Volume Six Runestone Editors
Richard Pelster-Wiebe‘s award-winning work has screened widely at international film festivals including IFF Rotterdam, Media City, Cannes Cinéfondation, FIDMarseille, Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal, UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, and several others. He is the recipient of grants from the Princess Grace Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Iowa Arts Council. Richard teaches courses in Creative Writing and Digital Media Arts at Hamline University. He is the Experimental Cinema programmer for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) and co-curates screenings for Cellular Cinema at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.
Gwendolyn Nicholas is an MFA student at Hamline University and Editor-in-Chief of the graduate literary journal rock, paper, scissors. She has served on the editorial board of Water~Stone Review, Hamline’s literary annual, where she is a current editorial intern in fiction. She is the author of the science fiction novel, Enter the Grid, and resides in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Robyn Earhart is a third year MFA candidate in creative nonfiction. She is currently the assistant managing editor at Water~Stone Review and an associate editor with Runestone Review. Robyn enjoys learning through close study and observations of human behavior, and elements in the natural world.
Meghan Maloney-Vinz is the managing editor of all three literary journals of Hamline University Creative Writing Programs: Runestone; rock, paper, scissors (the in-program graduate student journal); and Water~Stone Review, the nationally acclaimed literary annual. Maloney-Vinz is also a founding member and layout manager for broadcraft press.
Volume 5 Student Editors
Genni Callaway is a current BFA student at Hamline University and self-proclaimed time traveler. When not flinging words on paper, she enjoys listening to music, exploring places that ought to be left alone, and attempting to cook.
Aimee Engles is a senior at Hamline University. She is a creative writing major who focuses on fiction, and dabbles a bit in poetry. Outside of school Aimee enjoys reading, spending time with her children and being outdoors.
Sean Farrell is your everyday 21-year old. He’s currently studying at Hamline University in St. Paul, attempting to earn a major in creative writing and a minor in English. He loves writing as a means of creating a world and storyline better than the cold, unforgiving world he finds himself living in.
Sydney Holets is a senior at Hamline University studying creative writing with a focus on poetry. Her creative work has been previously published by Visitant Literary Journal, the Fulcrum, The Yellowjacket Review, and Rochester Post-Bulletin. Her self-published chapbook, In Full Bloom, was released December 2018.
Kelly Holm is a member of Hamline University’s class of 2021. She is an award-winning student journalist for The Oracle and an English and creative writing double major. Besides Runestone, she’s interned with Sentinel Publications, Elicit Magazine and GenZ Publishing. She hopes to find work as a professional writer.
Eliot Joy lives between a couple rivers and near a few lakes. Their poetry can be found in Forever Falling Sideways, produced by the Icarus Project. Their love of writing has been fostered since they were six years old.
Jack Kobs is an aspiring comedian living in New York City. He lives with his math professor father Abe, and art enthusiast mother, Rose. He has just embarked on a tour with singer Shy Baldwin and leaves his two children Esther and Ethan with their father.
Rebekah Krotzer is a coffee aficionado who loves to travel. She writes CNF, short fiction, and dabbles in travel writing.
Ann Marie Leimbach
Ann Marie Leimbach is a senior at Hamline University studying music and creative writing. Besides writing, their passions include playing flute and complaining about playing the flute.
Maria Lewis, originally from Chicago, is studying creative writing at Hamline University. She is also a midfielder on the Hamline women’s lacrosse team.
K McClendon is a junior at Hamline University where they study creative writing. K competes nationally as a spoken word artist. They have been an avid Button Poetry fan for many years and are an intern at the company.
Gabriel Mianulli earned his AFA in creative writing from Normandale College and is working towards a BFA from Hamline University, with plans to pursue an MFA eventually. An Associate Editor for Poetry City, his work also appears in Writer’s Resist, Minnesota’s Best Emerging Poets, The Paper Lantern, and elsewhere.
Ryan Saufferer is a senior at Hamline University majoring in creative writing. Prior to pursuing his academic interests, he served four years in the Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate. Now he enjoys deep-diving through science fiction and fantasy stories.
Anna Wagner is a junior at Hamline University studying creative writing and mathematics. If she’s not writing poems or tutoring calculus, she’s crocheting cat sweaters while watching Midsommar for the umpteenth time.
Ana Yang is a creative writing student at Hamline. When not doing anything for academics, she likes to read and write things that would crush her because if it crushes her, it will possibly definitely crush her readers.