From the Editors
Chris Fink has edited the Beloit Fiction Journal since 2005, when he joined English Department at Beloit College. He teaches courses in creative writing, literature, and journalism, and he also coordinates Beloit’s Mackey Chair in Creative Writing. His book of fiction, Farmer’s Almanac, was published by Emergency Press in 2012. Since 2000, he has published more than twenty-five stories and essays at various journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Malahat Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Other Voices, Phoebe, The Pinch, South Dakota Review, and many others.
Professor Fink was a founding faculty member of the MFA program at San Jose State University, where he taught for five years and edited Reed Magazine. He is a recipient of the 2003 Silicon Valley Artist’s Grant, and founder of the John Steinbeck Award for the Short Story. He received his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he edited the Cream City Review.
Beloit Fiction Journal Managing Editor Emmy Newman is a senior at Beloit College studying creative writing and art history. She first became interested in editing through at internship at Sasquatch Books, a small press in her hometown of Seattle, WA. Her poetry has been published by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle 4Culture, and in the summer of 2016 she was the recipient of a Sanger Research Grant to study Shakespeare's late plays. Her writing is inspired by her family, the nature of the Pacific Northwest and the wonder of an everyday world.