The Mockingbird's genre judges for issue 45:
POETRY: Maurice Manning — His work The Common Man (2010) was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He has six collections of poetry and has been recognized as a Guggenheim Fellow.
FICTION: Mark Powell — Described by Ron Rash as "the best Appalachian novelist of his generation" and author of five novels, most recently Small Treasons (2017)
NON-FICTION: Amy Wright — Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 journal, Coordinator of Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University, and author of Everything in the Universe, Cracker Sonnets, and five chapbooks including the prose collection, Wherever the Land Is.
DRAMA: Katy Brown — Associate Artistic Director of Barter Theatre and Artistic Director of The Barter Players. During her eighteen years at Barter, she has directed more than 90 professional productions.
We are incredibly fortunate and grateful to have the participation of such remarkable judges and hope you feel inspired to submit!
Danielle Nicole Byington edited The Mockingbird's 44th issue. She graduated with her M.A. in May 2017 and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in English and specialize in the literature of either the late Middle Ages or the Renaissance. She looks forward to a career in academia, in which she will enjoy not only teaching, but also research, attending conferences and practicing her own creative writing.
The 43rd issue, edited by Jessica Hall, is pictured below.
We invite all currently enrolled ETSU students to consider submitting literary work to The Mockingbird. We will upload the new submission form in August 2016.