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.


Mandi Jourdan, Editor in Chief
Britny Cordera, Poetry Editor (@bcdpoet)

Cordera’s poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Rhino, Xavier Review, [PANK], and Auburn Avenue. Cordera has received her MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and she a teaching artist for St. Louis Poetry Center.



Christopher Louis Romaguera, Fiction Editor (@cromaguerawrite)

Christopher Louis Romaguera is a Cuban-American writer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born in Hialeah, Florida and graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Romaguera has been published in The Daily BeastCurbed NationalPeauxdunque Review, New Orleans Review, PANK Magazine, Louisiana Literature and other publications. He is a monthly columnist at The Ploughshares Blog. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. You can find him on Facebook at Christopher Louis Romaguera. Or on Instagram and Twitter @cromaguerawrite

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


Katie Erbs, Fiction Reader

Katie Erbs lives in Saint Louis, Missouri. She received her degree in English from Webster University with an emphasis in creative writing. Her poetry has previously appeared in the American Journal of Poetry and the Missouri Review. In between writing poems, she reads fiction for The New Southern Fugitives.


Kate Wylie, Fiction Reader

Kate Wylie (she/they) is a poet from St. Louis, Missouri. An MFA candidate at Pacific University and 2018 Webster University alum, Wylie serves as Head J.V. Softball Coach at Webster Groves High School and reads fiction for The New Southern Fugitives. Wylie has previously published or has forthcoming work in Canary, Sport Literate, The 2River View, Sublunary Review, and Visitant.


Former Editors

Hayley Swinson (@hayleyswinson) June 2019 — May 2021

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

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