2018-2019 Staff

Editor & Faculty Advisor

Silas Hansen is the editor and faculty advisor for the Spring 2019 issue of The Broken Plate. He teaches creative writing and literary publishing at Ball State University, serves as nonfiction editor of Waxwing, and has published essays in The Normal School, Colorado ReviewRedivider, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter @silas_hansen.
Managing Editors
Kimmi Beard is the managing editor for the Spring 2019 issue of The Broken Plate. She is a senior at Ball State University pursuing a degree in English Studies. She specializes in flash nonfiction and appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of The Broken Plate. You can find her on Twitter @KimmiBeard.
Audrey Bowers is the assisting managing editor for the Spring 2019 issue of The Broken Plate. She is a senior creative writing major at Ball State University who writes creative nonfiction and poetry. Bowers is also the editor in chief of Brave Voices magazine. You can find her on Twitter @coffeeforaudrey.
Creative Non-Fiction Editors
Sophia Whiteside is a senior at Ball State University majoring in English and minoring in Marketing. Sophia is Lead Creative Nonfiction Editor for The Broken Plate. She collaborated on a work published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal of Language & Literacy Education.
Bibbit Mettache is a creative nonfiction editor for the Spring 2019 issue of The Broken Plate. They are a senior at Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in History. They enjoy writing Nonfiction and screenplays. You can find them on Twitter @bibbitmettache.
Katie Garrett is a BSU senior graduating in spring 2019 with an English Literature major and Professional Writing and German minors. She will be a creative nonfiction editor for The Broken Plate. Katie’s essay “Evolution of the Modern Zombie Comedy” was published in The Digital Literature Review 2018 Edition “Imagining the Post-Apocalypse.”
Fiction Editors
Allison Akers is a junior at Ball State University. She is majoring in creative writing and double-minoring in professional writing and marketing. She is also Lead Fiction Editor and had artwork published in The Broken Plate last year.
Cece Lambertson is a Spanish and creative writing major. She is a fiction editor for The Broken Plate. When she’s not attending queer or feminist groups in her free time, she is checking out the latest improv show.
Megan Caldwell is a junior at Ball State University. She is majoring in English with a minor in professional writing. She hopes to work in advertising after graduation.
Poetry Editors
Nikki Campbell is a junior Creative Writing major at Ball State University and Lead Poetry Editor for The Broken Plate. She has no association with the founders of the Campbell’s Soup Company.
Macy Byerly is a senior English Studies major, with minors in Professional Writing and Emerging Media, and Business at Ball State University. She is a poetry editor for the Broken Plate.
Veronica Rhine is a senior Creative Writing major at Ball State and a poetry editor for the Broken Plate. She is a Muncie native and is currently in search of a Great Dane named Duke Crocker.
Creative Editors

Ally Johnson is a junior Telecommunication (Video Production) major with minors in Creative Writing and Theatre. She is co-digital/art editor for The Broken Plate this year. Ally loves storytelling across different media, and her work has been published in and The Ball State Daily News.
Eileen Porzuczek is currently a senior at Ball State University studying Creative Writing, Professional Writing & Emerging Media. Eileen writes a blog, Healthy Free Love, about educating on intimate partner violence and promoting healthy relationships. She has also done some motivational speaking sharing her story to school groups around Indiana. Eileen has continued to work as a writer and designer for Rethinking Children’s & Young Adult Literature’s Digital Magazine. She has presented her work at research symposiums, national literary conferences and peace conferences. Eileen has interned with, and continues to intern with, the Indiana Writers Center working on their I Remember: Indianapolis Youth Write About Their Lives series. Recently her writing and design work also appeared in the memoir anthology, #KeepMuncieWeird…andWhimsical! Eileen is also the Art and Design Editor for Brave Voices Magazine, and does freelance writing and graphic design in her free time. Eileen is a passionate writer and artist who wants to share stories with the world.

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