CURRENT STAFF - FALL 2018

  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: Haley Quinton   Haley Quinton is in her second year in the MFA program. She primarily writes fiction, but loves to read and dabble in poetry and creative nonfiction as well. When she isn't busy with school, she loves hanging out with her dog, singing in a choir, and cooking new recipes. Her current favorite writers are Alice Munro and Wendell Berry.

Managing Editor: Haley Quinton

Haley Quinton is in her second year in the MFA program. She primarily writes fiction, but loves to read and dabble in poetry and creative nonfiction as well. When she isn't busy with school, she loves hanging out with her dog, singing in a choir, and cooking new recipes. Her current favorite writers are Alice Munro and Wendell Berry.

  Online Lead Editor: Bradley Beau Holland   Bradley Beau Holland is a native Memphian and U.S. Army veteran. He is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Memphis, his alma mater. His literary influences include: Hemingway, Bukowski, King, and Palahniuk. When Beau isn’t reading, writing, or researching he’s cooking up a new dish or playing fetch with his pups Scully and Daisy.

Online Lead Editor: Bradley Beau Holland

Bradley Beau Holland is a native Memphian and U.S. Army veteran. He is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Memphis, his alma mater. His literary influences include: Hemingway, Bukowski, King, and Palahniuk. When Beau isn’t reading, writing, or researching he’s cooking up a new dish or playing fetch with his pups Scully and Daisy.

  Development Director: Mary Elizabeth Cartwright   Mary Elizabeth Cartwright is a fiction writer who dabbles in all things southern and twisted. Her favorite fiction is that of William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, and Carson McCullers. She is a graduate candidate of the MFA program at the University of Memphis, her alma mater. Mary enjoys digging deep into The Pinch queue, working on the various stories playing in her head, and sipping on vanilla lattes at all hours of the day.

Development Director: Mary Elizabeth Cartwright

Mary Elizabeth Cartwright is a fiction writer who dabbles in all things southern and twisted. Her favorite fiction is that of William Faulkner, Jesmyn Ward, and Carson McCullers. She is a graduate candidate of the MFA program at the University of Memphis, her alma mater. Mary enjoys digging deep into The Pinch queue, working on the various stories playing in her head, and sipping on vanilla lattes at all hours of the day.

  Fiction 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.

Fiction 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.

  Creative Nonfiction Lead Editor: Jamie Logan   Jamie Logan is a second 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. Her work focuses on Southern families in the Mississippi Delta. Jamie spends her free time visiting friends in New Orleans and family in Mississippi, binge-watching Netflix, petting every puppy that she meets, and attempting to bake the perfect cheesecake.

Creative Nonfiction Lead Editor: Jamie Logan

Jamie Logan is a second 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. Her work focuses on Southern families in the Mississippi Delta. Jamie spends her free time visiting friends in New Orleans and family in Mississippi, binge-watching Netflix, petting every puppy that she meets, and attempting to bake the perfect cheesecake.

  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 Editor: Megan Murphy   Megan Murphy is in her fifth semester working toward her MFA in Creative Writing focusing in Fiction. Her writing is mainly about the family unit as well as the chaos and love that goes along with it. She is also adding a Museum Studies certificate onto her degree to further her interest in museums and art history. When she has free time, she throws herself into her other passions including music and helping her friends and family. Anyone who knows her can attest to her love for puppies, Disney, and chocolate.

Fiction Editor: Megan Murphy

Megan Murphy is in her fifth semester working toward her MFA in Creative Writing focusing in Fiction. Her writing is mainly about the family unit as well as the chaos and love that goes along with it. She is also adding a Museum Studies certificate onto her degree to further her interest in museums and art history. When she has free time, she throws herself into her other passions including music and helping her friends and family. Anyone who knows her can attest to her love for puppies, Disney, and chocolate.

  Creative Nonfiction Editor: Sydney Wright   Sydney Wright is a third year MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Memphis, where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Education for Health and Human Performance. She has a recent publication in  Adelaide Literary Magazine  reflecting on her ties between being a collegiate athlete and an avid writer. Sydney enjoys visiting her family in Texas, attending rock concerts, and baking anything that involves chocolate.

Creative Nonfiction Editor: Sydney Wright

Sydney Wright is a third year MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Memphis, where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Education for Health and Human Performance. She has a recent publication in Adelaide Literary Magazine reflecting on her ties between being a collegiate athlete and an avid writer. Sydney enjoys visiting her family in Texas, attending rock concerts, and baking anything that involves chocolate.

 

Fiction Editors: Adeli Breto, Alexandra Russell, and Kristen Plowick

Creative Nonfiction Editor: Hannah Feustle

Poetry Editors: Sarah Cozort and Josh Tilton

Online Editors: Angela Hamilton, Jordan Evans, Ken Thomas, Rosalind Guy

Readers: Briana Brakhage, John Ross Graham, Justin Williams, Wayne Curry, Brandon Woody, Nicholas Owens, Cecelia Pomphrey, Kelsey Bowen, Lesley Young, Britt Roberts, Molle Scheumann, Lorraine Meiners-Lovel

Office Manager: Breanne Hager

Editorial Board: Cary Holladay, Marcus Wicker, Alice Bolin

 
  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/