Executive Editor: Sheryl St. Germain
Editor-in-Chief: Sheila Squillante
Editorial Staff: Fall, 2017
Fiction Editor: Marc Nieson
Poetry Editor: Heather McNaugher
Nonfiction Editor: Sheila Squillante
Tributaries Editor: Ira Sukrungruang
Managing Editor: Samantha Smith
Associate Editors: Jeffrey Bolden, Melanie DeStefano, Rhea Dunn
Assistant Editors: Rachel Roupp, Trevor Dawson, Rachel Geffrey, Ian Rawson, Samantha Smith
Folio Contest Editor: Ira Sukrungruang
Folio Contest Readers: Maria-Luiza Brisbane, Laura Roberts, Chelsea Kindred
Layout/Design: Kinsley Stocum
The Fourth River is produced by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Chatham’s groundbreaking MFA focusing on nature, travel writing, and social outreach is the premier graduate program for nurturing students interested in place-based writing and innovative community programs.
Our program stands out with opportunities that can be found nowhere else. No other MFA program in the United States offers the possibility of concentrations in travel writing, teaching, publishing, or nature writing in addition to a primary genre focus (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or children’s writing), and no other MFA program offers the ability to have a dual-genre focus (in poetry and nonfiction, or children’s writing and fiction, for example). We are also the only MFA program in the country to offer both an on-the-ground full-residency program and a low-residency program as well as the ability to easily move between the two programs.
For more information, please visit our website.