Amanda Marrero

Editor in Chief
Mama of two black cats and an emerging animal-lover

     Amanda lives in Long Island, NY with her family and several pets (including a lizard named Perry), and is teaching her two-year-old son to love and respect animals.

     She earned her MSEd at Sarah Lawrence College and MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and graduated with both degrees in 2019. She loves writing fiction, but most of her published work is poems. 

     Her first publication was an article she wrote for class and was later published in her college newspaper. From there, her work has appeared in Gravel and Inklings. Amanda hopes to make a living as a writer and editor, but until then, she works as a preschool teacher and writing tutor for middle and high school students. 

     She dreams of being published in her favorite magazines, Ruminate and Rattle, owning a farm, and working in a little writing studio with her desk under a window. 

     Amanda is most drawn to prose that resembles poetry in lyric quality, striking images, and sparse language.