CURRENT STAFF - SPRING 2019

Editor-In-Chief: Courtney Miller Santo   Courtney Miller Santo is the author of two novels, THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE and THREE STORY HOUSE, both published by HarperCollins. Her works have been translated into German, Italian, Hungarian, Korean, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Turkey, and Slovenian. She teaches creative writing at the University of Memphis, where she is the Editor-in-Chief of  The Pinch  and director of the River City Writers Series.  For further information, please visit  www.courtneysanto.com

Editor-In-Chief: Courtney Miller Santo

Courtney Miller Santo is the author of two novels, THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE and THREE STORY HOUSE, both published by HarperCollins. Her works have been translated into German, Italian, Hungarian, Korean, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Turkey, and Slovenian. She teaches creative writing at the University of Memphis, where she is the Editor-in-Chief of The Pinch and director of the River City Writers Series.

For further information, please visit www.courtneysanto.com

Managing Editor: Jamie Logan   Jamie Logan is a third year MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Memphis. Before moving to Memphis, Jamie graduated with honors from Tulane University where she received the Studio in the Woods Fellowship for Creative Writing. She writes obsessively about Mississippi, myth, and gender.

Managing Editor: Jamie Logan

Jamie Logan is a third year MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Memphis. Before moving to Memphis, Jamie graduated with honors from Tulane University where she received the Studio in the Woods Fellowship for Creative Writing. She writes obsessively about Mississippi, myth, and gender.

Online Lead Editor: Nathan Cooper   Nathan Cooper is a second year Fiction track MFA candidate. HE. IS. MARRIED. His favorite hobby is writing fiction about deer in a variety of places. His philosophy: “the more deer, the more dough.” His arch nemesis runs around Shelby Farms with his shirt off. He is Memphis’ number one maintenance man. He once encountered a ghost, it has influenced him since.

Online Lead Editor: Nathan Cooper

Nathan Cooper is a second year Fiction track MFA candidate. HE. IS. MARRIED. His favorite hobby is writing fiction about deer in a variety of places. His philosophy: “the more deer, the more dough.” His arch nemesis runs around Shelby Farms with his shirt off. He is Memphis’ number one maintenance man. He once encountered a ghost, it has influenced him since.

Development Director: Joshua Tilton   Joshua Tilton is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at the University of Memphis, although he divides his writing time between poems and short stories. He likes God, speaks fluent Russian, and plays basketball on Tuesdays with old men, so he can keep up.

Development Director: Joshua Tilton

Joshua Tilton is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at the University of Memphis, although he divides his writing time between poems and short stories. He likes God, speaks fluent Russian, and plays basketball on Tuesdays with old men, so he can keep up.

Poetry Lead Editor: Christine Guaragno   Christine Guaragno writes poetry & nonfiction. You can find her on Twitter @xtine_gmac.

Poetry Lead Editor: Christine Guaragno

Christine Guaragno writes poetry & nonfiction. You can find her on Twitter @xtine_gmac.

Fiction Co-Lead Editor: Alexandra Russell   Alexandra is pursuing her Ph.D in Writing and Rhetoric with a focus on activist rhetoric. She is also deeply passionate about storytelling and has worked for The Pinch for two years. When it comes to stories, whether writing or reading, the stranger the better. When she isn’t writing, you can find her in her garden or saving animals.

Fiction Co-Lead Editor: Alexandra Russell

Alexandra is pursuing her Ph.D in Writing and Rhetoric with a focus on activist rhetoric. She is also deeply passionate about storytelling and has worked for The Pinch for two years. When it comes to stories, whether writing or reading, the stranger the better. When she isn’t writing, you can find her in her garden or saving animals.

Co-Fiction Lead Editor: Tiegst Ameha   Tiegst Ameha is a second-year MFA student from Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Rhodes College in 2016, where she earned a BA in English, Creative Writing. While at Rhodes, Tiegst was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, national English honor society. If she's not reading for the Pinch or working on her own writing, she's probably at the gym pretending she's good at barre or home enjoying a latte.

Co-Fiction Lead Editor: Tiegst Ameha

Tiegst Ameha is a second-year MFA student from Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Rhodes College in 2016, where she earned a BA in English, Creative Writing. While at Rhodes, Tiegst was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, national English honor society. If she's not reading for the Pinch or working on her own writing, she's probably at the gym pretending she's good at barre or home enjoying a latte.

Art Editor: Jonathan May   Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He lives and teaches in Memphis, TN, where he recently served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In addition, May teaches writing as therapy at a residential facility for women with eating disorders. Read more at  https://memphisjon.wordpress.com/

Art Editor: Jonathan May

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He lives and teaches in Memphis, TN, where he recently served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In addition, May teaches writing as therapy at a residential facility for women with eating disorders. Read more at https://memphisjon.wordpress.com/

Fiction Team: Ken Thomas, Megan Murphy, & Jordan Evan

Creative Nonfiction Lead: Hannah Feustle

Creative Nonfiction Team: Heather Hereau, Cy Trimmel, & Amanda Bailey

Poetry Team: Balqiss Alattiyat, Matt Hawk, Heather Truett, & Bailey Glydwell

Online Team: Marisa Manuel & Celeste Riley

River City Readers: Rosalind Guy, Angela Rea, Moriah McStay, Allison Parker, Veverly Edwards, Justin Davis, Annalee Elmore, Kaitlynne Scusselle, & Imran Alkhalifah

Editorial Board: Cary Holladay, Marcus Wicker, Alice Bolin