Hot Dish Magazine 2018 Staff
Abigail Fellin is a senior English major at Buena Vista University. She enjoys short walks to the fridge and can be commonly found wearing slippers as shoes. Abbe is the salt-shaker of Hot Dish’s spice rack, and she loves reading through the submissions and working with the submitters to try and grow as writers.
Sarah Nicholson is a Digital Media Major, English minor at Buena Vista University. She has been published in the 2014 edition of Lyrical Iowa and presently writes and takes photos for the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. Her passions lean heavily between books and movies. Nicholson grew up in Iowa and if not for the help of a teacher who saw potential in her work, she may have never pursued her writing. She hopes Hot Dish can provide others students with a similar sense of validation.
Ranelle Irwin is a junior English major at Buena Vista University. Ranelle’s personality varies from cinnamon roll to cinnamon challenge. She enjoys studying Japanese, playing video games, and running her Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Ranelle does a little bit of everything for the magazine, but she especially enjoys reading the submissions from high school students and seeing the talents and perspectives they bring to the table.
Emily Wedell is a sophomore English and Spanish Major at Buena Vista University. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Emily offers a slightly different perspective of the Midwest than her peers. While others provide the sweetness and saltiness in the magazine, Emily adds the spice. Besides her addictions to movies and a fantastic cup of coffee, she loves writing, being outside, hanging out with friends, and editing the many works submitted to Hot Dish by high school students.
Gwen Hart is an Associate Professor of English at Buena Vista University. She is the author of two books of poetry and numerous short stories in literary magazines such as Litro, Heater, and Calliope. Her second poetry collection, The Empress of Kisses, won the 2015 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize from Texas Review Press. She enjoyed seeing the inaugural issue of Hot Dish Magazine come together through the creative work of BVU students majoring in English, digital media, and marketing.