PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Although Melissa no longer edits for us as of the spring of 2015, she has contributed to some wonderful books, and thus we continue to recognize her work here.
Over the past few years, my work has appeared in OCW Magazine, Quills, Sad Mag, and Rhubarb, as well as anthologies and chapbooks. I’m currently working on my first book of poetry, a collection of short fiction, and an animated screenplay.
My bookshelf includes the works of Karen Connelly, Nick Bantock, Anita Diamant, Thomas Hardy, Hermann Hesse, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alberto Manguel, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien… You know what? It’s endless. Let’s just say I’m a writer because I’m a reader.
I’m also a huge film buff (don’t ask me to pick favorites, you’ll be here for days) and worship the art of dance (call me an amateur dancer and a professional audience member).
My editing experience runs the gamut from newsletters, to marketing communications, to business proposals, to TV scripts, to anthologies. I’ve worked at PRISM international and OCW Magazine, where I read more general submissions and writing contest entries than I can count.