If you choose to take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll meet with your editor and receive detailed feedback on your work and ideas for how to take it to the next level. We'll do our best to match you up with somebody who really understands what you're doing and can provide direct and helpful advice.
How much feedback should you expect? You’ll be in touch with your editor beforehand via email, and the two of you can decide what might be the best use of your time together. You could focus on one particular story/poem/essay and really dig into it, and then revise and jump back in, or you could work on two separate pieces, or something you’ve written during camp, or something totally different we haven’t thought of yet.
Like everything else, this is optional. If you're at the point in your writing where you'd rather just have time to write and don't really feel like you need an editor weighing in on your work, that is totally cool with us.
Following is a preliminary list of editors. Mostly this is Barrelhouse people who we know will be there. We'll be adding Visiting Writers and Editors in here as we get closer to the summer.
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Becky Barnard is the Barrelhouse production manager. She holds the whistle and carries the clipboard during camp instead of editing - if you have a question, need anything, or just want to grab a beer and chat by the fire, find her. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she fights off cabin fever by reading, self-propelling sporting equipment around the outdoors, and consuming gallons of pop culture and bourbon.
Dan Brady, Poetry
Dan Brady is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse. Recent poems have appeared in Artifice, Big Lucks, Everyday Genius, H_NGM_N, So & So, and elsewhere. He is the author of two chapbooks, Fossil Record / Cabin Fever (Flying Guillotine Press) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press). He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Tara Campbell, Fiction
Tara Campbell (www.taracampbell.com) is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and an MFA candidate at American University. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, b(OINK), Booth, Spelk, Jellyfish Review, Strange Horizons, and Queen Mob's Teahouse. Her debut novel, TreeVolution, was published in 2016, and her collection, Circe's Bicycle, will be released in spring 2018.
Caleb Curtiss is an educator, poet, and freelance editor based in the midwest. His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Ninth Letter, The Literary Review, New England Review, International Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Fugue, and The Southern Review. He has studied poetry at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the University of Illinois’ Creative Writing Program, and Vermont College of Fine Arts where he is currently an MFA candidate. His chapbook, A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us, won the Black River Chapbook Competition and was described by Roxane Gay as "an elegant chronicle of grief, of the sprawling bonds between brothers and sisters, of bodies in this world, of the power of language when so artfully arranged."
Killian Czuba, Comics, Fiction
Killian Czuba is the Barrelhouse art/comics director. She has an MFA (Fiction, Pacific University), but would deffos get at least five PhDs if someone would pay for them (pls let her know if you'd like to bankroll her/sneak her into lectures). She's published prose fiction, comics, and art in Rivet, Hobart, Barrelhouse, etc, and has been a consulting editor on a weird assortment of books/technical papers. She tattooed for a while, too. Known to dabble in just about anything, her primary jams are thinking about how writing and visual art work together (in comics and TV, particularly), effective altruism, Dostoevsky, medicine, and nerding out real hard about history.
Erin Fitzgerald, Fiction
Erin Fitzgerald is the author of the novella Valetta78 (Outpost 19), as well as"This Morning Will Be Different," which appeared in Shut Up/Look Pretty (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2012). Her work has also been published in Hobart, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, PANK, and several anthologies. She is the Web Editor for Barrelhouse. She lives in western Connecticut, and online at erinfitzgerald.net.
Chris Gonzalez, Fiction
Chris Gonzalez is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Hobart, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere. He currently works at a publishing house in New York, and at night he self-medicates with episodes of The Great British Baking Show. You can visit him online at chris-gonzalez.com or follow him on Twitter @livesinpages.
Siân Griffiths, Fiction
Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she directs the Creative Writing Program at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Cincinnati Review, American Short Fiction (online), Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Her short fiction has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, once by Versal and once by The Georgia Review, and her debut novel, Borrowed Horses (New Rivers Press), was a semi-finalist for the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial team at Barrelhouse. For more information, please visit sbgriffiths.com
Dave Housley, Fiction
Dave Housley is the author of the novel This Darkness Got to Give, and the story collections Massive, Cleansing Fire, If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home, Commercial Fiction, and Ryan Seacrest is Famous. His work has appeared in Booth, Hobart, McSweeneys, Mid-American Review, Quarterly West, Wigleaf, and some other online and print magazines. He is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse and co-founders of the Conversations and Connections writer's conference.
Joe Killiany, Fiction, Nonfiction
Joe Killiany is one of the founding fiction editors of Barrelhouse. He has taught Barrelhouse online workshops and teaches at George Mason University.
Mike Ingram, Fiction, Nonfiction
Mike Ingram's stories and essays have appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including The North American Review, Phoebe, December, and EPOCH. He is the Books Editor for Barrelhouse. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he now lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches at Temple University and co-hosts the weekly Book Fight podcast. You can visit him online at www.mikeingram.net.
Matt Perez, Fiction
Matt Perez is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse. He writes and publishes short prose sometimes but not enough. He teaches whatever he's told to teach for the English Dept. at Penn State with a minimum of grumbling about it. He likes the elderly, the out-of-doors, life's metaphorical roller coaster (but not actual roller coasters), a good party, live music, and his amazing and soulful friends at Barrelhouse and elsewhere. He also likes you just the way you are.
Sheila Squillante, Poetry, Nonfiction
Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection Beautiful Nerve as well as several chapbooks of poetry. Her co-written writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page, was released in 2016 by Sense Publishers. She has published work widely in print and online journals like Brevity, The Rumpus, Hobart, Literary Mama, South Dakota Review and elsewhere. She currently works as associate director of the MFA program in creative writing and assistant professor of English at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. There, she serves as editor-in-chief of The Fourth River, Chatham’s nationally respected journal of nature and place-based writing. From her dining room table, she edits the blog for Barrelhouse.