Editor Pages

Malcolm Halsey-Milhaupt | Fiction Editor

Malcolm Halsey-Milhaupt is a graduate student in fiction at Hamline University. As an undergraduate, Malcolm was the recipient of a First Wave Scholarship at UW-Madison. More recently, he has been working with various literary organizations as a reader, intern, and person-with-a-can-do-attitude. His own work will likely be appearing soon, somewhere. He lives and works in the Twin Cities, cooking to pay the bills.

Lacey Buchda | Fiction Editor

Lacey Buchda lives with her two cats and several dozen stacks of books in the Twin Cities. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in 2019. While working on her degree, she was the assistant fiction editor for Water~Stone Review; the editor-in-chief for rock, paper, scissors; and an editorial assistant for Graywolf Press in 2018. Her flash fiction story, "Your Last Gift from the Sea," will be appearing in rock, paper, scissors this fall. 

Steve Merino | Poetry Editor

Steve Merino is a poet and essayist. Currently he is a student in the MFA program at Hamline University. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, grabbing beers with friends, biking, and watching hockey. He loves his cat. He lives in Saint Paul, MN.

Steve's "Meet the Flock" post is here.

JD Hegarty | Poetry Editor

JD Hegarty is a lawyer, a poet, and essayist, who lives in Saint Paul with two loud grey cats and plays Dungeons and Dragons on alternating Tuesdays. JD is a new graduate of Hamline's MFA program. Their work can be found in White Stag and in the Red Bird Chapbook, On Passing.

JD's "Meet the Flock" post is here.

Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider | Poetry Editor

By day, Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider is a project manager and editor in the field of children’s educational publishing. She earned her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and she also completed a one-year poetry fellowship with Commons Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Commons Magazine, DOG EAR, The Saint Paul Almanac, Studio One, and rock, paper, scissors. It has also been chosen for the What Light Poetry Contest and subsequently published by mnartists.org.

Tami Mohamed Brown | Non Fiction Editor

Tami Mohamed Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She was a recent writer/artist in residence at Devil's Tower National Monument and has been the recipient of a MN Emerging Writer's Grant, a Loft Mentor Series Award, and a Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Brevity, Mizna, Sweet and elsewhere. Tami lives in Bloomington and finds inspiration on her daily bus commute to her office job in downtown Minneapolis. She writes about all of these things.

Norita Dittberner-Jax | Poetry Editor

Norita Dittberner-Jax has published four collections of poetry, most recently, Stopping For Breath from Nodin Press. Crossing The Water, her fifth collection, will be published by Nodin in June 2017. Norita has won numerous awards and fellowships, among them several nominations for the Pushcart. One of the poetry editors for Red Bird Chapbooks, Norita lives with her husband in Lilydale, Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Norita's "Meet the Flock" post is here.

Evan Kingston | Fiction Editor & e-Book Converter

Evan Kingston lives in St. Paul with his wife and sons. His writing short fiction has been published by Revolver and the RedShift podcast, his self-published novel Slash was named an Indie Reader Top Book Pick, and his manuscript Half Drunk was a finalist for the Engine Books Novel Prize. When not writing or editing fiction, he works in the natural foods industry and enjoys gardening and pickling.

Evan's "Meet the Flock" post is here.