Review, The National Poetry Review, North American Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Raritan, The Southern Review, and others. He earned his BA from the University of Missouri and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Hannah Huber
Nonfiction Editor

Hannah Huber earned a BA from Hollins University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University. Her work has appeared in The Potomac Review and Home of the Brave, an anthology. She was a reader for Tin House, and a recipient of the University of New Orleans Fiction Award for Study Abroad. She lives on a farm outside Richmond with a pack of dogs and a small herd of horses.

Leeta Harding

Leeta Harding
Art Editor

Leeta Harding is a professional photographer in New York City. Born in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, she moved to New York to study photography at 22 and began working for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Spin, and New York. Known for her iconic portraits of Scarlett Johansson and Patricia Arquette and her fashion-forward Missoni campaigns, Leeta’s passion is photographing the hidden and little known places in the South where time stands still. Her work is widely published, most recently in Gun & Garden, The Bitter Southerner, and Nativen.

Kate Arden McMullen

Kate McMullen
Assistant Fiction Editor

Kate McMullen received her MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her work has appeared in Paper Darts, The BoilerFoglifter, and The Pinch, and was featured as an honorable mention in the Randall Library Annual Flash Fiction Anthology in 2016 and 2017. Her short story chapbook The Girls of Indigo Flats and Other Stories was the 2015 recipient of the Colbert Chapbook Award. She lives in Spartanburg, SC and is the assistant director of Hub City Press.