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Editor - Ada Fetters
Ada Fetters writes and edits fiction ranging from straitlaced to surreal. She has been published in various magazines including Tertulia, Debris Magazine, and The Puget Sound Papers. She currently divides her time between writing her first novel, Lemniscate, and serving as a Case Manager for the homeless in downtown Seattle.

Literary Editor - Lisa Marie Basile
Lisa Marie Basile is a writer and journalist from Brooklyn, New York. She has been published in several publications, including Billboard, CosmoGirl!, Knocks From The Underground and Maxim. She has won six writing awards from Pace University's Annual Writing Contest, including 1st place Poetry and Fiction. She is graduating in December 2009 with an English Language and Literature degree along with a concentration in creative writing and has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Pace Press and as Associate Editor of Aphros Literary Journal. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Caper Journal, an online literary, art and music collection. She adores Cesar Vallejo, Jorge Louis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus and Christine Korfhage. Her website is www.lisamariebasile.com.

Literary Editor - Julie(n) M. Tate
Julie(n) M. Tate is a writer, journalist and freelance muse. Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Papyrus and anthologies such as The Great American Poetry Show, among others. Her first chapbook, The Rough Chronicles of Bipolar Romance, was published in 2009. Her website, Gossip [&] the Devil, is a creative lifestyle home that showcases her poetry and prose, and features conversations with kindred artists, including musicians, actors, photographers, painters and fellow authors. She is an advocate for mental health and substance abuse issues, and her work explores both. [DSM-IV diagnosis: Axis I: Bipolar I, latent Schizophrenia (unspecified), Axis II: Borderline traits.] She currently resides in Tulsa, OK.

Literary Editor - Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman
Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman is an avid logophile and inkslinger whose obsession with words begain at the age of two. She is the former Sr. Poetry Editor for Mused Literary Review. Her works have appeared in Kimera, Zuzu's Petals and Writers Digest . She currently lives full-time in a modifed gypsy caravan traveling hither and thither in search of the eclectic esoteric. She only occasionally likes to bite.

Art Editor - Vanessa K. Wilken
Vanessa Wilken is a self-taught part-time artist and all-around handy dame. She is an extremely fascinating person who lives in Seattle with an obese cat named Ally. She’s a fervent fauvist, but enjoys art of all sorts. Her work is available at Venture77.

Editor-at-Large - Dennis Wilken
Dennis P. Wilken is a veteran journalist and former writer for Cincinnati Magazine. His work has appeared in Word Riot and Madswirl, among others and his editorials in Pacific Publishing publications. His last chapbook is called Sweat Off the Diamond (Proletariat Press, 2009). He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Contact any of the above Editors at: commonlinejournal [at] hotmail [dot] com.


Contributing Editor - Lyn Lifshin
Lyn Lifshin has written more than 125 books and edited 4 anthologies of women writers. Her poems have appeared in most poetry and literary magazines in the U.S.A, and her work has been included in virtually every major anthology of recent writing by women. Her website is www.lynlifshin.com.

Contributing Editor - Howie Good
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and the author of he full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011).

Contributing Editor - Suchoon Mo
Suchoon Mo is a former Korean Army Lieutenant and a retired academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado. His poems appeared in East and West, Bitter Oleander, Dissident Editions, Poetry Magazine, Word Riot, Word Myth, Tryst, Subterranean Quarterly, Orange Room Review, Round Table Review, Strange Road, Feathertale, Snakeskin, Flutter, The Quirk, Poetry Cemetery, Autumn Leaves, the Blue House, and others. His music compositions appeared in Sage of Consciousness, Unlikely 2.0, Mad Hatters Review, and the Adroitly Placed Word. He has no formal music education.

Contributing Editor - Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal
Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Mexico. His first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. He is a member of the Guerrilla Poetics Project. His poems have appeared in Cerebral Catalyst, Zygote in my Coffeeand Unlikely Stories.

Contributing Editor - Carl Miller Daniels
Carl Miller Daniels just turned 61 years old. Gorilla Architecture, Daniels' first full-length book, was recently published by Interior Noise Press. It is available from Amazon dot com.  Carl and his partner, Jon (aka "the sweetest man in the world"), have lived together for over 30 years. Photos of Daniels, and more of Daniels' poems, are available at My Favorite Bullet: http://www.myfavoritebullet.com/PP_DanielsCarlMiller.html.

Contributing Editor - Justin Hyde
Justin Hyde lives in Iowa where he works with criminals. He has a web-page here.

Contributing Editor - Ivan Jenson
Ivan Jenson has enjoyed unprecedented success publishing his poetry in the US, the UK, Sweden and France and he has received recognition for his bold Pop Art. His Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and he has sold several works at Christie’s, New York. Ivan Jenson is highly sought after for his popular and dynamic live readings on the stage. His poems have appeared in Word Riot, Camroc Press Review, Poetry Super Highway, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, Underground voices magazine, Blazevox, and many others. He now writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.ivanjensonartist.com

Contributing Editor - Joseph Riippi
Joseph Riippi was born in Seattle and lives in New York City, where he is working on his MFA. His first novel, Do Something! Do Something! Do Something!, was published in 2009 by Ampersand Books.

Contributing Editor - M.P. Powers
M.P. Powers is an American ex-pat living in Berlin, Germany. His poetry has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Menacing Hedge, The Foundling Review, Rosebud, Existere, Stone Highway Review and many other fine places. More info here: www.nyqpoets.net/poet/mppowers


Erstwhile Editor - Amy Schrader
Amy Schrader holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. She was a recipient of a 2008 Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) award, and her poems have recently appeared in Bateau, Fairy Tale Review, DIAGRAM, RHINO, and Willow Springs. She lives in Seattle, WA.

Erstwhile Editor - Rod Tipton
Rod Tipton is a writer, photographer and filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. His website is www.rodtipton.com.

Erstwhile Editor - Richard Wink
Poet, Richard Wink is a writer based in Norwich, England. Widely published Wink has previously published five collections of poetry from popular publishing houses including: All along the Wensum (Kendra Steiner Editions) and The Magnificent Guffaw (Erbacce Press), Apple Road (ditchpoetry) and Trainwreck Press. His words have been featured in renowned periodicals such as Aesthetica Magazine, Decanto and 3:AM Magazine. As an essayist he regularly contributes to Slurve Magazine and On Topic Magazine. He also edits the enigmatic litzine Gloom Cupboard.


Erstwile Editor - Joseph D. Osel 
Joseph D. Osel is a research sociologist, writer and Editor. His impending book is Revolutionary-Antiracism: Resistance & Camaraderie In Theory & Praxis. His forthcoming poetry collection is called Catastrophe In Miniature: Poetry In Fatal Tense (2014).