About Us

Swamp Ape Review is a national literary journal founded and produced by the MFA in creative writing students at Florida Atlantic University. Our yearly print and online issues feature fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and swamp–our fifth category for works that defy genre.

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Why 'Swamp Ape'?

The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Swamp Ape Review exists to reflect this narrative in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “swamp”—our fifth category for works that defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs.

Existing online and in print, we hope to publish work of all kinds—sculpture, plays, multimedia, dance, etc. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

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Managing Editor - Madison Garber

Associate Editors - Daniel Graves & Caitlyn GD

Faculty Advisor - Becka Mara McKay


Fiction Editors - Caitlyn GD & Emily White

Nonfiction Editors - Mary Mattingly, Adam Sword, & Cherri Buijk

Poetry Editors - Corrine Binnings, Janine Shand, & Kelsey Allman

Swamp Editors - Janine Shand & Ben Kerns

Visual Art Editors - Meryl D'Sa & Emily Donovan

Readers & Staff -  Aiden Baker / Shaelyn Domansky / Matt Hawkins / Abigail Reinhard / Craig Ryan / Jonathan Sullivan / Renae Tucker / Jason Wilson / Cheryl Wollner

Marketing, Events, and Social Media Managers - Kelsey Allman / Meryl D’Sa / Madison Garber / Abigail Reinhard

Web Design - Madison Garber / Daniel Graves

Logo - Luke Spooner: Carrion House

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