Editorial Staff.



Editor-in-Chief: Sarah A. O’Brien

Sarah A. O’Brien enjoys dark chocolate and light wordplay. She is an MFA candidate in Writing at University of Nebraska Omaha. Follow her adventures @saraheditsbooks.










Poetry Editor: Chastity Mathurin

Chastity Mathurin, a recent Providence College graduate and a Lynn, MA native, is a math teacher by day and slam poet by night. Chastity has performed in Providence, RI at AS220, as well as at various Providence College events, including: Rap Slam, "Love Art, Hate Discrimination," and Night in Friartown. Try catching a performance of hers at an open mic night in Boston.












Fiction Editor: Justin Goodman

Justin Goodman graduated from SUNY Purchase with a B.A. in Literature. His film, book, and music reviews have been published in Red Carpet Crash, Cleaver Magazine, and InYourSpeakers, respectively. Other work has been published in Italics Mine, Counterexample Poetics, and 352 Degrees. Take a look at his website here.







C.S. Taylor is a slightly crazy and psychotic killeronly in her writing, of course. She resides in Neverland, where you can find her haunting the walls of social gatherings for her next victims to turn into characters, plots, or poems. She has three sisters who provide constant muse and spends her evenings writing poetry and texting about how much she hates watching the news and college football. She writes in all genres and spends a lot of time critiquing. She's always happy to discuss writing, and she isn't the least bit scary. If you want to contact her, to discuss, write, get a critique, or anything else, email her at nevermoreemergingflame@gmail.com or check out her blog at https://romantictypewritergardens.wordpress.com.




Art Editor: Michael Rose

Michael Rose is the Gallery Manager at the Providence Art Club, where he manages exhibitions in three historic gallery spaces. An art historian and writer, Michael has contributed to Art New England Magazine as well as Big Red & Shiny, where he has been a contributing writer since 2013. He is a former Gallery Lecturer at the RISD Museum in Providence and has also presented research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Michael holds a BA in art history from Providence College and is studying for his Certificate in Appraisal Studies at New York University.








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Nonfiction editor: Alexander Castro

Alexander Castro (b. 1992) is a writer and journalist based in Massachusetts. He regularly contributes reporting and arts criticism to MercuryBig Red & Shiny, and GLASS Quarterly. His writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, untethered, and Don’t Take Pictures. He is currently working on a collection of essays that combine research, memoir and criticism. OhNoCastro.com








social media outreach / fundraiser: jenny bourque

Jenny Bourque is studying English and Film at Syracuse University and has been said by her peers to have seen every movie known to man. She works on making that myth a reality. She hopes to become a journalist one day, working with the stars of the films she so adores. Follow her at @jenny_bourque to keep up with her foolishness.