Andrew Brininstool, Editor  

A graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Houston, Andrew Brininstool’s work has appeared in Barrelhouse, Five Chapters, Hobart, Quick Fiction, the Tin House blog, Best New American Voices 2010 and has received both the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award from Mid-American Review and the Editors’ Prize from /nor. A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Brininstool currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the BFA Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has recently completed a collection of stories and is now at work on a novel.

Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Poetry Editor

Christine Butterworth-McDermott is an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Bellowing Ark, Borderlands, California Quarterly, Fourth River, Gulf Stream, Hiram Poetry Review, Medulla Review, North Atlantic Review,  The Potomac: A  Journal of Poetry & Politics, RATTLE, Slipstream, and Sliver of Stone. Select poems have been nominated for a Rhysling Award (published in the 2005 anthology by Prime Books) and received Honorable Mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th Annual Editions).  Her chapbook, Tales on Tales: Sestinas, was published by Finishing Line Press (2010).  Her first full-length collection, Woods & Water, Wolves & Women, has just been published through the Texas A&M consortium.

John McDermott Assistant Fiction Editor

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, John A. McDermott now lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he coordinates the creative writing program at Stephen F. Austin State University.  His stories have recently appeared in Ascent, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, and Natural Bridge.

Jen McClanaghan, Nonfiction Editor

Jen McClanaghan grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree from Antioch College then moved to New York City where she worked in publishing for seven years, including a job as a photo editor for the National Audubon Society Field Guides. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA (2004) and Florida State University with a PhD (2009). As a resident scholar at The Southern Review, she edited the Spring 2010 Americana issue and taught in LSU’s English department. Currently she’s an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in East Texas.

Graduate Assistant – Billy Longino



REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters
Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007


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