Volume 15.2

Editor-in-Chief | Lauren W. Westerfield

Poetry Editor | Colin Criss

Assistant Poetry Editor | Elizabeth Forsythe

Nonfiction Editor | Grant Maierhofer

Assistant Nonfiction Editor | Melanie Ball

Fiction Editor | Jamie Flathers

Assistant Fiction Editor | Michael Meyer

Web Editor | Gregory Turner-Rahman

Copy Editors | Johanna Heloise Abtahi, Sara Brock

Senior Editor | Bryan Fry

Art Curator Fellow | Cameron Kester

Genre Interns | Alexis Kruger, Heather Tenenbaum, Jaein Paik, Brody Knowles, Jesus Alameda Ruiz, Hannah Annonen, Anne Murphy, Violet Brown, Trenton Goldman, Soph Daigle, Eloy Lara Alvarado, Luke Tomkowiak, Sophia Cash, Kailyn Edwards, Ashlynn Clark, Jeanne DeBarbrer, Erin Harnum, Lain Bundalian, Hannah Martin, Kailee Mclaughlin, Maddy Bean, Camryn Cook, Calis Emery, Mark Parsons, Amaka Chigbolu

Marketing Interns | Amaka Chigbolu, Tavia Morgan

Web Interns | Lain Bundalian, Louis Barrett

Our Story

When H.K. Hummel and Stephanie Lenox founded Blood Orange Review in 2006, they wanted to make an inclusive space in contemporary literature, “to create a home for emerging and established writers” where readers might discover narratives, voices, and forms that challenged expectations with bold and startling artfulness. They built the journal from their respective kitchen tables in Tempe, Arizona and Port Angeles, Washington, and quickly found an international reading audience. In 2008, Bryan Fry joined the editorial team and created an internship at Washington State University, establishing the journal as an educational tool and prompting the development of the English department’s track in editing and publishing. In 2015, Hummel and Lenox transferred the journal’s editorial operations to Washington State University, and they continue to serve as advisory editors. Meanwhile, Blood Orange Review maintains a penchant for boldness and a commitment to publishing historically and aesthetically underrepresented writers.

The journal is now supported by a team of WSU creative writing faculty and students, with Bryan Fry serving as Senior Editor and Lauren Westerfield in the role of Editor-in-Chief. Blood Orange Review has published the work of respected writers such as Kim Barnes, Kwame Dawes, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Nathaniel Mackey, Diane Seuss, Brian Turner, and Joe Wilkins.

Contact Us: Send questions, comments, media-exchanges, and good news at bloodorangereview@gmail.com.