Alison Miller has been chasing her dreams northward for the better part of her adult life. She is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a current MFA student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her writing has appeared in Litro Magazine, Evocations Review, and Hippocampus. She lives in Alaska with her partner and her rescue pitbull.

Michael Kay grew up in southern California and received an honors degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He has previously worked at various non-profits as a community organizer, an editor and a lobbyist. Now an MA/MFA candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, his work has appeared in Blacklist Journal and Writer’s Room.

Managing & Nonfiction Editor

Courtney Skaggs is an MFA / MA student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where they are the Nonfiction Editor and Managing Editor for Permafrost Magazine as well as a DJ at KSUA. Courtney earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Scandinavian Studies; Creative Writing; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University in 2014. When she’s not reading, writing, or listening to music, you can probably find Courtney taking a walk in the woods, playing frisbee golf, or re-watching The Last Unicorn for the millionth time. 

Poetry Editor

K Janeschek grew up in western Michigan. They mostly write poetry these days after a long and rocky relationship with prose. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Swamp Literary MagazineSplit Rock ReviewHawai’i Pacific Review and elsewhere. They received a BS in mathematics and creative writing from the University of Michigan, where they also won Hopwood awards in poetry and nonfiction. They have worked various positions at various libraries including a law library, a map library, and an anarchist library

Hybrid Editor

Delcenia Cosman is a multi-genre writer, working in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and script form. Her work has appeared in publications from the America Library of Poetry, Creative Communications, and several student anthologies including University of Alaska Southeast’s Tidal Echoes. She also worked as a freelance journalist for her local newspaper. Delcenia graduated with honors from UAS with her BLA in English and History with a minor in Business. She is currently an MA/MFA student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Web & Design Editor

Audrey Coble was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. They earned their B.A. in English (Honors) and Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, where they also won the Feinberg Prize for Excellence in First Year Writing and the Hopwood Award for creative nonfiction. After moving to Alaska for what they thought would be just one summer, they earned a remote M.A. in Disability Studies from CUNY while living in the Brooks Range. Now they work and write in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Fiction Editor: Jane Jacob
Faculty Editor & Advisor

Daryl Farmer is the authorof the memoir and travelogue Bicycling beyond the Divide (University of Nebraska Press), which received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was a Colorado Book Award finalist, and the story collection Where We Land (Brighthorse Books). His recent work has appeared in and Natural Bridges. He received his MA and PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and he has previously taught at Georgia Tech University and Stephen F. Austin University. His work focuses on human/environment interconnectedness. Recent work has appeared in journals including, Ploughshares, and Natural Bridges.