New On the Masthead

Wish we actually had such a meeting place! (Image courtesy of TIG Photos,

Wish we actually had such a meeting place! (Image courtesy of TIG Photos,

We’ve made some really exciting and excellent additions to the YARN family recently, all of whom you can read about on our recently updated masthead.

In a fun change of events, Toni McIntyre, our erstwhile Visuals Editor who thought she had to leave us (boo-hoo! we cried), came back and is now running our Tumblr (yay!).  And Yoshi Makashima is now our Visuals Editor, digging up amazing images for our stories, poetry, and essays, from the dark depths of

And now we have two international members of the staff–Lourdes in Uruguay of course, but now also Lauren Boydell of Manchester, England, who is doing Facebook with Kylie and also reading fiction and non-fiction.  She, like one of our other brand-new staffers, Sarah Geisler, is a librarian.  Well, we always knew librarians rocked.  And now they rock YARN, too.

We also brought on our first-ever teen staffer, Maggie Cashman, as a Fiction Assistant and Reader.   Oh! And if you haven’t yet noticed Brianna Robinson who came on board this summer, you should check her out, too–in a bizarre small-world coincidence, another lit mag she worked for, First Inkling, had actually published Toni!

Whew, so many exciting changes.  Welcome, staffers!

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