2019-20 Thin Air Magazine Staff

Faculty Advisor – Lawrence Lenhart’s first collection of essays is The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage (Outpost19). His work has been published in Conjunctions, Fourth Genre, Passages North, and Prairie Schooner. Lenhart teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at Northern Arizona University and is the reviews editor of DIAGRAM.


Margarita mastheadEditor-in-Chief – Margarita Cruz is a MFA candidate for Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University. She serves on the Northern Arizona Book Festival board, columnist for Flagstaff Live!, and Marketing Manager for Bright Side Bookshop. Her work has been featured in Curios, Miracle Monocle and Susquehanna Review.


Clare mastheadManaging Editor – Clare Magneson is a second year Creative Writing MFA student at NAU. She grew up in Humboldt County, California and went to college in Lewiston, Maine. For the last decade she has worked as a river rafting guide in Grand Canyon, which brought her to Flagstaff, Arizona, a town she now calls home. 


Erika mastheadNonfiction editor – Erika Schwartz is currently an MFA student at Northern Arizona University—focusing on creative nonfiction. She works as a pastry chef in Flagstaff and loves combining her two loves—baking & writing—and creating something sugary and magical.


Trevor mastheadCo- Fiction Editor – Trevor Warren is a current MFA student in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University. He is a fiction editor with Thin Air Literary Magazine. His work is published with Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and the Thin Air Literary Magazine staff blog.


Damian, mastheadCo – Fiction Editor – Damian Brown is a second year MFA student at NAU. Their work has appeared in The Tunnels.


Ryan mastheadPoetry Editor – Ryan Drendel is concerned with his use of technology. His concerns have been documented in Big Muddy, Scribendi, and The Esthetic Apostle.


Courtney mastheadWeb Editor – Courtney Brooks is an MFA candidate at Northern Arizona University. She reads and writes fabulism and horror, and is a sucker for an all black outfit. When not buried in her work, you can probably find her in the woods somewhere thinking about monsters.


Lauren mastheadVisual Arts Editor –  Lauren Schroeter is a trained paralegal and former opinion columnist from Houston, Texas. She received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2017 Short Story contest for her story “Chokehold.” Lauren received a BA in world religions from Trinity University in San Antonio and is currently working on an MFA at Northern Arizona University. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing and painting.