About Us

Swamp Ape Review is a national literary journal founded and produced by the MFA in creative writing students at Florida Atlantic University.

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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. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

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Faculty Advisor:

Becka Mara McKay

Managing Editor:

Natalie Rowland

Associate Editor:

Madison Garber

Editorial Team:

Nicholas Becher / Corrine Binnings / Caitlyn Davidheiser / Meryl D'Sa

Dustin J. DiPaulo / Kathleen Martin / Mary Mattingly / Christopher Notarnicola

Janine Shand / Trina Sutton / Adam Sword / Jason Wilson


Anthony Padavano / Isaac Zepeda

Readers & Staff:

Cherri Buijk / Emily Donovan / Daniel Graves / Ben Kerns / Emily White


Luke Spooner - Carrion House


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