Meredith Davis is the co-founder and editor/publisher of Apeiron Review. She is a lover of books, words, and her snorty snotty pug, Clank. Her own writing tries to bridge the gap between Paz’s “Idea palpable, palabra impalpable” while reaching toward the genuine. She spends more time with the words of others than she does her own; she’s the kind of writer who’s not quite finished making excuses. Plus, you really do inspire her.
Her submission turn-offs are not following the guidelines, hateful rhetoric, and not being gracious about a rejection.
Her own reading includes submissions to Apeiron, García Márquez, Bukowski, Gaiman, hooks, Morrison, Olds, Moore, Wolff, and the most recent book to make her heart race: All the Light We Cannot See, Doerr.
Meredith also has an awesome husband who doesn’t mind when she retreats to the porch with a whiskey, a pen, and enough pages to satisfy. Those retreats are far less these days as their own tiny human arrived Oct. 2016. They call him V, and his mom often whispers in his ear, you can grow up to be a poet.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Nicksic is a traveler, a costume-maker, a knitter, a napper, and an animal-enthusiast, who hails from a small town in the Midwest. She has a B.A. in biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Masters of Public Health from Arcadia University. She works at a healthcare liaison company by day and spends her evenings setting deadlines on her next project. She lives in Philadelphia with her fiancé, an ill-behaved dog, and a gluttonous cat.
Xavier Vega grew up on a strawberry farm in Plant City, Florida, later moving to Tampa where he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida.
As a slush reader, Xavier focuses primarily on fiction, occasionally reading poetry. He also conducts the occasional interview for Apeiron, along with a few other odd jobs
Xavier has been published in Thread Literary Inquiry, Apeiron Review (which got him interested in slushing), Yellow Medicine Review, The Bangalore Review, and Mandala Journal. He foolishly queries literary agents for one of his terrible novels.
Authors that Xavier enjoys include Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, Banana Yoshimoto, Don Delilo, Michael Crichton, Chuck Palahniuk, and Cynthia Voight. Xavier enjoys stories that embrace emotion, honesty, and vulnerability. He isn’t impressed by flashy gimmicks unless they have heart. Please don’t send him any soap-box stories or edgy-for-the-sake-of-edgy pieces.
In his free time, Xavier collects comic books (he owns 400 issues of Batman), visits flea markets, and hopes to one day own an arcade with at least four Street Fighter cabinets. If you have time to waste, check out his blog at https://xaviervega333.wordpress.com/
L auren Klosinski is a Pennsylvania native with B.A. in English Lit. from West Chester University. She currently works at a publishing company in Philadelphia and is a new reader for Apeiron. She is excited to be a member of a magazine that works with such a wide range of emerging writers.
Lauren has a love for all things weird with an affinity for authors like Roald Dahl, Chuck Palahniuk, Hunter S. Thompson and anything in the realm of gothic literature. She is drawn towards writing that steps outside the conventional, especially experimental and free verse poetry. She also enjoys hiking, attempting to paint, bad 80’s movies, and watching reruns of The Munsters.
Lisa Andrews, co-founder of the review is a writer and web designer who has stepped back from Apeiron. She has a degree in Web and Multimedia design and a BA in English with a concentration in writing from Shippensburg University. Her introduction to editing began while attending Hagerstown Community College where she restarted and ran The Hedge Apple Literary Magazine for several years while completing a degree in Web and Multimedia Design. She also runs the Apeiron Review web site.
Do not send submissions to these addresses. They will be deleted. Please see our Submissions page for information on how to submit.