As a means to provide a conflict-of-interest-free jury process, the jurors selected
to serve have strong ties to Ohio but reside outside Ohio's borders.
Hayley Mitchell Haugen (Kentucky) holds a PhD in English from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington; she is Professor of English at Ohio University Southern in southeastern Ohio. Light & Shadow, Shadow & Light from Main Street Rag Publishing Company (2018) is her first full-length poetry collection, and her chapbook, What the Grimm Girl Looks Forward To is from Finishing Line Press (2016). She edits Sheila-Na-Gig online (https://sheilanagigblog.com/) and Sheila-Na-Gig Editions.
David B. Prather (West Virginia) is the author of We Were Birds (Main Street Rag Publishing). His poems and reviews have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Seneca Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Sheila-Na-Gig, and many others. He studied creative writing at Warren Wilson MFA Program with Steve Orlen, Agha Shahid Ali, Tony Hoagland, and Joan Aleshire. He previously hosted the Blennerhassett Reading Series, and he acted as poetry editor for Tantra Press and Confluence literary journal.