Editor in Chief

Alyssa Songsiridej is a writer and editor living in Cambridge, MA. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, The Offing, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and QWERTY Magazine. Her work has been honored by the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Ucross Foundation.

Senior Prose Editors

Brett Puryear is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana. His work appears in The Iowa Review, Fiddleblack, Storyscape Journal, Literary Orphans, and Drunken Boat. He's a contributor at Field & Stream magazine, where he mostly writes about fishing. He now lives in Gainesville, Florida. Brett isn't always looking for the merely well-crafted story. He's got his eye out for a voice that's just a little too wild, and a narrative just as strange as real life.

Based in Minneapolis, prose editor Hillary Wentworth received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, caesura, and The Fourth River, among other publications. At Storyscape, Hillary is interested in pieces that crackle with energy and poetic language. She roller skates under the name Centrifugal Fierce.

Prose Editor

Samantha Duncan lives in Houston, Texas, where she works as a writer, bookseller, and stay-at-home parent. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks, including Playing One on TV (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2017) and The Birth Creatures (Agape Editions, 2016), and her fiction has appeared in Meridian, The Pinch, and The Conium Review. She is always on the lookout for engaging, layered stories with unlikely plot parallels. She spends her spare time trying to avoid getting in fights at the playground.

Poetry Editor

Jules Wood is a queer femme poet, burlesque performer, and MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in Lana Turner Journal, Nat. Brut, Word Riot, and The Cossack Review, among other publications. She lives in Iowa City and performs with the Heartland Bombshells as Catty Wompass.

Assistant Poetry Editors

Julia C. Alter hails from Philadelphia and has found home in the woods of Vermont. She is a therapist and birth worker. She is looking to write and read poems that make humans feel more human. Her work has appeared in Clementine Unbound, Wag’s Revue, Storyscape Journal, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. In her spare time, she can generally be found in nature, or at home cuddling with her dachshund Mr. Smalls.

Joy Belonger is a queer transfeminine writer, educator, and printmaker from Chicago, IL. They currently live in Iowa City, where they are a poetry MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Their poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cleaver, Barrelhouse, The Cardiff Review, and elsewhere.

Porscha Simmons is a poet and non-fiction writer born and raised in Washington, DC. A storyteller from a young age she thrives on telling stories of women and femme folks, people of color and stories that revolve around place. Porscha considers poetry her native tongue.

Web Designer

Kevin Romoser is a graphic designer in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to Storyscape, he designs St. Petersburg Review, Springhouse Journal, and other websites. kevinromoser.com.


Uyen Thu Pham studies Anthropology&Sociology at Kalamazoo College, Michigan, but her heart lies in Hanoi, Vietnam. She's a part-time blogger and full-time idealist. Her poems can be found in Poet.ry &

Past Editors

Allie Bach
Theresa Benaquist
Claire Campbell
Michelle Campagna
Jeff Friedman
Lucia Se Kim
Reagan Louise
Emily Macel
Caitlin McKenna
Shelly Oria
Maya Pindyck
Alanna Schubach
Shasta Grant

Founding Editor (2008–2011)

Anne Hays is the founding editor of Storyscape Journal, and the founder of Sleeping Creatures Zine Distro. During the day, Anne is Assistant Professor and Librarian with CUNY. During the night, Anne is a werewolf.

Past Editors in Chief

Hila Ratzabi lives in Philadelphia where she founded the Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop. Her poetry has been published in Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, Linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Ratzabi enjoys poetry and prose in which language, sound, and image conspire to create and subvert meaning, and work which fits Storyscape's mission of interrogating genre categories and questioning what "truth" means. In real life, she has a newfound love for gardening and playing Settlers of Catan. You can learn more about her writing here.