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About Us

Sleet hails from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. We love language and the written word, and we welcome both the beautiful and anti-beautiful.

Susan Solomon

 Susan Solomon

In another life, Susan cleaned funeral homes and vacuumed around the dead. An unspoken element of respect existed within that job. The intimate invitation into people's lives is never taken lightly. Susan's work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Simply Haiku, elimae, .Cent Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Saint Paul Almanac, and her collaboration Dessert Poems was published in 2011 by Binge Press. Susan also has work in Haibun Today; and an interview in Hamline University's Water~Stone Review with poet Ralph Angel. She is currently painting Deborah Keenan's poems for an upcoming chapbook from Red Bird Press.

The Sleet Team – your work is safe with us.

Todd Pederson

Poetry Editor
Todd Pederson

Todd Pederson holds an MFA degree in poetry from Hamline University. His work is featured in the mnLit What Light program (, and “What Light,” an anthology that collects the work of 27 Minnesota poets. His criticism appears in online editions of the Rain Taxi Review of Books ( Todd lives in Eden Prairie with his wife and two children, whom he thanks for their patience and inspiration.

Nate Thomas

Poetry Advisor
Nate Thomas

Nate loves poetry (reading and writing) and old typewriters; he spends his free time quietly amassing collections of each.

Kathleen McEathron

Fiction Editor

Kathleen McEathron lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She writes fiction when she is not shoveling snow or mowing the lawn. Her goal is to develop characters that could serve as imaginary friends in a pinch.

Josh Fischer

Associate Fiction Editor

Joshua Fischer writes, day and night, sun up 'til sun down, through good times and bad, day after day after day. He punches, drums and hits his computer's keys. For hours on end, through good times and bad, days and weeks, months and years, he punches and drums his keyboard, until Josh stops and realizes the computer has been without power for this complete duration of time. Josh likes Sleet Magazine, writing, editing and humor too.

Pam Schmid

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Pamela Schmid is a current participant in the Loft Mentor Series. Before receiving her MFA degree from Hamline University, she wrote and edited for the Star Tribune and The Associated Press. Her work has appeared in Sweet, Sleet and Sliver of Stone. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son and often can be found scribbling words on post-it notes or her palm lest she lose them forever in the fog of forgetting.

Ryan Rodgers

Sleet Photographer

Ryan Rodgers lives in sight of his primary photographic subject, the Saint Croix River, and adheres to the river rat lifestyle the best he can. Requirements include sleeping on sandbars, skiing across frozen backwaters and stopping to explore every island paddled by. A camera must be carried at all times to answer the inevitable question of, what have you been doing out there? His website is

Sleet Lady

Irregular Editor
Sleet Lady

Sleet Lady allegedly was instrumental in founding the Iowa Writers Workshop program. She also claims to have invented the chapbook and coined the term “lyric I,” two little known literary facts. She has been nominated 77 times for a Pushcart Prize. Rumor has it Sleet Lady nominated herself for the Nobel Prize. Twice. And, she loves to tell the story of how she was at the bar with Hemmingway when he penned his famous one-line short story, and she is currently working on Volume II of her memoir.