Who works here?
The staff at Madville Publishing is made up of volunteers and independent contractors who design, edit, and manage distribution for all of Madville’s titles. The Director is Kim Davis, in the photo at right, flanked by her daughters, Liz and Jacqui.
Director, Project Manager, layout and design, editing, administrative
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 has spent many years as an officer on nonprofit boards of directors. Her website is https://kpdavis.com.
cover design, social media
Jacqui Davis, 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 various film editing courses. She is an editor for the documentary program, To the Rescue
metadata entry, clerical
Liz is a game designer and lighting artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is working in customer service while sending out resumes in her industry.
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.
line editing, proofreading, layout
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 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.
acquisitions and developmental editing
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 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.
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.