Glint Literary Journal
Meet our staff

Glint Literary Journal

Managing Editor

Brenda Hammack

Brenda Mann Hammack is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University where she teaches seminars in: creative writing; contemporary poetry; children's literature; women's studies; nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Gargoyle Magazine, Caveat Lector, Toe Suck Review, A capella Zoo, Mudlark, Arsenic Lobster, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Pedestal, Steampunk Magazine, and Bull Spec. Dr. Hammack has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on three occasions. Her scholarly articles can be found in SEL, Mosaic, and Victorian Hybridities: Cultural Anxiety and Formal Innovation, edited by U.C. Knoepflmacher and Logan D. Browning. An essay on the illustrated books of Reif Larsen and Umberto Eco is forthcoming in Interfictions Zero.


Antony Grow

Antony Grow is pursuing his MA in English Literature at Fayetteville State University. His current thesis project explores the hyperreal constructions of the natural world as symptoms of the Sublime. He has published several creative pieces in various journals and currently acts as fiction editor and webmaster of Glint Literary Journal. He believes learning is doing and has been a chef, kennel cleaner, wedding cake maker, crematory body transporter, certified substance abuse counselor, construction project coordinator, barista and coffee shop owner, high school teacher, tutor, waiter, musician, minister, pizza delivery guy, actor, tallow chandler, student, mechanic, husband and father. He is an avid comic book collector and owns an uncomfortably small dog.

Editorial Board

Marlene Allen

Marlene Allen is an Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. Previous to joining the faculty at FSU, she was Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. She has also taught English courses at The University of Georgia and Athens Technical College. Her areas of research and teaching interest include American and African American literature, African American speculative fiction, and the writings of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She has published criticism on the novels of Octavia Butler and Nalo Hopkinson and has made critical presentations on these writers as well as Ralph Ellison, Sutton Griggs, and Walter Mosley at the Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, College Language Association, and College English Association conferences. Her short story "Piano Fingers" was published in GSW's literary magazine, Sirocco, in 2010, and her poem "Transformation" was published in Mandala, a multicultural student literary journal, while she was a graduate student at The University of Georgia.

Trela Anderson

Trela N. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University where she teaches both writing and literature classes, including first-year Composition, Advanced Composition, African American Literature and Creative Nonfiction. Her scholarly and creative works have appeared in journals, such as the Journal of College Literacy and Learning and the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. In 2007, she published a memoir of her relationship with her maternal grandmother entitled The Cinderella Stories: Lessons I Learned from my Grandmother, a Spiritual Memoir.

Sonya C. Brown

Sonya C. Brown is an Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. Her published writing, including "Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?" available online through The Journal for the Study of Popular Romance, focuses on the rhetoric of body image and health in American culture. She is currently writing a novel for children with her daughter.

Nena Callaghan

Nena Callaghan received a B.S. in Elementary Education from FSU in 2004. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor in English Literature with a minor in Spanish at FSU. She is passionate about writing, and believes that if something makes you contemplate about life upon this planet, you should write about it. Nena was born in the Dominican Republic, grew up in New York City, and has traveled throughout the U.S.

Jennifer Cornett

Jennifer Cornett is a senior majoring in Spanish and minoring in English at FSU. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and working in that field for over ten years, Jennifer has returned to school to pursue a degree that will allow her to have a more fulfilling career. She enjoys reading a variety of genres of literature and writing poetry and creative non-fiction. Jennifer is currently collaborating with a friend on a series of children's books.

Abigail Eileen Forester

Abigail Eileen Forester lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Methodist University in December of 2009. She served as editor for MU's literary magazine, Tapestry, in 2007-2008. Ms. Forester's favorite genre of writing is creative non-fiction and she has had several of her stories published in Tapestry. She is hoping to transfer into an MFA program, where she can pursue her love of writing and learn to share that love with others.

Micki Nyman

Micki Nyman is Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina where she teaches courses on composition, literature, theory, film, and English education. Her research passion resides in the study of subjectivity in film, literature, and cultural studies. She has published on Mary Ann Caws, Frida Kahlo, Radclyffe Hall, Dorothy Richardson, Julie Taymor, and Virginia Woolf in ANQ, Disability Studies Quarterly, Feminist Studies in English Literature, Film-Philosophy, and Virginia Woolf Quarterly.

Maria Orban

Maria Orban is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. She teaches American literature, Native American fiction, literary criticism and theory, multicultural literature, and Shakespeare. Her most recent publication is Charles W. Chesnutt Reappraised, a collection of critical essays she co-edited with David G. Izzo, which received the Sylvia Lyons Render award for outstanding scholarship in May 2011. Her work on Native American authors such as Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, and Sherman Alexie was published in the European Review of Native American Studies, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and World Literature Today. At present she works on a book on ethnic women writers and the female body.

Nike Pascal

Nike Pascal is currently a senior at FSU. She is a first generation American, a New York City native, and a fan of thriller and horror films. Her goal is to become a professional and successful writer in the horror genre and ultimately turn her works into films.

David Riddle

David Riddle is currently a senior at FSU. He is majoring in education and would like to someday teach creative writing. David has two hobbies: reading and writing. When he is not doing one, more than likely he is engaged in the other. David is the winner of the 2011 best poem as published in The Lyricist. He has also been published in Red Clay Review, Short, Fast and Deadly, and The Chaffey Review among others. Another publication is forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. David is currently working on a book of poetry based on his experiences living amongst the Lakota people of South Dakota.

Dean Swinford

Dean Swinford is an Assistant Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. He is interested in the relationship between science and the development of literary genres, a topic he explored in his book Through the Daemon's Gate: Kepler's Somnium, Medieval Dream Narratives, and the Polysemy of Allegorical Motifs (2006).

Carole Boston Weatherford

Books by New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford have won the Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Award and Honor, NAACP Image Award, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, Jefferson Cup, and Carter G. Woodson Award. Her 40 titles include Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom; Birmingham, 1963; Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane; and Becoming Billie Holiday. Recipient of the North Carolina Award for literature, she teaches at Fayetteville State University.