The Baltic Writing Residency
In January of 2017 I started screening application manuscripts for The Baltic Writing Residency, an organization founded in 2008 to offer writers access to rich, cultural environments where they can immerse themselves in their work. Learn how to apply, or follow them on Twitter @BalticResidency.
Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry
Since 2013 I've been a screener of poetry manuscripts each spring for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Each year I read between 50 and 150 submitted manuscripts for possible prize selection. The entries are made anonymous and passed through a sequence of additional readers. To learn more about the process or to find a timeline for submitting your own manuscript, visit the book prize website.
I served for a number of years (2010 to 2017) as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Hunger Mountain, housed at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It was an honor to make selections each year for print and online issues. It was an honor also to help select finalists for the annual Ruth Stone Poetry Prize. Read more here, or follow the journal on Twitter @HungerMtn and Facebook.
I served as an Assistant Editor in Poetry at Prairie Schooner from Fall 2013 through Spring 2017. It was gratifying to have an impact on what kinds of poems are printed in one of the most important literary journals in the country. There's nothing better than discovering something remarkable and helping it find an audience. Read more about Prairie Schooner's submissions policy and ongoing initiatives here. Or, follow the journal on Twitter @TheSchooner.
American Life in Poetry
From Fall 2014 through Spring 2015 I served as Contributing Editor for Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry Column. I helped select poems for inclusion in the former poet laureate's newspaper project, which prints weekly poems for a general readership nationwide. To learn more about this unique project, or to sign up to receive poems each week via e-mail, click here.