The soil of Jonathan's soul sits upon red Pennsylvania bedrock. In people, as in books, he values those who simultaneously take us out of ourselves and give us permission to be fully ourselves. A graduate of St. John's College and Bread Loaf School of English, he lives and teaches English in Maryland. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Embark Literary Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, and Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians' Biblical Memoirs (Wipf & Stock). He is represented by Chris Kepner. You can find him on Twitter @jdcoppadge. Contact him with fiction-related inquiries at jonathan{at}oysterriverpages{dot}com.

Jonathan Freeman-Coppadge
Fiction Editor

Abigail’s life has been defined by poetry in many ways, starting at age eight when she and her dad memorized Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" together. Now, she reads to and writes about her own small son, hoping to pass on those sweet memories to him. Abigail holds a B.A. in English - Creative Writing from Lehigh University and a master's in TESOL from Troy University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in English - Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Writing and Multiliteracy Center at California State University Channel Islands, her greatest joy is teaching. Her poems can be found in The Voices Project, Topic Journal, One Person’s Trash, The Best Emerging Poets Series, and The Anthology of Appalachian Writers. among other publications. Contact her with poetry-related inquiries at abigail{at}oysterriverpages{dot}com.

Abigail Michelini
poetry editor

 Eneida immigrated to the United States as a child, transplanting her Chilean-Puerto Rican roots into Pennsylvania soil. Her background fuels her writing, which seeks to ask questions, explore mysteries, and elevate the underrepresented. In her career, she has been a consultant in Washington, DC, working for education-focused nonprofits such as Edu-Futuro, Centronía, and the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School. She also served with the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Eneida is now pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University’s Extension School. Her fiction has appeared in outlets such as  The Acentos Review, Stoneboat Literary Journal,  and  AS/US.

Eneida immigrated to the United States as a child, transplanting her Chilean-Puerto Rican roots into Pennsylvania soil. Her background fuels her writing, which seeks to ask questions, explore mysteries, and elevate the underrepresented. In her career, she has been a consultant in Washington, DC, working for education-focused nonprofits such as Edu-Futuro, Centronía, and the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School. She also served with the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Eneida is now pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University’s Extension School. Her fiction has appeared in outlets such as The Acentos Review, Stoneboat Literary Journal, and AS/US.

Eneida Alcalde
Associate Fiction Editor

Anna is most often spotted in a customs line or at weddings, wearing a pashmina, cameras in tow. A small town girl, she has called fifteen places home over her thirty-three years, dragging along her rescued basset, Mulligan. She attended both Gettysburg College and Shippensburg University so the Keystone State will always be her home. Her days are spent helping court systems capture more efficiency through technology. Contact her with photography- and visual art-related inquiries at anna{at}oysterriverpages{dot}com.

Anna Jordan
 Visual Art Editor

As a child, Ranjana wrote rhyming poetry in an Indian city perched on the Arabian Sea shore before crossing the Atlantic to the Chesapeake Bay area. She received her M.F.A. in fiction and poetry at the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. She lived for a time in a seaside town in upper Normandy where she dreamed in French and wrote stories and essays in English. She has since returned to the bayous of the American South where she is a professor of literature and creative writing. She loves writing that crosses, recrosses, and redefines the range of human experience. A lifelong nomad, so far, she has walked nearly one thousand miles on the Camino Francés, the Camino Primitivo, and the Camino Portuguès to watch the sun fall into the ocean at the end of the world in Finisterre. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast Literary Journal, Louisville Review, The Missouri Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, Pebble Lake Review, among others. Contact her with creative nonfiction-related inquiries at ranjana{at}oysterriverpages{dot}com.

Ranjana Varghese
Creative Non-Fiction Editor

 Robin Gow’s poetry has recently been published in  Poetry, Glass Mountain, Furrow, carte blanche,  and Corbel Stone Press. He is a graduate student at Adelphi University pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. He runs two poetry blogs and is the director of the non profit he founded, Transcendent Connections. He is an out and proud bisexual transgender man passionate about LGBT issues. He’s inspired by trans and gender non-conforming poets like Ely Shipley, Eileen Myles and Alok Vaid-Menon.

Robin Gow’s poetry has recently been published in Poetry, Glass Mountain, Furrow, carte blanche, and Corbel Stone Press. He is a graduate student at Adelphi University pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. He runs two poetry blogs and is the director of the non profit he founded, Transcendent Connections. He is an out and proud bisexual transgender man passionate about LGBT issues. He’s inspired by trans and gender non-conforming poets like Ely Shipley, Eileen Myles and Alok Vaid-Menon.

Robin Gow
Social Media Coordinator