Fiction Director Kat Gonso & Spring 2015 Updates

KatGonso_HeadshotYou might’ve seen our recent posting for a fiction director and a features editor. Well, the competition for the features editor position is still open, but we’ve found just the right fiction director to join our team.

Introducing Kat Gonso

Kat Gonso is a full-time lecturer at Northeastern University, where she holds a dual appointment as Writing Center Director. She also teaches fiction at Grub Street in Boston.

Since earning her MFA from Emerson College, Kat has been actively publishing. Her work appears in American Literary Review, Fringe, Belt Magazine, Corium, Crack the Spine, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, among others. She was the 2013 winner of The Southeast Review’s World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, judged by Robert Olen Butler. This same story, “A Pinch of Salt” was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart.

Kat’s fiction chapbook was recently named semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition. The same manuscript was also a 2014 semi-finalist in The Florida Review‘s Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest.

In the past, Kat has acted as a reader for Ploughshares, Redivider and Other Voices, and she is looking forward to once again joining the world of literary journals. We are so pleased to welcome her to our masthead!

Spring 2015 Issue Updates

We’ve recently made our final decisions on pieces to be included in our Spring 2015 issue, and we’re now heading into the editing phase of putting together the journal. If you submitted something to us but have not yet received a response, we will automatically consider your story for Fall 2015. As always, thank you for letting us consider your work!

Spring 2015 will include nine selections of poetry, five short stories, five pieces of nonfiction, three collections of artwork, and two features. We hope to have a sneak peek at the issue’s cover, along with detailed bios of contributors, very soon.

In the meantime, grab a coffee and browse some of our past publications from these very accomplished writers, which you might’ve missed:

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