Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

behind the curtain

Gnashing Teeth Publishing was conceived in the middle of the night and promptly overtook every waking hour since. often referred to as simply GTP, we love the community of Gnashers who have embraced our vision. we are unapologetically feminist and are committed to our Statement of Inclusion. we do not shy away from subjects or language, but embrace honesty, high caliber writing, non-traditional works, and the community of authors and poets. beyond traditional print books, we have online features and fun projects. we are always looking at opportunities for poets, writers, and artists to engage with us and our growing community.

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Karen Cline-Tardiff

Karen Cline-Tardiff has been writing since she could hold a pen. She writes poetry, flash fiction, personal essays, short stories, and grant requests. Karen also edits for a small group of friends. She has been published in a variety of online and print outlets. She was born in Texas, lived a little bit of everywhere, and now resides in the mountains of Arkansas. When she can’t find poetry somewhere, she puts it there.

She was the founder of the Aransas County Poetry Society, which hosted a monthly open mic (pre-Covid).  She is a Tupelo Press 30/30 Project alumni.  She is a Leadership Aransas County alumni, Class XVIII. She holds an MBA and Masters-Public Admin. Karen is on the People’s Literary Festival planning committee. She is a State Delegate for her local Democratic Party and Recorder for City Council. She is heavily involved in her community and a vocal proponent of human rights. In her spare time she builds websites to keep the lights on at Gnashing Teeth. 

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a daughter of Texas, having recently returned home after adventures elsewhere. She volunteers with creative writing and English students, and especially enjoys working with those for whom English is not their first language. She loves all things artsy, and describes herself, artistically speaking, as the proverbial jack of all trades, master of none, having been, at various times, a writer, poet, painter, dancer, singer, choir director, theater producer, choreographer and, obviously, editor.

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Book Reviewer/Enthusiast

Tiffany Woodley

Tiffany Woodley spends weekdays helping her students mine for words to voice their truth. She is a bibliophile who is always excited to step into a good story on the page, the stage or whispered among good drinks and better friends. She has been a Women of The World Poetry Slam & Individual World Poetry Slam representative for Upstate New York and was a team member and coach for two of their National Poetry Slam teams in Oakland, California. She keeps her finger on the pulse of youth writing by running her school’s literary magazine and opening students’ eyes to modern and unique poetry in her classroom. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, two wily cats and a vociferous French Bulldog named Chimera.

Marketing Intern

Position Open

Works closely with the EIC to establish marketing strategies, to include: running the calendar, drafting blog posts, coordinating book launches and special events, finding and submitting for awards, and coordinates with the social media intern. Contact Karen for more information.

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Social Media Intern

Ali Werner

Ali is from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. She attends Truman State University, where she studies English and Communication. Ali is excited to create promotional materials for a company that amplifies diverse voices within the literary community. In her free time, she can be found playing ultimate frisbee, pouring over crossword puzzles, and attempting to concoct the perfect smoothie.

Art Director

Andrew Hilliard

Andy Hilliard is from St. Louis, Missouri and is currently studying English at Truman State University. He is an accomplished graphic designer and will be creating many of our book covers and graphics going forward. In his free time, Andy plays competitive ultimate frisbee and loves to read and watch films. He is very excited to make covers that represent the essence and emotion of each book and to work for a company that heavily prioritizes inclusion.

Special Gnashers

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Guest Editor: SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 2

Kalliopy Paleos

Kalliopy Paleos is a poet and translator born and raised in New York and currently living in New Jersey. After having earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in contemporary American poetry at SUNY Brockport, she spent ten years living and teaching abroad, working with young women in France and the Middle East (primarily Saudi Arabia). She has translated two full-length novels from Greek and her poems have recently appeared online with Tupelo Press and Mediterranean Poetry Magazine. As a high school world language teacher, she continues to be immersed in the world of young women, helping them to see their immeasurable potential and much-required impact.

Guest Editor: SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 1

Regina Jamison

Regina Jamison is a Lambda Literary 2014 Fellow. She received her MFA from the City College of New York. Her poetry has appeared in several literary journals among them are, Switchgrass Review, Sinister Wisdom: Black Lesbians We Are the Revolution, Five Two One Magazine, Magma Literary Journal: Deaf Issue, The Americas Poetry Festival of New York Anthology 2016, Promethean Literary Journal, Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing Vols. 14 & 15, and Poetry in Performance Journal Vol. 43.

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List of Works


Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry (anthology)


online feature: Poem of the Day April 2020
Love Notes You’ll Never Read (anthology)
online feature: MY America (July 4th)
online feature: Hallowscream
Rain Minnows [Notecards and Poems] by Joshua Bridgewater Hamilton



Winter Zine (limited release)
online feature: Insurrection (January 6)
Insurrection (anthology)
online feature: Poem of the Day April 2021
malepoet by PW Covington
SHE: Seen. Heard. Engaged. Vol. 1 (anthology)
Meditations & Mediations by Dr. Rebecah Hall



places I never want to see again by Keriann Gilson
Sleep Cinematic or A Golem’s Quartet by Les Epstein
Lunafly by Raymond Luczak
online feature: Poem of the Day April 2022
online feature: MY America 2022
Stepping on Legos (limited release zine) 
Ghostword by Crisosto Apache
When I Wear Bob Kaufman’s Eyes by Tom Murphy
online feature: Hallowscream
online feature: Christian Garduno – Twin Opposites


Get Me Out of Here and Other Plays by Pete Lutz
Lorenzo by the Ghost Light by Les Epstein
Fuck Me: A Memoir by L Scully
online feature: Poem of the Day April
Spurned (limited release zine) 
Moonlight and Monsters by Lauren Scharhag
Finally: The Mixtape by Asela Lee Kemper
A Dangerous Heaven by Jo Angela Edwins
Shared Blood by Luke Wortley
La Santa Madre Tamalera by Juan Perez
the catastrophe of after: a short stay diary by Emily Kay MacGriff
Trash Poems by Alex Z. Salinas


Dead Girl Erased (anthology)
Where it Will by Anthony Botti
Before & After: Poems of Love & Grief by Lisa McAllister
Anybody Home by Rebbecca Brown
Teddy Orloff & The Three Onions: A Cooking Spiel by Les Epstein
Excavator by Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton
online feature: Poem of the Day April
Making Room (limited release zine) 
(Text) Messages From the Angel Gabriel by Frances Klein
Short Stories Without Provocation by Yrik-Max Valentonis
The Impracticality of Silk by jo reyes-boitel
Surrealia by Miguel Mitchell
The Somatoliths by James Cole
Girl. by Anastasia DiFonzo
The Cost of Our Baggage (anthology)
Blue Dog Road Trip by Ann Weil
online feature: Hallowscream
Their Foot Shall Slide in Due Time by Zary Fekete
statement of inclusion

We are committed to including underrepresented voices. We encourage anyone to submit regardless of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, or national origin. 

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