Issue No. 8 Editorial Staff

editor-­in-­chief, Peter Adrian Behravesh

Peter Adrian Behravesh is an editorial assistant at IDW Publishing, an associate editor at Escape Pod, and a creative writing MFA candidate at the University of Southern Maine. He writes space fantasy stories inspired by Safavid-era Iran and songs about the technoapocalypse.
You can find his sporadic ramblings at and on Twitter @pabehravesh.
managing editor, Jess Flarity

Jess Flarity lives in the woods near Mt. Rainier with a herd of elk. A current student of the Stonecoast MFA program, his fiction is published on the website 365tomorrows and in the literary journal Tethered by Letters, available through his website He also writes book reviews on the blog Out of That World.

Creative nonfiction editor + fiction editor, Casey Martinson

Casey Martinson is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program and Oberlin College. He lives in upstate New York. You can find him online at

creative nonfiction editor + fiction editor, Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts is a writer, MFA student, and communicator-for-hire who tries to visit at least 10 cities per year, but calls the Washington, DC area home. She is an Associate Editor at Escape Pod and for Pseudopod’s Artemis Rising IV, and her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in PodCastle, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy, People of Color Take Over FSI, and Cascadia Subduction Zone. She also indulges her inner gamer as a writer for Choice of Games and Zombies, Run! You can find her musings on life, the universe, and all things writing at or on Twitter at @nirele.

fiction editor, Lew Andrada

Lew Andrada became a writer out of necessity. As a child, he enjoyed watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Saturday mornings, but once a week just wasn’t enough. In order to fill the six-day void, he began writing fanfiction that took his favorite heroes out of the sewers and all over the world – and yes, even into outer space! Fast forward a decade or two (or three) later, and Lew now holds an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast. His writing interests include fantasy, horror, magical realism, and humorous speculative fiction. Lew’s work has been previously published in The UCLA BeatThe Literary Hatchet, and The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, among others. When he’s not writing stories or floundering at his day job, Lew can be found tending to his balcony garden of succulents, being pwned by meddling kids in Overwatch, and observing the intricate plot developments and blistering action of good ol’ fashioned pro-wrasslin’. His home on the web is at, where he blogs about writing and life in general.

fiction editor, Pam Joplin

Pam Joplin is a 2016 graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program, with a focus in popular fiction. An avid reader of all things interesting, Pam’s writing leans primarily toward the mystery/thriller genre, in both the short and long forms. In 2017, Pam earned her copyediting certificate from the University of California San Diego Extension, and has been working as a freelance copyeditor for Kensington Publishers. In addition to her writing and editing, Pam works as a pharmacist, is a member of a federal medical disaster team, and serves the community as part of her local Rotary club. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, horseback riding, and photography. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, four dogs, and two cats.

fiction editor, John Christopher Nelson

John Christopher Nelson’s youth was split between ninety-four acres of chaparral in East County San Diego and a defunct mining town in the Nevada high desert. He is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, where he has served a variety of roles on the Stonecoast Review. He earned his BA in American Literature from UCLA, where he was executive editor of Westwind. His work is forthcoming in The New Guard and has appeared in Chiron Review, Able Muse, Broke-Ass Stuart, Indicia, Stone House: A Literary Anthology, The Matador Review, and Paper Tape Magazine. He currently lives in Tukwila.

poetry editor, Vanesa Pacheco

Vanesa Pacheco is a Bostonian Latina poet. She received her BA in Literature and Communications from Wheelock College and is now pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Stonecoast’s Creative Writing program. Vanesa’s fascination with languages and translation has inspired her to blend English and Spanish in all creative writing forms with her love for surrealism, horror, and sci-fi. Her writing and thoughts can be found in Delirious Hem; The RPD Society’s monthly issues; Queen Mob’s TeahouseThe FemVelvet-Tail; and Open Letters Monthly.

dramatic works editor, Suri Parmar

Suri Parmar is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. In 2011, she was one of five writers from across Canada selected for the Canadian Film Centre’s prestigious screenwriting residency program. She is also an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Short Dramatic Film Program and the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing.