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About the Editor

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Jodie Mortag, who grew up in the farm fields of central Wisconsin, followed in her parent’s cheese-making footsteps and labored in a mozzarella factory over the summer months as she studied the craft of writing at Lakeland College and then at Wichita State University, where she earned her MFA and served as Editor of Mikrokosmos.

Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in Ruminate, North Dakota Quarterly, Counterclock, Fourteen Hills, Barnstorm, Stoneboat, Fractions, and Metal Scratches. Her short fiction piece "Horses for Fairies" received the Merit Award in the Pump House Exhibit "Exposure: Words from Images 2011."

Mortag is Associate Professor of Writing and the host of the annual Great Lakes Writers Festival at Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin where she lives with her husband, daughters, and English springer spaniel.


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