Hello readers! We have geared into the new semester and are ready to bring back the Meet the Editors series for your enjoyment. Surprisingly, Jet Fuel Review has not received as many new editors as last semester, but it is still important to give a voice to the ones that have been recruited. It’s time to introduce the first new editor of this semester, an editor who is by no means a stranger to the literary. This week we are introducing Angela Ciarlette, Copy Editor; Fiction Editor.
Angela is a junior at Lewis University, and she is majoring in English with a concentration in writing. She aspires to be a legal immigration document proofreader in the hopes of making the process of becoming a legal citizen quicker. Exercising, reading, spending time outside, and spending time with her boyfriend are some of her favorite pastimes. As far as her favorite authors and bands go, she does not favor any in particular; she simply reads what looks interesting and listens to what is appealing to her.
Surprise! Welcome to an additional Meet the Editors post for this semester, where we are introducing our new Foreign Horror Film Blogger, Justin Fortes.
Justin is a senior majoring in physics at Lewis University, with a minor in mathematics. He is a Resident Assistant at St. Charles Borromeo, as well as co-director for the a capella group, Harmonic Uprising. Back home, he works part-time as a pharmacy technician at Jewel-Osco. In his leisure time, Fortes enjoys sitting around the table with friends fighting against ogres and saving fair maidens in the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons. Fortes also enjoys listening to a variety of media (political podcasts, metal radio, and DIY home improvement videos just to name a few).
His selection of literature varies and is consistently expanding. He has read a handful of books from his favorite physicists, authors, and playwrights including Stephen Hawkings’ A Brief History of Time, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain. Fortes is always searching for the next big scare in the international horror scene. He hopes to one day travel the world to experience what it has to offer, as well as gain better insight into the fear each culture faces and to better understand what it is that inspires each unique style of horror film.
In our final Meet the Editors post this semester, we are happy to have yet another Fiction & Nonfiction Editor to introduce you to, so please welcome Eryn Stochelski.
Eryn is currently a junior majoring in English and minoring in creative and professional writing. Her conflicting loves of English and medicine confuse her on a daily basis, but she is so far handling it by reading novels during her breaks at her healthcare job. She enjoys writing, reading, swimming, blogging, and obsessing over people in white coats. Some of her favorite genres are fantasy, thriller, young adult, classics, and re-tellings. If she’s not busy trying to figure out which path to pursue, you can find her reading at a café, studying herbalism and medicine, or jogging at night.
For our second post in this series for the new semester, we have Samantha Moffett, an Assistant Fiction & Nonfiction Editor, as well as an Assistant Art & Design Editor.
Sam is a junior at Lewis University and is majoring in English and secondary education. Before coming to Lewis, she attended the College of DuPage for two years and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in general studies. In conjunction with her school work, Samantha works as a tutor at the Writing Center at Lewis. She enjoys reading, writing, drawing, watching horror movies, and riding her bike. When she isn’t buying a mountain of selections from her local Half Price Books, she can usually be found playing with her cat, drinking coffee, or reorganizing her book collection. Some of her favorite authors are Stephen King, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jack Kerouac. Her top three favorite books — at the current moment — are Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, IT by Stephen King, and Coronado by Dennis Lehane.
It’s the beginning of a new semester, which means we have a handful of new editors here over at Jet Fuel Review. We’ve decided to switch the schedule around and place the Meet the Editors posts on Mondays, which will occur over the course of the next few weeks until we’ve introduced you to each of our new editors. First up is Assistant Fiction & Nonfiction Editor, Stephanie Karas.
Stephanie is a psychology and creative writing major. She enjoys writing, performing poetry, and reading. Her favorite genre to read is teen fiction and fantasy. Stephanie also loves the Harry Potter series, and her favorite author is Ellen Hopkins. After graduation, she hopes to become a therapist and a successful author.
It’s Friday, and with that of course comes another installment in our “Meet the Editors” series. This week’s highlighted editor is Zach Meredith, who is stepping in as our new Art and Design Editor.
Zach is a senior studying graphic design with a minor in marketing. In his spare time, he designs, listens to music, and plays basketball, but art and fashion are his true passions. Zach has been designing clothing since high school and has been running a clothing brand for almost two years. He plans to run his own fashion label on a larger scale in the future.
The end of the week is approaching and, to celebrate, we’re ready to introduce yet another of our brand new editors here at the Jet Fuel Review. This week we have Gabby Muir, one of our Assistant Poetry, Fiction/Nonfiction, and Copy Editors.
Gabby is a junior at Lewis University majoring in English Language Arts and Secondary Education. She attended Augustana College for two years before transferring to Lewis. Gabby has had a love of literature from the moment her tiny baby neck could support her baby head well enough to look at words on a page. In particular, Gabby is a huge fan of poetry, collecting the works of poets such as Sylvia Plath, Saul Williams, Allen Ginsberg, and Edgar Allan Poe. Her favorite book of all time is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When she is not being crushed by a mountain of homework, Gabby spends her time working at Barnes and Noble, playing video games, attempting to make her cats like her, and sleeping. Gabby hopes to become a high school English Literature teacher and spread her love of the written word to her students.
Friday’s here, and so is another Meet the Editors post! This one focuses on Assistant Poetry and Fiction/Nonfiction Editor Noah Slowik, who also recently began blogging for us!
Noah is a junior studying English Language Arts and Secondary Education at Lewis University, with a minor in Theology. On campus, he works as a tutor in the Writing Center and as a reporter for The Flyer. He is entering his third year coaching high school boys’ volleyball at Breaker Volleyball Club and also works seasonally at Dunkin’ Donuts. He enjoys reading the science fiction novels and short stories of H.G. Wells, Kurt Vonnegut, Octavia Butler, and Ted Chiang, among others. Inspired by the imaginative tales of these authors, he has also started writing science fiction stories of his own. In his free time, Noah explores bands emerging from the indie music scene in Chicago, such as Twin Peaks, The Walters, and Whitney.
Happy Friday, and welcome to the first “Meet the Editors” feature of the semester, wherein we introduce the new members of our team. First on the list is Ashley Zizich, an Assistant Editor of Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction for the Jet Fuel Review.
Ashley is a senior studying English, with a Concentration in Literature and a Minor in Professional Writing. Her love for books and poetry fuel her desire to become an editor or copyeditor after graduation. Some of her favorite writers include Sylvia Plath and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When she isn’t reading, she enjoys going on adventures with her two children and gardening.
Good evening, blog readers! I hope you’ve been enjoying this weekend. It’s time for another round-up of our recent blog posts. But first, I have some very exciting news!
The latest issue of the Jet Fuel Review — issue #13 — is now available! We are very excited to present this new issue, with beautiful cover art from Damon Locks, a Chicago-based visual artist and musician. Be sure to check out this new issue because it contains work from some truly amazing writers, including a group of high school students from across the world in our special dossier.
On the blog, we have some new tunes for you to jam out to! Be sure to check out this post from a few weeks ago, as well as our recent late night edition of the Jet Fuel Jukebox.
As always, we have some stellar media reviews here on the blog. In her Book Corner, Sabrina recently reviewed My Life Next Doorby Huntley Fitzpatrick. Quinn Stratton, our comics blogger, wrote a post about Dan O’Bannon’s The Long Tomorrow. And finally, music blogger Dan Fiorio wrote a review of Gorillaz’ latest album, Humanz.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed our recent posts on the blog. Be sure to check out issue #13 of the Jet Fuel Review!