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Who is on the staff at Madville?

The staff at Madville Publishing is made up of volunteers and contractors who take care of all the editing and production.

Kim Davis

Director Project Manager, layout and design, editing, bookkeeping, secretarial

The spider at the center of the web, Kim spent five years on the editorial staff at Texas Review Press, two of those as acting director. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various literary journals. She has been designing websites for over 20 years and served on multiple nonprofit boards of directors. Her website is https://kpdavis.com.

Jacqui Davis

cover design, social media

Jacqui, https://jacquelinevdavis.com is a video editor, photographer, graphic designer, and actress. She earned a BA in Radio, TV, and Film from the University of North Texas where she currently teaches an Avid Media Composer Certification Course. She is an editor for the documentary program, To the Rescue https://totherescuetv.com

Liz Davis

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Liz is a game designer and lighting artist with a BFA in Interactive Design and Game Development from SCAD. She’s been working a customer service job, pursuing personal projects, and assisting with student films while waiting out the pandemic.

Cat Smith

Layout and Design, editing

Cat Smith-Cox is an editor and typesetter with a decade of experience in editing and publishing. She earned her MA in English from Sam Houston State University in 2017 and currently edits for a marketing firm and does typesetting and design for Madville Publishing.

Liz Evans,

Line editing, proofreading

Elizabeth Evans is a journalist-turned creative writer who loves nothing more than curling up with her laptop to work on fiction and poetry. When she’s not writing or copyeditng, she’s painting, cosplaying at comic conventions, or trying to catch up on reading from her overflowing bookshelves. She’s a self-professed nerd in love with all things Marvel, science fiction, and fantasy. She currently resides in Austin with her cat son, Dean.

Mike Hilbig

Acquisitions editor

Mike Hilbig graduated in 2017 from Sam Houston State University with an MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. He lives in Houston, TX, and teaches English at the University of Houston-Downtown and at Lone Star College. His first collection of short stories, Judgment Day & Other White Lies, was published by Madville in 2022. (And yes, we put his manuscript through the same evaluation process everyone else goes through!)

Matt Bizzell

Acquisitions and Developmental editor

Matt Bizzell holds a PhD in American Literature and lives in Victoria, Texas, with his wife, cat, goats, and chickens. When he is not reading and writing, he can be found woodworking.

Linda Parsons

Poetry editor

Linda Parsons is a poet, playwright, and editor. In addition to being poetry editor for Madville Publishing, she coordinates WordStream, WDVX-FM’s weekly reading/performance series, with Stellasue Lee. Her poetry has appeared in The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, and Shenandoah, among others. Candescent is her fifth poetry collection (Iris Press, 2019). Linda is the reviews editor for Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and the copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee. Her most recent play is SuffRAGE: To Give Voice, written with Jeannette Brown, for Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Luanne Smith

Fiction anthology editor

Luanne Smith is a native Kentuckian who now lives in Florida. She is recently retired after 30 years of teaching creative writing and film at West Chester University near Philadelphia, where she also directed the creative writing program for several years. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. She has hosted well-received AWP Conference panels focused on women writers and the challenges women face writing gritty material and badass female characters. She endowed the Luanne and Roger Smith Reading Series at WCU, and she has edited three anthologies for Madville, Runaway: An Anthology, Taboos & Transgressions: Stories of Wrongdoing, and Muddy Backroads: Stories from off the Beaten Path.

In addition, there are three or four voice actors we love to work with and a firm in India called WizCon that does our ebook conversions.

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