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Non-fiction Editor Pallavi Dhawan is a writer and lawyer living in Los Angeles . She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations as well as her Juris Doctor from University of California, Los Angeles. She is an alumna of VONA/Voices, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and Hedgebrook. She is working on her first novel.





Poetry Editor Devi S. Laskar’s debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint Press 2019), has garnered praise in The Washington Post, Chicago Review of Books, Booklist and elsewhere, and has appeared on most anticipated lists in TIME, Cosmopolitan (UK), Marie Claire, Nylon & The Millions. Laskar holds an MFA from Columbia University and an MA from The University of Illinois. A former newspaper reporter, she is now a poet, photographer and novelist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from such journals as Rattle, Tin House and Crab Orchard Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is an alumna of both TheOpEdProject and VONA, among others. In 2017, Finishing Line Press published two of her poetry chapbooks. A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., she now lives in California. You can find her online at devislaskar.com.



Fiction Editor Tamika Thompson is a writer, producer, and journalist. Her fiction is forthcoming in or has been published by Prairie Schooner, Glass Mountain, Literary Orphans, The Matador Review, Orca, and Huizache among others. Her non-fiction is forthcoming in or has been published by The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Another Chicago Magazine, MUTHA Magazine,and PBS.org. She has attended the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and the Community of Writers at Sq. Valley. She also has producing credits at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, as well as at NBC and ABC News. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in the Chicago metropolitan area with her husband and two children. You can find her online at tamikathompson.com.