The Who, the What, the Why

Founded in 2012, The Bookends Review is an independent creative arts journal dedicated to bringing you the best original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, essays, book reviews, and visual/musical works from around the world.

Jordan Blum (Founder & Editor-in-Chief)

Jordan Blum holds an MFA in fiction and teaches composition and creative writing at¬†several colleges/universities. He’s published creative and/or scholarly pieces in several places, including Connotation Press, The Prague Review, FictionBrigade, Eunoia Review, and Burningword Literary Journal; likewise, his work can be found in the following anthologies: Exquisite Quartet Anthology 2012, Strangers of Different Ink, and Scar Publication’s Need to Know Basis (redacted edition), among others. He also serves as an Associate Editor at Popmatters and a contributor to The Big Takeover, Rebel Noise, Rock Society, The Lit Pub, and Examiner/AXS. Feel free to follow him on Facebook and/or Twitter.¬†

Spencer Hayes (Founder & Managing Editor)

Spencer Hayes lives and writes in Philadelphia. His stories have appeared in TINGE Magazine, Bluestem, and elsewhere. He currently attends the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Madison Parrotta (Fiction Editor)

Madison Parrotta is currently studying Theatre and English at Rider University. She is also a copy editor for The Daily Geekette.