Meet the Identity Theory Staff

Matt Borondy, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Matt Borondy founded Identity Theory in 2000. He lives in southern Nevada. Contact him at Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large Robert Birnbaum, a bookish journalist, was born in Germany, grew up in Chicago, and lived for too many years in Boston. He is editor-at-large at Visit him at OurManinBoston. Danielle Rose, Poetry Editor Danielle Rose is the author of at first & then and The History of Mountains. Her recent work can be found in PaletteHobart, and Pithead Chapel. In her spare time she is a semi-pro fake racecar driver. Carole A. Burkett, Prose Editor Carole A. Burkett is an editor and print designer from Ohio now in Maryland by way of Wisconsin and Colorado. Her journalism design has appeared in publications across the country, her former piano students have appeared in middle school jazz bands and her news copy editing appears almost daily in print in St. Paul, Minnesota. Wilson Koewing, Prose Editor Wilson Koewing is a writer from South Carolina. He lives in Denver, Colorado. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Wigleaf, Hobart, X-R-A-Y, Maudlin House, Pembroke Magazine, Bending Genres, Ghost Parachute, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and Gargoyle. His memoir "Bridges" is forthcoming from Bull City Press. James Warner, Fiction Editor James Warner has published short fiction in ZYZZYVA, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mid-American Review, Santa Monica Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. His novel All Her Father's Guns satirized U.S. politics back when that was even possible. He is one of the co-moderators of the San Francisco Writers Workshop. More information at Sarah Clayville, Fiction Editor Sarah Clayville’s work has appeared in the Threepenny Review, Literary Orphans, StoryChord, and other journals. She is a high school English teacher and assistant literary editor for the online journal Mothers Always Write. For her published works and musings, visit Jamie Guiney, Fiction Editor Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection The Wooden Hill (published by Epoque Press) was shortlisted under Best Short Story Collection, in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Jamie's short stories have been published internationally and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He has also been nominated three times for the The Pushcart Prize and long-listed for Irish Short Story of the Year in the 2021 An Post Book Awards. Visit him at Matthew Sorrento, Film Editor Matthew Sorrento edits the film section of Identity Theory and is a regular contributor to the web magazine Film Threat. A observer of both good and bad cinema, he was named one of the nation's "crankiest movie critics" by the L.A. Times in 2007. He teaches English at Camden County College and lectures on film at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. Email him at Matthew Tiffany, Book Reviews Editor Matthew Tiffany is a clinical counselor living with his wife and kids in Maine. His book reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online publications over the past ten years. His blog, Condalmo, was started in 2006 and continues to exist on life support. Elizabeth Conard, Copy Editor Elizabeth Conard is a writer and co-owner of Editide, where she edits dissertations, research articles, and books. Her poetry has appeared in HAD, Pamplemousse, and The Bangalore Review, and she co-authored two nonfiction books forthcoming in 2022. In her spare time, she likes to draw and ponder the latest Twitter discourse, often to her own detriment. Giano Cromley, Assistant Editor Giano Cromley is the author of What We Build Upon the Ruins and The Last Good Halloween. He is the chair of the Communications Department at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. Olivia Cailliarec, Assistant Editor Olivia Cailliarec is a recent graduate of Concordia University where she received her BA in English Literature. From 2020-2021 she served as the Managing Editor of Soliloquies Anthology in Montreal. She is currently based out of New Jersey. Costa B. Pappas, Assistant Editor Costa B. Pappas is a New York-based writer and editor focused on feature stories, op-eds, and reviews. His work has been featured in Fiction Writers Review, The Aztec Press, The Dana Point Times, and elsewhere. You will most likely find him writing at The Algonquin Hotel, a nod to the hotel’s previous literary inhabitants. Join the Identity Theory staff.
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