Andrés Cruciani has been teaching, writing, and editing for over fifteen years. He has a bachelor's from Cornell, a master's in education from Brooklyn College, and an MFA (master of fine arts) in fiction from The New School. A one-time high school mathematics teacher, he has taught at the university level as well and is the founder and CEO of Toho Publishing.
Matthew Perez has edited over two hundred book-length manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, and creative nonfiction, as well as many in the scholarly/academic and reference fields. His current clients include numerous university presses and trade publishers, as well as Shambhala Publications. Matthew has recently worked for the Estate of David Rubin, renowned linguist and pioneering scholar and translator of Indian literature, editing and revising his published and unpublished novels, short stories, and works of criticism for (re)publication.
Editorial Intern (Lead)
Claudia Langella is a literary studies and culture & media student at Eugene Lang College. She is interested in the crossroads of literature and media and how each impacts the other in today’s culture. Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, she is excited at the prospect of preserving some of Philadelphia’s culture.
Ailisha "Ail" Goodwin-Dancy is a full-time art and design student at The Community College of Philadelphia. A multifaceted artist, she primarily focuses on social issues and specializes in spoken word, painting, and fabric. She is a host of monthly open-mic nights, a student editor for Toho Journal, and is the founder and CEO of a small business that specializes in fabric arts.
Rebecca Koestler is a communications and culture major (with a concentration in media studies) at Fordham University. She also studies Spanish and political science. Originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania, Rebecca moved to New York City to pursue a career in media but still finds herself tied to her Philadelphia roots.
Grace Tinneny is an English and criminal justice double major at Temple University. Grace was born and raised in Lafayette Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, but now resides in the city. She is looking to attend law school after graduation and hopes to pursue a career involving criminal law.