Masthead: Issue 2

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 in 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.


Administrative Assistant:

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. 



Considered by some to be the greatest wizard of modern times, Mark-Anthony Lewis is particularly proud of his parents’ appearance on Soul Train in 1986, discovering of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood, and having successfully been left-handed for his entire life. Mark-Anthony enjoys pumpkin whoopee pies and Awful Awfuls (though they really should be called Awfully Awfullys). Find him on or Tumblr or follow him on Twitter @M_Lewis. 



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.
Ioanna Opidee teaches writing and literature at Fairfield University, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Lumina, Drunken Boat, Serendipity, Folio, and Weave. She previously served as nonfiction co-editor and editor in chief of online literary journal Mason’s Road, and she is currently working on a novel and a collection of essays. Follow her on twitter @ioannaopidee.
Richard Trueblood has been a reader since he learned the alphabet.  S-T-O-P became No Exit, and a couple English degrees later Rich became a reader for Spry
Zac Zander currently resides in Lancaster, PA, but grew up all over the east coast. He is a candidate for a Master’s in Fine Arts in Nonfiction at Fairfield University where he is currently working on a collection of visual essays.



Kate Gorton is a soon-to-be Master of Fine Arts, finishing up her final semester in Fairfield University’s Creative Writing Program. She is working on a full-length novel, alongside proofreading and editing projects for online literary journals and small presses and teaching a creative writing class at her local library. Her craft essay “Our Secret Selves: Characterization in Amy and Isabelle” was published in Mason’s Road’s fifth issue. She lives in Rhode Island.


Graphic Designer:

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.