Lauren Bender is the editor-in-chief of Mud Season Review. She is a graduate of Green Mountain College where she earned her BFA in Writing and served as co-editor of the literary magazine Reverie. Her poetry has appeared in IDK Magazine, Tulane Review, The Collapsar, Gyroscope Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Yes Poetry, and others. Find her on Twitter @benderpoet.
Candelin Wahl is editor of poetry for Mud Season Review. Candelin visited Vermont on a July weekend many years ago and never left. After a career in business, her writing practice is like reuniting with a college sweetheart – less drama and more joy this time around! She now writes 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 participant in the Burlington Writers Workshop. She was published in the 2017 Best of Burlington Writers Workshop. An avid hiker, Candelin finished the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks in 2011. She lives with her husband in St. Albans, Vermont.
Mindy Wong is editor of nonfiction for Mud Season Review. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from The New School and an MS in childhood education. She was awarded the 2017 Emerging Writer Fellowship at A Public Space, where her work will be published in A Public Space No. 28. Born on the outskirts of Chinatown, New York City, she recently moved to Vermont with her fiancé.
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.
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.
poetry associate editor / interviews editor
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.
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.
Aurora Nowak is a poetry reader 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.
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.