Gingerbread House Lit Mag

GBH Staff

Founder, Co-Editor:

Christine Butterworth-McDermott’s poetry collection Woods & Water, Wolves & Women includes poems nominated for a Rhysling Award and honorable mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th annuals). Besides a chapbook, Tales on Tales: Sestinas, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron, LUNCH, The Normal School, River Styx, The Southeast Review and more.



M. Brett Gaffney, originally from Houston, Texas, holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Exit 7, Penduline, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, Still: the Journal, Fruita Pulp, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, and Zone 3 among others. Her chapbook, Feeding the Dead, is now available from Porkbelly Press.

Fiction Editor:  

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M. E. Perkins has a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has been published in The Deaf Poets Society and written articles for LUFKIN – Living the Life and The Artifice, an online arts magazine.



James A. Clark lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. He holds a Master of Arts in English from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received the AWP Intro Journals Award for fiction in 2015, and his work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review and Psaltery & Lyre.


Daniel Paul grew up in New York City. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Moon City Review, Lumina, and other journals. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at the University of Cincinnati.

Joy Clark is a MFA candidate studying fiction at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. She also works there as an instructor in English and a teacher for Arkansas’ Writers in the Schools. Her work can be read in places such as Juked and Oblong.

Lauren Jeter has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and a minor in literature. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Blue Route, The Cape Rock, Psaltery & Lyre, and other journals. She resides with her husband in Stafford, Virginia, where she works as an assistant editor for the Marine Corps Gazette.

Our website was graciously created  by Kay Porter Winfield who lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. She holds a MA degree in English From Stephen F. Austin State University.  Her collection of poems, Virtual Worlds: Virtual People, was published by BlazeVOX Books.

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