Issue #7 Contributors


March 20, 2015


Featured authors and artist


Deirdre Lockwood, Mud Season Review authorDeirdre Lockwood has a master’s in creative writing from Boston University, and her poetry has appeared in journals including The Threepenny ReviewYale Review, and Poetry Northwest. She spent a year in Iceland as a Fulbright fellow, and won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. She is currently working on her first novel as a writing fellow at Richard Hugo House in Seattle.


John Messick, Mud Season Review authorJohn Messick is a graduate of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks MFA program, and a 2013 recipient of the AWP Intro Journals Project award. His work has appeared in Tampa Review, Cirque, Rock & Sling, and others. He currently lives in Homer, Alaska, where he works as a sled dog handler and freelance journalist.


Mike Minchin, Mud Season Review authorMichael Minchin earned his MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. His fiction has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train.  His poetry has appeared in Avocet. His stories are forthcoming in Gargoyle MagazineGreen Writers Press, and Vermont Magazine. He lives in central Vermont with his family.


Nance Van Winckel, Mud Season Review artistNance Van Winckel‘s newest books are Ever Yrs., a novel in the form of a scrapbook (Twisted Road, 2014), and Pacific Walkers, her sixth collection of poems, a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Awards (U. of Washington Press, 2013). The recipient of two NEA Poetry Fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner, she has new poems in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poetry Northwest, Field, and Gettysburg Review. She is on the MFA faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Professor Emerita in E. Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers.



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TinaFeingoldTina Feingold works out of her studio in Brookline, MA. She received an MFA from Boston University and has exhibited throughout New England and New York. Tina has taught at Boston College, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, and the College of Creative Studies at the University of California/Santa Barbara. Current work features oil painting and works on paper—her abstract presentations incorporate images reflective of her early training as a figurative artist.


Dave Petraglia, Mud Season Review artistDave Petraglia has appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Better Homes & Gardens; more recently in Agave, Apeiron Review, Cactus Heart, Crack the Spine, Dark Matter, eFiction India, Far Enough East, Gravel, Jersey Devil Press, Loco, Necessary Fiction, Olivetree Review, Petrichor Review, Prick of the Spindle, Stoneboat, StoryaciousThought Catalog, theNewerYork, Up the Staircase, and Vine Leaves. He’s a writer and photographer and lives near Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about him, visit his blog.


V.A. Smith, artist, Mud Season ReviewV.A. Smith is a writer and photographer who feels lucky to live and work in Portsmouth, NH. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Compose Journal, Driftwood Press, Connotation Press, Scissors & Spackle, Petrichor Review, Temenos Journal, Stirring, and Muzzle. She can also be reached at her website.