Ashley Hajimirsadeghi is an Iranian-American multimedia artist, writer, and journalist. Her writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Passages North, The Cortland Review, DIALOGIST, RHINOSalt Hill, and The Shore, among others. She is the co-editor-in-chief at Mud Season Review and a contributing writer and critic at MovieWeb. She is a six-time Best of the Net nominee, two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and runner-up for the Arthur Flowers Flash Fiction Prize. Her work can be found at

Suzanne Guess is co-editor-in-chief of Mud Season Review. She is a writer living in central Iowa, where her family has resided for six generations. She holds an MA in Literature from Iowa State University, and an MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska. She has work upcoming or already published in The GirlfriendBrevityIntercom, and Concurrence. She is also the founder of the Raccoon River Reading Series. When she’s not writing, Suzanne plays flute respectably, but not expertly, in a wind ensemble.

Managing Editor

Shalom Kasim is managing editor at Mud Season Review. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Literary Studies from the Federal University, Wukari where  he served as the pioneer Editor-in-Chief of the university magazine, Insights, for two years. Inspired by his passion for folklore and storytelling, he lives in a village in northern Nigeria, and travels around the world interviewing people for his blog, Naija in the Mix.

Fiction Co-Editors

Ann Fisher is fiction co-editor of Mud Season Review. Ann lives, works, and writes at the base of the Green Mountains. Her work has appeared in AcrosstheMargin, The Sonder Review, Heartwood Literary Magazine, ZigZagLitMag, and About Place Journal, among others.

Madeline DeLuca is fiction co-editor of Mud Season Review. She has her MFA in Fiction Writing and Publishing from Fairfield University. She currently lives in Pennsylvania and works at a bookstore. She loves language, words, and stories—especially strange ones. She has written a novel, poetry, short stories, and essays, and her words can be found in The Portland Review, Causeway Lit, Kalliope, and Hardfreight. She is honored to read your words today.

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Andrew Miller is the creative nonfiction editor of Mud Season Review. He has a BA, MS, and Ph.D. in biology and spent most of his career at the US Army Engineer R&D Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After retiring from the government, he taught at Thomas University in southern Georgia. He now lives in Florida, volunteers in prisons, restores antique stained-glass windows, and writes.  His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Front Porch ReviewBlue Lake ReviewThe Meadow, The River, Arkansas Review, Northern New England Review, Northern Woodlands, Maine Homes, Fatherly, and Toastmaster Magazine. His website is

Poetry Editor

Jonah Meyer is poetry editor of Mud Season Review. A poet, writer, and editor in North Carolina, he holds a Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology, Masters in Library & Information Systems, and has backgrounds in print journalism and public librarianship. Jonah’s creative work has appeared in O.Henry Magazine, Ampersand Literary Journal, Carolina Peacemaker, The Writing Disorder, Bluebird Word, Boats Against the Current, JAB Fiction and Poetry, Found Spaces, The Mountaineer, Sledgehammer Lit, Oddball Magazine, Cold Lake Anthology, Press Pause, Digging PressRaise the Voices, and elsewhere. Jonah plays guitar, banjo, and piano, shoots street photography, and studies neuroscience and Buddhist philosophy. He serves as Poetry Editor for Random Sample Review, Staff Writer with The US Review of Books, Copy Editor with Under the Gum Tree, Poetry Book Reviewer for Heavy Feather, and Poetry Reader for Okay Donkey. Jonah firmly believes everyone has a story worth telling.

Art Editor
Kristin LaFollette is the Art Editor at Mud Season Review. Her artwork and photography have appeared in Armstrong LiteraryWest Trestle ReviewThe West ReviewThe Magnolia Review, and others. She is the author of Hematology (winner of the 2021 Harbor Editions Laureate Prize) and Body Parts (winner of the 2017 GFT Press Chapbook Prize). She received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and is a professor at the University of Southern Indiana. Learn more about her work at
Consulting Editors

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 QuarterlyRaintown Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard Review and Tahoma Literary Review. For links to her work visit:

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. She 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.

Associate Poetry Editor

Sunayna Pal is associate poetry reader of Mud Season Review. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Maryland with her family. Sunayna is a poet and author of “Refugees in Their Own Country” (B&W Fountain), which explores the Partition of India. Her poetry is widely published in international journals and anthologies. Visit for more information.

Fiction Readers

Paul Chuks is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review, and a songwriter, poet, and storyteller. He is of Igbo descent and resides in Nigeria. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in Brittlepaper, Heavy Feather Review, Trampset, Ginosko Literary Magazine, Epoch Press, Streetcake Magazine, Loftbooks, Glass Poetry & elsewhere. He’s a reader at Palette Poetry and Forge Literary Magazine. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s analysing hip-hop verses or moving his body rhythmically to the songs raving on his roof.

