About

Editor-in-Chief: Jessie Szalay

Jessie Szalay is a nonfiction candidate in the MFA program at George Mason University, and a contributing writer to LiveScience and DCBeer. Her essays and articles have appeared inWaccamaw, The Pubscriber, Inside Travel of National Geographic Traveler, and The National(Dubai), among others. Jessie was the 2012 winner of the Hyman Fred Bernstein Jewish Community Prize for Writing and a finalist for Crab Orchard Review’s 2013 Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award. A native of Southern California and Northern Utah and a Westerner at heart, she now lives in Washington, DC.

Managing Editor: Julie Dickson

 

Blog and Website editor: Paula Beltrán

Paula Beltrán is a fiction candidate in the MFA program at George Mason University. Paula’s columns and news blogs have appeared in various English and Spanish-language publications including The Huffington Post, AOL Latino, and the Houston Press. An interpreter and translator originally from Chih., Chihuahua via Houston, TX, she can be seen hunting for queso fresco in Fairfax, VA, where she now lives.

 

Poetry Editor: A.K. Padovich

A.k.Padovich is a third year MFA poetry candidate and Lannan fellow at George Mason University, where she also teaches Freshman Composition and Literature; acts as ESL Opt-in Program Coordinator for the GMU Writing Center; and facilitates the reading series Kindling. Her work has been featured inBricolage Literary and Arts JournalMare Nostrum; and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. The transplant Seattlelite now resides in Fairfax, Virginia.

Assistant Poetry Editor: Ryan Meyer

 

Nonfiction Editor: Alex Ghaly

 

Assistant Nonfiction Editor: Rajpreet Heir

 

Fiction Editor: Robert Schuster

 

Assistant Fiction Editor: Justin Lafreniere

 

Art Editor: Ceci Cole McInturff

Ceci Cole McInturff is artist/owner of 87FLORIDA, an exhibit and performance space in Washington, D.C. Her work includes writing, sculpture, narrative installation, and book objects. It often includes original spoken and written text. After two years studying MA/Art and the Book at the Corcoran College of Art+Design, she is now completing an MFA in critical arts practices at George Mason University, with thesis research on alterations of consciousness at moments of creating, both in science and art. She is a Florida native, a former executive with the CBS Television Network, and the mother of two sons.

Regular Guest Bloggers:

Sheila McMullin

Sheila McMullin runs the feminist and artist resource website, MoonSpit Poetry, where a list of her publications can also be found. She is the Website Assistant for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and Contributing Editor of poetry and the blog for ROAR Magazine. Her chapbook, Like Water, was a finalist for the Ahsahta Press and New Delta Review chapbook competitions, as well as a semifinalist in the Black Lawrence Press chapbook competition. She works as an after-school creative writing and college prep instructor, and volunteers at her local animal rescue. She holds her M.F.A. from George Mason University. Follow her @smcmulli

Sarah Winn

Sarah Winn is the 2013-2014 Completion Fellow at George Mason University, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry. She was a 2012 runner up for the Virginia Downs Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Chimes, Crux and most recently in Egg. She has reviewed and blogged for School Library Journal during her time as a school librarian, and currently teaches writing in Fairfax and Arlington County Schools through a Sally Merton Fellowship.

Read more of her work here or follow her on twitter @blueaisling.

 

*So to Speak is published biannually at George Mason University.  Opinions expressed by authors, bloggers, interviewed persons, and editors do not necessarily reflect the official views of the university.

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