Our Story

The Good Life Review was co-founded in the Spring of 2020 by Shyla Shehan and Ed Vogel, both of whom envisioned creating an online literary journal that would be edited and operated by fellow graduates and candidates of the MFA in Writing program at the University of Nebraska. This initial group of writers, editors, and designers came together to craft a space intended to shine a light on the diversity that exists in the Heartland and beyond. We believe in connecting readers and writers; our hope is that this platform can be a space where writers want to showcase their work and where readers will return again and again.

Current Members

Editors and Staff

Ed Vogel
Co-Founder and
Editor-in-Chief

Shyla Shehan
Co-Founder and
Managing Editor

Fiction Team

Michelle Quick
  Fiction Editor and 
   Design Consultant

Trelana Daniel
Fiction Editor

M.A. Boswell
Fiction Editor

Nonfiction Team

Suzanne Guess
Nonfiction Editor 

Kelsey M. Bee
Nonfiction Editor
and Copyeditor

Flash Fiction Team

Mike Keller-Wilson
   Flash Fiction Editor

Joel Clay
Flash Fiction Editor

Flash Nonfiction Team

Annie Barker
Flash Nonfiction Editor
and Copyeditor

Erin Owen
Flash Nonfiction Editor

Poetry Team

Cat Dixon
   Poetry Editor

Stepha Vesper
   Poetry Editor

Allison Guenette
   Poetry Editor 
    and Copyeditor

Other Editors and Staff

Pamela Brodman 
   Translation Editor 

Luna Blue 
   Translation Editor