interim editor-in-chief/managing editor
Candelin Wahl is co-editor of poetry for Mud Season Review. She is a writer who creates web content by day, poetry and song lyrics after hours. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut, and is an active member of the Burlington Writer’s Workshop. She has poetry forthcoming or published in Tuck Magazine, MockingHeart Review, Red Wolf Journal, HerStory, and the 2017 Best of Burlington Writer’s Workshop. Candelin finished hiking the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks in 2011. She lives with her husband in northwestern Vermont.
Aurora Nowak is co-editor of poetry for Mud Season Review. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a major in creative writing and minor in technical writing. She enjoys creating poetry, plays, and short stories. Her published works include a triptych cycle called “The Pirate” (with music written by Jay Kaplon) and a poem, “Mary Read Reveals Herself,” published in Vermont Woman while she interned for the local journal.
Grace Safford is co-editor of fiction for Mud Season Review. She is currently earning a degree in Professional Writing with a specialization in Editing and Publishing at Champlain College. She has been a writer and editor for multiple publications, including The Voice, The Well, The Weathervane, and The Broadside. Grace’s genre of choice is realistic fiction, and she is currently in the beginning stages of writing her first novel. Grace enjoys writing, nature walks, and fiercely defending the use of the Oxford comma.
Kathrin Hutson is co-editor of fiction for Mud Season Review and a freelance editor for fiction of all sub-genres. She studied Creative Writing Fiction at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her passion for editing is paralleled only by her obsession with writing fiction, particularly dark fantasy and sci-fi. Kathrin is the author of Daughter of the Drackan, Mother of the Drackan, The Unclaimed trilogy, and Sleepwater Beat. For more about her editing business and fiction, visit klhcreatworks.com and kathrinhutsonfiction.com
Mindy Wong is editor of nonfiction for Mud Season Review. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from The New School and a Master of Science in Childhood Education. She was awarded the 2017 Emerging Writer Fellowship at A Public Space, where her work is published in A Public Space No. 26. Born on the outskirts of Chinatown, New York City, she lives in Vermont with her fiancé and their pup, Maple.
Mark Benton is editor of art for Mud Season Review. He is a mid-west refugee from the Cleveland area and holds a B.A. in Fine and Professional Arts from Kent State University. Mark paints, sculpts, and screenprints everything under the sun. He helped establish a cooperative gallery in Bristol, Vermont, as well as teaching drawing and painting classes for all ages for the Bristol Rec. Department and the Counciling Service of Addison County. Mark has recently moved to Burlington and is looking forward to immersing himself in the BCA as well as the Burlington Writers Workshop, as he is also in the midst of wrapping up his 3rd book.
E. T. Perry is a copy editor for Mud Season Review. She is a writer and editor originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, who currently resides in Burlington, VT. Her work includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as arts journalism, literary criticism, and book-making. In 2013 she earned her BA in English from Vassar College, specializing in literature and literary theory. Her writing and editorial contributions have appeared in various magazines and journals, both in print and online, including The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop, REDEFINE, The 22 Magazine, and The Paper Shell Review.
Rebecca Starks is a consulting editor for and a founding editor of Mud Season Review. She teaches literature and writing courses part-time for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning program at the University of Vermont. She has a PhD in English from Stanford University and a BA in English from Yale University. Her poems have appeared in Slice, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Carolina Quarterly, Raintown Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard Review and Tahoma Literary Review. For links to her work visit: rebeccastarks.com
Danielle Thierry is a consulting editor for and a founding editor of Mud Season Review. Danielle served as managing editor of the journal for its inaugural year and is now organizer of the Burlington Writers Workshop, the nonprofit writing organization that publishes Mud Season Review. Danielle is a freelance writer, editor, and digital content strategist who plans, creates, and manages content for a wide range of projects, including managing the magazine of a global nonprofit organization. She also blogs for the Flynn Theater in Burlington, Vermont. Danielle holds a BA in radio/television/film and an MA in creative writing and journalism from Rowan University, where she was active in the university’s literary magazine (Avant). She has taught writing and literature in the past and is thankful to be back in a position where she can work with other creative writers to help them hone their craft and strengthen their voice.
consulting nonfiction editor
Emily Ferro is a consulting nonfiction editor for Mud Season Review. She holds an MLitt in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling in Scotland and works as the Marketing and Sales Manager at Vermont Stage. In the past, she has worked as a Marketing Coordinator at Ashgate Publishing and as Production Editor at Dartmouth Journal Services. Emily spent a majority of her undergraduate years editing in her university’s writing center while serving as both the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper and the art editor of the campus literary journal, The Willow. In her spare time, Emily can be found writing (or editing) her book, or buried under a blanket binge-watching documentaries.
