About Us

Masque & Spectacle is a bi-annual arts and literary journal. We publish all forms of creative writing, including hybrid works, drama, literary journalism, and essays, as well as visual art, photography, video, and sound art.

Issues are published on March 1 and September 1.



James Reitter has been publishing poetry for over 20 years and is currently an Associate Professor of English in New York where he lives with his wife and cat. He earned his PhD in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in 2006, MFA in Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn in 1997, and BA in English/Poetry from SUNY Oswego in 1995. He has published in a variety of journals (both online and in print) and is the author of Scratched Records (Alien Buddha Press)


Lori M. Myers is an award-winning writer, Pushcart Prize Nominee, and Broadway World Award nominee of creative nonfiction, fiction, and plays. Her works have been published in more than 45 national and regional magazines, journals, and anthologies. Lori’s plays and musicals have been staged internationally in places like Budapest, Wales, and Guatemala as well as more than 20 states across the United States. She has an MA from Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program and is an adjunct professor or writing and literature in New York.


Gregory DiDona has been teaching creative writing and composition for the past 17 years and is currently an adjunct lecturer of English and an academic administrator at Dominican University New York. He earned his MFA in Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn in 2003. In his first professional publication, the editor referred to him as a “that” instead of a “who” and he’s been chasing that high ever since.


Ann Gaygan currently works for Budget/Communications at SUNY New Paltz and earned a Masters program in Information Design and Technology via SUNY Polytechnic in 2022. She holds a BFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

ROB STAUFFER and BILL GILLARD served as Fiction and Book Reviews Editors for issues 19-24.

HEATHER MOMYER served as Founding Editor and Editor-In-Chief for issues 1-18.

CHANTEL LANGLINAIS CARLSON served as Drama Editor for issues 17 and 18.