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Wesley Cohen is the Fiction Editor of The Drowning Gull and a soon-to-be graduate from University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. When she’s not reading The Drowning Gull submissions, she tutors calculus and goes on hikes. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in Prized Writing, Matchbox Magazine, and Star 82 Review. Wesley is based near San Francisco and buys between two and six cups of coffee every week. She reads a lot of people all the time, but likes Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Amy Hempel, and George Saunders the very best. Much of her writing ends up on her blog. I want to be surprised by submissions—I’m looking for stories that take me to places that I would not expect. Stories that get straight to the point have a special place in my heart.

Ben Smith is the Social Media Manager of The Drowning Gull. He has been a keen reader since he was young- having been raised on the likes of Harry Potter, The Children of the Red King, and the Chronicles of Narnia- and a keen writer since he was in his mid-teens. Since he graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree, Ben has contributed to many different websites as a writer. With a background in sports journalism, he has covered Perth Glory Football Club for From the Stands and served as Outside 90’s WA Matchday Correspondent this past A-League season. He also provides Twitter soccer commentary for award-winning site The Football Sack and currently serves as a music and film writer for The Colosoul Group. As you may have guessed, Ben has a passion for sport, music, films, reading and writing.


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