Founder and Managing Editor Sharma Shields was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. She interned for Seattle publisher Sasquatch Books, was a fiction editor for Cutbank in Missoula, and is a current contributing editor for Moss Literary. She is the author of two books, Favorite Monster: Stories (Autumn House Press 2012) and The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac: A Novel (Henry Holt 2015). A dedicated arts organizer, she is a board member for the Friends of the Spokane County Library District and also serves on the programming committee for Spokane's Spark Central.
Keely Honeywell works as a designer and programmer for an interactive agency. She has designed multiple books for Scablands, including the Lilac City Fairy Tales Marry a Monster anthology, Ellen Welcker's Ram Hands, and Tim Greenup's Without Warning. She was the long-time designer and editor of Spokane's beloved literary journal, RiverLit. As any good designer should, she obsesses over typography, words, and writing.
Maya Jewell Zeller
Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest, mostly living in coastal communities of Oregon and Washington. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore Review, New South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood, Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is the author of the poetry collections Rust Fish (April 2011, Lost Horse Press) and Yesterday, the Bees (October 2015, Floating Bridge Press). Other manuscripts have been finalists with the National Poetry Series, University of Wisconsin, Prairie Schooner, Waywiser, and elsewhere, and poems, essays, and reviews appear in journals such asBellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, High Desert Journal, Cincinnati Review, and Rattle, as well as anthologies such as Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold, and New Poets of the American West. Maya serves as Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review; she also teaches poetry (writing) and poetics for Central Washington University.