Issue #5 Contributors


January 20, 2014


Featured authors and artist


Diandra Holmes, Mud Season Review poetDiandra Holmes graduated from Butler University. She has previously been published in Punchnel’s, Third Wednesday, and Kansas City Voices.




Dinh Prince, Mud Season Review nonfiction authorDinh Prince is a native of California’s Central Valley. She received her MA in English Literature from the University of Oregon, and her MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University. She has served as a Teach for America corps member in at-risk public schools, and has been teaching and working in law firms since. Her writing is forthcoming in Ilanot Review, and her short stories have appeared in Platte Valley Review, Fawlt Magazine, A Generation Defining Itself, Growing Up Girl: an Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces, and elsewhere. She resides in Houston, Texas, where she lives with her husband, son, black lab, and two cats.


Shannon Reed, Mud Season Review fiction authorShannon Reed is an essayist, novelist, writer of fiction and playwright. Her work has recently appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Vela Magazine, The Billfold, Kweli Journal, Dialogue, Hot Metal Bridge, and She is finishing up her MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also teaches. Shannon is proud to be a teaching artist for City Theatre and the Public Theatre, both in Pittsburgh.



Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Mud Season Review artistEkaterina Vasilyeva is an independent photographer, working at the intersection of documentary and art photography. Her work has been featured in several solo and collective exhibitions throughout Russia. Vasilyeva has won numerous awards, including being selected as a finalist in Eaststreet 2’s “Street Photography from Eastern Europe,” the International Festival of Photography PHOTOVISA, and the Young Russian Photography 2013 Competition in the FotoDepartament Gallery in St. Petersburg. She was also named the Young Photographers of Russia 2012 laureate. Her work has been published in The Sun (USA), Jungle World (Germany), Civilization (China), Nevskoe vremia (St.Petersburg, Russia), Foto&Video (Moscow,Russia), and Professional Photographer (UK).



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Leonard Kogan, Mud Season Review artistLeonard Kogan is an artist who lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Exhibitions of Leonard’s works include “Wall flowers” in Herzliya Museum, “The After Light” at the Andy Warhol Factory in New York, “SUR/FACE/S” at the Nexus Project Gallery in New York, a show at the museum of Yanko-Dada in Israel, “Project Diversity” at the Sputnik Gallery in Brooklyn, and others. Leonard’s art has been featured in a number of literary and art magazines, often contributing to the covers. A publication in the Little Patuxent Review issue of “Doubt” features Leonard’s recent works and an interview with the artist.


Jessica Nissen, Mud Season Review artistJessica Nissen splits her time between NYC, where she works as a scenic artist for the entertainment industry and Vermont, where she keeps a studio and occasionally teaches in the Art Dept. of Middlebury College. Since 1991 she has exhibited paintings, drawings and installations extensively, and has participated, both as an artist and as an organizer/curator, in several large-scale interdisciplinary art events. Nissen received an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art in 1998, a BA from Middlebury College in 1990, and earned undergraduate credits from the Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler. She has been a fellow at The Corporation of Yaddo and the Chautauqua Institution. Jess also owns a red electric guitar that she likes very much.


Carl Scharwath, Mud Season Review artistCarl Scharwath’s work appears internationally with over fifty published poems and seven short stories. He recently won the National Poetry Contest award on behalf of Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book “Journey To Become Forgotten” was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. His art photography were featured in the Conclave Journal and Edgar Allen Poet.