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  • The Editors

    Meet the Staff of 3Elements Review

    Mikaela Shea

    @Mikaelashea on Instagram

    Mikaela Shea, Founding editor of 3Elements Literary Review

    Mikaela Shea received her MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and was recently a writer-in-residence at Ragdale Foundation. She has published stories in Midwestern Gothic, Copperfield Review, Chicago Literati, Hypertext Magazine, and others. Mikaela won the Editor’s Choice Award for Fiction at Waypoints Magazine and Superstition Review’s First Page Contest. She also published a children’s book at the State Historical Society of Iowa. Mikaela is currently writing a novel and lives in Iowa with her husband and two sons.

    Megan Collins

    Managing Editor

    Megan Collins, Managing Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Megan Collins, author of Behind the Red Door and The Winter Sister, received an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. She teaches creative writing in Connecticut. A Pushcart prize and Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many journals, samples of which can be found at

    Katherine Davis

    Senior Prose Editor

    Katherine Davis, Senior Fiction Editor at 3Elements Literary Review.

    Katherine Ann Davis’s work has been published by Passages North, Nat. Brut, The Pinch, Gigantic Sequins, Sycamore Review, and other journals. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. Recently, she completed her first novel and is now revising a collection of short stories. A small flock of cockatiels lives with her in Wisconsin. For more about her work and background, please visit:

    Lisa Buckton

    Senior Poetry Editor

    Lisa Buckton, Senior Poetry Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Lisa Buckton grew up along the Hudson River and holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK Magazine, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Grist Journal, and elsewhere, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an honorable mention in the 2018 AWP Intro Journals Project. She lives in Vermont, where she works as a librarian.

    Sionnain Buckley

    Prose Editor

    Sionnain Buckley, Prose Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Sionnain Buckley is a writer and visual artist based in Boston. Her murals and other paintings can be found in businesses and private residences across the country. Her writing has appeared or is slated to appear in Hobart, Winter Tangerine, Wigleaf, Strange Horizons, CutBank, Autostraddle and others. Her flash fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions, and was a finalist for the Anton Chekhov Award for Very Short Fiction. When she isn’t making up strange stories, she is consuming queer media and popcorn in equal measure. Find out more about her and her work at

    When Sionnain isn’t making up strange stories, she is consuming queer media and popcorn in equal measure.

    Marlon Fowler

    Web Designer/Developer
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    Marlon Fowler, Web Designer at 3Elements Literary Review

    Marlon Fowler is 3Elements’ web developer, as well as designer. Marlon enjoys all things technology, making websites “do things,” running, nonfiction, sports, movies, video games, and Chicago food. You can check out Marlon’s portfolio by clicking on this link.

    If it wasn’t for Marlon, 3Elements probably wouldn’t have any style…sheet. Marlon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in Advertising from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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