Editor’s Notes #187

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Hello, blog readers! I haven’t posted an editor’s notes round-up since before the holidays. But we have some new posts on the blog now, so it’s time to take a look at what our editors have been up to in recent weeks.

But first, please be aware that the Jet Fuel Review’s submission period for its Spring 2017 issue is now open. We are accepting submissions until March 15th, so check out our submission form if you have poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or art that you think we need to see. You might just end up in our next issue.

Now, let’s dive right in! Back before the new year, Michael Lane posted a review of the Oscar-nominated film “La La Land.” Dan Fiorio posted his pre-order alerts for new music coming out in January of 2017. Although it’s February now, you can still check out his post to see music that’s available now.

At the beginning of the year, Michael Lane posted a retrospective of his top 10 films from 2016. Also, the Jet Fuel Jukebox made its valiant return with a new playlist.

More recently, Michael Lane posted a review of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Sabrina Parr returned to her “Book Corner” blog posts with a review of The OutsidersHaley Renison returned to her “Poetic Playlist” by discussing the song “First” by the Cold War Kids.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Jet Fuel Review in the new year. Stay tuned for more exciting posts in the coming month! And don’t forget about our submission period.

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #186

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Hello, blog readers! I hope you’ve been having a great month so far, and that you’re getting excited for the holidays. First things first — Issue #12 of the Jet Fuel Review is now available for you to peruse. As always, we’ve got some great poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art from amazing authors and artists. You can read the new issue on the Jet Fuel website, or you can download an eBook version of the issue. Check it out if you have some free time over the holidays!

Now let’s take a look at some recent posts here on the blog. Firstly, Michael and Jake have been hard at work on several Jet Fuel Jukebox posts. A few weeks back, a regular playlist was posted. More recently, they have created playlists of their top 20 worst songs of 2016, as well as their 50 best songs of 2016. Be sure to check out the highs and lows of music that came out this year.

If you’re looking for even more music posts, Jake and Michael also wrote about their top 10 albums of 2016. In addition, Dan Fiorio wrote about his top 25 albums of the year. You can read all about those in part one and part two of his post. Michael Lane also wrote a review of “Bleed for This.”

We’ve also had several special features posted to the blog in recent weeks. First, you can see some amazing photography and art in our Artists’ Portfolio posts. At the end of last month, we profiled Mervyn John, a photographer, and Alex Turner, a painter, who are both talented artists attending Lewis University. Be sure to check out these posts!

Finally, Michael Lane posted an interview with Chicago-based musician and artist Damon Locks. And we posted our last “Meet the Editors” post, and this one featured Keanu Taylor, the Assistant Communications Manager and Assistant Web Designer for the Jet Fuel Review. 

I hope you enjoy all of these posts, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #185

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Hello, blog readers! I hope your November has been a pleasant one. Before we look back on some recent posts here on the blog, I want to remind you all that the Jet Fuel Review‘s 12th issue will be released on December 1st. This latest issue will be celebrated at an event at Lewis University, the institution that supports this journal. If you are a student, please consider coming to the launch event!

In recent weeks, there have been several Jet Fuel Jukebox posts. If you’re looking for some new tunes, be sure to check out these posts.

We’ve had several great review posts go up on the blog. These include Michael Lane’s review of “Arrival,” Bree Scott’s review of “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” and Sam Gennett’s review of “Searching for Sugar Man.” In addition, Haley Renison analyzed “Thank God for Girls.”

Here on the blog, we featured several perspectives on the film “City of God.” First, two Lewis University students — Reno Stramaglia, a senior biology major, and Donatas Ruzys, a senior working towards a Bachelors of Science in Biology — reviewed the film. Then, managing editor Sam Gennett reviewed the film as well.

If you missed any of these posts, I encourage you to look back at them now. And be sure to check out the Jet Fuel Review‘s 12th issue this Thursday, December 1st.

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #184

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Welcome, blog readers, to another Editor’s Notes post. We’ve had an eventful couple of weeks, so let’s jump right in to our recent posts.

In the middle of October, Michael Lane reviewed Netflix’s Luke Cage series. We’ve had two editions of the Jet Fuel Jukebox — a typical one and a Halloween-themed one. Blogger Dan Fiorio reviewed Bon Iver’s new album, 22, A Million. Michael Lane also reviewed a spooky film called “Trick ‘R Treat” and a video game called “Titanfall 2.”

In her recent posts, Bree Scott analyzed the Waxahatchee song “Brother Bryan,” as well as the poem The Fury of Rainstorms by Anne Sexton.

We’ve also posted several new installments in the “Meet the Editors” series. We encourage you to visit these posts and learn more about Ashley Stajura, Assistant Layout Editor and Art & Design Editor; Andrea Holm, Fiction Editor and Copy Editor; and Bree Scott, Assistant Blog Editor.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed our recent posts, and that you’re having a wonderful November so far. If anyone is participating in National Novel Writing Month — as I am — then I wish you luck!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

 

Editor’s Notes #183

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Good evening, blog readers! It’s been a few weeks since the last round-up, so we have lots of new posts here on the blog. Our fall reading period has recently closed, and the newest issue of the Jet Fuel Review will be released on December 1st! If you’ve submitted your work, please be patient and you’ll hear back from our editors soon.

In recent weeks, there have been several Jet Fuel Jukebox posts. You can listen to a Carly Rae Jepsen edition, a jukebox from last week, and the most recent jukebox.

In the return of Dan Fiorio’s “Basement Dwelling” series, he reviewed “Atrocity Exhibition” by Danny Brown. In her most recent “Poetic Playlist” posts, Haley Renison discussed Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and My Chemical Romance’s “Cancer.”

Michael Lane recently reviewed the video game “Bioshock.” Bree Scott, our Assistant Blog Editor, began a new series called “Bree’s Melancholic Tales.” In her first post, Bree analyzed a song called “Lifeforms” by Daughter. She also interpreted “Mad Girl’s Love Song” by Sylvia Plath and reviewed the film “Midnight Special.”

We have featured some more selections from chapbooks written by Jet Fuel Review editors and volunteers. You can read selections from Jess Jordan’s “Senioritis,” Rachel Steele’s “Plain-Hearted,” and Samantha Gennett’s “Pomegranate.” Be sure to check out these stellar selections of writing.

Of course, we’ve also had some further “Meet the Editors” posts on the blog. Check out these posts to learn about Assistant Poetry and Assistant Marketing and Development Editor Amanda Gieseler and Assistant Managing Editor Zakiya Cowan.

Stay tuned for more blog posts!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #182

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Good afternoon, blog readers! As the summer dragged on, I’m afraid the “weekly” Editor’s Notes updates got away from me a bit. Now that the fall is nearly upon us, and the new school year has begun at Lewis University, we have more posts for you to read and be excited about on the blog. Before I get to those, though, I want to highlight a few posts that went up over the summer.

In the last few weeks of summer, Michael Lane posted some truly superb reviews. Beginning all the way back in July, Michael reviewed Lights Out, Suicide Squad (want to know if he liked it?), and the Netflix smash-hit Stranger Things. More recently, he has also reviewed a video game called Inside and the recent film Don’t Breathe.

Now, onto our September posts!

Returning in his “Basement Dwelling” series, music blogger Dan Fiorio reviewed My Woman, the new album from Angel Olson. We also had a new installment of the Jet Fuel Jukebox, this one focusing on the defining tunes of the summer. In addition, Hayley Renison continued her “Poetic Playlist” by analyzing the song “Morning in America” by Jon Bellion.

If you’re ready to leave summer behind and look ahead to the new season, there’s a new Jet Fuel Jukebox ready and waiting for you to discover. Michael Lane has recently reviewed one of his favorite films, Mean Creek, and a movie that wasn’t so much his favorite, Blair Witch. And Bree Scott, a new Assistant Blog Editor, reviewed Grave of Fireflies.

In recent weeks, we have featured some selections from the chapbooks of several Jet Fuel Review editors. You can read some amazing work from Sabrina Parr’s Letters to the Girl Forged from Glass and Gold and Sarah Ford’s Perversions & Saplings. This is some truly wonderful writing from a few of our own, so be sure to check it out!

Last week saw the return of our “Meet the Editors” series. Be sure to check out the latest posts to learn about Olivia Radakovich, a copyeditor and fiction editor for the Jet Fuel Review, and Ashley McCann, a former Jet Fuel volunteer.

As a final note, I want to remind everyone that the current Jet Fuel Review reading period is open and will remain open until October 15. If you’re interested in submitting your work, there’s no time to lose!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #181

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Hi there, blog readers! I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful summer so far. Everyone here at the Jet Fuel Review blog has been enjoying some time off. However, even though we’re on a summer schedule, there have still been plenty of posts here recently! Let’s take a look back at those recent posts.

As always, we’ve been featuring plenty of poetry here on the blog. Recently featured poems include The World Turned by Jay Rogoff, Happiness by Andrea Cohen, Scrapbook by Kim Addonizio, Most Mornings by Sawnie Morris, and Semblance: Screens by Liz Waldner.

Several weeks ago, a new episode of the Infinite Canvas podcast went up. And there have been several new installments of the Jet Fuel Jukebox. If you’re looking for some summer tunes, you’ve come to the right place!

In addition to their Jukebox posts, Michael and Jake have been summing up the year so far in terms of music. They wrote about their top 30 songs of 2016 so far as well as their top 5 albums of the year so far. Be sure to check out both of these posts!

A little while ago, Haley Renison’s final “Poetic Playlist” of the semester went up on the blog. She discussed “Girls Like You” by The Naked and Famous.

Finally, Michael Lane has written several superb film reviews for the blog. He has reviewed Green RoomThe Conjuring 2, and Dawn of the Dead.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our content over the past few weeks. We’ll have more to come as the summer continues!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan