Barnstorm is an online literary journal sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. Started in 2009, we strive to publish the best creative nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. We accept submissions from all types of writers from all walks of life and do not require an MFA degree to submit.  Email us at barnstormjournal@gmail.com.

More information: MFA Program | UNH home.

Editor-in-Chief // Kristen Melamed

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Kristen is a second-year MFA student studying nonfiction writing at the University of New Hampshire. She has more than 10 years of experience in writing and editing and is the recipient of three awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. She is self-proclaimed grammar nerd who loves sports, knitting, and spending time in the kitchen.





Fiction Editor // Kaely Horton

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Kaely is a second-year MFA student in fiction at the University of New Hampshire.  She hails from Corvallis, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah.




Poetry Editor // Dan Haislet

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Originally from Northern Arizona, Dan is a poet who has earned a living as a chef in Portland, Oregon. After earning a degree in English from Portland State University, Dan and his family moved to New England where he studies poetry at the University of New Hampshire.





Nonfiction Editor // Susan Geib

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Susan Geib is a second-year nonfiction student. She is pursuing her MFA after a 35-year career in marketing communications, specializing in higher education. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in English and earned a PhD in American studies at Boston University. 





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