Katie Stromme is a consulting editor for Mud Season Review. She has an MFA in Writing and Publishing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Professional Writing and Communication from Southwest Minnesota State University. She has served as Hunger Mountain Journal‘s Assistant Editor, and Editor in Chief of her undergraduate newspaper, The Spur. She recently wrote first-person dog biographies for a photo book project titled Trails and Tails. She lives in Brooklyn.
consulting fiction editor
Patrick Brownson is a consulting fiction editor for Mud Season Review. Patrick was raised in Vermont and earned a degree from Concordia University in frigid Montreal, QC. He started the Burlington, VT chapter of Infinite Summer, a group reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest which is now hosted by the Burlington Writers Workshop. He also leads the BWW Literature Series, where you vote on which novel to read and he has to help you do it. Patrick likes reading Melville, Eliot (T.S. or George, depending on his schedule), Kafka and Nabokov, and is currently scouring the world for every slab of vinyl that Elvis Costello ever released.
fiction associate editor
Stephanie Peake is the associate fiction editor for Mud Season Review. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in English, minors in psychology and French, and a deep fondness for 19th-century British literature and all things Gothic. She has worked as an editor for a magazine publisher and an academic book publisher. She has every intention of finishing her novel one day.
interviews editor/poetry reader
Bette Jane Camp is the associate poetry editor and interviews editor for Mud Season Review. She is a poet from Mukilteo, Washington. Her writing pops up in FORTH Magazine, Indolent Books: What Rough Beast series, and the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, among others. She loves sandwiches and walking for a long time.
Ann Fisher is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. She facilitates the Middlebury Branch of the Burlington Writers Workshop and is co-founder of the Bristol Writer’s Community in Addison County. A psychologist-MA by trade, Ann works in a local middle school, learning from the best teachers in the world – 7th and 8th graders. She lives at the base of Mt. Abraham in Lincoln, where she and her partner take care of the Cooley Glen Shelter on the Long Trail now that the kids are gone. Ann has published two nonfiction pieces, one in Vermont’s own ZigZagLitMag and an upcoming piece in the spring publication of Heartwood Literary Magazine.
Matt Andrews is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. He studied English Literature at Le Moyne College, focusing primarily on Romanticism. He completed his grad work in Education at SUNY Potsdam. As an educator, he taught at schools in Hawaii, China, and Vermont. He enjoys hiking and traveling, writing little haiku about his experiences along the way.
Cathy Beaudoin is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. A retired business woman and academic, her nonfiction stories have been published in Five on the fifth and Kind Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review and Literary Yard.
Erika Brown is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. She is currently earning a degree in Professional Writing with a specialization in editing and publishing from Champlain College. Erika’s genres of choice are realistic fiction and young adult fiction. When Erika isn’t writing to empower the youth, she’s daydreaming of the beach and Cape Cod potato chips.
Laura Huey Chamberlain is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. She lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area. where she’s a proposal manager and a member of The Bethesda Writer’s Center. Her fiction has been published in Crack the Spine and MoonPark Review, and she’s been a finalist for the Glimmer Train Award for New Writers. She enjoys hiking, camping, and most kinds of water sports.
Josh Michael is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. He is a writer and educator living in Billings, MT, where he works as an Adjunct at Montana State University-Billings, and as a poetry teacher for the non-profit Arts Without Boundaries. He has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. In his spare time he is a drummer in various rock and funk bands.
Nancy Malhotra is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing with certification as a Nurse Practitioner. She moved to Burlington in 2015 from Richmond, VA. In the last 5 years, she has found that writing fiction and poetry has provided therapy for the stress experienced as a trauma nurse. She grew up reading traditional poetry but developed an affinity to prose poetry in the last 5 years.
Emma Parkinson is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs and studies English at Boston University. Her parents recently moved to Vermont, and so far she has enjoyed the natural beauty of the mountains and has resisted the urge to buy Birkenstocks. When she is not trying to catch up on New Yorker or making to-do lists, she can be found trying to decide which local coffee shop she likes best.
Karen Stewart is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She grew up in the poetic hills of East Tennessee in the heart of Appalachia. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Masters of Public Health in Community Health. She enjoys writing technical science papers, personal essays and poetry. Her recent writing can be found on Burlington Vermont Moms Blog. Being a mother to two young children keeps her busy and in her spare time she enjoys sleeping.
Elena Mederas is a nonfiction reader for the Mud Season Review. She recently moved to Vermont to serve as an ECO AmeriCorps member with the Vermont Land Trust, where she helps VLT staff conserve working farmland and implement ecological restoration projects across Vermont. Elena has previously worked as a writing fellow at her university’s writing center and a co-host on Earthspeak Radio, an environmental-themed radio talk show.