Staff

Lise Quintana – Editor in Chief

lise-quintanaLise Quintana is the publisher at Zoetic Press and Editor in Chief of NonBinary Review. Quintana was formerly the editor-in-chief of Lunch Ticket, the literary journal of the MFA program of Antioch University Los Angeles. She’s also active with Litquake and the Bay Area Book Festival.

Allie Marini Batts – Managing Editor

alliebattsAllie Marini Batts can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math (but is eager to read works by writers that can do either/both.) Her mother taught her to read when she was three years old, and when she ran out of stories to read on her bookshelf, she began to write her own. She looks for writers who share that child-like sense of wonder, boundlessness, and curiosity when crafting their stories. She likes ampersands and emdashes, but hates ellipses and the un-capitalized “i” in poetry, unless the poet can use it as well as e.e. cummings. She believes that purely in terms of its sound and without regard for semantics, the words cellar door are the most beautiful words in the English language. Allie likes stories and poems that are imperfect vessels that communicate imperfect emotions—the writing should be tight, even if the emotions are messy.

Andrea Blythe – Associate Editor

NBR4BlythesmallAndrea Blythe graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Modern Literature. She lives in Los Gatos, California, where she writes poetry and fiction. Her poetry has appeared in several publications, including Chiaoscuro (ChiZine), Strange Horizons, Perigee, Linden Avenue, Z-composition, Bear Creek Haiku, and Chinquapin. In 2013, her poem “Red Riding Hood Remembers” was nominated for a Rhysling Award.

Sarah Ann Winn – Associate Editor

NBR3-WinnSarah Ann Winn lives in Fairfax Virginia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Apeiron Review, Flycatcher, Great Weather for Media, Lunch Ticket, Rappahannock Review, and Vector Press, among others. Currently, she teaches poetry in public schools through a Sally Merton Fellowship. Visit her at http://bluebirdwords.com or follow her @blueaisling on Twitter.