Mud Season Review, Issue #73

April 25th, 2024

Featured Artwork by Fernanda Morales Tovar

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Poetry Issue #73
By Beth Williams
Fiction Issue #73
By Jim Marino
Creative Nonfiction Issue #73
By Madelaine Zadik

Letter from the Editors

Welcome to spring and Issue #73 of the Mud Season Review! This issue features the work of Jim Marino, Madalaine Zadik, and Beth Williams. These selections focus on the different self-preservation strategies we employ to move beyond generational trauma and the weight of our past that make us who we are. These pieces are accompanied with art by Jack Rice, Maria Teresa Ortiz-Naretto, and Larissa Hauck. Our featured artist for this issue is Fernanda Morales Tovar.

You’ll notice a change with this issue. Our Co-Editor-in-Chief, Ashley Hajimirsadeghi, has stepped down from her position as she finishes her Master’s degree and relocates to South Korea to pursue her work. She has been a steady, knowledgeable leader and we’ll miss her.

Starting with Issue #75, we’ll be moving to quarterly publication. This issue will be published in September 2024, and then quarterly after that. The Editorial Team agreed that this would enable all of us to spend more time reading and evaluating submissions. A quarterly schedule is not as grueling as our current bimonthly schedule and also aligns us with the practice of most literary journals.

We hope this issue finds you well and that you enjoy the writing and art in Issue #73 and as much as we did.

All the best,