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David W. Carstens || Editor-In-Chief & Director

David W. Carstens is a writer, filmmaker, game designer, and the founder/director of Cheap Imitation. He was the recipient of the Democracy Scholar political theory grant by the Ohio-based political think-tank The Center for the Study of American Democracy, and his short story A Girl and Her Mother received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Nov/Dec 2018 Family Matters Short Story Contest.

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Rebecca Goldberg || Design Director

Rebecca Goldberg is a science fiction writer, graphic designer, and undergraduate student at Yale University. She has designed for dozens of publications, nonprofits, and small businesses, and she publishes her writing occasionally, in places. Currently she is taking time off school to work as an assistant curator for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and as a freelance designer.

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Kaiya R. Case || Poetry Editor & Chief Curator

Kaiya Case grew up just outside Philadelphia, and now attends Kenyon College in middle-of-nowhere Ohio as a student of English creative writing and Art History, and recipient of the Kenyon Writing Award scholarship for her poetry. She also works as an associate for The Kenyon Review, and as an independent musician on her own time.

Cole Adams || Music Editor

Cole Adams is a guitarist and composer/arranger who is currently pursuing a BBA in Economics with a minor in Music from The University of North Texas. His favorite genres include Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Minimalism. His other interests include cycling, video games, and making weird sounds on synthesizers.

Readers: TBA

We are looking to fill some remaining volunteer positions. For more information: