Tommy Dean

Tommy Dean is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks. A graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program, he has been previously published in the Watershed Review, TINGE Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, r.kv.r.y, Boston Literary Magazine, and Foliate Oak. Find him @TommyDeanWriter on Twitter.

The Ache of Sound, Volume 3, Issue 1


I am excited to announce that I am caught up with updates on the website. There is now a separate page for each issue, listing contributors and links to their biographies. There is also a page listing all of our contributors, from all of the issues, with links to their biographies. I have updated the biographies with our Pushcart nominations next to the title of the piece.

I am looking forward to the release of our fifth issue, Volume 3, Issue 1, in January 2017. Submissions are open for our sixth issue, with the deadline on May 15, 2017. The optional theme is balloons. See the Submit page for more information.

I am looking into making other changes to The Magnolia Review, including an award, interviews, and a contest. Stay tuned!

–Suzanna Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, December 15, 2016


Cathy Whittaker

Cathy Whittaker has had a sequence of 15 poems published in Quintet, Cinnamon Press. Her work has appeared in Prole, The Interpreter’s House, Envoi, Orbis, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mslexia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, 2015. This year she was chosen by Poetry on Loan for their West Midlands postcard series. She was the Poet Laureate for Warwick.

Bridge, Sun/Shadow, Buried Alive, Medication, Dear Ms Psychiatrist, and I won’t be Returning, Volume 3, Issue 1

Richard Weaver

Richard Weaver resides in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. He volunteers with the Maryland Book Bank, and is a seasonal snowflake counter (unofficially). His publications include crazyhorse, LRR, NAR, Poetry, BWR, 2River View, NER, and the ubiquitous Elsewhere. Recent poems have appeared in the Southern Quarterly, Little Patuxent Review, Red Eft Review, Crack the Spine, Gingerbread House, and Conjunctions. Forthcoming work will be appearing in Clade Song, Dead Mule, and Steel Toe Review (2017).

The Iago Complex simplified in the womb of time, Volume 3, Issue 1