Founding Editor:

Christopher Linforth has published fiction in Whiskey Island, Southern Humanities Review, Harpur Palate, Gargoyle, and reviews in The Rumpus, Notre Dame Review, and other magazines. He is the author of the short-story collection When You Find Us We Will Be Gone. While not running the day-to-day maintenance of Blurbed, he blogs at

Social Media Editors: Christopher Linforth and Jill Walters.

Our Roster of Reviewers:

Olivia Kate Cerrone is a writer and educator. Her fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including New South, the Berkeley Fiction Review, War, Literature and the Arts,, and Italian Americana, where she won first place in the journal’s 2012 fiction contest. Her story “The Rabbi’s Son” won the 2012 Mason’s Road Literary Award from Fairfield University’s MFA program. She has earned residency fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center, among others. Cerrone recently completed work on The Hunger Saint, a novel set in Sicily. Contact her at:

Miriam Bird Greenberg’s work has appeared in PoetrySycamore Review, and Zyzzyva, and she’s the author of two chapbooks: All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers Press) and Pact-Blood, Fever Grass (Ricochet Editions). She’s held fellowships from the the Poetry Foundation, the NEA, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry yet still cannot raise the dead. She lives in Berkeley and teaches ESL.

Jeremy Griffin is originally from Louisiana. He is an instructor of Composition at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. His stories have appeared in several literary publications, including the Greensboro Review, Shenandoah, and Blackbird, and have been nominated multiple times for a Pushcart. His book of stories, A Last Resort for Desperate People: Stories and a Novella was published by Stephen F. Austin University Press in 2012. He has also been a contributing writer for and for

Michael Mlekoday is the author of The Dead Eat Everything (Kent State University Press, 2014). Mlekoday’s recent poetry appears in Ploughshares, The Cincinnati Review, PANK, and other journals.

Daniel O’Conner is a writer of short things. He currently lives in California.

Christopher Prewitt is a Pushcart-nominated writer. His poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in Ghost Ocean Magazine, The Iowa Review, theNewerYork, Four Way Review, Cafe Irreal, and Vinyl.

Elias Simpson holds an MFA from Virginia Tech. He has poems published in Cold Mountain Review, Asymptote, Interim, and other magazines.

Matt Sumpter’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as The New YorkerThe New Republic, Boulevard32 PoemsThe Cincinnati Review, and Ninth Letter, and also won the Crab Orchard Review Special Issues Feature Award. He is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at Binghamton University.

Sean Trolinder received his MFA in Creative Writing – Fiction from Texas State University–San Marcos, where he was a W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Fellow. His fiction has appeared in such journals as The MacGuffin, The Sand Hill Review, MARY, Muse & Stone, and many other places. His book reviews have often been published in Texas Books in Review. Currently, he teaches writing at Valencia College.

Shelley Wong is a Kundiman fellow, poetry editor for The Journal, and an MFA candidate at the Ohio State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nashville Review, Pleiades, Linebreak, Lantern Review, Kartika Review, and Eleven Eleven, among others.


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