Issue #74

July 5th, 2024

Featured Artwork by Alex Rader

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Poetry, Issue #74
By Claire Scott
Fiction, Issue #74
By Whitney Porter
Creative Nonfiction, Issue #74
By Melissent Zumwalt

Letter from the Editors

Hello! Welcome to summer and Issue #74 of the Mud Season Review! This issue features the work of writers Claire Scott, Melissent Zumwalt, and Whitney Porter. Alex Rader is our featured artist for this issue, and you’ll find additional art work by Sherry Shahan, Laura Cantor, and Jennifer Lange that’s paired with our poetry, fiction, and nonfiction selections.

Since our last issue, we’ve added new staff: two senior editors, an art editor, a copy editor, social media manager, and genre readers. Check out the masthead to see our entire team. What excites me most about the MSR team is that we have an international team. In addition to our team members in the U.S., we have team members around the world. We juggle time zones, full time jobs, and life to collaborate with each other to deliver a beautiful and thought-provoking issue. Also, a shout out to all who submit to MSR – we receive work from many countries that promote different world views and generate conversations.

We’re transitioning to a quarterly publication schedule starting with 3Q 2024. You’ll see our next issue in September. During this time, we’ll be ramping up our new team members, and looking to standardize some of our internal processes and planning for some themed issues in 2025, which is our ten-year anniversary. Thanks for continuing to support MSR, and we hope you all are staying safe with the frequent and severe weather events.

All the best,