THE EDITORS

 

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

David Bowen cofounded New American Press in 2002. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, Colorado ReviewFlyway, Serving House Journal, 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.



SERIES EDITOR

Jason Lee Brown coedits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. His books include the historical novel Prowler: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, the novella Championship Run, and the poetry chapbook Blue Collar Fathers. His fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, North American Review, The Journal, Southern Humanities Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale MFA program, Jason lives in Champaign, Illinois, where he serves as editor-in-chief at River Styx.

SENIOR EDITOR

Raul Clement's work has appeared in American Literary Review, 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 more info, visit raulclement.com.




ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Brian Herrick is a bluish-collared man who most of the time wears t-shirts. He studied literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed his MFA at Pacific University.




ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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 www.elisakarbin.com.


ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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. 

 


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Shanie Latham coedits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. She served as River Styx's Managing Editor from 2009 to 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.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Scott Mashlan completed his MFA at Lesley University and teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Scott's work has appeared in BULL and received finalist honors at Glimmer Train. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 



ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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.



SERIES EDITOR

Rita Mae Reese coedits the anthology series New Stories from the Midwest. is the author of The Alphabet Conspiracy (Arktoi Books) and The Book of Hulga, which was selected by Denise Duhamel for the Felix Pollak Prize. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Stegner fellowship in fiction, a “Discovery”/The Nation award, and a Pamaunok Poetry Prize, among other awards. She is a codirector of literary arts at the Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. She can be found at www.ritamaereese.com.


SERIES EDITOR

Hannah Stephenson coedits 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.

UPDATES


Recently released titles from New American Press:

After perusing some reviews at The Coil and Story366, check out Wayne Harrison's story collection WRENCH. After reading it, Andre Dubus III said, "Not since I read the stories of Breece D'J Pancake nearly thirty years ago have I felt so strongly about the debut of a writer of short fiction as I do Wayne Harrison."

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, the multiple awards-winning story collection by Alden Jones, is ready to read! 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 people like it. Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly!

THE THAW, stories translated 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.