MASTHEAD: meet the editors

Paul-Newell Reaves
— owner, co-founder, co-editor,
“Helming Swashbuckler”–
is a poet, ghostwriter and freelance editor from Washington, D.C. who holds a Masters in English from George Washington University.

His poems have appeared in Dirty Chai magazine and Stone of Madness Press, forthcoming from the Slag Review, and extensively online, including  and .

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

Contact at:

Chantelle Tibbs
— co-editor and “Knight of Nights”–

Despite being born to two parents who are writers, she didn’t fully accept she was a writer herself until her late twenties. She started life off as an actress and a musician. Finding some of the roles for women, women of color and the LGBTQ community to be limited and or limiting, she began writing stories, scripts and songs from her own unique experience and perspective.

In 2016 she co-wrote the Thriller script “Shrine of Scars” which was published about in February 2016 and January 2017 in the Modesto Bee. In 2018 she launched her own production company spaSTa productions (the Sankrit word for ‘clear’) and produced the music video “Chaos.” Chantelle strives to break patterns, untying the shoelaces of monotony and routine while helping to open the door for herself and others to experience so much more out of life. She is an Aries, she enjoys post-apocalyptic movies, forensic science shows and enjoys trying new restaurants and dancing on the rooftop with her seven-year-old son.

Tara Campbell
— Editorial Advisor, “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]

— co-founder, design and development,
“Cosmic Fool”–

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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