Orca Staff

We are looking for a couple of readers who’d like to be part of our team. It’s volunteer (although there’s usually a small stipend involved). Experience in writing and editing in the literary style is preferred. Send an email to orcaliterary@gmail.com.

Here’s who you’d be working with:



Joe Ponepinto’s latest novel, Mr. Neutron, was published by 7.13 Books in 2018. He was the founding publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal that has had selections reproduced in Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, Best Small Fictions, Best Gay Fiction, and other notable anthologies. He has had stories published in Crab Orchard Review, Fugue, Lumina, 2 Bridges Review, and dozens of other literary journals in the U.S. and abroad, and has won a couple of contests.  He’s an adjunct creative writing instructor at Seattle’s Hugo House and Tacoma Community College.

Zachary Kellian is an author of flash fiction, short stories, and novels. He has been published in various journals and was a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation’s Short Story of the Year in 2016. His non-fiction writing career has included work as a contributor for The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. He recently concluded a national public-speaking tour on the complexities of intergenerational communication.



Dona McCormack is a queer, disabled writer living in Northeast Ohio with her devoted partner of 19 years. She writes realism, horror and fabulism, and she toys with surrealism when she feels cheeky. She obsesses over books on writing craft and clips story plots from newspapers. She reads on staff for Orca, a Literary Journal. Dona’s publishing credits include Tahoma Literary Review, NEBO Literary Magazine, and terse Journal and forthcoming publications include Saturday Evening Post’s Friday Fiction Series and Red Coyote.

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