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Founder & EIC

Melissa Martini

Melissa Martini (she/her) is a short fiction writer and Capricorn from New Jersey. She studied Creative Writing in both undergrad and graduate school at Seton Hall University. Currently, she serves as Founder & EIC of Moss Puppy Magazine. She can be found @mossmiele and her publications can be viewed here.

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Business Development lead & in-house artist

Kathryn Davis

Kathryn (she/her) is an artist based in West Virginia. She takes great passion in learning new things and finding ways to use her creativity. Besides all things artsy, her greatest love is for her herd of pets at home.

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Poetry Reader

L.M. Cole

L.M. Cole (she/her) is a poet and artist living on the US East Coast. She is a mom, frequenter of outdoor spaces, quietly queer disaster. Find her on Twitter @_scoops__

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PROSE READER

Am Rollins

Am Rollins has enjoyed reading and writing ever since she was a little girl. She also is a lesbian disaster who studies languages and video games in her spare time.

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Prose Reader

Sarah Loegering

Sarah Loegering (she/her) is a writer from the pacific northwest. She has a BA in creative writing from Western Washington University. You can follow her work on Instagram @sarah.l.writing.

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Poetry Reader

Tor War

TOR WAR (he/him) is an artist, writer, and educator located in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and will be attending Depaul for a master's in Secondary Education. He has been published in Tabulit's Immigratitude: Tales of Asian Immigration, When I Was Me: Stories of Trans Euphoria by Quindrie Press, Bonfire's Stratos: A Dream Anthology, and the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism. He can be found @torwar_ on most social media platforms. 

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Poetry Reader

Elizabeth Victoria

Meet Elizabeth, our newest team member! A writer, artist, and avid reader, Elizabeth's creativity knows no bounds. Whether lost in prose, crafting poetry, or immersed in anime or a good book, they bring a unique perspective to our team.

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Mascot

Furgus

Furgus (he/him) is our Twitter mascot, whose name was chosen via Twitter polls. His middle name is Blort.

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Poetry Reader & Prose Reader

Veronica Jarboe

Veronica Jarboe (she/her) is a California resident, and her previously published works include "Beach" published in the Anthology of Young American Writers. Some of her other published works can be seen in Re-Side Magazine, Yours Poetically, Moss Puppy Magazine and others. She is currently pursuing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing.

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Prose Reader

Jona Pedersen

Jona L. Pedersen (they/them) is a writer and researcher. They grew up in Norway, before pursuing degrees in English & biology at the University of North Dakota. Jona’s passion for ecology & evolution often seeps into their creative work. Find their poems and stories here or follow their work on Twitter @JonaLPedersen.

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Prose Reader

Melissa Nunez

Melissa Nunez lives and creates in the caffeinated spaces between awake and dreaming. She makes her home in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, where she enjoys observing, exploring, and photographing the local wild with her homeschooling family. She writes an anime column at The Daily Drunk Mag and is also a staff writer for Alebrijes Review and Yellow Arrow Publishing. You can find her work here and follow her on Twitter: @MelissaKNunez.

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Twitter/X Engagement Coordinator & business development assistant

Nena Kelley

Nena Kelley (she/her) is a therapist by day and sometimes a writer by very late night. She is a native Floridian with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and a Master's in Counseling from Troy University. She may one day put her writing back online, but for now you can find her on twitter @memphismilk

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Poetry Reader

Heather Loudermilk

Heather Loudermilk (she/they) currently lives in Knoxville, Tn. with her partner and 2 cats. She has a BA from Hollins University. Her work has been published in Artemis Journal, The Dead Mule School for Southern Literature, Still: The Journal, and elsewhere. You can follow her on instagram @heatherlloudermilk.

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Instagram & Threads engagement coordinator

Eleen Khwaja

Eleen Khwaja is a writer from Lahore, Pakistan who has a BA in English Literature from Government College University. Their preferred pronouns are she/they and you can find them on Instagram @eleennnkh and on twitter @mcfknh8mylife.

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Moss Puppies

Mocha, Bella, and Mipha

Mocha, Bella, and Mipha (she/her) are the resident moss puppies!

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