Maxwell served as an editor and secretary for Aerie, University of Hartford's literary magazine from 2007 to 2011. He graduated from Hartford with a BA in English with a focus in creative writing in 2011.


At the University of South Carolina between 2011 and 2013, he worked The Daily Gamecock as a Copy Editor and moved up to Copy Desk Chief. Here is a link to his articles:


He completed his MA (2014) and MFA (2015) at Wilkes University with a focus in fiction and publishing. It was at Wilkes that Maxwell completed his creative thesis, a novel called Dinah, Won't You Blow?


Maxwell is the Editor-In-Chief of Door Is A Jar literary magazine. DIAJ looks for poetry, flash fiction/ nonfiction, drama and artwork that connects with the everyday reader. Check out the latest issue and be sure to submit:

His writing has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas is in the Air (2020), and he has several books scheduled to be released in 2021. Be sure to follow Maxwell on twitter for all the latest updates: @maxwellbauman