Issue #5: Houseguest (May 2019)

Contributors -

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“Masha” by Spencer Wise

Spencer Wise, author of The Emperor of Shoes (HarperCollins), has also contributed work to Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, The Cincinnati Review, The Literary Review, and The New Ohio Review. He is an assistant professor at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.

“Ghost House” by Ariel Lewiton

Ariel Lewiton’s essays, stories, and criticism have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Vice, Guernica, Tin House online, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She is a contributing writer for Amtrak’s The National, a contributing editor at Guernica, and runs literary marketing for Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

“Occupy” by Lexi Freiman

Lexi Freiman is an Australian author and editor who graduated from Columbia's MFA program in 2012. She has been a recipient of the NYC Emerging Writer's Fellowship, an Aspen Words scholarship, and has published fiction in The Literary Review. Before moving to New York in 2010, Lexi worked as an actress for several years with Australia's national Shakespeare company, performing in As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Pericles, all at the Sydney Opera House. She lives in Manhattan.

Mountainview MFA Student Contest Winner: Have Mercy

Margaret McNellis earned her MA in English and Creative Writing from SNHU in 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Dual Coast Magazine, The Copperfield Review, and The Penman Review. She is a graduate of the Mountainview MFA.

I Mostly Learn: An Interview with Ariel Lewiton

Ariel Lewiton’s essays, stories, and criticism have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Vice, Guernica, Tin House online, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She is a contributing writer for Amtrak’s The National, a contributing editor at Guernica, and runs literary marketing for Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and lives in Brooklyn, NY.