Mud Season Review Issue #45

Erin Post Mud Season ReviewWe are happy to bring you Issue #45 of Mud Season Review.

“Thanks to our amazing team of readers, associate editors and editors for being so thoughtful with the hundreds of submissions we receive. It’s a difficult job to choose three pieces and four artists out of the many, many wonderful pieces that we have the opportunity to review. Our next reading period opens October 1 via Submittable.” – Erin Post, managing editor

Learn more about this issue in Erin’s Letter from the editor.

In this issue: 

Art by Amrita Chowdhury
Nonfiction by Storey Clayton
Fiction by Jacqueline Vogtman
Poetry by Kelly Weber

Additional imagery by:

Fabrice Poussin
Pablo Saborío
Kelly Weber

DRAWING OUT THE CORE | Julie Patterson interviews Storey Clayton

Nonfiction co-editor Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #45 featured nonfiction writer Storey Clayton. Here’s what Storey had to say about the balance between the universal and the personal in creative nonfiction, the art of revision, his literary influences, and more…
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FICTION ISSUE #45 | Girl Country

By Jacqueline Vogtman

The farmer was driving a deserted county road in the early darkness of fall when he found the girl. He was on the way home from burying his wife. His brother sat in the passenger seat, and it was he who spotted the girl first: a shape moving on the side of the road…
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NONFICTION ISSUE #45 | Unbecoming Doogie

By Storey Clayon

In retrospect, it seems likely that the school district administrators were bluffing when they recommended that I skip four grades. Oregon District 10 Superintendent Harold Riggan put the offer to my parents: “Storey is testing at an eighth-grade level…
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POETRY ISSUE #45 | Where it Hunts

By Kelly Weber

On a day still half-winter, I hike a trail through the short grass prairie on the edge of town named for / a woman who willed that it be preserved. Meadowlarks whistle yellow holes in the air from the posts / rising out of the ground. Ripples circle outward from the mallards floating in the shallow pools…
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