The Slaggers

Here are the people in charge that make TSR what it is:

Carleton J. Whaley – Editor in Chief, Co-Founder




A recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, Carleton Whaley is the Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Slag Review. His scribbles can be read in Long River ReviewPaper Darts, and are forthcoming in OCCULUM. 

A coffee addict and part-time hobbit, Carleton J. Whaley enjoys a pipeful of tobacco, a low backed armchair, and a healthy sense of danger.

Contact him with any questions at


Thomas Maynard – Resident Blacksmith, Co-Founder



As The Slag Review’s Resident Blacksmith, Thomas Maynard is an avid fan of things that are very warm. By day, he repairs and installs computers at work, and by night, he repairs and installs computers at home. Tom spends his free time cooking, reading, writing, and dreaming of a new forge.

Tom is almost always available at for correspondence.


Therese Masotta-  Contributing Editor, Blog Editor, Co-Founder




Therese is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut with experience in public relations and creative writing. She is currently thru-hiking the Appalachian trail (you can read her ridiculous stories here). If she’s not on the trail, you can find her staring at the stars, covering rap songs on her guitar, or in the local library for hours. Her work can be found in Sidereal Magazine and Streetlight Press.

One day, Therese hopes to meet Dr. Pepper and go sky diving with the Dos Equis man despite her abhorrence for carbonated beverages.

Lucas Guilmette – Assistant Editor

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Lucas enjoys too much coffee and hiking while he thinks all the thinks. Running is ok too. As a cook he is a Madman, Radical Sandwich Anarchist, and Amateur French Toast Maker.

Contact him at, if you must.