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Katherine Staff

 Katherine Watterson

[Founder, Editor-in-Chief, website designer, contributor, & illustrator]

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Katherine has a simultaneous, one-sided romance with Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley. Before she graduated with a BFA in creative writing and a minor in philosophy, she was employed with Atlantis as the Nonfiction Editor. She has also edited and collaborated on a spread for Chautauqua.  In 2019, Katherine was selected to be a reader for the BFA event at The University of North Carolina Wilmington Writer's Week. She writes southern gothic novels. Katherine also designs tattoos and makes Tik Toks ( @gothiccauthor).

Bella Staff

bella wick

[Managing Editor, contributor, layout designer]

Bella Wick thrives off of a busy life. She is currently the copyeditor for Atlantisa writing tutor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a team leader at Learning Express Gifts, and now the managing editor of Grimsy. She has three pieces published in Volume I. She was the proofreader of Chautauqua's Boundaries issue, and her Honor's thesis is a collection of nonfiction horror stories. Though procrastination is her best skill, she hopes to forever copy edit other people's works and write heart-wrenching nonfiction. 

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Hannah-Grace Botkin

[Prose Editor, contributor, website coordinator]

Hannah-Grace is a poet whose best friend (and honorary Grimsy Gremlin) is her yellow lab service dog, Gatsby. She has a BFA in Creative Writing from UNCW along with a certificate in publishing. She loves Steven King and reading short stories or poetry that challenges her way of thinking. When she isn't editing at her desk, she's working with middle schoolers and teaching them how to read The Cask of Amontillado hoping to get them hooked on Edgar Allan Poe. Keep your eyes peeled for her first poetry chapbook, Yellow, coming soon. Instagram @hannahghamilton.


Piper L. White

[Lead marketing/social media coordinator, contributor]

Piper is a self-published author who can be seen flying on her broomstick during the night. Her work has been featured in literary magazines such as Atlantis and Carolina Muse Arts to name a few. Her debut chapbook, "Barefoot in the Woods," was published in May 2022 by Bottlecap Press. Holding a BFA in Creative Writing she identifies not only as a writer, but as a witch in constant agony that Halloween isn't celebrated daily. You can find her on Instagram @piperlwhite or her website


Martina Litty

[Poetry Editor, contributor]

Martina is a poet from Laurinburg, North Carolina. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was poetry editor of Atlantis magazine. She is free on Thursday nights if any creepy crawlies would like to grab a drink at her usual haunts. 

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