MATTHEW JANKIEWICZ ~ Founder/Managing Editor
Matthew Jankiewicz is a writer, publisher, and editor. He is also an MFA candidate in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago. His fiction has appeared in 3 Elements Review, Toasted Cheese, and The Alembic. His short story “The Epitaph of Summer” appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago as an accompaniment to an exhibit by Ron Jude. He is currently working on his first novel.
PARKER STOCKMAN ~ Editor-in-Chief
Parker Stockman does not know what sleep is. If he did, he might not be productive. A transplant to Chicago by way of Georgia and Florida, he teaches online Professional Writing classes for Florida Gulf Coast University. He holds two B.A. degrees from University of Georgia, an M.A. in English from FGCU, and is working on his thesis while being an M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Fiction at Columbia College Chicago. Recently, he has told stories with 2nd Story. He won a National Student Blogger award for his contribution to Columbia College Chicago’s Marginalia blog. He is the Vice President of Recruitment for the Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club and tutors students in all aspects of Writing at Columbia’s Learning Studio. When he’s not working, writing, or reading, he is exploring different craft beer bars and looking for the perfect I.P.A. His favorite writers are Karen Russell, Adam Levin, Dave Eggers, Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, and Jonathan Tropper.
Chasity Deal ~ Associate Editor
Chasity Deal is a working writer from the South, though she constantly dreams of the northern lights. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing and in Spanish from the University of Memphis, from which she hails all of her alter-egos (in both English and Español). Some of Chasity's work has been featured in Coffee Shop Poems, a U.K. based literary magazine. Chasity is also the current owner of Twice Over Proofreading and Editing Co., a small proofreading and editing venture that occupies her time when she's not hiding from the rain or looking for abandoned caves to explore.
Marcus Deely ~ Graphic Designer/Logo
At DePaul University, Marcus received a BS in Digital Media. After graduating, he went on to produce graphic design and web design work for Sqipp, Reel Deals Chicago, Mu Optics, and Flyleaf. His passion lies in creating beautiful graphics for iPhone applications, websites, and print material. Marcus is very excited to work with Flyleaf and his current team at Mu Optics!