Jessie Carty launched Referential Magazine in January of 2010.
She serves as the Founding Editor.
Jessie is the author of five poetry collections: the full length collection Paper House (Folded Word, 2010) and four chapbooks including the upcoming Fat Girl (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010). Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as Metazen and The Dead Mule.
Jessie also teaches English at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Before launching Referential, Jessie ran Shape of a Box, A YouTube based literary magazine.
This is a bit less stressful.
Andrea Beltran joined Referential as Web Editor in June of 2012. Andrea Beltran lives on the west Texas border and moonlights as a writer. She’s currently putting a chapbook together and researching MFA programs. She loves cupcakes, Elvis, and treadmills. Her life is like a 90s mix-tape. She has too many and never enough books to read.
We have had a variety of other editors and interns whom we wish to give great thanks to for their work over the years including: Jenny Billings Beaver, Eleanor Bryan, James Cihlar, Feeby Cote, Michele Fievre, Dartinia Hull, and Carl Eugene Moore. Our interns will also now be listed, by term, on their own pages.