Lawrence Eby, Managing/Web Editor
Lawrence Eby is the author of Flight of August (Trio House Press, 2014) which won the 2013 Louise Bogan Award and Machinist in the Snow (ELJ Publications, 2015). He is Editor-in-Chief of Orange Monkey Publishing, and a founding member of PoetrIE, a literary non-profit in Southern California. His work has appeared in THRUSH, Passages North, Forklift, and others. He currently resides in Seattle.
Lavina Blossom, Associate Editor, Poetry
Lavina Blossom has an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Literary Review, and other print journals, as well as the online journals Poemeleon and Driftwood Review. Her short story “Blue Dog” appeared in the online journal Women Writers.
Suzanne McGuire, Associate Editor, Fiction/Nonfiction
Suzanne Maguire grew up running in the hills behind La Sierra University, playing hide and seek among the orange groves on Irving and Victoria Avenue, and racing her brother and sisters along the Gage canal. She took classes at Riverside Community College and received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Riverside. The more she writes the more she realizes that this city, or some fictional version of it, is not only the setting of her stories and poems, but a major character as well.
Matt Nadelson, Associate Editor, Poetry
Matthew Nadelson earned his BA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. His poems and non fiction prose pieces have appeared in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Ars Medica, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Blue Collar Review, ByLine Magazine, Chiron Review, Connotation Press, Cliterature, The Inflectionist Review, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, JMMW, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and Whistling Shade, among other literary journals, and in the anthologies Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude and America Remembered, among others. His first poetry collection, American Spirit, was published in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press, and his second and third poetry collections are scheduled for publication in 2015 and 2016.
Cati Porter, Founding Editor
A longtime resident of the Inland Empire, Cati Porter has lived in Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Moreno Valley & Riverside. She is the author of Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press) and the chapbooks The Body, Like Bread (Finishing Line Press), small fruit songs (Pudding House), (al)most delicious, The Way Things Move The Dark, and what Desire makes of us (Dancing Girl Press). Her second full-length poetry collection, My Skies of Small Horses, was published by WordTech Edtions in 2016. Her third full-length collection, The Body at a Loss, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press. She holds an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is the Executive Director of the Inlandia Institute. In addition to founding Inlandia: A Literary Journey, she is also founder and editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.
Jo Scott-Coe, Associate Editor, Nonfiction
Jo Scott-Coe’s nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times and literary journals such as Memoir(and), River Teeth, Hotel Amerika, Ninth Letter, and Fourth Genre. She also has interviews in Narrative Magazine with novelist-poet Margaret Atwood (forthcoming) and essayist Richard Rodriguez. In 2009 she received the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Donald Murray Prize for writing about teaching, as well as a Pushcart Special Mention and a Notable Essay Listing in Best American Essays. She is currently an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Riverside Community College in Southern California. Her memoir, Teacher at Point Blank, was released by Aunt Lute Books in Fall 2010.
Victoria Waddle, Associate Editor, Fiction
Victoria Waddle is an unapologetic reader, a closet writer, and a lover of all things literary. She is also a high school librarian in the Inland Empire. She blogs for Inlandia Literary Journeys and writes teen book reviews for her School Library Lady blog.
Sodanie Son, Intern
Sodanie Son is an undergraduate student at University of California, Riverside. She is studying English and Creative Writing.