Board Members / Staff / Volunteers

Onita Morgan-Edwards completed her undergraduate studies at Antioch University Midwest and holds an MFA from Ashland University. Her work has appeared in Mom Egg Review, Facing Gun Violence: It’s Always Close to Home for Someone, Glide Literary Magazine, and The Antioch Voice.

Onita is the editor of Thirteen2Nineteen: A Literary Magazine for Black Girls & Teens.

She is wrapping up her first novel, does freelance work for a local newspaper, and enjoys digging up family memories for a memoir. She lives in Dayton, Ohio (for now).

Whitney Bell has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University Midwest. Her poetry has appeared in In Between Hangovers and Mock Turtle Zine, and her creative nonfiction at

Whitney’s debut poetry collection, High Street to the Indigo Dream, was labeled “a musically-inflected journey” by the Dayton City Paper, and her nonfiction piece “Somebody’s Child,” written with story-teller Jason Phillips, was featured on NPR’s Podcast. She is assistant editor for Thirteen2Nineteen: A Literary Magazine for Black Girls & Teens, associate editor of Mock Turtle Zine, and past editor for the Antioch Voice and Poetry and Art for Social Justice.

When she’s not planning her next poetry collection, she does freelance work for the Dayton Weekly News and is finishing up her first novel.