New American Press Staff


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

RAUL CLEMENT is an editor at New American Press and MAYDAY Magazine. His 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 is an assistant professor at Misericordia University in northeast Pennsylvania. He holds 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 has 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), Blackbirds in September: Selected Shorter Poems of Jürgen Becker (translation), and Pope Francis: The Essential Guide (nonfiction, forthcoming). For more information, visit his website at


KIRSTEN CLODFELTER holds an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Her writing has been published in The Iowa Review, Brevity, Narrative Magazine, Green Mountains Review, and storySouth, among others. She is an Associate Editor of As It Ought to Be, where she writes about women and gender issues in popular culture and manages At the Margins, a review series for small-press and underrepresented books. Her chapbook of war-impact stories, Casualties, was published in 2013 by RopeWalk Press as the first runner-up of their annual Editor’s Fiction Chapbook contest.

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.

LORETTA MCCORMICK is a native Angelino and creative writing PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she studies and writes about freakery, disability, and death. She is a fiction editor for Cream City Review, and her work has appeared in The Northridge Review.



JASON LEE BROWN edits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest, which releases new volumes in even-numbered years. 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, which releases new volumes in even-numbered years. 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, which releases new volumes in odd-numbered years. She is a poet, editor, and instructor living in Columbus, Ohio (where she also runs a monthly literary event series called Paging Columbus). Her poems have appeared recently in The Huffington Post, Hobart, Contrary, MAYDAY Magazine, and The Nervous Breakdown; her collection, In the Kettle, the Shriek, is now available from Gold Wake Press. 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.