Emily Rich, Executive Editor, is also the non-fiction editor of Little Patuxent Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, Welter, River Poet's Journal, Delmarva Review and the Pinch. Her essays have been listed as notable entrants to The Best American Essays, in 2014 and 2015.


​Bill Gourgey, Managing Editor, has been praised by reviewers and readers for his entertaining and thought-provoking projections of modern science and technology. Colorful characters populate the pages of his Glide Trilogy, which has been widely read online and won the Beverly Hills Book Award for Science Fiction. His latest novel is Attic Ward. A former IT managing partner, Bill serves several start-ups as a technology advisor. Bill lives with his family in Washington, DC and on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Website: billgourgey.com.

Anne Colwell, Poetry Editor of the Review, has published two books of poems: Believing Their Shadows (Word Poetry, 2010) and Mother’s Maiden Name (Word Poetry, 2013). A Pushcart nominee, she writes poetry and fiction and won the 2013 Delaware Emerging Artist in Fiction Award for her novel, Holy Day.

Harold O. Wilson, Fiction Co-Editor, is the author of The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories. He publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on his website www.haroldowilson.com. He is the host of “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Delmarva Public Radio. He is past president of ESWA.

Melissa Reddish, Fiction Co-Editor, graduated with an MFA from American University in 2008. Her work has appeared in several journals, including NorthwindPrick of the Spindle, and Gargoyle. She has a book of short stories entitled My Father is an Angry Storm Cloud (Tailwinds Press, 2015) and a novella-in-flashes entitled Girl & Flame (Conium Press, 2016).

George R. Merrill, Nonfiction Co-Editor, is an Episcopal priest and essayist. He is co-editor of Reflections: Psychological and Spiritual Images of the Heart, and the author of The Bay of the Mother of God: A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay (2013). His award-winning essays have appeared in regional and national magazines, and they air twice monthly on Delmarva Public Radio.

Cheryl Somers Aubin, Nonfiction Co-Editor, has an MA/Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She’s been published in newspapers, magazines, and online journals. Cheryl teaches memoir writing and is a featured speaker at book festivals, writing conferences, and workshops. Her book, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, www.thesurvivortree.com is available at the 9/11 Memorial Museum and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Website: www.cherylaubin.com.

Gerald F. Sweeney, Book Section Editor, is past president of ESWA. A retired New York magazine executive, he writes literary fiction. Wizard Ho! is his sixth self-published novel and the fifth in The Columbiad series that follows one family through the 20th century. The others include Eagles Rising, First Lights, Crashing into Sunrise, and Yo Columbia! He is an army vet and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Website: www.geraldfsweeney.com.

Cheril Thomas, Prose Reader, lives and writes on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her non-fiction work has appeared In Municipal Maryland. Her short fiction has been published by Wordpool Press in Digital Papercut Literary Journal, Wild Violet Literary Magazine and is forthcoming in Blinders Literary Journal. She is the co-author of the serialized murder mystery WHISPERS, A Maggie Maitland Mystery, which is published weekly by Attraction Magazine. Ms. Thomas’s mystery novel, Adverse Possession will be published in 2016.

Charlene Marcum, Proofreading, has been a columnist, copy editor, advertising writer, curriculum developer, grant writer and author of a published novel. She has had extensive work with non-profit organizations including ESWA, Bay to Ocean Writers Conference and The Delmarva Review. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Denise Clemons, Grants and Contributions Advisor, serves on the ESWA Board. She earned an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University. She writes a weekly cooking column for the regional Cape Gazette newspaper and her poetry has been published in journals, chapbooks and anthologies.

Wilson Wyatt Jr., Editor Emeritus and a founder of the Review, was a journalist at The Courier-Journal and later was the head of corporate communications at several corporations. He is past president of ESWA, past coordinator of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, and on The Writer's Center Board, in Bethesda. His books include Chesapeake Views - Catching the Light (2013) and YOSEMITE - Catching the Light (2011). Website: http://wilsonwyattjr.com.

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