A Passion for publishing
A recent graduate of the University of Arizona's MFA program, Nina Boutsikaris' work appears or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Redivider, The Los Angeles Review, The Offing, Hobart, Brevity, Booth, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2015 Beacon Street Prize for nonfiction, the 2016 San Miguel International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest, and a Peter Taylor Fellowship to teach creative nonfiction with Dinty W. Moore at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop in 2016. She lives in Brooklyn where she is at work on her first book.
Jordan is a freelance editor, technical writer, graphic designer and web designer who joined the team in 2015.
In 2011 he earned his MFA from the University of Arizona in film studies. He then worked for the Arizona Geological Survey between 2011 and 2015.
His hobbies include home improvement, herding cats, and the occasional video game.
Enriching the literary community
Enriching the literary community
Jan Holmes Frost received her education in Boston, MA., and enjoyed a career in Accounting and Computer Management. She has been writing fiction for several years and has completed four novels. Her book, Eight Things You Need to Know to Write a Novel, is the result of many workshops and conferences she has taught in Texas, California and Arizona. This and her thriller, Without Sanctions, are available at Amazon.com and other US and foreign book sellers. Jan does freelance editing, and formerly worked as managing editor with Fireship Press of Tucson for two years.
Visit Jan's Website at: http://www.janholmesfrost.com
Editorial consultant Jessica Knauss founded and is the editor-in-chief of the bilingual press Açedrex Publishing. Her writing and book review blog can be seen at jessicaknauss.blogspot.com and showcases the publication of her short stories and poems.
Jessica earned a PhD in medieval Spanish literature from Brown University. She also holds an MA in medieval studies, an MFA in literary translation and a BA Summa cum Laude in Spanish Literature and Creative Writing (in English). Jessica worked as an editor at Fireship Press for two years, is currently a professional bilingual copyeditor and has ushered many books to publication as a freelance editor. If you are interested in making your book the best it can be with a dedicated professional, please contact her via her editing page: http://acedrex.com/editorial-services/.
Megan is the guru working behind the scenes in production. She designs the covers, works magic with images, assembles the manuscripts, puts together the bookblocks, and does the ebook conversions.
Megan manages acquisitions, printing, and editing. In addition, she enjoys annotating and restoring texts that have been out-of print for hundreds of years.
A Tucson native, she graduated from Kino School in 2004, and Pima Community College in 2008. She spent two years as a Production and Design Manager with Fireship Press of Tucson.
To contact Megan, please email her at Megan@looseleavespublishing.com.
Creating what we love
Believing in new talent
Respecting established authors
Lisa Levine’s fiction, interviews and reviews have been published by Backstory, Bird's Thumb, Cutbank, Edible Baja Arizona, and Edge: A Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers, and her writing has been featured on the Kore Press and Sonora Review websites.
Her short story "Shelter" was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize in prose writing. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiction-Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her dog.
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