the women of blood moon POETRY

co-founder ~ holly ruskin


Holly Ruskin has been a writer all her life but started exploring the poetic form after the birth of her daughter in 2019.  She graduated with a BA in English Literature & Film going on to complete an MA in Film, specialising in feminism and the representation of women. As a lecturer and freelance writer, she has edited screenplays, written short stories and academic essays.  But it is writing poems about motherhood that has brought her the most creative joy.  She co-founded ‘blood moon poetry’, an inclusive and welcoming place for female poets to submit their work for publication.  A selection of her work is published in an anthology of stories about postnatal depression titled ‘Not the Only One’ and her poems have been published in various zines, anthologies and journals.  She also writes for Harness Magazine and is a Motherscope contributor.  Holly lives in Bristol, UK.  She can be found on Instagram

co-founder ~ monica crumback


Monica Crumback is an American mother, wife, educator, and writer living in the Midwest. Her essays and poetry have been published in various places both in print and around the web. She draws inspiration for her work from the natural world around her and in the everyday miracles of marriage and mothering. She has written every day for as long as she can remember. Monica co-founded ‘blood moon poetry’, an online journal for female writers and illustrators, in the hopes of encouraging, inspiring, and amplifying the creative voices of other women. You can find her on Instagram @regardingwe

print editor ~ kait quinn


Kait Quinn is a law admin by day and a prolific poet by night. She studied creative writing at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX and her poetry has appeared in Blood Moon Journal, Polemical Zine, Chestnut Review, VERSES, New Literati, and various anthologies. She is also the author of the poetry collections A Time for Winter and I Saw Myself Alive in a Coffin. When she is not working or writing, Kait enjoys reading, baking, walks along the creek, doing yoga, and binge watching Netflix. Kait currently lives in Minneapolis with her partner and their regal cat Spart. 

roving editor (issue 3) ~ A.I.Firefly

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A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry, A.B. Baird Publishing, E·ratio, Train River Publishing & Great Weather For Media. You can read more of her work and engage with the author on Instagram @a.i.firefly and on the web at

roving editor position ~ open

We are accepting applications for our roving editor position.  You would sit on our editorial board for a one issue tenure, help us sift poetry submissions & support us in interacting with our Instagram community.

We welcome creative women who have a passion for amplifying the voices of female poets.  You don't need to be a poet, though some writing experience would be preferable.

If you would like to be considered or for more information on the role, please email us