Who I Am
I write features, profiles, and blog entries for major outlets, along with advertorials and "edvertorials." I’ve contributed to four books. The New York Times praised my work for a travel anthology.
My work frequently appears on UtneDigest.com, TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticCities.com, TheAlanticWire.com, and GuernicaMag.com. My magazine work has appeared in Time Out, Maxim, and USAirways.
Copy writing and ghosting clients include: a politically centrist group for whom I blogged daily, Knob Creek Bourbon (I wrote their Website), Capella University (their Web and print infographics), Lincoln Motor Co., Zezza/Tenthwave, The Economist, The Atlantic, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New Yorker.
I'm a former editor and writer of special sections for The New Yorker magazine. I’ve been a managing editor at Forbes, Inc., an editor of a celebrity-oriented glossy, a research editor, an associate editor, and a fact checker.
I'm also a Senior Editor/Fiction Editor at Guernica. Esquire cited my work. The pieces I’ve edited have won awards such as Best of the Web, Best of the Net, and Africa’s top literary prize.
My fiction has appeared in many journals, been anthologized, and nominated for prizes, including a Pushcart and Million Writers. I’ve received scholarships—most notably to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Summer Literary Seminars, in Russia. I also speak about writing and editing at conferences and universities: New York, Boston, Vermont, and Lisbon, Portugal.
My Info and Clips
Books I Contributed to
- Meakin Armstrong on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Haniya Rae on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Loree on Belated Posting: Publishers Weekly on Guernica
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: Freerange Nonfiction, May 5th
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: MR. Beller’s Neighborhood, Feb 14th
Tag Archives: Guernica Magazine
Guernica this week features the work of Amitav Ghosh. Honored to have him in there. We’ve also interviewed him before. Here’s a link to his fiction, the first chapter of his novel, River of Smoke.
Olufemi Terry, whose “Stickfighting Days” won the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing, is in the current issue of Guernica. The story is brilliant, and it shows how if won Africa’s mst prestigious literary prize. But it’s looong. . . … Continue reading
Michael McGuire, who often writes about life on the American border, has one of his best pieces, ever, in Guernica called “Rosa de la Rosas.” Michael is the author of a short story collection, The Ice Forest (Marlboro Press), named … Continue reading
This issue of Guernica fiction has an excerpt from the novel, The Convent, to be published later this month by W.W. Norton & Co. The story of a nun who adopts a baby, it’s intense and gripping. . . Dog … Continue reading
Where The Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard St, New York, NY When Tuesday, November 2, 7–9 p.m. E.C. Osondu I picked his story, “Waiting” out of the slush pile. It went on to win the 2009 Caine Prize, Africa’s leading literary … Continue reading
Literary magazine of the moment, Electric Literature, writes about Guernica‘s 6th anniversary party. It says someone stole the cheese. I know what happened: the intern stole (and then also drank) a lot of wine. She then passed the cheese around … Continue reading
Guernica is 6 this coming Thursday. If you’re in New York, come out for the celebration. And because you’re reading this, get a discount by using this code: FACEBOOKFRIEND. More info on the party is here. Last year, David Byrne … Continue reading
We’re going with two short-short pieces by Ethel Rohan. They’re sort-of, kind-of, about leaving and returning to Ireland. We don’t normally run micro-fiction, but I had to go with it, this time. Ethel was raised in Ireland and now lives … Continue reading
I’m not sure how many fiction pieces I’ve edited at Guernica–maybe about 100 (an exhausting thing to contemplate). This week, we have Leora Skolkin-Smith’s short story, “The Fragile Mistress,” which is an excerpt from the novel of the same name. … Continue reading