Hayley Swinson, Editor in Chief (hayleyswinsonwriter.com)
In 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.
April Ford, Senior Advisor (aprilfordauthor.com)
April is a genderfluid author who splts her time between the U.S. and Canada. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in print and online journals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Scotland. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase,” and has held fully funded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. When she wants to feel mighty, she orders Ikea furniture and assembles it by herself.
Steve 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.
Nicole Byrne(@nicolebyrnepoet), May 2018 — June 2019