COBALT is a quarterly literary magazine published online. Each issue will feature fiction, non-fiction and poetry of the highest caliber, as well as interviews with some of the most influential writers in the literary community. We seek to publish quality creative work and promote the literary arts, as well as those who celebrate them.
We publish issues four times per year on the following dates:
- September 10
- December 10
- March 10
- June 10
Additionally, around the 20th of each month, we will publish interviews with some of your favorite authors, poets, playwrights, etc.
Andrew Keating | Managing Editor
Andrew Keating has an MFA from University of Baltimore, holds an MBA in marketing from Johnson & Wales University, and studied literature and theater at Wagner College. He writes fiction, and has also been recognized in poetry and theater. Through a grant program by JP Morgan-Chase, Andrew taught elementary special education classes in adapting historical fiction into plays. He also conducts author interviews for Cobalt. Some of Andrew’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ampersand, Stymie Magazine, The Eunoia Review, Medulla Review, and North Central Review. Additionally, he was interviewed by The Review Review‘s Becky Tuch, and has spoken at several colleges and conferences on writing, publishing, and public relations. His first collection of short fiction, PARTICIPANTS, was published by Thumbnail Press in December 2012.
Tabitha Surface | Poetry Editor
Tabitha is a recent graduate of University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program. Her poetry has appeared in Welter.
Rafe Posey | Fiction Editor
Rafe Posey is a writer and writing professor currently based in Baltimore. A graduate of the University of Baltimore’s distinctive MFA program in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts, he has most recently been published in Urbanite, Gender Outlaw: The Next Generation, and The Light Ekphrastic. Rafe’s The Book of Broken Hymns, his debut collection of short stories, was named a finalist in the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards.
Samantha Stanco | Non-Fiction Editor
Samantha Stanco graduated with a B.A. in English in 2009 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and received her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore in 2012. Her favorite Golden Girl is Dorothy Zbornak.