|Del Sol Press seeks to publish exceptional work by both new and recognized writers,
as well as republish literary works that we consider extremely significant
and that have gone out of print. Our approach is eclectic, but our emphasis
is on original, unique, and accessible work WITH AN EDGE. As such, we
eschew noncommunicative forms (language poetry rip-offs, Finnegan's
Wake imitations, and so forth) and genre fiction (unless exceptional).
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Christine Stewart / Editor Chief
Christine Stewart has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland College Park. A former artist-in-residence with the arts and humanities nonprofit Creative Alliance, she is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a recipient of an Individual Artist Award in fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine. Some of Chris' publications include Poetry, Ploughshares, Five Points, Smartish Pace, and The Cortland Review. In her hometown of Baltimore, Chris has hosted and participated in readings at the CityLit Festival, the Baltimore Book Festival and has been featured on the NPR station, WYPR.
She is a freelance manuscript editor and has taught at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and currently teaches writing in the Johns Hopkins Odyssey program. Chris blogs for JMWW and The Writer's Edge. Her current novel was first runner up in fiction for the 2012 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her most recent fellowship was from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. www.therealwriter.com.
Walter Cummins / Senior Editor
Walter Cummins has published seven short story collections, including WITNESS, WHERE WE LIVE, LOCAL MUSIC, END OF THE CIRCLE, THE LOST ONES, HABITAT: STORIES OF BENT REALISM, and TELLING STORIES: OLD AND NEW. He also has a collection of essays and reviews called KNOWING WRITERS. More than one hundred of his stories, as well as memoirs, essays, and reviews, have appeared in magazines such as New Letters, Kansas Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Under the Sun, Arts & Letters, Confrontation, Bellevue Literary Review, Connecticut Review,The Laurel Review, Other Voices, Georgetown Review, Sonora Review, Broad Street, Weber Studies, Midwest Quarterly, West Branch, South Carolina Review, Crosscurrents, Crescent Review, The MacGuffin, and in book collections, and on the Web. With Thomas E. Kennedy, he is founding co-publisher of Serving House Books, an outlet for novels, memoirs, and story, poetry, and essay collections. For more than twenty years, he was editor of The Literary Review.
Rachel E. Hicks / Associate Editor
Rachel E. Hicks is a fiction and poetry editor with Del Sol Press. Her poetry has appeared in St. Katherine Review, Off the Coast, Gulf Stream Magazine, Pen In Hand, Welter, and other journals. She also writes short fiction and is working on a novel set in the foothills of the Himalayas, where she spent her childhood. Rachel works as a freelance copyeditor whose clients include companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals. A former high school English and homeschool teacher, she volunteered with an international relief and development organization in China.
Kim Bredenbeck / Assistant Editor
If you combine the personalities of Hermione Granger and Lucile Ball, you'll have Kim, a clever, lively, go-getter, determined to make it in the world of writers. She earned her Bachelors degree in English at Montclair State University and has studied film and screenplay in London England. She has worked as an editor for a start-up fashion site and authored a number of published articles. She has worked as an assistant editor with Algonkian's New York Pitch for two years and is in the process of writing her second novel.
Audrey Woods / Assistant Editor
Audrey's path to the publishing industry has been unorthodox to say the least. Graduating with a degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Vermont, she moved to Boston for a job at MGH. After realizing her true passion has always been fiction, she quit fondling cadaver brains and began chipping away at the writing business. She is now an Algonkian alumni and assistant editor at the NYC Pitch Conference, as well as in the process of writing her best seller, DAUGHTER OF FRANKENSTEIN. Outside of writing, Audrey is eternally hunting for good wine, fun books, and the perfect reading corner.
Michael Neff / Publisher
Michael Neff is the founder and publisher of Del Sol Press. He publishes several literary
magazines including Double Room and
The Potomac Journal of Poetry and Politics, and he is also the publisher of Del Sol
Review. His own work has appeared in several journals including
North American Review, Mudlark, Conjunctions, The Literary Review,
Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Quarterly West. He was one of the winners of the first Imitation William Faulkner Contest sponsored by the University of Mississippi, and has served as judge for various writing contests, including the Writer's Digest Finalist Prize for best short fiction. His novel, ALL THE DARK WE WILL NOT SEE is published by Serving House Books.
Michael is the founder and director of Algonkian Writer Conferences and its associated events. In his capacity as the director of the New York Pitch Conference he works with senior publishing house editors to locate and tap potential in budding new authors working in a variety of genres including upmarket literary and general fiction, serious and light women's fiction, narrative non-fiction, historical fiction, mystery, SF and fantasy. He is also a founder and contributing editor for Algonkian Author Salon and its novel writing program, and a founder and contributor to a popular writer blog known as The Writer's Edge that provides assistance to nascent authors.