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. General inquiries can be sent to info@thebookendsreview.com.

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, as well as email him at jordanblum@thebookendsreview.com.

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. You can email him at spencerhayes@thebookendsreview.com.

Madison Parrotta (Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Editor)

Madison Parrotta is currently studying Theatre and English at Rider University. She is also a copy editor for The Daily Geekette. You can email her at fictioneditor@thebookendsreview.com.

Indigo Moor (Poetry Editor)

Sacramento Poet Laureate Indigo Moor—Tap-Root, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, and the soon to be released In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers—is also a playwright and author. Indigo is a Cave Canem Fellow, resident artist for 916 ink, and on the advisory board for the Sacramento Poetry CenterYou can email him at poetryeditor@thebookendsreview.com and find him here.

Alexis Shanley (Book Recommendations Editor)

Alexis Shanley is a writer based in New York. She earned her B.A. in English from NYU and has worked in publishing as a literary events coordinator for powerHouse Arena and as an assistant publicist at HarperCollins. You can email her at bookrecseditor@thebookendsreview.com.