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 Paper Darts, Long River Review, OCCULUM, and are forthcoming in New South Journal.

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 or at his personal website.


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, Social Media Pirate, Co-Founder


Therese Masotta


Therese is a graduate from the University of Connecticut with experience in public relations and creative writing. In 2017, she hiked 1,200 miles on the Appalachian Trail (you can read her ridiculous stories here). Her work can be found in Sidereal Magazine and Thought Catalogue.

If you’re interested in bicycling across America with Therese in June, or if you’d like to talk about coffee or movies or literature or how to become the next David Blaine, contact her at

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.