Breakwater Review is an online arts journal committed to publishing poetry and prose by established and emerging writers. We’re looking for sincere, well-crafted work that takes us somewhere unexpected and sticks with us.
Breakwater Review is published in two issues per year, in January and June. Deadlines for submission to each issue and information about our reading periods can be found on our Submissions page.
Our team of staff and volunteers is drawn from UMass Boston students. The journal is supported, but not governed by, the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Issue 8 Editorial Staff
Ryan Spellman Vautour, Managing Editor
Ryan is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Massachusetts Boston. At present he is hard at work on a debut collection of stories. He lives in Wakefield, MA, with his wife and a crippling fear of reality television.
Matthew Morrison, Poetry Editor
Matthew did his undergraduate work at Colby College. He received his MEd from the University of Massachusetts Boston where he is now an MFA candidate in Poetry. He resides in Hanover, MA, where he waits tables, goes to Dunkin’ Donuts, and does light work outs. He’s currently reading The Hungry Ear, a great collection of poems about food and drink.
Kate Carito, Fiction Editor
Kate is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2012 she received an MA in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. Prior to her studies she worked at O, The Oprah Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Eunioa Review and Borderline Poetry.
Poetry Readers 2012-2013
- Karen Locascio
Fiction and Nonfiction Readers 2012-2013
- Drew Arnold
- Lauren von Hagel