Domenic Cusmano, Publisher
Domenic Cusmano is the co-founder of Accenti Magazine. He is a communications professional, photojournalist and former educator. His work as a photojournalist has taken him throughout Europe, Africa and South America. He holds degrees from Université de Montréal and McGill University.
Licia Canton, Editor-in-Chief
Licia Canton is the co-founder of Accenti Magazine. She is the author of two short story collections: The Pink House(2018) and Almond Wine and Fertility (2008). She is also the editor of ten books and her writing has been published in Canada and abroad. She is a frequent guest speaker at international events, and she continues to mentor emerging writers. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree from McGill University.
Corrado Cusmano, Creative Director
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University, Corrado worked as a graphic designer for several Montreal-area design agencies and companies. He quickly established a reputation for his solution-based design approach and rapid execution – features which continue to characterize his work.
Liana Cusmano, Associate Editor
Liana Cusmano is a writer, editor, filmmaker and spoken word artist. They are the 2018 Montreal Slam Champion, and represented Montreal at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Guelph. Liana’s poems and short stories have been published in short story collections, anthologies and literary magazines. Their work explores cultural heritage, sexual orientation and gender identity, relationships, and mental health.
Carmen Concilio, Editor-at-Large
Carmen Concilio is Associate Professor of English and Anglophone Literatures at the University of Torino, Italy, and holds a Ph.D in English Studies from the University of Pisa. She is editor and co-editor of various scholarly works: Word and Image in Literature and the Visual Arts (2016) and Imagining Ageing. Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures (2018). She is a scholar in Canadian Literature and has contributed to various Italian-Canadian publications. Her main field of research and expertise is Literature and the Arts, and the Environmental Humanities.
Nadia Floriani, Editorial Assistant
Nadia Floriani is an aspiring editor with a marked interest in fiction. She is a recent graduate in Communication Studies at Concordia University, having obtained her graduate diploma in 2018. Her academic background in psychology and sociology fuels her passion for the stories that people tell, while her Italian cultural background helps to shape her world view.
Kyle McKinnon, Intern
Kyle McKinnon is a student of English Literature at Bishop’s University, with accompanying interests in language and the Classics. Having long admired the limitless beauty of nature, music and storytelling, he has travelled throughout Canada and Europe, listening keenly in particular to the stories told with sincerity and compassion. Formerly apprenticed as a home-builder, he is sure to measure his words twice and to cut them once.