About the Editors

Michael Starr, editor at [Alternate Route]. Michael Starr is the eldest son of Russian-Ukrainian parents and a zero'th-gen U.S. citizen who has lived in California his whole life. He has been writing poetry on-and-off since high school in 2004 where he was the editor of the school's literary magazine, Catharsis, and is published in the likes of Aberration Labyrinth, Lipstick Party, Anapest, Junto Magazine, and BlazeVOX. He holds a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from UC Davis and is currently pursuing career options in the intersection between the biological sciences and computer programming.

Mindyrose Sinykin is a student at St. Olaf College, where she studies English, Creative Writing, Religion, and Gender Studies. She has been writing short stories since the age of five and poems since the age of fourteen. Although new to the world of publishing in lit mags, she is passionate about publishing, editing, writing, and reading short fiction and poetry. Her poem, Homage to Supermarket in California will be published in The Quarry lit mag in spring 2024.

Former founding co-editors include B, RedBear, and CJ Delous. B can be found at his Wordpress blog, Pretty Words For Ugly Thoughts, CJ can be found at their Instagram or Wordpress Blog, and RedBear (a.k.a. RedBearSky) works in garden/landscape. DrunkLotus provided founding art and can be found at her blog.

Paper love from [AR]