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MMC Review

The Marymount Manhattan Review is the College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.

The editorial board is comprised of students solely responsible for reviewing all submissions and selecting poetry, fiction, short dramatic works, and creative nonfiction for publication.  The Review invites current MMC students to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short dramatic works, and cover art. This year we’ve received over 56 poems and over a dozen fiction and nonfiction pieces.

2014-2015 Editorial Staff

Kathryn Barnish

imageStudent editor and tweeter of The Review. Poetry fangirl who’d rather write any word than say it, preferably not in 140 characters or less. She hopes to be able to find a way in writing for film and television with a Communication Arts major. 

 Cody J. Gambino

imageBrooklyn born, Vegas raised, and the youngest of four siblings; Cody is no stranger to being loud and outspoken. True to his nature, his writings remind us that life is messy at times. An avid reader, aspiring writer, and hot pocket enthusiast. There ain’t no shame in his game. 


 Layla Hansen

imageLayla Hansen is a Junior at Marymount Manhattan College. She is a Communication Arts Major with a Creative Writing Minor, or an apprentice alphabet manipulator. Other than petting dogs and drinking coffee, the only thing she is good at is writing. You can find her with her notebook in isolated corners of cafes, diners, and trains.  


Wesley Hayden

imageWes Hayden’s master plans include to one day become the greatest science fiction author this side of the galaxy and to find himself a place in the development of video games, as he feels that thousands of new possibilities for telling a story arise when the medium is interacted with and shaped directly by the audience. He currently studies literature and creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College, but would consider leaving that behind for a gig as a soldier of fortune. Enjoys exhausted tropes and clichés, conspiracy theories, nihilism, and long walks on the beach.


Alex-Quan Pham


Alex-Quan Pham’s favorite word is river. They resist the colonialist, capitalist, white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy through writing, learning, loving, and healing.



Emma Ramos 

imageEmma Ramos is a senior at MMC and will graduate in May with a B.A. in psychology. Emma has had her fiction published in a few periodicals. Her second YA novella, Still, At Your Door: A Fictional Memoir, was published in 2014. The San Francisco Book Review and The Roanoke Times wrote positive reviews for Emma’s short book. Emma is currently certified through Medicaid to do community habilitation work with children with disabilities. After she graduates, Emma plans to continue reading, writing and working for children with special needs.

Sally Stroud

imageSally Stroud is a Junior in the Communications Arts program with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to write, nanny, and wishes she had a ginger kitten. Film is her passion and she hopes one day to write and direct. 



The Literary Awards

Each year, the Department of Literature and Language recognizes three pieces published in The Review with awards named for former faculty members:

The Joseph P. Clancy Award in Poetry

The Dymphna Leonard Award for Fiction

The John Costello Award for Creative Nonfiction.

For descriptions, click here

The department also hosts an annual party and reading to celebrate the publication of the Review.

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