New American Press Staff


David Bowen's work has appeared in The Literary Review, Colorado ReviewFlyway, Serving House Journal, Printer's Devil Review, and elsewhere. He completed a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Raul Clement's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in Blue Mesa Review, Coe Review, Surreal South '09, Serving House Journal, Masque and Spectacle, and elsewhere. His novel, The Doors You Mark Are Your Own (coauthored with Okla Elliott), was released by Dark House Press in 2015. For news, events, and links to online publications, visit

Okla Elliott was an assistant professor at Misericordia University in northeast Pennsylvania. He held a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Illinois, an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University, and a certificate in legal studies from Purdue University. His work appeared in Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, A Public Space, Subtropics, and elsewhere, as well as being included as a “notable essay” in Best American Essays 2015. His books include From the Crooked Timber (short fiction), The Cartographer’s Ink (poetry), The Doors You Mark Are Your Own (a novel coauthored with Raul Clement), and Blackbirds in September: Selected Shorter Poems of Jürgen Becker (translation). For more information, visit his website at


Brian Herrick is a bluish-collared man who most of the time wears t-shirts. He reads constantly after studying literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has one poem published in the Blue Canary, but it's okay because he is more a fiction writer.

Elisa Karbin’s poems have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in Indiana Review, West Branch, Notre Dame Review and Blackbird, amongst others. She is a PhD candidate in poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also teaches. Visit her online at

Sean Karns has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Illinois and is the author of Jar of Pennies, a collection of poetry. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Birmingham Poetry Review, Hobart, Rattle, Pleiades, Los Angeles Review, Cold Mountain Review, Folio, and elsewhere. 

Scott Mashlan is a writer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has an MFA from Lesley University and teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Scott has received honorable mention in Glimmer Train's new writer contest. 

Loretta McCormick is a PhD student in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has recently been published in Deaf Poets Society, Angel City Review, decomP magazine, Betwixt, agape, and elsewhere.


Jason Lee Brown edits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. He is the author of the historical novel Prowler: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon and the poetry chapbook Blue Collar Fathers.

Shanie Latham edits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. She served as River Styx's Managing Editor from July 2009 to July 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is Assistant Professor of English at Jefferson College in Missouri.

Hannah Stephenson edits the anthology series New Poetry from the Midwest. She is a poet, editor, and instructor living in Columbus, Ohio (where she also runs a literary event series called Paging Columbus). She is the author of Cadence (which won the Ohio Chapbook Prize from the Wick Poetry Center) and In the Kettle, the Shriek. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, 32 Poems, The Journal, and Poetry Daily. You can visit her online at The Storialist (


Recently released titles from New American Press:

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, the story collection by 2013 New American Fiction Prize-winner Alden Jones, is now available! Check out her interview at Bloom.

TAURUS, poems by Paul Nemser, is ready for your order. What are folks saying about this myth-infused love story set amongst the sentient robot arms of contemporary St. Petersburg? Check out The Huffington Post review by Valerie Stivers-Isakova.

ELECTRICITY & OTHER DREAMS, a collection of magical stories by Micah Dean Hicks, is available and getting attention. Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly!

THE THAW, newly-translated stories by award-winning Icelandic novelist Ólafur Gunnarsson, is ready for your nighttable. In the meantime, see what they had to say at the University of Rochester's Three Percent.