Editorial Staff

Laura Roberts is Black Heart’s founding editor. In addition to running the world’s coolest literary magazine, she writes about travel, writing and ninjas – though not necessarily in that order. Her books are published with Buttontapper Press, and she’s currently soliciting material for a second volume in the Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from Pop Songs anthology series. Follow her on Twitter @originaloflaura.


Alan Semrow is a writer, playwright, painter, singer-songwriter, editor, poet, and professional copywriter from Wisconsin. He is a graduate of English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his work has been featured in over 25 publications. Semrow spends the majority of his free time with his boyfriend, friends, family, and Shih Tzu, Remy. His blog can be found at

M. Chastain Flournoy (formerly M. Chastain Addington) is a freelance poet and technical writer living outside Richmond, Virginia with her husband and son, and her two terrible dogs. Her short fiction can be seen in Black Heart Magazine online and in print. She is currently working on her first collection of poems. Follow her on Twitter @niansahc.

Danielle White likes to write, particularly creative nonfiction and poetry. She has been published here and there, in City Lines Magazine, Gutter Eloquence, and Student at Large. She also blogs occasionally for Write by Night.

Lara Vukelich

Susan Tepper has been a writer for twenty years. Her recent title, dear Petrov, is a novella set in late 19th century Russia during a time of war. An award-winning author, Tepper has also been nominated nine times for the Pushcart, and once for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel, What May Have Been. She is also founder/host of FIZZ a reading series at KGB Bar in NYC, ongoing sporadically these past eight years. Read more at

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