Streetlight’s upcoming spring issue (due out on April 6th) will feature three winning essays selected from the trove of entries submitted to our 2016 Essay/Memoir Contest, so expect some amazing writing next month and in the future as well. This latest writing contest follows on the success of last year’s poetry contest, and promises to become a major fund-raising event for our not-for-profit web publication. Our editors delighted in the response this year to our call for entries, but choosing just three essays out of all the wonderful submissions is no meager challenge, so you might be wondering about whom we picked to be our judge for this year’s contest. Well, it’s no secret: it’s Streetlight’s very own editor, Susan Shafarzek.
Susan holds the degree of Doctor of Arts in literature and composition from the State University of New York at Albany. She has taught writing at a number of locations, mostly in upstate New York and has been a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, since retiring. She is currently the essay/memoir editor for Streetlight and is also a past editor in chief of the magazine. In her spare time she is an amateur photographer and also writes poetry, sometimes published.
Thank-you, Susan, for wading through the wave of essays that came our way, and we look forward to reading the results soon. Thanks also to fiction editor Erika Raskin for checking that all the entries were truly blind and free of identifying information.
–Spriggan Radfae, tech editor Streetlightmag.comFollow us!
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