The Longleaf Family
Editor-in-Chief // Kate Finegan
Kate Finegan recently published the chapbook The Size of Texas with Penrose Press. Her work has won contests with Thresholds, Phoebe Journal, Midwestern Gothic, and The Fiddlehead, and been runner-up for The Puritan's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize, shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize and Synaesthesia Flash Fiction Prize, and longlisted by Room. You can find her at katefinegan.ink and twitter.com/@kehfinegan.
CNF Editor // Paige Perez
Paige is an avid reader, writer, and editor who graduated from UNF with a BA in English and a minor in History and is currently pursuing an MA in English. When Paige isn’t delving into the historical, social, and cultural implications of the African Diaspora, including within her own family history, she’s exploring her creative nonfiction chops through her blog, Modern Passage, playing with her two pups, Jet and Korra, and spending quality time with her mom, who is the strongest woman she knows and exemplifies everything she wants to be when she finally figures out “how to adult.”
Poetry Editor // Adelina Sarkisyan
Adelina is an Armenian-American writer whose poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and appeared in various publications, online and in print. Besides writing, her insatiable curiosity has led her to pursue a BA in Anthropology, with Minors in Women’s Studies and Criminology, and a Master of Social Work. When she's not working, she takes ballet class, explores all things odd and eerie, and roams the streets of Los Angeles. You can find her on Instagram @adelinasarkisyan and on Twitter @etherealina.
Fiction Editor // Sarah Arantza Amador
Residing in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California with her dog Roscoe and person Richard, Sarah Arantza Amador writes about longing, ghost-making, and the endearment of monsters. Her work is featured in Best Microfiction 2019 and has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. She tweets @ArantzaSarah and sometimes blogs from www.saraharantzaamador.com.
Assistant Fiction Editor // Lilly Schneider
Lilly Schneider was raised on an island in the Pacific Northwest, where the world seemed very small and becoming a writer sounded easy. She knows better now, but it is too late; she's still writing stories. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Willow Springs, december, Hobart, Green Mountains Review, The Texas Review and elsewhere. In 2017 she earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Wyoming. She lives and works in Alaska in the summers, and elsewhere in the winters.
Reader // Minyoung Lee
Minyoung Lee lives in San Francisco, CA with her well-traveled calico cat, Matisse. Her work appears in MoonPark Review, Vestal Review, JMWW, and others. Minyoung is a Tin House Summer Workshop Alum and a winner of the Fear No Lit Submerging Writer Fellowship. Her website is https://myleeis.com/ and she tweets at @minyoungleeis.
Reader // Moylin Yuan
Moylin is a self-taught designer, illustrator, and occasional art director, born and raised in Dubai, UAE. She enjoys working with paper in all formats (print publications, modular origami, turning dollars into koi...) and reading as many abstract concepts as possible. You can find her on twitter @thisismoy.
Reader // Mary Hanrahan
Mary is a writer of poetry, flash fiction, and screenplays. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Counseling. Her most recent work appears in or is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Artful Dodge, tinywords, and formercactus. When she isn’t writing she is thinking about writing. Her first book of poetry is patiently waiting on her desk for the perfect title.
Reader // Eunha Choi
Eunha Choi has taught Latin American literatures and cinema at several public and private universities. She writes poetry because that’s how silence can be seen amid disquieting letters that often dream of moments left unsaid. Her publication appears in Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacific Coast Philology, Confluencia, Ciberletras, and Chasqui among others.
Reader // Annie Frazier
Annie Frazier is Social Media Editor for Pithead Chapel Literary Journal and Social Media Manager for the Spalding University MFA in Writing Alumni Association. Her fiction and poetry can be found in Paper Darts, Hypertrophic Literary, Longleaf Review, North Carolina Literary Review, NCLR Online, Still: The Journal, CHEAP POP, Crack the Spine, Philosophical Idiot, The Cabinet of Heed, and apt magazine. Annie's work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Find her on Twitter @anniefrazzr.
Reader // Thea Swanson
Thea Swanson holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Oregon and is the Journal Editor at Half Mystic Press. Her flash-fiction collection, Mars, was published by Ravenna Press in December 2017. Thea's stories can be found in many journals including Literary Orphans, Fiction Southeast and Mid-American Review. Thea writes daily while riding the bus and ferry. She has taught middle-schoolers, high-schoolers and college-schoolers. Mostly, Thea delights in fiction that slips seamlessly in and out of reality without losing clarity or emotional resonance. She revels at the juncture of precision and risk, of beauty and abnormality. You can find her at theaswanson.com.
Reader // Sarosh Nandwani
Sarosh is a mechanical engineer & anthropologist, and is particularly interested in the overlap between those subjects. She loves impulse buying poetry books and experimenting with her curly hair. Her Twitter and Instagram handles are @saroshnandwani. She has been published in Phemme Zine, the Hellebore, Peculiars Magazine, the Brown Orient, and is a regular contributor for Royal Rose Magazine. She is also a reader for Anomaly and Periwinkle Literary Magazine.
Reader // Hannah Grieco
Hannah Grieco is an education and disability advocate and writer in Arlington, VA. Her essays and short stories can be found in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, Cotton Xenomorph, Pidgeonholes, Hobart, Lunch Ticket, and more. Find her online at www.hgrieco.com, on Twitter at @writesloud, and at Barrelhouse as an assistant fiction editor.
Reader // Dina Strasser
Dina Strasser is a veteran English teacher and writer. She has words in The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Longleaf Review and other publications, and serves as a poetry reader for the Oxford Academic journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Find her on Twitter @D_E_Strasser or at dinastrasser.com.
Reader // Hadley Leggett
Hadley lives and writes in Seattle, WA. Her winding career path has included degrees in medicine, biochemistry, and science journalism, before she finally found her home in fiction. When not chasing after her three children, she’s working on yet another draft of her first novel. Hadley’s work has appeared at Literary Mama, 50-Word Stories, and Wired.com, and you can find her online at hadley.ink or on Twitter @hadl.
Founding Editor // Stephanie Lachapelle
Stephanie was the EIC of Longleaf Review from 2017–2019. She is a writer and warden of two feral children. As a child, she once hid in a tree for 5 hours before realizing her family didn't miss her, a fact which she's never forgiven. Her fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, and you can find her tweeting from @thegothest.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to past readers Alec Osthoff, Camille Gauthier, Nell Smith, Constance Owens, Allison Kubu, Rosandra Ortiz, and Judith Roney; our former Poetry Editor, Kristin Trujillo, as well as past Managing Editor, Tara Linn-Pickens.