Staff

Executive Director

Ross White is the author of How We Came Upon the Colony (Unicorn Press, 2014) and The Polite Society (Unicorn Press, 2017). With Matthew Olzmann, he edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2012Poetry DailyNew England Review, The Southern Review, and others. He is a recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily, and currently teaches poetry writing and grammar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He is the Poetry Editor for Four Way Review.  Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.  He joined Bull City Press in September, 2006. (photo by Migonette Dooley)

Associate Editors

Brittany CavallaroBrittany Cavallaro is the author of Girl-King (University of Akron Press, 2015) and A Study in Charlotte (Katherine Tegen Books, 2016). Individual poems have recently appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, Tin House and Best New Poets, among others. She is the recipient of awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She joined Bull City Press in December, 2010.

Rebecca HazeltonRebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2011, and Best American Poetry 2013. She joined Bull City Press in September, 2012.

Rebecca KingRebecca King lives and writes in the Midwest. She was the founder of Origami Zoo Press, and her fiction has appeared in many places including Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Necessary Fiction, Whiskey Paper, and others. She received her MFA from Chatham University, and you can hear her interview authors about writing and craft on Hold That Thought, a podcast out of Washington University in St. Louis. She joined Bull City Press in November, 2015.

Matthew Olzmann, who currently is crushing in his fantasy leagueMatthew Olzmann is the author of Mezzanines (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the 2011 Kundiman Poetry Prize, and Contradiction in the Design (Alice James Books, 2016). His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Rattle and elsewhere.  He’s received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kresge Arts Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and has served as a writer-in-residence for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. He is the co-editor of The Collagist, and with Ross White, edited Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series. He joined Bull City Press in November, 2015.

Noah StetzerNoah Stetzer is a graduate of The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and also a scholarship recipient from the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Writers and from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. His poems have appeared/are forthcoming at The Good Men Project, A&U Magazine, The Collagist, and among the 2015 Emerging Poets at Phantom Press. He was a finalist for the Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award (judge: Sandra Beasley) and the winner of the 39th New Millennium Award for Poetry. Noah lives in the Washington DC area.  Follow him on Twitter: @dcnoah.  He joined Bull City Press in August, 2015 as Community Manager and became an Associate Editor in August, 2016.

Rebecca Hazelton and Ross White at AWP
Rebecca Hazelton and Ross White at AWP 2014.

Assistant Editor

Leslie SainzLeslie Sainz is a first-generation Cuban American who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she serves as Editor-in-chief of Devil’s Lake. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spoon River Poetry ReviewPOOL, and others. She joined Bull City Press in January, 2017.

Editor, Inch

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Matthew Poindexter‘s poetry has appeared in Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series, Best New Poets 2009, Meridian,The Collagist, and others. He received the Suzanne Bolch Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to write about baseball, and he frequently writes about the Charlotte Hornets for ESPN.com. He lives in Durham, NC.  He joined Bull City Press in February, 2015.

Associate Editor & Fiction Editor, Inch

Julia Ridley SmithJulia Ridley Smith’s short stories have appeared in American Literary Review, Arts and Letters, Carolina Quarterly, Chelsea, failbetter.com, Greensboro Review, and storySouth, among other places. Her book and art reviews have been published in the Raleigh News and Observer, Art Papers, Southern Cultures, and elsewhere. She has enjoyed residencies at the Millay Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her family. She joined Bull City Press in September, 2015. (photo by Rachel Richardson)

Readers, Inch

Carmen Maria MachadoCarmen Maria Machado is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The New YorkerThe American ReaderTin House‘s Open Bar, Five ChaptersPANKSalonVICEThe Paris ReviewLos Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications. She received the Richard Yates Short Story Prize in 2011, and will be a resident at the Millay Colony for the Arts in 2014. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and lives in Philadelphia with her partner. She joined Bull City Press in January, 2013.

Sarah HuenerSarah Huener received her MFA from Boston University, after which she traveled in Croatia and Israel as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. Sarah’s recent work can or will be found in The Collagist, New Delta Review, The Greensboro Review, Salamander, and in the North Carolina volume of the Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2015). She was named the winner of the 2016 Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize for her poem “To Pluto,” and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sarah reviews poetry for the North Carolina Literary Review. She joined Bull City Press in August, 2016.

Stephanie WhetstoneStephanie Whetstone‘s fiction has appeared in Narrative, the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Drafthorse, and Waypoints. She earned her MFA in fiction from UNC-Greensboro, where she was fiction editor of the Greensboro Review. In addition to being the Peter Taylor Scholar at Sewanee, she has been a fellow at both Hambidge and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She currently lives in Princeton, NJ with her family. She joined Bull City Press in August, 2016.

Editorial Assistant

Cameron BynumCameron Bynum is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in Communications Studies with a minor in Creative Writing Poetry. He is the former poetry editor of Cellar Door. He is a recipient of the Phillips Travel Scholarship where he researched differences between spoken word poetry in the United States and Europe. He has served as coach and director of the UNC-CH national poetry slam team. He is from Rutherfordton, North Carolina and has had a poem featured in the Daily Tar Heel newspaper. He joined Bull City Press in August, 2016.

 

Intern

Julia CastanzoJulia Castanzo is a poet and forthcoming graduate from the University of Missouri, Columbia. While she hasn’t published anywhere yet, she has already acquired a few fans- her roommate, also named Julia, her parents, and her cat. She hopes to eventually get her MFA in creative writing, poetry, and to pursue a career as a poetry editor. She joined Bull City Press in March, 2017.

Copy Editor

Alana DunnAlana Dunn is the author of… this paragraph.  A Pittsburgh native, Alana currently works as the Department Administrator for the German department at the University of Pittsburgh.  She has proofread several books for Bull City Press as well as dissertations for PhD candidates.  She can spot extra spaces and typos in the flashiest of flashes.  She joined Bull City Press in April, 2009.

Alumni

Managing Editor

marielleMarielle Prince is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marielle received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she also taught poetry and composition and served a term as poetry editor of Meridian. Her own poems have appeared in print and online thanks to journals such as 32 Poems,  The Greensboro Review, Lumina, Shenandoah, and Waccamaw.  She now serves as poetry editor for The Collagist.

Fiction Editor, Inch

Greg BrownGreg Brown is a fiction writer living in Portland, Maine. His stories have appeared in Shenandoah, Epoch, and Narrative Magazine, among other journals. He is the recipient of a Teaching-Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.

Reader, Inch

Bryan CastilleBryan Castille is a fiction graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received the John C. Schupes Prize for Excellence in Fiction. He has also received scholarships from Tin House, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the New York State Writers’ Institute, Lambda Literary, and elsewhere. His fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Jonathan, New South, and Prism International. He lives in St. Louis.

Community Manager

Win BassettWin Bassett‘s essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica. His stories and poems have been published in PANK, Image, Ruminate, and Trop. He’s a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. He is the Fiction and Poetry Editor of the Marginalia Review of Books and Managing Editor of Yale’s Letters journal. He’s from southwestern Virginia and studies at Yale Divinity School. Follow him on Twitter: @winbassett.

Intern

Alabama StoneAlabama Stone is not from Alabama—she is from the swampy wetlands of North Carolina. Raised on the humidity of the South, she relies on her family name for inspiration. Her poetry has appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Crab Fat Magazine, voicemail poems, (parenthetical): words(on)pages; along with being an official poet in the “PoMoSco Project” while working with The Found Poetry Review. She is an MFA student at North Carolina State University and the cofounder and director of Street Smarts & The Arts, a community program bringing poetry workshops to runaway and homeless youth of North Carolina.