Steve McCondichie, Founding EditorSteve McCondichie, Founding Editor (@SMccondichie)

Steve tells tales of redemption, family secrets, and the meandering journies of heroes. After a twenty-five-year career peddling bulldozers around the globe, he exited the corporate world and devoted himself to pursuing his dreams. He honed his writing skills at Queens University of Charlotte, where he received his MFA in 2015. He’s now a real estate novelist and publisher living in Metro Atlanta with his lovely wife, Donna, his four children, and a growing cast of grandchildren.

Hayley Swinson, Editor in Chief (@hayleyswinson)

Writer Hayley Swinson New Southern FugitivesIn 2014, Hayley earned a MSc in Prose Writing from the University of Edinburgh, where she pursued her interest in travel writing and was selected to read her short story “Inheritance” at the Edinburgh City of Literature’s Story Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Now that she’s back in the States, she publishes regularly with local magazines and blogs and has recently completed her MFA in Fiction. Her thesis manuscript is a novel about a young family in coastal North Carolina who experience significant tragedy. Read more on her website,

Britny Cordera, Poetry Editor (@bcdpoet)

Cordera is a two-year Pushcart Prize-nominated poet. She is a proud Black and Creole poet, descending from African, Indigenous, and French/Spanish ancestors. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Xavier Review, and Auburn Avenue. Currently, she is in the last year of her MFA program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Cordera is Poetry Editor at The New Southern Fugitives.

A. Poythress, Regular Reviewer (@ap_mess)

A.P. Poythress Book Reviewer The New Southern Fugitives Submit Essays, Creative NonfictionAP primarily writes surreal horror and fantasy focused on women and queer-identified people. They have an MFA in fiction from Columbia College and have been published at The Rumpus, Thresholds UK, The Lit Pub, Asymmetry Fiction, The New Southern Fugitives, and long listed for the 2019 Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Contest. You can find them at their website

DW McKinney, 2020 Web Resident (@thedwmckinney)

DW McKinney received degrees in biology and anthropology. She gave up working in an office to nurture her love for storytelling then went back to the office when she wasn’t making any money. Her work centers blackness, womanhood, identity, mental health, and motherhood, as well as the fantastic and magical. She recently won Boston Accent Lit’s “Wicked Short” Nonfiction Contest and is the reviews editor for Linden Avenue Literary Journal. She lives in Nevada with her husband and two children. Follow her on

Former Editors

Nicole Byrne(@nicolebyrnepoet), May 2018 — June 2019

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