Halfway Down the Stairs is a quarterly literary magazine created to publish cutting-edge fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by promising new writers.  New issues will be published every March, June, September, and December.

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Joseph Murphy Joseph Murphy (senior poetry editor)
Joseph Murphy is a retired communications executive who lives in Colorado. He has been published in a number of journals, including The Ann Arbor Review, Northwind and The Sugar House Review. His first collection, Crafting Wings, (Scars Publications 2017) is available on Amazon. His second collection, Having Lived, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books. He was awarded the Eisner Prize for poetry, the University of California Berkeley’s highest award in the arts, while an undergraduate. He is a member of the Poetry Society of Colorado and samples of his work can be found at the Colorado Poets Center. Murphy has lived all over the country and admires people who have been able to stay in one place. He is married, has two grown children, and three cats.

Alison Stedman Alison Stedman (senior fiction editor)
Alison Stedman lives in New Zealand and works in the public service.  She has grown accustomed to earthquakes and enjoys playing music and escaping the city.  She is a little bit addicted to Instagram and can be followed @thesparrow_
Stacy  Wennstrom Stacy Wennstrom (senior nonfiction editor)
Stacy Wennstrom lives in Southeast Michigan.   She likes cooking spicy vegetarian foods, hiking, Zumba, brewpubs, and Hitchcock movies.  She loves to travel and is currently longing to go every place that she cannot afford.
Carrie Bachler Carrie Bachler (fiction editor)
Carrie Bachler lives in Michigan, where she works in academic services. She enjoys traveling to wineries and brewpubs with her husband; playing make believe with her four-year old son; working endlessly on house renovations, and losing herself in novels with the company of her cat or her bed.
Sherri Miller Sherri Miller (fiction editor)
Sherri Miller is the founder and senior editor of  A Golden Place.  She is the former editor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Jude Bridge newsletter, and the Cincinnati, Ohio, United Italian Society La Voce II newsletter.  As a classically trained musician, Sherri performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra between the ages of ten and seventeen, and attended college at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  Sherri resides in sunny Southeast Florida.
Milena Nigam Milena Nigam (nonfiction editor)
Milena Nigam lives in southwestern PA. She is working on a collection of short stories, and likes to balance her fiction writing time with personal essays. Milena recently made her first from-scratch cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, loves her garden but is haunted by weeds whenever she closes her eyes, and wishes she spent more time watching movies and musicals.
Sarah Wilkinson Sarah Wilkinson (nonfiction editor)
Sarah Wilkinson studies at Champlain College in the undergraduate Professional Writing program. She's been published in several literary magazines, including Halfway Down the Stairs before she became an editor. She voraciously reads memoirs, looks forward to writing more than anything in the world, and advocates for those, like herself, who suffer from Interstitial Cystitis. She thinks everybody should know someone like her beloved English teacher, whose continued love and support has opened more doors than Sarah can count. She resides in both Burlington, VT and Richmond, VA.