Liese Mayer joined Scribner as an editor in 2013, having previously worked at The Overlook Press, where she edited The Facades by Eric Lundgren, How to Disappear Completely by Kelsey Osgood, and Beautiful Fools by R. Clifton Spargo, and Little, Brown and Company, where she worked on the publication of books by bestselling authors such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Jake Tapper, Evan Thomas, James Bradley, and Mary Gabriel, among others. She acquires literary and upmarket commercial fiction, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social and cultural history, memoir, and investigative journalism. Her forthcoming titles include War of the Encylopaedists by Chris Robinson and Gavin Kovite, Barefoot Dogs by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Flannery O‘Connor and Rona Jaffe Award winner Lori Ostlund’s After the Parade.
Yaniv Soha has been working in the publishing business for nine years, at both literary agencies and book publishers. He is an associate editor at St. Martin’s Press, where he publishes in the areas of narrative nonfiction, pop culture, humor, and popular psychology. He has published books by Pulitzer-winning reporters, film producers, rock journalists, professors, and stand-up comedians. He is also the fiction and prose editor of 2 Bridges Review, the literary/arts journal of CUNY City Tech.
Mark Hummel’s fiction, poetry, and essays have regularly appeared in a variety of literary journals for more than twenty years including such publications as The Bloomsbury Review, Dogwood, Fugue, Talking River Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, and Zone 3. He is the editor of the nonfiction magazine bioStories. A former college professor and writing program director, he lives in Montana’s Flathead Valley.
Claudia Mauro is the founding director of Whit Press. Her work was selected for a 2012 Wyoming Poetry Fellowship. She is also the recipient of two Seattle Arts Commission Awards, a Hedgebrook Fellowship, University of Washington Whiteley Center Writing Residencies and Jack Straw Writers Fellowship. Her verse has appeared in Zyzzyva and Lambda Book Review. She has published two collections of poetry, Stealing Fire(Whiteaker, 1996), Reading the River (Whiteaker, 1999), and edited In Praise of Fertile Lan (Whit Press, 2003) and In Praise of Trees and Forests (Whit Press 2014).