Steve McCondichie, Founding EditorSteve McCondichie, Founding Editor (@SMccondichie)

Steve tells tales of redemption, family secrets, and the meandering journies of heroes. After a twenty-five-year career peddling bulldozers around the globe, he exited the corporate world and devoted himself to pursuing his dreams. He honed his writing skills at Queens University of Charlotte, where he received his MFA in 2015. He’s now a real estate novelist and publisher living in Metro Atlanta with his lovely wife, Donna, his four children, and a growing cast of grandchildren.

April Ford, Associate Publisher, SFK PressApril Ford, Editor-in-Chief (@authorbynature)

April’s story “Project Fumarase” won a 2016 Pushcart Prize—she thanks Southern author Dale Ray Phillips (My People’s Waltz) for a rigorous revision, at which she might have initially balked. Her debut story collection, The Poor Children, won Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction. April has held residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming in 2019 with Inanna Publications.

Chelsey Léon, Editorial AssistantChelsey Léon, Editorial Assistant (@ChelseyJGuy)

Born to an English teacher in Columbus, GA, Chelsey has been telling stories since childhood. She wrote her first novel at age 12, and has written five more since. She holds a B.A. with honors in Creative Writing (fiction and drama) from Mercer University, and studied writing at the University of Essex in England. Chelsey writes about race, gender, and sexuality through fantastical and magical lenses. She loves video games, knitting, hiking, cooking, and maximizing life with her beautiful wife, Amanda.

Emery Duffey, Editorial Assistant, SFK PressEmery Duffey, Staff Writer (@emery_duffey)

Emery has worked as a freelance writer for five years, but her love for language began as soon as she started walking. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia, making her the third generation on her father’s side to graduate from the institution. As a native Georgian who has spent most of her life by the side of a creek, she draws inspiration from the state’s oddball weather patterns, wildlife, and people. Her poetry has been published in a number of The Bitchin’ Kitsch issues. Learn more about Emery here.

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