Advisory Board
Wilton Barnhardt
Joseph Bathanti
John Kessel
Jill McCorkle
Elaine Neil Orr
Luke Whisnant

PINBALL is an independent literary publication.


Dearly missed alumni:

  • David Afsharirad
  • Eric Gregory  
  • Ellen King
  • Kemper Wray
  • Jill Bacola
  • Alec Noller
  • Paul Lascara
  • Craig Lincoln
  • Matthew Karkutt
  • Henry Kivett
  • Skyler Bunn

Editor-in-Chief
Lucas Church's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chattahoochee Review, Pleiades, and Washington Square Review among other journals. He holds an MFA from North Carolina State University. He lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

Nonfiction Editor
Jad Adkins received his MFA from Georgia College (2014), where he studied creative nonfiction and served as both the managing editor and assistant nonfiction editor of Arts and Letters. His essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, Sonora Review, The Pinch, South Loop Review, Appalachian Heritage, and elsewhere. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Fiction Editor & Social Media Strategist
Cortney Phillips Meriwether is a fiction writer living in Buckhannon, WV with her basketball coach husband and very anxious dog. She received her MFA from N.C. State in 2012 and recently finished her first novel. To learn more about Cortney, visit her website