Our Story

The journal is now supported by a team of WSU creative writing faculty and students, with Bryan Fry serving as Senior Editor and Lauren Westfield in the role of Editor-in-Chief. Blood Orange Review has published the work of respected writers such as Kim Barnes, Kwame Dawes, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Nathaniel Mackey, Diane Seuss, Brian Turner, and Joe Wilkins.

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When H.K Hummel and Stephanie Lenox founded Blood Orange Review in 2006, they wanted to make an inclusive space in contemporary literature, "to create a home for emerging and established writers" where readers might discover narratives, voices, and forms that challenged expectations with bold and startling artfulness. They built the journal from their respective kitchen tables in Tempe, Arizona and Port Angeles, Washington, and quickly found an international reading audience. In 2008, Bryan Fry joined the editorial team and created an internship at Washington State University, establishing the journal as an educational tool and prompting the development of the English department's track in editing and publishing. In 2015, Hummel and Lenox transferred the journal's editorial operations to Washington State University, and they continue to serve as advisory editors. Meanwhile, Blood Orange Review maintains a penchant for boldness and a commitment to publishing historically and aesthetically underrepresented writers.

Our Team

Lauren Westerfield


Greg Turner-Rahman

Web Editor

Seoryung Park

Art Director

Colin Criss

Poetry Editor


Guest Poetry Editor

Elizabeth Forsythe

Assistant Poetry Editor

Travis Greenwood

Assistant Poetry Editor

Jamie Flathers

Fiction Editor

Grant Maierhofer

Nonfiction Editor

Sara Brock

Copy Editor

Johanna Heloise

Copy Editor

Cameron kester

Art Curator Fellow

Bryan Fry

Senior Editor

Genre Interns | Alexis Kruger, Jaein Paik, Anne Murphy, Trenton Goldman, Soph Daigle, Eloy Lara Alvarado, Luke Tomkowiak, Sophia Cash, Kailyn Edwards, Ashlynn Clark, Jeanne DeBarbrer, Erin Harnum, Lain Bundalian, Hannah Martin, Kailee Mclaughlin, Maddy Bean, Camryn Cook, Calis Emery, Mark Parsons, Amaka Chigbolu, Devi Johnson, Denver Humble, Halle Parris, Mickey Black

Marketing Interns | Amaka Chigbolu, Tavia Morgan, Em Larsen, Alyssa Zepeda

Web Interns |  Louis Barrett