Welcome to the Good Life Review

Issue One

Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason, Najla Brown, Jamie Wendt, Kathryn Stam, Mary Duquette, James Penha, Clif Mason, Kim Sosin, Tim Tomlinson, Tomas Baiza, Jody Rae

editor’s note

A year ago, Shyla Ann Shehan and Edward Vogel, both MFA candidates at University of Nebraska Omaha, went to a Jennifer Egan reading, had some tacos, and fervently whispered to each other about their desire to start a lit mag. Read their thoughts on nostalgia, tacos, and the inaugural issue of The Good Life Review here.


In this week’s episode, writer and teacher, Jamie Wendt, talks to Fiction Editor Trelana Daniel about persona poems, interviews with her family, and her work as a writer. Listen in as she reads from her poem, “Uprooting a Tree.”  The poem is available to read here in Issue #1. 

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What’s Next

Submissions are now closed for our second issue – Winter 2020. Submissions will be open again on December 1st for Issue #3. We are especially interested in Spanish and French translations, pieces that don’t seem to fit into tidy genres, and stage and theater scripts.

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