Sophia McGovern is an educator, writer, bookmaker, zinester, and amateur fiber artist living in Tempe, Arizona. As the founding editor of lsp, she creates each issue’s theme and call, trains editors, scores and edits submissions, designs each issue, and hosts events. She teaches English Language Arts at Ombudsman Charter Northeast, an alternative high school in Tempe, where she combines the arts and academics through zines and bookmaking. She received her master’s degree in education and her bachelor’s degrees in creative writing and global studies from Arizona State University. Her writings can be found in Uncomfortable Revolutions, Beautiful Cadavers Project: The Dreamers Anthology, Crux Magazine, and others.
Isabella Ferrero attends Northern Arizona University Honors College and studies English with an emphasis on creative writing. She plans to share the stories of her country through her writing and wants to open a small bakery. Isabella’s work was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and can be found in the Ink & Feather Literary and Arts Journal and other publications.
Liza Michelle Bevams (she/they) is a visual poet and maker interested in the performance of sound and somatic poetics. Their work has found a home in various publications including Newfeathers Anthology and little somethings press.
A longtime volunteer and teaching artist in the arts community, she serves on the board of directors at The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary, and produces the monthly reading list Healing Reads, rooted in books that support healing within and across communities. Liza grew up in Altadena, California, and is currently building a book of somatic poems.
Kelsey Pinckney (she/her) grew up in a dusty town in southern California and moved to the similarly dusty city of Phoenix in her early 20s, where she had the extreme privilege of engaging with the literary, nonprofit, and activist communities for almost 10 years. She is endlessly enamored with all the complexities and dimensions of life and is always finding new interests and things to love. As an assistant editor for little somethings press, Kelsey reads each submission, helps select pieces for publication, edits, assists with the design, and assembles books. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, is a certified Full Spectrum Doula, and loves to laugh, hike, crochet, read, and write. She currently lives in Fort Collins, CO with her partner and their cat, Truman (Capote).