Editorial Work

In partnership with the Converse College Low Residency MFA program, this series publishes poetry collections, short-story collections, and creative nonfiction. While the series will occasionally feature an outstanding anthology, the majority of the books will be selected through two competitions, each of which will run biennially: a national poetry prize for a full-length book, an award open to all poets publishing in English; and the Converse MFA series, open to students or alumni of the Converse Low Residency MFA.

Member, Editorial Board


South 85 Journal is a semi-annual online literary journal run by the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program.  We publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book reviews and blog posts by new, emerging, and well-established writers.  While we consider all quality work that follow the submission guidelines, we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place. We nominate for annual Best of the Net anthology and Pushcart prize.

Chief Managing Editor, 2019 to present



200 New Mexico Poems: 100 Poems for the Past, 100 more the Future.

Founding Editor and Editor in Chief (2012/2014)