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Cofounders

Alexander B. Hogan, Managing Editor

Alexander B. Hogan, Ph.D. is a co-founder of The Flexible Persona. He works as a writer and development editor in education publishing.

Cheska Avery Lynn, Senior Editor and Graphic Designer

Cheska Avery Lynn is a co-founder of The Flexible Persona. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cheska has work published in QWERTY and SmokeLong Quarterly, among other print and online journals.  She is currently revising a novel.

Fiction

Melissa Koss, Senior Associate Editor

Melissa Koss has her Master’s in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is currently working on her first novel (excluding the very charming one she wrote and illustrated at age eight).

Laura McIntyreSenior Associate Editor

L.J. McIntyre is a literary magpie who is attracted to interesting writing and editing projects. Her work has been performed, published and exhibited in arts venues, museums, festivals, anthologies, magazines and public spaces.

Partners have included Glasgow School of Art, The Museum of Childhood, The Festival of Erotic and The Metro. L.J. is also drawn to collaborations and creating new pieces with illustrators, scientists, artists and fellow writers through 26, The Hunterian Museum, Bristol University, amongst others.

She is a freelance arts practitioner who specialises in arts festivals, having worked across Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Glasgay! Festival and Merchant City Festival.

Born and bred in the industrial city of Glasgow, rural life called her to live by the sea; on an island and settle in the market town of Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. This is where she lives with her husband, dog and menagerie of small creatures. Ljmcintyre.org

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Editorial Assistant

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff holds a PhD in English from Trinity College Dublin. With Philip Coleman, he co-edited George Saunders: Critical Essays, the first academic volume to be published on the author (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He is also the author of Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut: Golden Apples of the Monkey House (Routledge, 2016). His fiction, with art by Kevin Storrar, includes the novel Time’s Laughingstocks (2013) and Tales From the Internet (2015). Currently he is writing Mole for the Animal Series published by Reaktion Books. http://stevegronertellerhoff.net Twitter: @ellerhoff | Instagram: @ellerhoff

Poetry

Addie Tsai, Senior Associate Editor

Addie Tsai holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She has collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater as a co-conceiver of a balletic theater production and adaptation of Frankenstein, called Victor Frankenstein, and then as a narrative collaborator on Camille Claudel, a dance production about the sculptor’s fraught life and fusion with Auguste Rodin. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. Addie currently teaches literature, dance, humanities, and creative writing at Houston Community College. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction has been published in such journals as Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Volta, The Offing, The Feminist Wire, and The Collagist, among others. An Ode to Frankenstein, a memoir about her relationship with Mary Shelley’s classic, was recently named finalist in 1913’s Open Prose Prize, and an excerpt of this manuscript is forthcoming in Banango Street‘s Issue 12: Creative Nonfiction.

Marissa Schwalm, Associate Editor

Marissa Schwalm received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English Literature from Binghamton University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. Marissa has been previously published in Reed Magazine, Dallas Review, and Samzidat Literary Review, among others. She currently lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is Assistant Professor of English at Pfeiffer University.