Michelle Renee Hoppe, Founder and Creative Director


To continue to publish honest and literary works by emerging and established authors.

To pay them. 

To pay ourselves.

To promote literary and arts stories of disability and illness across barriers.

— Team

Tallulah Woitach, 


Managing Editor: Noley Reid

Noley Reid is the author of the novel Pretend We Are Lovely (Tin House Books), the short story collection, So There! (SFA University Press) and novel, In the Breeze of Passing Things(MacAdam/Cage), as well as two fiction chapbooks, If You Must Know (Burnside Review Press) and Girls (RockSaw Press).  Her nonfiction has appeared in The RumpusThe LilyBustleLos Angles Review of Books, Literary HubPublishers Weekly, and Tin House.  Her short stories have appeared in The Southern ReviewOther VoicesQuarterly WestConfrontation, Black Warrior Review, Meridian, ROAR, and Yemassee, among others.  Her fiction has been selected for inclusion in over a dozen anthologies and will next appear in Phantom Manners:  Southern Gothic Fiction by Women.  She is winner of  the Dana Award in Short Fiction, Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest, Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition, and the Willamette Award in Short Fiction.  She studied creative writing at George Mason University, where she earned a MFA.  She taught creative writing for 16 years and served as the Fiction Editor of the Southern Indiana Review for 11 years and Editor and Publisher of RopeWalk Press, a publisher of fiction chapbooks, for 6 years.  She was also Director of the RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series for 9 years.  She now serves as Nonfiction Editor of Capable Magazine, a literary journal of illness and disability.  She lives in southwest Indian with her two best boys.  www.NoleyReid.com

Poetry Editor: Ryn Richmond


Ryn is a Midwestern gal living in the Pacific. She's a former teacher, a publishing graduate, and a lifelong reader and writer. Her articles have been published in Twin Cities Geek magazine and Books & Quills Magazine. Her poetry can be found in several charity anthologies, including The Longest Night Watch Volume 2: A Charity Anthology for the Alzheimer’s Association, Pride Park: An Anthology to Support LGBT Freedom and Invisible: The Mystery of Hidden Illness.  She enjoys reading basically everything; cooking and baking; playing board games and spending time with her family and her cat. Her fandom can adequately be described as telepathic animals.

Fiction Editor: Olivia (Liv) Chen

Olivia was born, raised, and educated in the Midwest, and has lived in South Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, and Texas. At her day job she coordinates loans for a nonprofit lender, but her passion is (and always has been) writing, especially fiction. Between unfinished novels, Olivia has published work in Catapult, The Write Launch, Medium's Noteworthy, and other online publications. Her favorite authors include Khaled Hosseini, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Amy Tan.

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