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JACK GARCIA

co-editor-in-chief

 

Jack has had poetry and prose published in journals such as TouchstonesOrogeny, Inscape, The Matador Review, and forthcoming in Blossom As the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild from Torrey House Press. When not writing or teaching students, Jack spends his time watching The Golden Girls with his boyfriend or walking their puppy, Zuko, around the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore.

EMILY MATTSON

creative director

 

Emily has a degree in graphic design as well as a degree in Web and Animation, both from Provo College, and is currently studying computer engineering at Utah Valley University. She's worked in the design industry for eleven years and also runs her own freelance business, E|Matt Design. When she’s not being kissed by the sun, she dreams of kissing her girlfriend in every corner of the world. 

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AARON GATES

co-editor-in-chief

 

Aaron grew up in Pennsylvania, lived for two years in São Paulo, studied rhetoric and composition in Utah, and now explores the cityscape of Seattle, working as a copyeditor. His poetry has been published in Sugar House Review. In his spare time, Aaron analyzes posthuman aspects in Calvin and Hobbes, enjoys ham and cheese croissants, and searches out anything plaid for his lumberjack wedding Pinterest board.

EMILY MATTSON

creative director

 

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REBEKAH CUEVAS

copy editor

 

Rebekah is a Utah Valley University grad currently  working as a freelance copy writer and editor. She is the co-author of The Music of Pedro and has been published in peculiar, Tule Review, and Aesthetica Magazine. She spends much of her non-writing time teasing her fiancé and talking too much about her border collie Kylo (the sound of his early-morning “creaky gate” yawn floods her brain with dopamine it’s so cute).

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SPENCER BALLARD

copy editor

 

Spencer is a desert flower child who graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in creative writing. Their writing and artwork has been featured in peculiar and Voices Heard, and they received second-place recognition in the 2018 Wasatch IronPen competition. They can be found tucked away in Portland where they work as a freelance marketing consultant and regularly escape into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. 

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MEGAN WARNER

editor

 

Megan is a graduate from Southern Utah University with a BA in English Creative Writing and a minor in Graphic Design. She has had poetry and prose published in the Kolob Canyon Review. When not writing, reading, or painting, she is playing with her two cats, Paper and Clip, cooking new recipes with her significant other, and watching as many animated movies as she can. 

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contact

QUESTIONS?

 

peculiar

1705 Summit Ave #301

Seattle, WA 98122

 

Aaron Gates

814.414.8702

 

peculiarjournal@gmail.com

 

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