Editors

Brent Spencer, Editor-in-Chief, directs the creative writing program at Creighton University. He’s the author of three books: a novel, The Lost Son; a collection of stories, Are We Not Men?; and a memoir Rattlesnake Daddy. He’s also an award-winning screenwriter with one production credit and two in development.

Hannah Kludy, Co-Managing Editor, attends the Creighton University MFA program. She earned her BA in Creative Writing and Publishing at Northwest Missouri State University. Her work has been published in the Northwest Missourian and Medium Weight Forks, Surcarnochee Review, Red Mud Review, Broad Magazine, Unlikely Stories, The Progenitor, Drunken Monkeys, Five on the Fifth, Adanna Literary Journal and The Bitchin’ Kitsch. She has also been published, and won the fiction prize in, Cardinal Sins Journal.

Hannah Clark, Co-Managing Editor, is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Creighton University who enjoys live music, lovely words, and local food. She moved to Omaha after studying at Chadron State College and has been featured in such journals as Siren’s Call and Cahoodaloodaling.

Rebecca Indrika, Fiction Editor received her BA in creative writing from Creighton University in 2014. Now active in Creighton’s MFA program, her focus is on poetry, personal essays, and short fiction.

Taunya Plater, Fiction Editor, is a current student in the MFA program at Creighton University. The focus of her writing is fiction. She graduated suma cum laude from the BS in Leadership studies at Creighton in August.

Nichole Jelinek, Fiction Editor, is a student in Creighton University’s MFA Creative Writing Program. She earned her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Creighton University and Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has experience in news writing and copywriting and has written for Creighton Magazine.

M. Drew Williams, Poetry Editor currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska.  His poetry has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, publications such as Stonecoast Review, Marathon Review, and Sediments Literary-Arts Journal.  He is the author of the chapbook No Ghost Goes Unnoticed (Leaf Garden Press, 2016).  He is an MFA candidate at Creighton University.

Ben Talarico, Nonfiction Editor, is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Creighton University. With a degree in Film Production from Full Sail University and another in English from Northern Michigan University, Ben has written and edited articles and books on international films and directors. When not enjoying a good movie or spin on a Linux distro, he can found writing garbage poetry, mediocre short stories, mildly entertaining screenplays, or else shouting at his television for not helping the Packers, Red Wings, Pistons, Spartans, or Tigers.

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