Peter Kispert recently served as the editor-in-chief of Indiana Review, where he founded the annual Blue Light Books partnership with Indiana University Press, and he will graduate this summer from the Columbia University Publishing Course. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in OUT Magazine, Salon.com, Slice Magazine, Tin House online, The Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Colorado Review, Columbia: a Journal of Literature and Art, The Baltimore Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Daily News, and has been recommended by The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Millions, The Rumpus, Flavorwire, NPR, and Urban Outfitters. Peter has served as an editorial assistant with Electric Literature, written content for Narrative Magazine, covered publishing industry news at the Ploughshares blog, and twice interned with the brilliant Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management. He is a graduate of Indiana University’s MFA program, where he was an Ernest Hemingway Fellow and awarded the Guy Lemmon Award for Public Writing, and designed and taught intermediate fiction writing workshops to undergraduates. He has also taught fiction writing through Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
Favorite story writers include Steve Almond, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Amy Bloom, Kevin Brockmeier, Octavia Butler, Katie Chase, Jennifer Egan, Danielle Evans, Lauren Groff, Amy Hempel, A. M. Homes, Tim Horvath, Rebecca Makkai, Antonya Nelson, Ron Rash, and Laura van den Berg.
Hey Peter, welcome!