Editorial Board – Issue 1

Managing Editor
Lisa Calderone The mother of four, Lisa Calderone is the author of How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof (Bookhaven Press, 1997) and co-author with Paul & Sarah Edwards of The Entrepreneurial Parent (Putnam/Tarcher, 2002). Currently working in the Web Communications Department at Fairfield University as a writer/editor, Lisa is an MFA candidate who spearheaded the launch of Mason’s Road for her third semester project. She is working on her memoir and living in the New Haven, Conn. area with her family.
Fiction Editors
Chris Belden Chris Belden has published his short fiction in numerous journals, including Skidrow Penthouse, SN Review, and Brooklyn Bridge. His screenplay, Amnesia, co-written with David Henry, was made into a feature film starring Ally Sheedy & John Savage. He co-wrote & co-starred in the play The Ballad of Larry the Flyer at the 2001 NY International Fringe Festival & the Spoleto Festival. A glutton for punishment, Chris has also released two albums on his own SpankyTone Records label, Songs About Anything and Camouflage. God willing, he will receive his MFA from Fairfield University in December of 2010.
Nick Knittel has written, co-written, directed, and produced a slew of short films and television episodes while serving as an undergraduate at Ohio University, graduating in 2009 with a degree in video production. A feature-length film he co-wrote, Trailerpark, was an official selection at the Syracuse, Cleveland, and Lake Placid film festivals. He is currently an MFA candidate with Fairfield University and lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he spends much of his time reading, writing, and watching videos of kittens on YouTube.
Creative Nonfiction Editors
Elizabeth Hilts Elizabeth Hilts is the author of the internationally best-selling Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch (now in its third edition), The Bitch in the Bedroom, The Bitch at Work, and the annual Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch Calendar. Her most recent book is Every Freaking Day! With Rachell Ray: An Unauthorized Parody. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Fairfield University and is working on a memoir.
Ioanna Opidee Ioanna Opidee is an adjunct faculty member in Fairfield University’s English department. She titles herself teacher, editor and writer, in no particular order of importance as the roles, in fact, interchange from moment to moment. Her work has been published in various magazines and her home base is Milford, Conn., where she lives with her husband.
Poetry Editors
Kelly Coveny Published poet, commissioned screenwriter, and produced lyricist/singer, Kelly Coveny was honored by the New York Songwriters Circle for “Monarchs” off her first album, From There to Here, and released her second album, Spring Has Thrown a Rope, in June of 2010. She is the author of two books: All The Girls and Observations of a Sometimes Stiletto-Wearing But Mostly Fleeced-Out Working Mom on the Outskirts of Manhattan. She has also built a 15-year advertising career as writer/creative director for agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB Needham, Ogilvy & Mather, J. Walter Thompson, Hal Riney, and FCB on accounts such as Olay, Crest, Old Spice, Oreo, Jell-O, Subway, Gatorade, and John Frieda. She has received many awards in addition to being featured multiple times in Archive and Communication Arts. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two boys. Her work can be viewed at her company, PancakeFaktory.com.
Annabelle Moseley is the first ever Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Artist-in-Residence, receiving the title in 2009. Along with her writing classes at the birthplace, she is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph’s College. She served for three years as Poet-in-Residence at The Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, New York. Her work has been published internationally in such journals as The Texas Review, The Seventh Quarry, The Lyric, and Mezzo Cammin, among others. Her first three collections of poetry, published from 2005 to 2008 include: The Moon is a Lemon, Artifacts of Sound, and Still Life. Annabelle Moseley’s fourth chapbook is A Field Guide to the Muses, published by Finishing Line Press in 2009, and her fifth, Bridging the Waters, is a shared collection with the Welsh poet J. C. Evans, published jointly in New York and Wales by Cross-Cultural Communications. Moseley won first place in the 2008 Writer’s Digest Rhyming Poetry Contest and a 2008 Amy Award from Poets & Writers.  
Drama Editor
Steve Otfinoski Steve Otfinoski, a fourth-semester student in the Fairfield MFA Creative Writing program in fiction, has written more than 50 plays, most of which have been produced in New York City and Connecticut. His theater company for young audiences, History Alive!, has brought his one-person shows about figures from American history to schools throughout Connecticut for 15 years. In his other writing life, Steve is the author of more than 145 books for young adults.
Audio Editor
Dennis Quinn Dennis Quinn’s on–air broadcast career spans five decades in New York City radio. As an on-air personality he has hosted programs in formats ranging from top 40 to Disco, AOR to Love Songs on WPIX-FM. In 1988 he segued to Smooth Jazz on CD 101.9. In 1970 he created “Rapline” which combined call-in Talk Radio with rock and pop music. Off-air he has produced numerous radio documentaries including, “Still Rolling,” an award-winning Rolling Stones audio documentary. Dennis has held administrative posts including program director, public service director, and production director, and has been an AFTRA shop steward for 25 years. Academically he was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University for 5 years, where he was the creator and executive producer of the school’s audio magazine, Buzz. In 2007 his course “Early Radio and the American Identity” was selected by Yale as part of its prestigious, Residential College Lecture Series. In the fall of 2008, Dennis became a full-time assistant professor at Hofstra University where he teaches various radio courses in the Radio, Television, and Film Department of the School of Communication. He is also a performance artist. With his group “Warp Spasm,” he performs stories in a genre-bending mix of radio drama, music, and spoken word.
Faculty Advisors: Kim Bridgford, Pete Duval, Paul Lisicky, William Patrick
Fiction Readers: Lisa Deeds, Tina DeMarco, Abby Hammond, Adrienne Wartts, Taryn Williams
Nonfiction Readers: Mark Berry, Beth Hillson, Donna Orazio, Jennifer Walsh
Poetry Readers: Colin Halloran
Web Designer: Lisa Calderone