annabelle carvell, co-founder & editor-IN-CHIEF
Annabelle has been shortlisted for the 2012 Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize and has work published in Litro Magazine, pioneertown, CHEAP POP, Coal Magazine, Lime Hawk, wildness, amongst others. She was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2017 for her story 'Bryce Canyon' in WhiskeyPaper.
Annabelle is in public relations by day, and runs the explosive world of Synaesthesia by night. She is fascinated by fractured relationships and quiet voices, and her short stories are influenced by Ian McEwan and anything else that challenges boundaries.
Carlotta Eden, co-founder & editor-IN-CHIEF
Carlotta is an editor and writer living between Berlin and London and her stories can be found in Wigleaf, matchbook, Necessary Fiction, WhiskeyPaper, CHEAP POP and elsewhere. Sometimes she writes nonfiction on food, books and travel, like peaches or New Orleans.
In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Mythic Picnic Prize in Fiction by Wigleaf, and her WhiskeyPaper story 'The Snow Grouse' was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. She was a fiction finalist in the 1st Annual Sundog Lit Contest Series 2015. She is digital marketing manager for The Word Factory, a national short story organisation based in London.
She digs Bon Jovi, roller derby, milkshake-diners, and anything Americana.
caroline icke, editor
Caroline gained a First Class (BA) Hons degree in drama and creative writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was awarded the Philippa Hicks Memorial Prize for innovation and originality in her work. After parting with her career as an editor to pursue her writing dreams, Caroline is now working part-time in the charity sector while she completes her first novel, and helps read and edit Synaesthesia submissions.
Inspired by the gothic and mysterious, the fantastical and fairytale, Caroline can be found writing outdoors, in thunderstorms, or at her leather-topped desk by candlelight.
Bee Walsh, Poetry Editor
Bee is a poet, list-maker, and dogwalker in Washington, DC. She attended SUNY Fredonia and received a degree in English Language and Literature, as well as a degree in International Studies. She has been published in such literary journals as Velvet Tail, The Vagina Zine, Vagabond Lit, Wyvern Lit, and Synaesthesia Magazine.
She recently had a series of letters published in World Champ Game's All We Love We Leave Behind. In October, she has a book entitled Manning Up coming out on Rosen Classroom. Walsh wanted to write a book about something she understands very well (eating disorders) and something she knows nothing about (football).
Kaz Gargano, Assistant Editor
Kaz Gargano is a poet and editor recently transplanted to Milwaukee, WI. She’s working on her PhD in Creative Writing from UWM, and has been published in magazines and journals such as The Fem, Indicia, Synaesthesia, and The Colorado Review. She works as a teaching assistant and a part-time writer for an advertising agency based out of Las Vegas. he is fascinated by mythology of all kinds, queer and feminist lit, Shakespeare, and anything involving witches.