Editor: Prose/CNF

Diane Gottlieb

Diane Gottlieb’s (she/her) essays, stories, and reviews have appeared in About Place JournalThe VIDA ReviewThe RumpusHippocampus MagazineBrevity blogand Entropy, among others. She is a nonfiction finalist in Tiferet’s 2021Writing Contest and is the 2021 Dancing in the Rain fellow at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Diane has an MSW, an MEd, and received her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles where she served as lead editor of creative nonfiction for Lunch Ticket. Since her acceptance for Issue 20, she has joined the Masthead of Emerge Literary Journal as the Prose/CNF Editor. You can find her at and on Twitter @DianeGotAuthor.


Editor: Poetry

Alisha Escobedo

Alisha Escobedo (she/her) received her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her work explores themes such as queer womanhood, intergenerational trauma, and addiction, among other things. Her writing can be found in Gertrude PressThe Acentos ReviewSentience Literary JournalSoul in SpaceThe Los Angeles Press, and more. She currently resides in San Antonio, TX, where she works as a proposal coordinator and obsessively watches lesbian TikTok in her spare time.


Managing Editor Emeritus: Maria S. Picone

Poetry Editor Emeritus: Kell Hagermann

Managing Editor Emeritus: Damon McKinney

Managing Editor Emeritus: Stephen Byrne

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus: Ariana D. Den Bleyker



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