Masthead: Issue 4

Founding Editors:

Erin A. Corriveau is an emotional archaeologist who graduated from Fairfield University’s MFA program with a concentration in creative nonfiction. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Lunch Ticket, Revolution House, Paper Tape, (em): A Review of Text and Image, RedFez, Shoreline Literary Arts Magazine and The Fall River Spirit. Erin has served as the nonfiction editor of Mason’s Road Literary Journal. Her blog, Reinventing Erin, is her outlet for ruminating on the minutiae of everyday life.
Linsey Jayne is a wave-headed poet with a penchant for jazz who received her MFA in creative writing at Fairfield University. Her writing has been published in such publications as The Standard-TimesThe Dartmouth-Westport Chronicle, and exactly.what.  She has served as the chief poetry editor for Mason’s Road, as well as the student editor for the Bryant Literary Review and the opinion section editor of The Archway. Linsey is currently at work on her first collection of poetry, entitled Idle Jive.


Art Editor:

Cisco Covino is a writer and graphic artist and aesthetic scientist.  He received his MFA in fiction from Fairfield University and currently teaches at Johnson & Wales University.  His work has appeared in such publications as and Old Time Family Baseball.  He can usually be found riding his bike through the sweet absurdity of Boston, MA. Cisco also serves as Spry‘s Graphic Designer, and is a Reader for issue #4. 


Editorial Readers:

Stephanie Harper received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Fairfield University with an emphasis in fiction in July 2012. She loves to read and write a wide variety of genres. Her work can be found in The Montreal Review, Poetry Quarterly, Midwest Literary Magazine, Forever Buffs Insider, and Haiku Journal. She served as Fiction Co-Editor for Mason’s Road Literary Journal, as well as a Humanities Editor for the CU Honors Journal.  She lives in Denver, CO.
Mark-Anthony Lewis enjoys reading stories as much as telling them. He also likes Awful Awfuls and pumpkin whoopee pies. You might like his blog. Check it out.

*Mark-Anthony also served on Spry’s administrative team for issue #4.

Zac Zander lives in Connecticut with his dog, Kaki, who is named after the musician not the pants. He holds an MFA from Fairfield University and is working on a collection of essays.


General Readers:

Allie Marini Batts is a New College of Florida alumna, meaning she can explain deconstructionism but cannot perform simple math. She is currently a dual concentration MFA candidate at Antioch University of Los Angeles, leaving all hope for mathematical comprehension utterly lost in the ether. Her work has been published in over 200 print and online publications that her parents haven’t heard of, but they pretended to be impressed when she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Awards. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband, a Black Mouth Cur named Bean, a herd of tame raccoons and opossums, and the treefrogs that somehow always manage to break into the house (she thinks it must be the sticky toes.) In addition to reading for Spry, Allie is also the business manager for Antioch University’s Lunch Ticket magazine, and reviews books for The Bookshelf Bombshells. You can find links to her work on her blog, and you can find her on FacebookGood Reads and Twitter.
Danielle Joseph is a graduate from The University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric and English. Filled with a passion for writing, reading, and editing, this is her second internship with a literary journal. Though her heart and mind reside within the realm of fantasy, she lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with her two zany best friends and their eccentric cat.
Allison Kirk received her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing with a focus in fiction from Fairfield University. She served as Fiction Co-Editor for Mason’s Road Literary Journal. A Louisiana native, Allison decided she wasn’t made for winter weather during her last blizzard-filled visit to Connecticut. She is currently working on her first novel, which takes place in her warmer home state.
Greta Mugge is a graduate of Iowa State University and has since become one of Boston’s foremost experts on pointing out Iowa on a map. Greta was an editor of the literary magazine Sketch and the cultural magazine Uhuru, where she became hooked on selecting delightfully unique pieces, hunting down grammatical errors, and forcing readers to listen to rants about Star Wars. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr in 2020, when she has finally figured out how they work.
Ben Sneyd is an Appalachian writer hailing from the rolling hills and mountains of Northeast Tennessee. He was born in Nowhere, Oklahoma, moved to the mountains as a child, and left home at sixteen. He most frequently writes about place, culture, and identity. He received his BA from Tusculum College, where he worked for The Tusculum Reivew. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at the Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop, an intern at The Oxford American, an editorial assistant for Toad Suck Review, and editor of Fannin Street Review. His work has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers.
Samantha Wolfsandle is fiction writer whose work reflects the culture and identity of growing up in ’90s New Jersey. She graduated with her BA in literature from Ramapo College and her MFA in fiction from Fairfield University. She is currently working to perfect her novel in progress.
Samantha Eliot Stier’s short stories have appeared in The Faircloth Review, Black Heart Magazine, Extract(s), Citizen Brooklyn, Infective Ink Magazine, and Gemini Magazine, and will be featured in LA’s New Short Fiction Series in 2014. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and lives in sunny Venice Beach, California. Visit her here.
Barbara Wanamaker graduated from Fairfield University, Magna Cum Laude, in 2009 with a major in English and minor in Art History.  She returned to Fairfield in 2011 to pursue the goal of earning her MFA.  Barbara was assistant editor for the literary journal Dogwood and a poetry reader for the on-line literary journal Mason’s Road. She is currently co-editing the poetry section of the upcoming issue of Mason’s Road.  Barbara’s critical essay examining several historic female writers’ use of spirituality in their poetry can be found in the fourth issue of Mason’s Road.  She shares her 90 year old Connecticut home with her husband Greg and Cairn terrier Riley.  Barbara enjoys playing with her six grandsons and one granddaughter,  loves life and is grateful for her family and friends.  She enjoys sharing her many blessings with others.