Executive/Managing Editor: Meghan Maloney-Vinz
Contributing Creative Nonfiction Editor: Kao Kalia Yang
Contributing Fiction Editor: Mona Susan Power
Contributing Poetry Editor: Ed Bok Lee
Assistant Managing Editor: Robyn Earhart
Meghan Maloney-Vinz first served as a poetry editorial board member for W~SR over 15 years ago when she was an MFA student in the Creative Writing Program at Hamline University. Soon after, she was hired as W~SR‘s first and so far only, managing editor and dedicated employee. Meghan acquired Mary Rockcastle’s role as executive editor in 2020 upon Mary’s retirement from the position.
Aside from her work with the Creative Writing Programs and its other associated literary journals (rock, paper, scissors, and Runestone), Meghan is also managing editor of the Under Review, an online literary journal with a sports slant. She is also founding member and project manager for a small book arts press, broadcraft press. Meghan hails from a small town in South Eastern, Wisconsin and now lives in cozy St. Paul, MN with her wife and two children.
Kao Kalia Yang
CONTRIBUTING CREATIVE NONFICTION EDITOR
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of the memoirs The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, The Song Poet, and Somewhere in the Unknown World. Yang is also the author of the children’s books A Map Into the World, The Shared Room, The Most Beautiful Thing, and Yang Warriors. She co-edited the ground-breaking collection What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Native Women and Women of Color.
Yang’s work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the PEN USA literary awards, the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize, as Notable Books by the American Library Association, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, the Heartland Bookseller’s Award, and garnered four Minnesota Book Awards. She lives in Minnesota with her family, and teaches and speaks across the nation. kaokaliayang.
Mona Susan Power
CONTRIBUTING FICTION EDITOR
Mona Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and a native Chicagoan. She’s the author of three books of fiction, The Grass Dancer (awarded the PEN/Hemingway Prize), Roofwalker, and Sacred Wilderness. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in venues including: The Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Granta.
Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship, and Native Arts and Cultures Fellowship. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Ed Bok Lee
CONTRIBUTING POETRY EDITOR
Ed Bok Lee is the author most recently of Mitochondrial Night. Honors for his books include the American Book Award, Minnesota Book Award, Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), and PEN/Open Book Award, among others. He attended kindergarten in Seoul, South Korea, and teaches Fine Arts at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. www.edboklee.com
Photo credit © Ted Hall
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
Robyn Earhart is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at in the Creative Writing Programs of Hamline University. She enjoys learning through close study and observations of human behavior, and elements in the natural world. She’s very much in love with her dog and cat and probably eats far too much pizza.