Chris Tusa | Editor-in-Chief / Co-Founder

Chris Tusa is the former Writer-in -Residence at Southeastern Louisiana University. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, New South, Texas Review, South Dakota Review, storySouth, Connecticut Review, The Southeast Review, and others. His debut book of poetry, Haunted Bones, was published by Louisiana Literature Press in 2006. His first two novels (In the City of Falling Stars and Dirty Little Angels), were published by the University of West Alabama. His third novel, The Yellow Girl, is agented and currently being considered for publication. Aside from teaching in the English Department at LSU and acting as Editor of Fiction Southeast, he also serves as Contributing Writer for Country Roads Magazine.

Michael Garriga | Editor-at-Large / Co-Founder

Michael Garriga’s work has been published extensively in magazines and journals, including New Letters, Black Warrior ReviewstorySouth, and the Southern Review. His debut collection of short fiction, The Book of Duels, was published by Milkweed in 2014. He has worked as a sound man in a blues bar, a shrimp picker, and a bartender, but currently teaches creative writing in the English department at Baldwin Wallace University. Garriga currently lives with his family outside of Cleveland, Ohio.



Garriga was recently awarded a generous grant from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC).

Steven Petite | Associate Editor

Steven Petite received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Publishing Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. His journalism has appeared in Playboy, Huffington Post, Crixeo, Ranker, New York Game Critics Circle, and others. His fiction has appeared in Cigale Literary Magazine. He can be reached at

James Braziel | Feature Writer

James Braziel is the author of the novels: Birmingham, 35 Miles (Bantam) and Snakeskin Road (Bantam). His work has appeared in journals and newspapers including the New York Times.  Currently, he teaches creative writing at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Andrew Bertaina | Feature Writer / Reviewer

Andrew Bertaina currently lives and works in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in more than thirty publications including: The Three Penny Review, Hobart, Fiction Southeast, Sierra Nevada Review, Apt, OxMag, Prick of the Spindle, Bayou Magazine, Catamaran, and Isthmus. He is currently a reader and book reviewer for Fiction Southeast.

Linda Taylor | Feature Writer

Linda Taylor has been working in publishing and doing editing for the last three decades. She’s been editorial director for a book packager (Livingstone) where her company worked with dozens of publishers helping create products—from concept to completion and every step in between. She continues to freelance for them and other companies; she especially enjoys copyediting, proofreading, and writing short things! She also loves teaching writing, editing, and publishing at writers conferences and at Taylor University where she is an instructor in the professional writing department. Editing, writing, publishing, and literary citizenship are hot topics of interest.

Jen Knox | Feature Writer

Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington College in 2010. She works as a creative writing professor at San Antonio College and a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Jen mentors for the PEN American Center. She was nonfiction editor for The Bennington Review (2010) and Quiz & Quill (2007); she worked as a fiction reader for Our Stories Literary Journal and now reads submissions for PANK.

Lorrie Porter | Feature Writer

Lorrie Porter graduated from University College London with a degree in Ancient World Studies and then qualified as a teacher in Classics. She went on to graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University with an MA in Creative Writing. Lorrie teaches creative writing in the north west of England. In 2013 she her short story ‘The Box’ was highly commended in the internationally acclaimed Manchester Fiction Prize. She blogs at: This Craft Called Writing.

Randall Brown | Feature Writer

Randall Brown is the author of the award-winning collection Mad to Live, his essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, and he appears in the Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction. He blogs regularly at FlashFiction.Net and has been published widely, both online and in print. He is also the founder and managing editor of Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. He received his MFA from Vermont College.

Dylan Fisher | Editorial Intern

Originally from the SF Bay Area, Dylan Fisher is a graduate of Grinnell College. He resides, for the time being, in Duluth, MN. He is also the co-founder of First Class Lit a small online literary journal of handwritten micro-fiction that can fit on the back of a postcard.