Lisa Marie Basile is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and moderator of its digital community. Her work has appeared in The Establishment, Bustle, Bust, Hello Giggles, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post, among other sites. She is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press), war/lock (Hyacinth Girl Press), Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her work can be found in PANK, the Tin House blog, The Nervous Breakdown, The Huffington Post, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, The Atlas Review, and the Ampersand Review, among others. She has taught or spoken at Brooklyn Brainery, Columbia University, New York University and Emerson College. Lisa Marie Basile holds an MFA from The New School. @lisamariebasile
Joanna C. Valente is the managing editor for Luna Luna. Joanna is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (2016, ELJ Publications), & Xenos (2016, Agape Editions). Joanna received an MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, as well as the managing editor for CCM. Some of their writing has appeared in Prelude, The Atlas Review, The Feminist Wire, BUST, Pouch, and elsewhere. Joanna also teaches workshops at Brooklyn Poets.
Nadia Gerassimenko is the assistant editor at Luna Luna Magazine by day, a moonchild and poet by night. Nadia self-published her first poetry collection "Moonchild Dreams" (2015) and hopes to republish it traditionally. She's currently working on her second chapbook, "a chair, a monologue." Visit her at tepidautumn.net or tweet her at @tepidautumn.
Dianca London earned her MFA in fiction from The New School and is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Her words have appeared in Kweli Journal, Underwater New York, Best Small Fictions, Obsidian, Lenny Letter, and elsewhere. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Monique Quintana is the fashion editor for Luna Luna, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary blogazine, Razorhouse. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CSU Fresno, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Huizache, Bordersenses, and The Acentos Review, among others. She is a Squaw Valley Writers Fellow and was the Senior Associate Fiction Editor for The Normal School. She has an affinity for Ray Bans, red lipstick, and Ramón Novarro. She is a Pocha/Chicana identified mother, daughter, sister, lover, and English teacher from central California.
Cecilia Llompart is the Spanish poetry editor for Luna Luna. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in the spring of 2014. She is the recipient of two awards from the Academy of American Poets, a fellowship from The Dickinson House, and was a finalist for The Field Office agency's 2016 Postcard Prize in poetry, as well as a finalist for the 2016 Tomaž Šalamun Prize given by Verse journal. In 2015, she founded the New Wanderers Collective, which sponsors poets on long term travel projects. She currently lives in Paris, where she can often be found frolicking with Le Bordel de la Poesie, or being mistaken for Amélie at the Café des Deux Moulins.
Emily Neie is the social media assistant at Luna Luna. Her words can be found in Femsplain, and she writes at The Literateur, a site dedicated to everyday magic for witchy women.
Andrew Emitt's work can be found on MTVNews, The Feminist Wire, Pitchfork, and Vice. Andrew is also the music editor for Luna Luna.
Isobel O'Hare is a regular contributor at Luna Luna, and is a Pushcart-nominated poet and essayist who has dual Irish and American citizenship. O'Hare is the author of the chapbooks Wild Materials (Zoo Cake Press, 2015) and The Garden Inside Her (Ladybox Books, 2016). She lives in Oakland, California where she writes and edits for Nomadic Press.
Trista Edwards is poet, land mermaid, light witch, horror enthusiast, creatrix, traveler, feminist, and dog lover. She is also the curator and editor of the anthology, Till The Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015). She is currently working on her first full-length poetry collection but until then you can read her poems at The Journal, Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review,The Boiler Journal, Sou’wester, Queen Mob's Tea House, and more. She writes about travel, ghosts, and poetry on her blog, Marvel + Moon (marvelandmoon.com).
Alena Hall is a writer, manager and editor based in New York, NY. She earned her master’s degree in magazine journalism from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and her bachelor’s degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She currently works at Odyssey as a managing editor and was featured in Huffington Post's Latinos Breaks The Mold feature. She is fascinated by the mind-body connection, obsessed with transcendent tunes, curious about any book that helps her perceive the world in a new way, and madly in love with her crazy Siberian cat Fitzgerald. She lives by the motto, "You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. So go do something."
Alaina Leary is an assistant at Luna Luna, and is a native Bostonian currently studying for her MA in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. She's also working as an editor and social media designer for several brands and publications. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Marie Claire, BUST, Good Housekeeping, AfterEllen, and CollegeFashionista, among others.
Leza Cantoral is the author of Planet Mermaid and editor of Walk Hand in Hand Into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective. She writes a feminist column about noir film for Luna Luna Magazine called Shades of Noir and writes about pop culture for Clash Media. Her upcoming collection of short stories, Cartoons in the Suicide Forest, will be coming out later this year through Bizarro Pulp Press. You can find her short stories at lezacantoralblog.wordpress.com Twitter @lezacantoral
S. J. Collins holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her primary areas of focus are Romanticism and the Gothic. She is the founding editor of Autumn Spoke, a nightside journal for academics. Currently working in the art world, she can be found writing critical essays and poetry when she's not in a gallery.
**All roles are volunteer at this time.**