Lisa Mangini earned her MFA at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of the poetry collection Bird Watching at the End of the World, as well as four chapbooks of poetry and short fiction. She founded Paper Nautilus in 2011. After six years in the corporate world, and one year living as an adjunct all over New England, she now teaches in the English department at The Pennsylvania State University. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and cat. http://li


Ryan Crossman is a Junior studying English at Penn State University. She was born in Portland, Oregon and has lived a lot of different places, including Costa Rica! However, she has spent most of her life in State College, PA. In addition to reading and writing, Ryan enjoys art, photography, and music (playing seven instruments), and is an avid film watcher. If you get to know her, you will quickly learn that she adores her cat, Artemis.


Morgan Huntt is a Sophomore studying English at Penn State University. She is from Bryans Road, Maryland. She loves writing fiction stories and poetry. When she’s not writing, you can find her playing instruments, watching Netflix, and reading by the duck pond when it’s warm.





Rachel Kim is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing in her junior year at Penn State. She is from Leesburg, VA. In her free time, Rachel loves to lay in the grass or the snow, under the sun or stars. You will often find her drinking blueberry tea whether she’s writing, reading, painting, or playing music.



Jess Traub is a senior studying Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. Jess is from Newtown, PA, or the Penn State classic “40 minutes outside of Philly.” She has a passion for the intersections of science, communications, and business and loves to be involved with service work. When not writing, you can probably find Jess sailing, tending to her indoor garden, or playing music.


Past Interns:

Tatiana Jones is currently a junior at The Pennsylvania State University studying English and Sociology. She was born in Long Island, New York, but has lived most of her life in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She has a passion for reading, writing fiction, and caring for animals. She spends most of her time writing short stories and volunteering for organizations such as JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). When she is not busy she enjoys looking at cute bunnies on Pinterest.


Susan Muth is currently a Junior at The Pennsylvania State University studying English and World Literature. She grew up in a military family and has moved from place to place, but considers Burke, Virginia to be her home. She has a passion for creative writing, especially poetry, and spends her time in the summer working with young writers at The Northern Virginia Writing Project. She spends her free time drinking copious amounts of coffee and dreaming of owning a Corgi.

3 Responses to “Staff”

  1. Marjorie Power said

    Thanks again for using my poem, “Up Late, Reading” in Paper Nautilus. I am thinking of entering your chapbook contest but would first like to know this: what size font do you use in the chapbooks? Your journal is lovely but my eyes – and those of many who like to read my work – are getting old! I’m afraid the font in the issue you sent me is a little small, if I’m going to enter the contest. Thanks in advance for getting back to me.

    • Marjorie, we would love to see your work for the chapbook collection. We normally print with a standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Georgia, etc.) between 11 and 13 point. I know that’s a bit small for some readers’ eyes – more often than not, my own eyes included! Once we select a winner, we’re always happy to work as closely with the writer as possible to make sure that they’re happy with the publication; if a writer wanted larger font for his/her chapbook, we’d try to come up with a solution that worked for everyone involved. Hope that helps!

      • Marjorie Power said

        Thanks, Lisa. Sorry I missed seeing this when you posted it. Much appreciated.

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