Meet the Editors: Noah Slowik

Noah Slowik

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.

Below is our Q&A with Noah Slowik:

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Meet the Editors: Ashley Zizich

New JFR editor Ashley Zizich, along with her two children.

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.

Below is our Q&A with Ashley:

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Editor’s Notes #192

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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 Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Quinn Stratton, our comics blogger, wrote a post about Dan O’Bannon’s The Long TomorrowAnd finally, music blogger Dan Fiorio wrote a review of Gorillaz’ latest albumHumanz.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed our recent posts on the blog. Be sure to check out issue #13 of the Jet Fuel Review!

— Blog Editor, Mary Egan

 

Editor’s Notes #191

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Hello, blog readers! I hope that spring weather has come to you wherever you live. Good news: Issue #13 of the Jet Fuel Review is on its way! In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the Review website for some announcements. While you’re there, be sure to check out our previous issues as well. Now let’s check in with the blog!

If you’re looking for some new music to listen to, or if you just need a playlist for your daily routine, look no further than the Jet Fuel Jukebox! There are three new playlists for you check out!

If comics are more your speed, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out the two new posts from Quinn Stratton, each of which reviews a title from Junji Ito. In these recent posts, Quinn reviews Uzumaki and Gyo.

Of course, we’ve got tons of film content on the blog this month. Our Casual Critics reviewed the documentary Searching for Sugarman. You can check out two perspectives on the film — one from Reno Stramaglia, and one from Donatas Ružys. Recently, Michael Lane reviewed two new movies. Be sure to check out his thoughts on The Belko Experiment and The Fate of the Furious.

In addition, our managing editor — Sam Gennett — weighed in on The House of the Devil, a film that some editors reviewed a few weeks ago. You can also read a new review of The Babadook from two Lewis U students — Courtney Dial and Ahimme Cazarez.

Finally, if you’re looking for some book recommendations, be sure to check out the new posts in Sabrina’s Book Corner. Lately, she has reviewed As You Wish by Jackson Pearce, Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, and The Remedy by Suzanne Young.

Until next time, keep an eye out for more updates to the blog!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #190

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Hello, blog readers! I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend. Now that the reading period for the Jet Fuel Review‘s latest issue is closed, our editors are hard at work reviewing all of the submissions. Issue #13 is well on its way! In the meantime, lots of new material has gone up here on the blog. Let’s take a look back at some recent posts.

Of course, we’ve had several additions to the Jet Fuel Jukebox lineup. Be sure to check out the three latest playlists curated by Michael Lane and Jake Johnson!

Several weeks ago, a new series called Día Con Miguel began here on the blog. This series is brought to you by Miguel Soto, our Special Sections Editor. So far, Miguel has written three posts in this series. Right now you can read his analyses of We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this? by Achy Obejas, I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin, and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

If you’re looking for opinions on films and comics, we’ve got that as well! Film Blogger Donatas Ružys recently reviewed Kong: Skull Island. And our Comic Blogger, Quinn Stratton, has written what he calls an “introductory spiel” on Mickey Mouse.

In recent weeks, Sabrina Parr has written several more reviews for her Book Corner. Be sure to check out her posts on Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, The Cellar by Natasha Preston, and Embrace by Jessica Shirvington.

Last, but not least, we have a new student feature up on the blog. In this installment, Lewis University students Heather Ray and Courtney Dial offer their takes on the retro horror film The House of the Devil.

I hope you’ve enjoyed what the blog has offered throughout the month of March. We hope to see you around as we count down to the next issue of the Jet Fuel Review.

— Blog Editor, Mary Egan

Editor’s Notes #189

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Hey, blog readers! I hope you’re all doing well. Before we take a look at some recent posts from our editors, I want to remind you about the Jet Fuel Review‘s current reading period. We are accepting submissions until March 15th, so you still have a few more days to submit your work! If you’re interested, you can send us your stuff right here.

As always, Michael Lane and Jake Johnson have selected some songs for our Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist. Check out this post from the end of February, as well as their first post in March. In addition, Michael Lane wrote a great review of Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the horror film Get Out.

There have been two new additions to Sabrina’s Book Corner. These posts review Old Magic by Marianne Curley and Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano. Gina Capperino’s latest “romantic inquiry” focuses on The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks.

Our comics blogger, Quinn Stratton, recently reviewed Daniel Clowes’ newest graphic novel, Patience. And our “casual critics” have reviewed some new films. Donatas Ruzys reviewed M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and Reno Stramaglia reviewed Hacksaw Ridge.

At the beginning of the month, we posted another Artist’s Portfolio post. This time around, we featured the work of Lewis student Larissa Barnat. Check out the post to learn more about Larissa and to see her stunning oil paintings.

Finally, be sure to check out the last two “Meet the Editors” posts of this semester. In recent weeks, we featured Miguel Soto, our Special Sections Editor, and Jacqueline Nelson, our Art & Design Editor.

Stick with us next week for more awesome posts!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan