Ina Cariño was born in Baguio City in the Philippines. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Oxford Review of Poetry, Fugue, Tupelo Quarterly, Nat. Brut, VIDA Review, and December Magazine, among other journals. She holds an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Leah Poole Osowski is the author of Hover Over Her, winner of the 2015 Wick Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She was the fall 2018 Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona and works in grad student services at Penn State. Find her at

John Patrick McShea is from Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His writing appears or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, TriQuarterly, and Fence, among others. He works in marketing and graphic design at Penn State.

Bryce Emley is the author of the prose chapbooks A Brief Family History of Drowning and Smoke and Glass. He works in marketing at the University of New Mexico Press and he is co-editor of Raleigh Review. Read more at

Landon Houle's book, Living Things, ​won the 2017 Red Hen Fiction Prize judged by Charles Yu. Living Things is set for publication in 2019. Other writing has won contests at Black Warrior Review, Crab Creek Review, and Permafrost. Her essay "The Plains We Cross" was listed as a notable in The Best American Essays, and her story "Travelers" was listed as a Pushcart Prize honorable mention. Other work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Crazyhorse, River Styx, Harpur Palate, The Long Story, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. Landon holds a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. She is the co-editor of Raleigh Review and an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.

Christine Hennessey’s writing has appeared in Joyland, Flyway, The Boiler, Bodega, storySouth, and LIT, among others, and she has received fellowships to the Weymouth Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and Aspen Summer Words. She lives in Wilmington, holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and works as a content specialist at a software company.

Jessica Pitchford’s fiction has appeared in Extract(s), Gris-Gris, storySouth, New Delta Review, Waypoints, and elsewhere. The former Editor-in-Chief of Pembroke Magazine, she now teaches writing and literature to high schoolers at the South Carolina's Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.

Heather Bell Adams is the author of the novels Maranatha Road (West Virginia University Press 2017) and The Good Luck Stone (Haywire Books forthcoming 2020) and short fiction appearing in The Thomas Wolfe Review, Pembroke Magazine, The Petigru Review, Broad River Review, Pisgah Review, and elsewhere. She works as a lawyer in Raleigh.

Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at UC Santa Barbara and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. Daye most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.

Shelley Senai is currently a fiction candidate at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is a 2018 recipient of the Emerging Artist Award in literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. She resides outside of Boston with her husband and two young children.

Samuel Piccone is the author of the chapbook Pupa (Anhinga Press, 2018). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including, Southern Indiana Review, Passages North, Greensboro Review, and The Pinch. He received an MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Currently, he resides and teaches in Nevada.

Chris Wiewiora spent his childhood in Warsaw, Poland, but now lives in Orlando, Florida. His chapbook The Distance Is More Than An Ocean is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. Read more at

D. Eric Parkison received his MFA in Creative Writing at Boston University and his MA in English at the University of Rochester. His work has appeared in Zyzzyva, B O D Y, American Chordata, and Hawk & Whippoorwill, among others. He has work forthcoming in Antigonish Review. He lives in Lynn, MA.

Daniel Tam-Claiborne is the author of the novel What Never Leaves and a contributor to the literary anthology While We’re Here. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Huffington Post, The Shanghai Literary Review, LOST, Sage, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Oberlin College and Yale University, and is currently an MFA candidate in fiction in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He lives in Seattle. 

Robert McCready
is the author of The Magic of Fiction: An Alchemy in Haiku Incantations, and teaches writing workshops around South Carolina.

Jeff McLaughlin
was born in Nebraska, grew up in the Carolinas, went to college in Minnesota, and now lives in Paris with his family. He is revising his first novel, from which Burning is drawn. Other segments have appeared in december magazine, Kenyon Review Online, and The Olive Press.

Lindsay Lake is an MFA candidate in poetry at UNC Wilmington where she works as the graduate publishing assistant for Lookout Books and the designer for Chautauqua Literary Journal. She is the co-director and founder of 350 Wilmington, a grassroots climate justice organization, where she has organized rallies, events, and community learning opportunities. She earned her BA in English from MSU Denver.

Amanda Bales hails from Oklahoma. She has since lived in many places, including a dry cabin in Fairbanks, Alaska where she received her MFA from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her work may be found or is forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Southern Humanities Review, New South, and elsewhere. She now lives in Champaign, Illinois and teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Erin Osborne is a writer and Library Media Assistant living in Beaverton, Oregon. Her fiction explores themes of stasis and imagination and has appeared in NOON Annual, Elohi Gadugi, M Review, and Habit. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing from Marylhurst University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In 2009, she received the first Jackie Mosier Emerging Writer Award, and in 2017 received her first Pushcart Special Mention. She lives with her daughter.

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of Deluge, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020, and the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, 2018) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors' Selection from Bull City Press. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, The Frost Place, and the Key West Literary Seminar, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Cleveland State University, where she is the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Publishing and Writing. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, Tin House, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Dorianne Laux
's most recent collection is Only As The Day Is Long: New and Selected, W.W. Norton. She is also author of The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award.  She teaches poetry at North Carolina State and Pacific University.

Joseph Millar
's most recent poetry collection is Kingdom, and he teaches in the MFA programs at Pacific University as well as NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Millar is the chairman of Raleigh Review.

​​Rob Greene
is the founder & publisher of Raleigh Review. His own poems have been published in Sport Literate, Great River Review, WLA: War, Literature & the Arts, and in the Berlin based annual Herzattacke. He resides in Raleigh, NC where he teaches at Saint Augustine’s University. Greene earned his MFA from NC State University, and his PhD from University of Birmingham in England.

Raleigh Review recognizes the following staff members for significant contributions:

Eric Cipriani | Copyeditor (2019-2020)
​Arthur Powers | Board Member (2014-2020)
Cassie Mannes Murray | (2010-2012) & (2018-2020)
Chelsea Krieg| Poetry Editorial Staff (2016-2020)
Cady Vishniac | Copyeditor (2014-2019)
Selma Abdulhai | Intern for Raleigh Review Loft Unspoken Word Open Mic Events (2012-2015)
Heather Bowlan | Assistant Poetry Editor (2013-2018)
Chase Burke | Fiction Editorial Staff (2016-2018) 
Tyler Sutich-Neeb | Accounting Manager (2016-2018)
 Tayler Heuston | Assistant Fiction Editor (2015-2017)
 Meghan Purvis | Assistant Fiction Editor (2015-2017)
 Chloe Campbell | Poetry Editorial Staff (2014-2017)
 Zak Nelson | Fiction Editorial Staff (2015-2017)
 Sejal Mehta | Board Secretary (2012-2017)
​ Lynn Otto | Newsletter Editor & Proofreader  (2015-2016)
 Henry Kivett | Art Editor-Cover (2011-2016)
 Craig Lincoln | Fiction Editor (2013-2016)
  Sierra Golden | Poetry Editor Emerita (2010-2015)
 Karin Wiberg | Managing Editor & Board Secretary (2013-2015)
 Susan Shah | Board Treasurer (2012-2015)
  Hao Minh Nguyen | Fiction Editor (2013-2014)
 Will Badger | Co-Founding Fiction Editor and Advisory Board (March 2010-June 2013)
 Smriti Ravindra | Co-Founding Fiction Editor and Advisory Board (March 2010-June 2013)
 Walt Wolfram | Board Member (March 2010-July 2013)
 Tasha Gervais | Poetry Staff & Coordinating Editor (December 2010-November 2013)
Jake Young | Poetry Staff (August 2010 - January 2012)

Raleigh Review Staff


  Rob Greene

Landon Houle
Bryce Emley

 Jessica Pitchford | Fiction Editor
 Leah Poole Osowski | Poetry Editor
 Kathrine Cays | Visual Art Editor
 Shelley Senai | Assistant Fiction Editor
Tyree Daye | Assistant Poetry Editor
 Leila Chatti | Consulting Poetry Editor

 Editorial Staff
 Heather Bell Adams | Fiction
 ​Amanda Bales | Fiction
Ina Cariño | Poetry​
​Christine Hennessey | Fiction
​Lindsay Lake | Book Reviewer & Poetry
​ Robert McCready | Fiction
Jeff McLaughlin | Fiction
Erin Osborne | Fiction
 D. Eric Parkison | Poetry
 Sam Piccone | Poetry
 Daniel Rottenberg | Fiction
Daniel Tam-Claiborne | Fiction
 Chris Wiewiora | Fiction

 Other Staff
John Patrick McShea | Layout Designer
Leah Poole Osowski | Layout Designer

 Board of Directors 
 Joseph Millar | Chairman
 Dorianne Laux | Vice Chair
Landon Houle | Member
Bryce Emley | Member
 Tyree Daye | Member
 Rob Greene | Member