Lisa Marie Basile is the founding editor-in-chief and creative director of Luna Luna Magazine and community. She is the author of a few books of poetry, including a full-length collection, Apocryphal. Her book Nympholepsy (co-authored with Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), will be published by Inside the Castle in November 2018 and was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. She is also working on her first novella, to be released by Clash Books in 2019. Her first nonfiction book, Light Magic for Dark Times, will be published by Quarto Books in 2018.
Lisa Marie's work has appeared in the New York Times, Narratively, Refinery 29, Greatist, Bust, Bustle, Marie Claire, The Establishment, Hello Giggles, Ravishly, Marie Claire, and more. You can catch her on the podcasts Into the Dark, Essie's Hour of Love, and Get Lit With Leza. She recently received two Pushcart nominations—for her work in Narratively and The Account. She received an MFA from The New School in NYC.
Joanna C. Valente 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 (2017, The operating system), Xenos (2016, Agape Editions), & Sexting the dead (2017, unknown press).
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 managing editor at Luna Luna Magazine by day, and a moonchild and poet by night. Nadia self-published her first poetry collection "Moonchild Dreams" (2015).
Nina Morena is a writer and general bookworm from Montreal, Canada. She holds a BA in English Literature and Communication Studies from McGill University, which explains her undying love for TS Eliot. She’s currently getting her MA in Media Studies at Concordia. Her work has appeared in The Odyssey Online, Thrive Global, and ankle (so far). She’s also an embarrassed superfan of Mad Men and John Green novels.
Monique Quintana 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.
Trista Edwards is poet, land mermaid, light witch, horror enthusiast, creatrix, traveler, 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 32 Poems, Quail Bell Magazine, Moonchild Magazine, The Adroit Journal, The Boiler, Queen Mob's Tea House, Bad Pony, and more. She crafts magickal candles at her company, Marvel + Moon
Isabella Strazzabosco is an artist, witch, and triple air sign from Chicago. She currently resides in New York City, where she is studying visual and global studies at The New School. Isabella has been an artistic associate and core creative at Free Street Theater since 2014, and a member of the Goodman Theater slam poetry team in the 2016-2017 season. Isabella loves Nick Cave, Gemini season, and the strawberry cheesecake pancakes from IHOP. You can view her art at isabellastrazzabosco.tumblr.com, and follow her on instagram at @fleshworld5
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 be found frolicking with Le Bordel de la Poesie, kissing Oscar Wilde's grave, or being mistaken for Amélie at the Café des Deux Moulins.
Leza Cantoral is a writer and editor from Mexico. She is the author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest and the editor of the upcoming CLASH Books anthology, Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath. She is the host of getlitwithleza.podbean.com where she talks to cool ass writers.
Kailey Tedesco is the author of These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press) and the forthcoming full-length collection, She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publications). She is the co-founding editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical and a member of the Poetry Brothel. She received her MFA in creative writing from Arcadia University, and she now teaches literature at several local colleges.
Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You can find her work in Prelude, Bellevue Literary Review, Sugar House Review, Poetry Quarterly, Hello Giggles, UltraCulture, and more. For more information, please visit kaileytedesco.com.
Lydia A. Cyrus is a creative nonfiction writer and poet from Huntington, West Virginia. Her work as been featured in Thoreau's Rooster, Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Albion Review, and Luna Luna. Her essay "We Love You Anyway," was featured in the 2017 anthology Family Don't End with Blood which chronicles the lives of fans and actors from the television show Supernatural.
She lives and works in Huntington where she spends her time being politically active and volunteering. She is a proud Mountain Woman who strives to make positive change in Southern Appalachia. She enjoys the color red and all things Wonder Woman related! You can usually find her walking around the woods and surrounding areas as she strives to find solitude in the natural world. Twitter: @lydiaacyrus
Chloé Rossetti is an artist, writer, performer, director, and sensuality educator. Their creative work lives at the intersection of ecology, collectivism, agency, pleasure, rewilding, sensuality, and love.
They are a staff writer for Luna Luna magazine, and have written for Huffpost, RENDER, artforum.com, The Brooklyn Rail, and The American Reader. Additionally, they are the founder of Radical Nourishment, a healing business and cultural entity based in Brooklyn, NY.
Omotara James is the most Pisces after midnight. Her poetry chapbook, Daughter Tongue, was selected by African Poetry Book Fund in collaboration with Akashic Books for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. Her work has appeared in The Recluse, Winter Tangerine, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere.
She is a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow and has been awarded scholarships by the Home School and Cave Canem. Her awards include the Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets, the third place Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and the Nancy P. Schnader Academy of American Poets Award. Her debut full length collection is forthcoming from Siren Songs, of CCM press. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at NYU. Inquire at omotarajames.com
Patricia Grisafi, PhD, is a New York City-based freelance writer, editor, and former college professor. She is currently an Associate Editor at Ravishly and a contributing writer and editor at Luna Luna.
Her work has appeared in Salon, Vice, Bitch, The Rumpus, Bustle, The Establishment, and elsewhere. Her short fiction is forthcoming in Tragedy Queens (Clash Books). She is passionate about pit bull rescue, cursed objects, horror movies, and designer sunglasses.
Erin Marie Hall is a poet, musician, pagan witch, BDSM and polyamory evangelist, and moon goddess from the exciting land of South Bend, Indiana. She holds a BA in English (Creative Writing & Literary Criticism) from Indiana University, where she became obsessed with Tristram Shandy, T.S. Eliot, and post-structuralism. She is now enduring the arduous process of applying to MFA programs.
A Best of the Net 2017 nominee, Erin is currently looking for a home for her first chapbook, "A Tattoo of the Slaughter," which may become a full-length collection. Her work explores suffering, religion, the occult, the apocalyptic, and the relationship between the body and the self. You can find her poems and artwork in Rust + Moth, Rogue Agent, After the Pause, Moonchild Magazine, and other publications. She posts memes and poetry talk @erinmariehall on Twitter and serious stuff at erinmariehall.com.
Tiffany Sciacca is a writer who has recently moved to Sicily from the Midwest. Her work has appeared in the Silver Birch Press, SOFTBLOW and DNA Magazine UK. When she is not learning a new language or trying to blend in, she is reading horror anthologies, binging on Nordic Noir or plugging away at her first Giallo screenplay. @EustaceChisholm
**All roles are volunteer at this time.**