Natalie Schriefer is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. She works as an academic editor and freelance writer. A Best of the Net nominee, Natalie’s work has appeared in publications ranging from Wired and NBC News Think to The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and Canada’s Room Magazine. When she isn’t writing, she’s either gaming or playing sports. Say hi on Twitter @schriefern1 or on her website,

Wendy Swift is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. She’s recently retired from directing the writing center and teaching creative writing at an independent day and boarding school in Connecticut. Several of her essays and short fiction are published in Barely South Review, Avalon Literary Review, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Grub Street Literary Magazine, The Adirondack Explorer, Long Island Woman, the Litchfield Times and The Bethlehem Writers’ Roundtable. When she’s not reading and writing, she enjoys long walks in the woods with her husband and hound, Lulu.

Alicia Tebeau-Sherry is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review and a recent graduate from the University of Vermont. She graduated with a major in English and a minor in Nutrition, and while studying at UVM, she was also Co-Editor-in-Chief of UVM’s literary and visual arts journal, The Gist, and tutored for UVM’s Undergraduate Writing Center. When not writing poetry or enjoying a good book, you can find her running, baking banana bread, watching movies, or singing along to her favorite musicians.

Joseph Linscott is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review. After earning an M.A. in Literature from the University of Maine, he taught for seven years in Colorado. His work has appeared in SporkletHelenBangor Literary Journal, and ZiN Daily. He works with his wife and dog for their stationery business.

Crystal Gross is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review and writes and lives in New Orleans, LA with her two amazing kids and partner, Renee. Crystal is a writing coach at Delgado Community College and holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She has work forthcoming in ISELE Magazine.

Jacqueline Parker is a fiction reader at Mud Season Review. She studied words at Queens University in Charlotte, NC where she currently resides with her boyfriend and dog. Her fiction often explores broken family structures and female identity, but occasionally she writes something funny. She is prose editor for The Dawn Review, and her work has been featured in Prime Number Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and elsewhere.

Nelly Shulman, fiction reader for Mud Season Review, is a writer currently based in Berlin. Her work has appeared on, in Vine Leaves Press Anthology of the Best 2021 Flash Fiction, and in various literary magazines. She is a winner of three writing awards.

Neepa Sarkar is a fiction reader for Mud Season Review and at present a writer, freelance editor and a researcher. She has taught in the Department of English, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and was the Coordinator for MA English there. She has a Ph.D in English Literature and her thesis was on Literature and Collective Memory. She has presented papers in international and national conferences and has published chapters and articles in books and journals including History Today and Middle West Review, Irish Studies Review, The Confidential Clerk, Melus Melow Journal, Journal of Literature and Aesthetics (2015), Glocal Colloquies and The Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research, H.P. University, Shimla. She won the Issac Sequiera Memorial Award (2018) for her paper on Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Two of her chapters on Partition Literature and Postcolonialism and Ecocriticism respectively have been published by De Gruyter Press and Lexington Books.  Also, her poetry has been published in an anthology brought out by Cyberwit publishers, India and Daath Voyage Journal (ISSN: 2455-7544). Her poems were shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Prize (2015). Her interests are Film Theory, Creative Writing, Memory Studies, Science Fiction and Literary Theory. Find her work at

Creative Nonfiction Readers

Edith Cook is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. She worked as a translator before immigrating and marrying in California, where she functioned as administrator in her husband’s law office and they raised three boys. She taught at various colleges and universities until retirement. In Wyoming she has been a recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award and a Professional Development grant. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies. Her poetry chapbook, A Slip of the Tongue, was published by Graham Press in California. From 2011 to 2017 she wrote weekly newspaper columns for Wyoming’s two main newspapers. Visit her at

Miss Edith now writes opinion for an online news service. She has speaking engagements, including at an upcoming MAAFA conference (a Remembrance Day of the African Holocaust and subsequent displacements & enslavements) on the dangers of fentanyl and other opioids.

Lenore Weiss is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. Her poetry collections form a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal: Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island (West End Press, 2012); Two Places (Kelsay Books, 2014), and The Golem (Hakodesh Word Press, 2017). Her most recent poetry chapbook is From Malls to Museums (Ethelzine, 2020). Alexandria Quarterly Press published her prize-winning flash fiction chapbook, Holding on to the Fringes of Love. Awards include: Finalist in Los Galesburg Novella contest (2019); First place, flash fiction for Holding on to Fringes of Love, AQPress, (2018); the Clark-Gross Award for best-novel-in-progress (2017), and Society for Technical Communication’s Distinguished Chapter Service Award, (2000). Lenore Weiss’ poetry collections form a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal. Her writing has been widely published in print and online journals. She maintains a blog at Her environmental novel, Pulp into Paper, is forthcoming in 2023. Lenore lives in Oakland, California with her cats, Zebra the Brave and Granola the Shy.

Will McCrary is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. He grew up in St. Louis, MO. He holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MS in Educational Technology, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After living in Japan for a while after college, he returned to higher education, though he now works in private industry while writing his first fantasy novel.

