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Editor-in-Chief

Suzanne Guess is 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 degree in English and Literary Studies from the Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria. During his time there, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the college magazine, Insights. Shalom has also contributed as a Prose Editor at Eboquills, a writer for Erato Magazine, a Contributing Editor at Pictura Journal, and served as an Events Officer at The Selkie (CIC).

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 http://www.andrewcmiller.com/

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 or is forthcoming in O.Henry Magazine, Ampersand Literary Journal, Carolina Peacemaker, The Writing Disorder, Bluebird Word, Boats Against the Current, American Crises, JAB Fiction and Poetry, Bohemian Review, Found Spaces, The Mountaineer, Sledgehammer Lit, Oddball Magazine, Cold Lake Anthology, Beaver Magazine, Press Pause, Digging Press, Raise the Voices, Within and Without Magazine, and elsewhere. Jonah plays guitar, banjo, and piano, shoots street photography, and studies neuroscience and Buddhist philosophy. He serves as Poetry Editor for Twin Bird Review, Assistant 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

Michelle Quick is art editor at Mud Season Review. She has led a kaleidoscope life, from a classically trained chef to an outdoor guide. She earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she is an instructor, advisor, and graduate student (again) in social work and anthropology. Her writing appears in Jabberwock Review, Camas, Moon City Press Author Series, and Laurel Review, among other places. Her prose and poetry have been nominated for Best of the Net and awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize. She has designed and photographed for national magazines like Food & Wine and Midwest Living and international organizations like Convoy of Hope. Michelle is the founder of The Howler Project and Magpie Zine. She is a sucker for riot grrrl bands, found objects, and fresh air. She can’t wait to see your creations.

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: rebeccastarks.com.

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 Creative Nonfiction Editor

Lenore Weiss is associate creative nonfiction editor at Mud Season Review. Her work has been widely published in print and on the web. She lives in Oakland, California with Zebra the Brave and Granola the Shy. Her environmental novel Pulp into Paper is forthcoming from Atmosphere Press, as is her newest poetry collection from WordTech Communications, Video Game Pointers. Her blog resides at www.lenoreweiss.com.

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, www.natalieschriefer.com.

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.

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.

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

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 https://filmsliteratureandphilosophy.wordpress.com/.

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 www.edithcook.com.

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.

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.

Emily Mack is a creative nonfiction reader for Mud Season Review. She is a writer and editor, based in Chicago. In 2020, she earned her creative writing degree from Columbia University, where she edited The Columbia Review and won the department’s inaugural Ellis Avery Prize for Creative Writing. Currently, she is the senior editor of Chicago Agent magazine and, outside of work, keeps busy crafting her own stories. In addition to reading for Mud Season Review, she occasionally edits.

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.

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.

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.

Anne Bower is a poetry reader for Mud Season Review. She is the author of three chapbooks: Poems for Tai Chi Players, The Space Between Us, and Getting it Down on Paper (co-authored with Pamela Ahlen). Her poetry has appeared in Gemini Magazine, Evening Street Review, Plainsong, The Raven’s Perch, Naugatuck River Review, and other journals and anthologies. She lives in South Pomfret where she teaches tai chi in person and on Zoom and helps run Tai Chi Vermont, a nonprofit that trains and certifies tai chi instructors. She never finds enough hours for all the desired writing, reading, gardening, learning, and family visits she wants. Her website is http://www.annebower.studio.