We’re excited to announce our new senior nonfiction editor, Alle C. Hall, and our associate nonfiction editor, Andrew McDowell!
Alle C. Hall is currently a quarter-finalist in Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest (semi-finalists will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2018) and was a semifinalist in Hippocampus Magazine’s “Remember in November” Creative Nonfiction Contest. Other notable mentions include a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot, First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works competition, and semi-finalist for the New Guard Machigonne Fiction Contest. Favorite publications include right here on jmww, as well as Creative Nonfiction, Brevity (blog), The Citron Review, Crack the Spine, Bust, Literary Mama, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer). She remains proud to have been a member of the Seal Press team, back when the publishing house worked out of Seattle. Alle looks for essays with exquisitely observed moments lived by captivating characters, all firmly based in the agreed-upon reality. The combination must lead to endings that satisfy the story as well tapping into universal truths. To better figure out what all this means, visit her blog, About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children. allehall.wordpress.com.
Andrew McDowell majored in history and English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is working on his Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recent mentions include second place in the 2014-2015 Maryland Writers Association Literary Contest creative nonfiction category for his essay Asperger Syndrome: An Affliction or a Gift?
Got an essay or CNF you’d like Alle and Andrew to look at? Send it here!