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  • The Editors

    Meet the Staff of 3Elements Review

    Mikaela Shea

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    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.

    Phoebe Whittington

    Prose & Art Editor


    Phoebe Whittington, Prose & Art Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Phoebe Whittington (@PhoebeW16) writes fiction, nonfiction, and comics. Recently, she completed her BA in Creative Writing at Pacific University. She has previously served as both an assistant and layout editor for The Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads and as the managing editor for PLUM: Pacific’s Literature by Undergraduates Magazine. Her creative work has been selected for presentation at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention and the Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature. Her first short story publication will appear in Iris Literary Journal, and she is currently working on a novella.

    Christian Anton Gerard

    Poetry Editor

    Christian Anton Gerard, Poetry Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Christian Anton Gerard’s a woodworker, a boater, a hot rodder, and the author of Holdfast (C&R Press, 2017) and Wilmot Here, Collect For Stella (WordTech, 2014). His work appears in places such as, The Rumpus, Post Road, The Adroit Journal, Diode, Tupelo Quarterly, and Ruminate. He’s received Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarships, the Iron Horse Literary Review’s Discovered Voices Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, Pushcart Prize nominations, and he was a 2017 Best of the Net finalist. Gerard teaches as an associate professor in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

    Tamar Jacobs

    Prose Editor


    Tamar Jacobs, Prose Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Tamar Jacobs is a writer and teacher based in Philadelphia. Her work appears or is forthcoming with Gulf Coast, Glimmer Train, New Ohio Review, The Louisville Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Grist, the Akashic Books flash fiction series “Terrible Twosdays” and other places. She is a Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize winner. She is a high school dropout, and particularly proud of her G.E.D. She holds an M.F.A. from University of Maryland.

    Erin Evans

    Poetry Editor

    Erin Evans, Poetry Editor at 3Elements Literary Review

    Erin Evans received her MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work was nominated for a 2018 AWP Intro Journals Award, and she has attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. An avid photographer, she works and lives in Vermont with her husband and their 2-year-old son.

    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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