C. S. Hadebe is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. He is a South African writer, speculative storyteller, essayist, critic, social commentator, and editor from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. He is a three-time Honours recipient for the SA Writers College Short Story Competition, and he has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. The Shallow Tales Review named his contribution on Issue 38 as the 2022 Best Essay of their inaugural Best of a Shallow Year selection. A host of his works have been placed or are forthcoming in various publications such as Kalahari Review, Lolwe, and oranges journal. He’s @cs_hadebe on Instagram and X.

Chelsey Clammer is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. She’s the award-winning author of the essay collections Human Heartbeat Detected (Red Hen Press, 2022), Circadian (Red Hen Press, 2017), and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Brevity, and McSweeney’s, among many others. She teaches online writing classes with WOW! Women On Writing and is a freelance editor.

Ciara Brennan is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. She’s an American writer from Virginia. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in The Rumpus and No Parties. She spent a year living in Ireland, where she earned her MA in Writing from the University of Galway. Her work can be found at

Poetry Readers

Maria McKinney is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She originally hails from Greensboro, NC and has loved poetry from a young age, beginning with Mother Goose. In college, at North Carolina State University, she tried her hand at writing poems and had a piece published in the school’s literary magazine, Windhover. Still more adept at the reading side of poetry and literature, she currently works part-time at the Greensboro Public Library. Her favorite poets include e.e. cummings, Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Conor Courtney is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. He is passionate about poetry and law. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he is currently living and working in London. Conor holds a B.A. in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin, a law degree from Dublin Business School, and a master’s degree from University College London. Some of Conor’s favourite poets include Jean Toomer, W.B. Yeats, and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
[sarah] Cavar is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. Cavar is a PhD student, writer, and critically Mad transgender-about-town, and serves as Managing Editor at Stone of Madness Press and founding editor of swallow:tale press. Author of four chapbooks, A HOLE WALKED IN (Sword & Kettle Press), THE DREAM JOURNALS (giallo lit), and OUT OF MIND & INTO BODY (Ethel Press, forthcoming), and BUGBUTTER (Headmistress Press, forthcoming) they have also had work in Bitch Magazine, Electric Literature, The Offing, and elsewhere. Cavar lives online at and tweets @cavarsarah.

Princess Zuri McCann is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She is from New Haven, CT. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science. Her poems have appeared in Call + Response Journal, Plainsongs, and Here: a poetry journal. She lives in Hamden, CT and enjoys working in libraries.

Ana Reisens is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She was born and raised in the American Midwest but now lives in Spain. She was the recipient of the 2020 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award and the winner of the 2022 Blue Earth Review Dog Daze contest, and you can find her poetry in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Channel, and Bracken, among other places. She has a PhD in Translation and loves how words and stories cross borders. Some of her favorite poets are Mary Oliver, William Stafford, and Naomi Shihab Nye.

Ewa Gerald Onyebuchi is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. He’s an Igbo writer from Nigeria and writes both short stories and poems. An alumnus of Osiri University 2021 Creative Writing Masterclass, he was shortlisted for the 2020 Ibua Publishing Continental Call, a finalist for the Spring 2021 Starlight Award for Poetry, longlisted for the 2022 AUB International Poetry Prize, recently shortlisted for the 2022 Spectrum Poetry Competition, received an honourable mention in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest in 2022, longlisted for the 2022 Kendeka Prize for African Literature, and shortlisted for the Ibua Publishing themed contest in the same year. His works have appeared in Book of Matches, The Lumiere Review, Rigorous, The Temz Review, Rulerless Mag, Better Than Starbucks, Stripes Magazine, Afritondo, Brittlepaper, Corporeal Lit Mag, Art Lounge Mag, African Writer, Nantygreens, Ibua Journal, Synchronized Chaos, Spring Ng, Pine Cone Review, and elsewhere.

Rachel Hinton is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. Her debut poetry collection, Hospice Plastics, won the Cowles Poetry Prize and was published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in October 2021. She received an MFA in poetry from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA from Kenyon College. She has previously taught courses at DePaul University, and she works as an editor. Rachel lives in Vermont with her partner and dog. Her website is

David Kann is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review and is at present professor emeritus of American Literature at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, where he taught American literature, poetry and poetry workshops. After a temporary walkabout in the arid outback of academic administration, he gratefully returned to teaching and writing exclusively. Some years ago, David wrote and published some poetry. However, life managed to get in the way. Then, he attended poetry readings that included his immensely talented daughter, Rachel. He found most of the poetry (excluding Rachel’s) pretty tiresome. When he complained to his friend and superb poet Lisa Coffman, she responded by asking him if he thought he could do better. He decided to take the dare, and apparently, he’s been successful, having had four chapbooks published. And his book Ishmael On the Farm is forthcoming from Fernwood Press.