Interim Editor in Chief


Alyssa Songsiridej lives in Philadelphia, PA where she writes and teaches at the Community College of Philadelphia. She has served as an editor for TINGE Magazine and has an MFA from Temple University. She is looking for pieces with high energy and hard prose. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and pulling up invasive plants.



Prose Editors


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.

Emma Copley Eisenberg lives in West Philadelphia where she writes about queerness, Appalachia, ambivalence, having a body, and being alive. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books (queer fiction issue), Slate, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast, and others. Grace Paley is her patron saint, and a large-headed grey cat named Gabriel is her companion.

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.



Poetry Editor


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.



Assistant Poetry Editor


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.




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.



Past Editors

Allie Bach
Theresa Benaquist
Claire Campbell
Michelle Campagna
Jeff Friedman
Fang He
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.



Editor-in-Chief (2011–2017)


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.