Ayesha F. Hamid is a poet and creative nonfiction writer, published in Big Easy ReviewPhilly Flash Inferno, and Rathalla Review. Her full-length memoir, The Borderland Between Worlds, is available through Auctus Publishers at Barnes and Nobles and Amazon.  Ayesha also has a full-length poetry collection, called Waiting for Resurrection. Ayesha holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in Publishing from Rosemont College. She also holds an M.A. in Sociology from Brooklyn College. She is the Editor-in-Chief at The City Key. Aside from writing, Ayesha also loves travel and photography. Please follow Ayesha on twitter @ahamidwriter



Elaine Paliatsas-Haughey is The City Key’s Associate Editor.  EPH is a writer of small important things and is currently revising a memoir about the year she waited for her heart transplant between 8th and 9th grades. She is the founder of the Scars and Tattoos project. Elaine’s publications include  “Whore Tie,” about her immigrant grandfather, and “Blood Bath,” a dark-themed, fairy tale about Elizabeth Bathory.   “Whore Tie” was published by Philadelphia Stories and Blood Bath by Philly Flash Inferno.




Christine Obst is a Philadelphia writer whose poetry has appeared in anthologies and in the Daily News. Christine wrote articles for The Odyssey and she is currently working on a memoir about dating successfully (and not so successfully) in the 1980s, titled “Fox on the Run,” which will be published through Auctus Publishers.

Christine works as a Mental Health Therapist and professor of Psychology in Newtown, PA. Previously, she taught English Literature and Creative Writing in the School District of Philadelphia.

Sarah Gallagher is the social media manager for City Key. She’s an outgoing introvert who likes to spend her alone time lighting incense and writing poetry or reading memoirs and literary fiction. She likes pop surrealism, traveling, antiques, horror sketches, kitschy diners, and getting lost in movies. She has a Bachelors degree from St Joseph’s University and belongs to three honor societies, serving as a Chapter Advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success.

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