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, sound art, and reviews.

Issues are published on March 1 and September 1.






Heather is the founding publisher of Arc Pair Press. Her fiction and essays appear in journals such as Tahoma Literary Review, Wicked Alice, The Collagist, Puerto del Sol, Psychopomp Magazine, and Bennington Review, while her fiction chapbook, How to Swim, was published by Another New Calligraphy (2013). In 2009, she won the best fiction prize from 303 Magazine, while other work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Sundress Best of the Net anthology. She teaches creative writing at University of Washington, Tacoma.







James 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 two cats. 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.








Chantel is an Instructor of English at Texas Christian University. Her one-act play, The Exhibit, was published by Next Stage Press. Her dramatic scene “Distance” was published in Writing Texas. She was also an actress in an interdisciplinary performance group for six years. In addition, her poetry has appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VIII: Texas, Writing Texas, Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry, Truck, The Louisiana Review, and The Southwestern Review. Her poetry chapbook,Turning 25, was published by Nous-zot Press. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. in English/Modern Drama with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She lives in Texas, but not a year goes by that she doesn’t make it back to Louisiana for food, family, and Mardi Gras parades. (Photo Credit: My Heart in Print)