Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Submissions Meet the Editor-in-Chief January 2018 March 2019 May/June 2021 Meet the Associate Editor July 2021 November 2019 January/February 2019 Book Review - Lyn Lifshin's "Ballroom" March 2020 September 2021 May 2020 Book Review: Amy Holman's Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window July/August 2018 Book Review: Kit Kennedy Reviews Heller Levinson September 2012 Book Review - Patricia Carragon Reviews Leigh Harrison November 2012 January 2020 March/April 2022 Book Review - Dean Kostos "Rivering" May 2013 Book Review: Hochman Reviews Ormerod Summer Issue 2013 September 2020 November/December 2018 McMaster Reviews Szporluk January 2021 July/August 2014 November 2014 Book Review: Wright Reviews Gardner Stern Reviews Katrinka Moore May 2015 Hochman Reviews Ross July 2020 Tocco Reviews Simone September 2015 Simone Reviews Cefola May 2016 Bledsoe Reviews Wallace November 2016 January 2017 May 2017 Wehrman Reviews Dhar July 2017 September 2018 March 2018 May 2019 July 2019 September 2019 November 2020 March 2021 November 2021 WINTER 2022 Hochman Reviews Metras

CINDY HOCHMAN is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She is the editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, an online poetry journal whose original publisher (Isles Press) is based in Thailand.

After 35 years as a legal assistant in some highfalutin (and some not-so-highfalutin) law firms, Cindy started her own work-at-home business and is now the president of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, which proofreads, copyedits, and tries to find good homes for the poetry collections, short stories, and novels of talented writers. She has been on the book review staff of Pedestal Magazine, and has written reviews for American Book Review, Clockwise Cat, Home Planet News, great weather for MEDIA, and others. Her previous chapbooks are Wednesday’s Child (Bear House Press), The Carcinogenic Bride (Thin Air Media), Habeas Corpus (Glass Lyre Press), and The Number 5 Is Always Suspect (Presa Press), a collaborative chapbook with poet/collagist Bob Heman. Cindy lives, loves, reads, writes, edits, meditates, learns tai chi, studies Russian, shows up at a lot of Zoom events, and agonizes over politics in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

And she is very excited to announce that her fifth chapbook, Telling You Everything, is slated for release in March 2022 by 

Cindy is proud to be the editor of this lit journal, hopes to showcase new and exciting voices (along with "old and exciting voices"), and looks forward to meeting you through your poetry - SO PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND SUBMIT ... RIGHT NOW!!!