MASTHEAD: meet the editors



Paul-Newell Reaves

— “Ship’s Captain”, owner, co-editor, co-founder–
is a poet and educator from Washington, D.C. who holds a Masters in English from George Washington University.

His poems have appeared in Dirty Chai Magazine, forthcoming from the Slag Review, and extensively online, including  and

His critical works have been published in SZ Magazine, by Refworks, a chapter from Routledge Press, as well as a former bi-weekly column at on Album Lyrics as Texts.



Tara Campbell— co-editor, “Mother of Dinos”– is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Jellyfish Review, Booth, and Strange Horizons. She’s the author of a novel, TreeVolution; a hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe’s Bicycle; and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium. She received her MFA from American University in 2019.

Much more from Tara Campbell at:


D. Glover [1984-2017]

— “Cosmic Fool”, co-founder, design and development-
holds a degree in Graphic Design from Brooklyn School of Design.

He is an artist and writer, and takes no guff.

The 2018 reading of October Nights’ Lyrics is dedicated to his memory.


–co-editor, moderator,
“Wild-Wild-West Gunslinger”–

has remained anonymous on all her sites since the mid-nineties, and intends to stay that way.

She enjoys calling-out on creepy online posers, and bashing-in the brains of bigots.

Though now retired from, she thinks Paul-Newell is doing a great job keeping the ship afloat.  But she wants you to know that she is still the sheriff in town.

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