Editors

If you choose to take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll meet twice with your editor, and in those sessions you’ll 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? This is what we’re thinking: 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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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.

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.

 

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.  

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.

 

Dave Housley, Fiction

Dave Housley is the author of the story collections Massive, Cleansing Fire (forthcoming from Outpost 19), If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home (Dzanc Books), Commercial Fiction (Outpost 19, 2013), and Ryan Seacrest is Famous (Impetus Press, 2008). His work has appeared in Hobart, 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.

Dave Housley is the author of the story collections Massive, Cleansing Fire (forthcoming from Outpost 19), If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home (Dzanc Books), Commercial Fiction (Outpost 19, 2013), and Ryan Seacrest is Famous (Impetus Press, 2008). His work has appeared in Hobart, 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

Joe Killiany is one of the founding fiction editors of Barrelhouse. He has taught Barrelhouse online workshops and teaches at George Mason University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Becky Barnard, Special Teams

Becky Barnard is web manager at Barrelhouse. Instead of editing, she'll be working as special teams during camp - 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 pop culture. Also bourbon.

Becky Barnard is web manager at Barrelhouse. Instead of editing, she'll be working as special teams during camp - 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 pop culture. Also bourbon.