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 a twenty-year-old writer and aspiring editor, specializing in fantasy and science fiction (though he dabbles in just about every genre). He is currently finishing his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, triple-majoring in Creative Writing, Multimedia and Digital Culture, and French. Patrick spends his free time practicing on his mandolin and volunteering (and occasionally filling the pulpit) at his Sunday morning church. He is thinking very seriously about applying to grad school. He loves hyphens and em-dashes.