— Anne Fadiman

publisher: robert reeves

Robert Reeves is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Peeping Thomas and Doubting Thomas, as well as screenplays, short fiction, essays, and literary criticism.  As Associate Provost of Southampton Graduate Arts Campus, he leads the development and expansion of graduate education in Creative Writing, Theatre, Film, and Visual Arts at Stony Brook Southampton.



Associate publisher: carla caglioti

Carla Caglioti is the Executive Director of Southampton Graduate Arts and founding Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Writing and Literature. She is also an Assistant Dean at Stony Brook Southampton. Caglioti has a Bachelor's in English Literature and Writing, a Master's in English Education, and a doctorate in English Literature. Her dissertation focused on the rise of the field of creative writing in higher education. Her work has appeared in The Scrub Oak Review, Proteus, Letters from Ninevah and The Southampton Review.



FOUNDIng editor-in-chief: lou ann walker

Lou Ann Walker's book, A Loss for Words, a memoir, won a Christopher Award. Her other books includeHand, Heart & Mind. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times MagazineEsquire, and Life. Walker was formerly an editor at Esquire and New York Magazine. More information about Lou Ann Walker is available at her website,



editor-in-chief: emily smith gilbert

Emily Smith Gilbert’s short fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in CONSEQUENCE Online, The Greensboro ReviewTSR: The Southampton Review, and the Waterhouse Review, among others. She has a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Stony Brook Southampton.


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© Lynda Koolish

POetry editor: cornelius eady

Cornelius Eady is the author of several books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Hardheaded Weather, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and The Gathering of My Name, which was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. With poet Toi Derricote, Eady is cofounder of Cave Canem, a national organization for African American poetry and poets. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.


Fiction Editor: Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is the author of four story collections, including Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the MarriageThe New York Times named The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel one of the Ten Best Books of 2006. A 2017 inductee to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hempel is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Guggenheim Fellow; and the recipient of the Hobson Award, a USA Fellowship grant, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, and the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence from Centenary College. Hempel is a founding board member of the Deja Foundation, which offers direct assistance to dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in an effort to empower small rescue organizations to support sustainable adoptions.

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Associate Editor/proofreader: Vanessa Cuti

Vanessa Cuti’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, TSR: The Southampton Review, Hobart, Word Riot, and others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton.



art director: anita M. kusick

Anita Kusick is a highly-skilled graphic designer as well as a fine art painter with Plein Air Peconic. An astute marketing communications pro, Anita has worked on various projects for clients such as Lockheed Martin, America Online, Martha Stewart Living, Vonage, Computer Associates, and Cablevision, among others. More information about Anita Kusick is available at her website,


special projects editor: ana Daniel

Ana Daniel spent 30 years in management consulting and business strategy for a Wall Street firm, then completed doctoral studies at New York University and taught Modern European History at Southampton College for several years. Among her community activities, Daniel was the founding chair of Bay Street Theatre and serves on the board of Pianofest.