Managing Editor: Joan Hanna
Reviews Coordinator: Tasha Cotter
Interviews Editor: Millicent Borges Accardi
Nonfiction/Blog Editor: Leslie Nielsen
Contributing Editors: Brian Fanelli, Dawn Leas, Arthur McMaster, Ann E. Michaels, Brian Russell, Elizabeth Kate Switaj
Founding Editor/Publisher: Lori A. May

PQ Editor Bios

Joan Hanna, Managing Editor
Joan Hanna was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in New Jersey with her husband Craig and rescued Beagle Odessa. Joan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University and has published poetry, nonfiction and fiction in various online and print journals. She also works as Assistant Managing Editor for River Teeth, A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and Assistant Editor, Nonfiction/Poetry for r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal. Joan’s personal blog is:

Tasha Cotter, Reviews Coordinator
Tasha Cotter’s work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in Booth, The Rumpus, Contrary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her fiction was recently nominated for a storySouth Million Writers award, and her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net Anthology 2011. You can find her online at

Millicent Borges Accardi, Interviews Editor
Millicent Bórges Accardi, a Portuguese-American poet is the author of three books: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge and Only More So. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts, the California Arts Council, Canto Mundo, and the Barbara Deming foundation.

Leslie Nielsen, Nonfiction/Blog Editor
Leslie Nielsen has lived in Ohio and Denmark teaching writing and photography. She’s completing an MFA in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction at Ashland University and has an MA from Ohio State. Her poems have appeared in local and regional publications. She teaches part-time at Kent State and other northeast Ohio universities.

Brian Fanelli, Contributing Editor
Brian Fanelli’s poems have appeared in Harpur Palate, The Portland Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, San Pedro River Review, Word Riot, Chiron Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook Front Man is available through Big Table Publishing, and his first full-length book of poems will be published in the summer of 2013 through the small press Unbound Content. Brian has an MFA from Wilkes University.

Dawn Leas, Contributing Editor
Dawn Leas’s chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was released in 2010 by Finishing Line Press. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Her work has appeared in, Literary Mama, Willows Wept Review, Southern Women’s Review, Interstice, Poetry in Transit, and others. She currently teaches eighth-grade English at an independent school in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Author McMaster, Contributing Editor
Arthur McMaster’s poems have appeared in such journals as North American Review, Poetry East, Southwest Review, Rhino, and Subtropics, with one Pushcart nomination. He has two published chapbooks, the first having been selected by the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Poetry Initiative. Arthur teaches creative writing (poetry and fiction) and American literature, at
Converse College, in Spartanburg.

Ann E. Michael, Contributing Editor
Ann E. Michael is a poet, essayist, and educator whose most recent poetry collection is Water-Rites (2012). She lives in eastern PA where she is Writing Coordinator at DeSales University. Her website:

Brian Russell, Contributing Editor
Brian Russell is the author of The Year of What Now, winner of the 2012 Bakeless Poetry Prize and forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2013. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs.

Elizabeth Kate Switaj, Contributing Editor
Elizabeth Kate Switaj’s first poetry collection, Magdalene & the Mermaids, was published in 2009 by Paper Kite Press. She has also published a chapbook, The Broken Sanctuary: Nature Poems, with Ypolita Press. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of Irish Pages and a doctoral candidate at Queen’s University Belfast. Her website is

Lori A. May, Founding Editor/Publisher
Lori A. May is the author of four books including The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum, 2011). She has contributed to magazines including The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and American Road. You’ll also find her work in journals such as Phoebe, Caper Literary Journal, Steel Toe Review, and qarrtsiluni. She is an avid traveler, born Canadian/Michigan resident, and obsessive coffee drinker. Her website is