I select stories to run under Catapult's fiction section, viewable here. I like working with Catapult, where my taste for voice-rich, character-driven stories—and my affinity for magic, irreverent humor, and weirdness—are totally at home.
Editorial Director & Mentor,
Society of Young Inklings
Through the Your Name in Ink publishing program, I have given editorial feedback to young writers, copyedited novel manuscripts, designed the interior layout, and worked with an illustrator to help transform a child's idea into a real, legit book. Proceeds from YNiI book sales go to the charity of the young writer's choice.
Prior to serving as Editorial Director, I was a writing mentor, copyeditor, and layout designer from 2012 – 2016. I have loved working for Society of Young Inklings, a nonprofit organization that pairs young writers with professional authors through mentorships, contests, and publishing programs. I wish it had been around when I was a kid!
Fiction Editor, The Rumpus
For four years, I helped with Rumpus Original Fiction, from its initial phase on an app called The Weekly Rumpus to the wonderful on-site feature it is now! After working as an assistant under Andrew Foster Altschul and Jessy Goodman, I served as Fiction Editor from 2015 – 2017.
With a loyal band of readers and assistants, I selected short stories to run as Rumpus Original Fiction on The Rumpus website. I love stories featuring self-deprecating humor, heartbreak, and a touch of the bizarre. I published quite a few pieces by writers who've never published fiction before, including "State Facts for the New Age" by Amy Sauber and "Bellevonia Beautee" by Lauren Friedlander, both of which won the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. I'm particularly interested in writing by women, people of color, and other marginalized voices.
I've copyedited, proofread, and provided editorial feedback and continuity checks for a variety of projects, including creative nonfiction anthologies through PushPen Press, humorous online arts and humanities courses, a Bhutanese radio drama, community recreation center course catalogs, a 250,000-word sci-fi novel, and the always-wonderful Many Moons workbook by Modern Women.