Our Staff

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Christina Shideler is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hysterical. She received her MFA from The New School, where she was an assistant poetry editor at LIT. Her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, They, Flux Weekly, The Seventh Wave, The Ink and Code, Girlboss, and xoJane.


Sam Rae Hall is the Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement of Hysterical and is a writer, editor, and educator living in Louisville, KY. She holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her writing can be found in Brooklyn Poets and The Lake Rises. You can read more at samraehall.com.


Michelle Montalbano is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Hysterical and is a librarian who sometimes writes.