Ms. Aligned 4

We are thrilled to announce that the fourth edition of Ms. Aligned will be published on March 1, 2023. Copies will be available at

“The rippling of past actions and present repercussions, the interconnectedness among genders, the history of trauma and the search for healing permeates and suffuses the poems, creative nonfiction, and fiction of Ms. Aligned 4.…Together we continue to discuss, question, and encourage one another in bringing together the Ms. Aligned series, expanding our understanding of gender, its influence, its fluidity, and the visions that support and free us.”—Lillian Howan, author of The Charm Buyers

Published by El León Literary Arts (Berkeley) and Mānoa Books (Honolulu)
150 pages • $20 • ISBN 978-8-9873718-0-0

Donna Lee Miele


Rachel King

Assistant Editor

Angela Nishimoto


Donna Lee Miele is a reader, writer, and editor from New York’s Hudson Valley. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Blood Orange Review, the Massachusetts Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ms. Aligned 3: Women Writing About Men, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of River River Writers’ Circle, a member of the Inkwell Journal editorial board, and a member of the Ms. Aligned editorial board.

Rachel King is the author of the novel People along the Sand, the
linked short-story collection Bratwurst Haven, and two poetry chapbooks. Her short stories have appeared in One Story, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, Northwest Review, and elsewhere. She lives in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.


Angela Nishimoto was raised on the windward side of O‘ahu, has taught as a lecturer in botany and biology on the leeward side, and resides in Honolulu with her husband. Since the late 1990s, she has published more than forty pieces of prose and poetry. Her first book, Isabella’s Daughter, is a literary romance that was published by Pueo Press in Kāneʻohe.

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Anjail Rashida Ahmad
Terri Watrous Berry
Natalie Boyle
I. Buenaventura
Lishan Chan
Carrie Esposito
Kathleen Hellen
Lillian Howan
Rachel King
Emmy Laybourne
Linda Malm
Pat Matsueda

Adele Ne Jame
Angela Nishimoto
Rachael Peckham
Suzanne Rutledge Robinson
Carla R. Sameth
Leigh Claire Schmidli
Patricia Schultheis
Melanie S. Smith
Eva Quintos Tennant
Rebecca Thomas
Caylee Tierney
Karen Warinsky

Cover artist: Jess Owens-Young