Since May 15, 2012, Into the Ravenous Maw has showcased literary criticisms, flash fiction pieces, short essays on writing-related topics, and much more. The blog is controlled by writer and aspiring editor Patrick Stahl. Patrick is an eighteen-year-old writer and aspiring editor, specializing in fantasy and science fiction (though he dabbles in just about every genre). He recently completed his freshman year at the University of Pittburgh at Johnstown, double-majoring in Creative Writing and Multimedia and Digital Culture with a minor in French. Patrick spends his free time practicing on his mandolin and volunteering (and occasionally filling the pulpit) at his Sunday morning church. Sometimes he attends Sunday evening church too and backs up the pastor—who plays the guitar—with his mando. He loves hyphens and em-dashes.