John Gist and Puck


John M. Gist is The Red Wheelbarrow Review’s editor-in-chief and publisher. He is an award-winning author. His nonfiction and fiction has appeared in publications such as St. Austin Review, Galway Review, Crisis, Academic QuestionsNew Oxford Review, Concho River Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckelberg ReviewLeft Curve, Pithead Poetry Pacific, RiverSedge, Sand Hill Review, Stoneboat, South Loop Review, Spilt Infinitive,  Spittoon, Superstition Review, The Agonist, The Fiddleback, and many others. Gist is the author of three novels and co-author of the philosophical nonfiction work Angst and Evolution. His novel Lizard Dreaming of Birds (2004) was shortlisted for Otterbein University’s Common Book Program (2005). Gist was the runner-up in South Loop Review’s national essay contest judged by New York Times best-selling author David Shields (2014). He was named finalist in the Tucson Book Festival Literary Awards competition for his creative nonfiction piece “Hawk and Diver” (2015). He earned an M.F.A from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gist has over a decade of teaching experience at the university level. He’s currently working on a number of book and screenwriting projects.

This editor/writer is listed in P & W’s Directory of Creative Nonfiction Writers



Wendy Gist and Puck

Managing Editor/Poetry Editor

Wendy Gist is a copywriter, freelance writer/editor, journal/magazine editor, Nana among other things. Gist has worked as a professional contributing writer for many leading publications including Better NutritionCaribbean Travel and LifeeDietsNew Mexico MagazinePilates StyleToday’s Diet and Nutrition, and numerous others (national and international).  Her most recent poems and fiction have appeared or are pending in various print and online literary journals including: Burning Word, Amsterdam Quarterly, ASU Canyon Voices,  Crack the Spine, Foliate Oak, Glint Literary Journal, Gravel, Grey Sparrow Journal, Illya’s Honey, Juked,  Lines + Stars, Menacing Hedge, New Plains ReviewOyez ReviewPif Magazine,  Poetry PacificRed Booth ReviewRed River ReviewRio Grande ReviewSaint Austin Review, Soundings Review, Sundog Lit, The Fourth River, The Galway Review (Ireland), The Lake (UK), Toad Suck Review and Yellow Medicine Review: A journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought Gist is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the chapbook Moods of the Dream Fog (Finishing Line Press, 2016). She was named semifinalist for The Best Small Fictions, 2017. Wendy plans to write more books in the future.